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12 Top Big Data Analytics Players

When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.
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Teradata Moves From EDWs To Analytic Family
Once purist preachers of the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) approach, Teradata has loosened up in recent years and come out with an extended family of offerings built around the Teradata database. The company's high-performance and high-capacity products have been widely copied, as have many of the company's workload management features, including virtualized OLAP (cube-style) analysis.

Teradata has been pushing the envelope on in-database analytics, but it did not have a footing in blended analysis of structured data, semi-structured data, and largely unstructured data. That's why it bought Aster Data, which offers a SQL-MapReduce framework. MapReduce processing is in big demand because it's useful in crunching massive quantities of Internet clickstream data, sensor data, and social-media content.

Teradata recently announced plans for an Aster Data MapReduce appliance to be built on the same hardware as the Teradata appliance. It also added two-way integration between the Teradata and Aster Data databases. By buying AsterData, Teradata has broadened what is widely regarded as the broadest, deepest, and most scalable family of products available in the data warehousing industry.

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Paul
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6/4/2013 | 1:37:49 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
For data analytics software I would recommend Caseware's IDEA software. For more information visit their UK distributors at www.auditware.co.uk
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11/27/2012 | 1:35:26 AM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
We've been working with CalPont www.calpont.com - they created InfiniDB.
D. Henschen
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10/20/2011 | 3:08:15 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
If there's one vendor I could add after the fact, it would be Actian (formerly Ingres). The Ingres database figures in data warehousing, but this company it pursuing high-scale analytics with its newer Vectorwise database. Gartner ranks it as a challenger and the customer ranks are growing. I hope to follow up soon with a customer case example. Also check the TCP-H rankings, as Actian says they've blown the doors off previous records. -- Doug Henschen
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10/19/2011 | 8:23:44 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
Analytic's software is so important nowadays - data typically doubles every 18 months and with real-time information being requested at all times it doesn't surprise me how competitive the environment is, and thankfully there is some great software out there.

Thanks for the article

Peter

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Leo Regulus
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10/18/2011 | 8:14:18 PM
re: 12 Top Big Data Analytics Players
I didn't really need this article anyways. Took a look out of curiosity. Finding a 'Slide Show', I just left this note for anyone that may care, and dumped it.
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