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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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Kognitio Offers Three Appliance Speeds And Virtual Cubes
Kognitio is a database vendor that doesn't have its own hardware, but bowing to customer interest in rapid deployment, it offers Lakes, Rivers, and Rapids appliances with its WX2 database preinstalled on HP or IBM hardware. The Lakes configuration delivers high-capacity storage at low cost, with 10 terabytes of storage and 48 compute cores per module. Telcos or financial services might use this configuration to scan vast stores of records retained for compliance reasons. The Rivers configuration balances speed and capacity, with 2.5 terabytes of storage and 48 cores per module. For the ultimate in query performance, the Rapids configuration offers 96 cores of processing power against just 1.5 terabytes per module. This appliance is aimed at financial firms doing algorithmic trading or other high-performance demands.

This year Kognitio added a virtual-OLAP-style "Pablo" analysis engine that offers flexible, what-if analysis by business users. This optional extension to WX2 builds virtualized cubes on the fly. Thus, any dimension of data in a WX2 database can be used for rapid-fire analysis from a cube held entirely in memory. The front-end interface for this analysis is Microsoft Excel by way of A La Carte, a Pablo feature that lets users of this familiar spreadsheet interfaces tap into the data in WX2.

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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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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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petertarlan,
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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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