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William Terdoslavich
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Big Data & The Law Of Diminishing Returns
News  |  11/27/2015  | 
Right now, big data looks like it holds all the answers for any questions a person or company might have. However, in reality, big data eventually has to succumb to the law of diminishing returns. Here's what several experts see as the gap between promise and reality.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Informatica Big Data Management Platform Aims For Next-Level Integration
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
IBM Buys Cloud Brokerage Specialist Gravitant
News  |  11/3/2015  | 
IBM has bought privately held Gravitant, an Austin-based firm that specializes in cloud brokerage software.
IBM Cloud Opens To Apache Spark
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
IBM Cloud will support Apache Spark as a service on Bluemix, making it available for BigInsights, IBM’s Data Science Workbench, and SPSS Analytics Server and Modeler. Here are the details.
IBM Fails To Offset Legacy Declines With Q3 Earnings
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
How State CIOs Can Save $11 Billion
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
State government CIOs can save precious budget dollars by automating services and focusing on productivity, according to a new report released this week by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Insider Threats, Data Privacy Are Overlooked By Businesses
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Data security and data breaches are all over the news. However, not all companies are paying as close attention to insider threats and data privacy as they should. A new survey looks at the risks.
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
IBM Buys Meteorix, Bolsters Cloud Service Offerings
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
With its acquisition of Workday consultant Meteorix, IBM bolsters both its IT services and cloud services portfolios.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop Portfolio With Security, Data Update Offerings
News  |  9/28/2015  | 
Cloudera is filling the gaps in its Hadoop portfolio with two new products. RecordService provides security management across multiple Hadoop data access apps, while Kudu combines fast analytics and data updates, slims workloads.
Hadoop Adoption Poised For Growth: Survey
News  |  9/17/2015  | 
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
IBM Acquires StrongLoop, Boosting Node.js Support
News  |  9/11/2015  | 
IBM's acquisition streak continues with the buyout of StrongLoop, which boosts Big Blue's Node.js portfolio of services and support.
IBM, ARM Partner On IoT Development
News  |  9/4/2015  | 
The deal gives IBM access to ARM's IoT sensor technology and provides developers better and faster ways to analyze and process the data once it has been collected.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015  | 
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015  | 
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
News  |  8/12/2015  | 
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
Google's OpenStack Play Means Greater Container Emphasis
News  |  7/21/2015  | 
Google is now a member of OpenStack, which means its container management platform called Kubernetes is going to get more exposure.
State CIOs Need To 'Do The Right Thing,' NASCIO Finds
News  |  7/16/2015  | 
A report commissioned by NASCIO is urging state CIOs to "do the right thing," but what does that really mean?
IBM, National Instruments Partner For IoT Standards
News  |  7/15/2015  | 
IBM is joining forces with National Instruments to create a new test bed for creating standardization around the Internet of Things.
How To Turn Data Into Stories
News  |  7/10/2015  | 
When Yakult, a Japan-based maker of probiotic dairy drinks, put a data analysis tool into the hands of its sales people in The Netherlands, they swapped out stale spreadsheets for stories about how the product was performing in real time.
AWS API Gateway: Point And Click
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services remains the 800-pound gorilla in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service/Platform-as-a-Service marketplace. Announcements at the AWS Summit in New York City added another 100 pounds of substance to the beast.
Teradata's Big Data Appliance: Analysis For Everyone
News  |  7/9/2015  | 
With the latest release of its Teradata Appliance For Hadoop, the vendor keeps its focus on pre-loaded racks with commodity hardware that are pre-configured with a Hadoop solution and its attendant management applications.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015  | 
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015  | 
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
With the release of its Distribution 5.0 management tool and other features, MapR is looking to make Hadoop easier to use and increase its popularity within the enterprise.
Salesforce, Partners Want To Make Big Data Easy
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
IBM Broadens Hybrid Cloud Portfolio With OpenStack Play
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With its OpenStack Services, IBM is looking to expand its cloud services portfolio to compete with the likes of Amazon and Microsoft Azure.
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.
Salesforce Deal: Who Could Buy It?
Commentary  |  5/1/2015  | 
A report sparked widespread speculation about the future of Salesforce. Is it ripe for acquisition, and, if so, which tech giant might buy it?

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