MicroStrategy Tries Free To Win Customers
Business intelligence vendor MicroStrategy introduces free, easy-to-use desktop and cloud products to get potential customers to take a second look at the company.
Hadoop 2.0 Goes GA: New Workloads Await
Apache's Hadoop upgrade, now in general availability, goes beyond MapReduce and promises better options for SQL-style querying, graph analysis and stream processing.
QlikTech Aims To Disrupt BI, Again
QlikTech has been a change agent in business intelligence, pioneering in-memory analytics. Now the company hopes to disrupt again with "natural analytics."
Why NoSQL Databases Are Gaining Fans
MongoDB, DataStax and Couchbase all have recently scored huge venture capital infusions. Here's why NoSQL is the new darling of the big data movement.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
Oracle's Cloud: What's Really New?
If Oracle's 'new' cloud services sound familiar, that may be because they've been announced before. Here's a rundown on the real cloud news.
SAP Expands Big Data Push
SAP resells Intel and Hortonworks Hadoop distributions, adds big data applications, connectors and scientists.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
Banks Struggle To Get ATMs Off Windows XP
Most ATMS still run on Windows XP, according to one industry estimate. With less than nine months until Microsoft stops supporting the OS, a credit union exec explains why upgrading is so painful for financial institutions.
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Oracle Boosts Exalytics Performance
Addition of flash memory improves read-write speed in planning and what-if analyses; doubling of RAM improves in-memory processing capacity.