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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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IBM Addresses Operational And Analytic Data Warehousing
IBM introduced the DB2-based Smart Analytic System (at left) last year, so why did it also acquire the separate Netezza appliance platform? The former is a platform for high-scale enterprise data warehouses capable of supporting many thousands of users and operational applications. Call centers, for example, often have multitudes of employees seeking fast recall of customer histories. The Smart Analytic System combines the DB2 database with information-integration and Cognos BI software modules preinstalled and tuned to work together and perform on the same IBM Power System (RISC or x86) platform.

Netezza is all about supporting high-scale analytic applications at digital marketing firms, telcos, and other firms mining tens or hundreds of terabytes or even petabytes of data. IBM Netezza TwinFin appliances support massively parallel processing and can be deployed in one day, according to IBM. Netezza supports deep "i-Class" in-database analytics in various languages and approaches, including Java, C, C++, Python, and MapReduce. i-Class also supports matrix-manipulation approaches, such as those used by SAS, IBM SPSS, and the R programming language. IBM Netezza recently added a high-capacity appliance for long-term archival storage needed to meet regulatory requirements.

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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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annestahl,
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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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