News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software Platforms posted in February 2014
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Real-Time Analytics At Work Inside Telcos
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
What can real-time analytics reveal? A mobile provider in New York City recently realized that 10% of its capacity was being consumed by a single application.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Are you about to choose a big data platform? Remember that SQL is not the best use of Hadoop.
Why Big Data In The Enterprise Is Mostly Lip Service
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Here are six reasons organizations are taking the wrong approach to big data or not utilizing it at all.
MicroStrategy Launches In-Memory Analysis Engine
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
MicroStrategy Prime brings in-memory analysis platform, co-developed by Facebook, to the cloud.
Natural Language Processing: Big Data's Role
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Understanding human language, and the intent behind our words, remains a daunting challenge for computers. UK startup The Outside View aims to help.
Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
There's a gap between what big data means on paper and what it really means to a business.
9 Key Big Data Developments From Strata
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
We analyze the important news from SAS, Hortonworks, MetaScale, and others at the Strata conference, as big data seeks a productive next chapter.
10 Signs Your Geek Lost That Loving Feeling
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
You don't need a Hadoop cluster to analyze the signs that your romance is headed south. A Valentine's Day guide for techies and those who love them.
IBM Watson Gets App Partner: Meet Welltok
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
App ecosystem partner Welltok will use Dr. Watson's wisdom to improve its CafeWell app.
MapR Hadoop Upgrade Runs HP Vertica
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
MapR's release of Hadoop 2.2 with YARN supports HP's popular, high-scale analytical database as a SQL-On-Hadoop option.
Google Revamps Enterprise Search Appliance
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Google's upgraded appliance lets businesses and organizations search internal and public-facing documents. New hooks connect third-party content stores.
Is Your Company Running A Data Dump?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Hoarding useless data makes analytics harder. Companies like Paxata say their brand of analytics lets non-data experts turn data landfills into useful info.
Microsoft Debuts Cloud-Based Power BI
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Microsoft takes a new stab at broad data access and self-service business intelligence through Office 365 and Excel.
Real-Time Analytics: Ready For Its Close-Up?
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Continuous, real-time analysis based on stream processing could be next the big thing in big data.
Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
"The Visual Organization" author Phil Simon discusses data visualization tools and their power to change business conversations.
IBM Taps Actifio For Cloud Storage Service
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
SmartCloud Data Virtualization puts virtualized copies of application data in the cloud, then makes it available wherever it's most needed.
MemSQL Heats Up In-Memory Competition
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
Adding historical analysis to its bag of tricks, MemSQL takes on real-time contenders from SAP Hana to VoltDB.
3 Big Data Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  2/5/2014  | 
Frost & Sullivan urges big data neophytes to get professional guidance in order to avoid three common deployment mistakes.
Data Governance Plans: Many Companies Don't Have One
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
Companies may be diving deep into big data, but failure to implement data governance policies puts many at risk, a new survey finds.
Cloudera Trash Talks With Enterprise Data Hub Release
News  |  2/3/2014  | 
Cloudera repackages its software and services to compete with IBM, Teradata, and Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and MapR.
Big Data's 2 Big Years
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
During the past two years, Hadoop hit the big time, in-memory arrived, and practitioners saw data analysis deliver real results.


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