Big Data News & Articles


R Programming Language Rides Crest of Big Data Wave

The R statistical programming language is gaining popularity as developers scramble to meet the Big Data skills shortage, with one new report proclaiming it's "on its way to the top 10."

Self-Service BI Promise Unfulfilled, Study Indicates

More than seven years on, the self-service business intelligence promise of putting advanced analytics into the hands of more users still has a long way to go, according to a new study from Logi Analytics.

IBM Goes Big on Data in the Cloud

At its Insight 2014 conference this week in Las Vegas, IBM Corp. announced a host of cloud-based, data-related products and services to put high-power analytics in the hands of more developers, business users and others who don't have advanced data science skills.

Splunk and Hunk Get Big Data Updates

Splunk Inc. yesterday announced new versions of its machine data and Big Data offerings, Splunk and Hunk, designed to provide powerful analytics capabilities to more users.

eBay Open Sources Big Data Tool

E-commerce giant puts faster query speeds, SQL functionality and Multidimensional Online Analytical Processing (MOLAP) into its distributed analytics engine and open sources it as project Kylin.

Cloudera Joins Hortonworks as Microsoft Azure Big Data Option

Just five days after last week's Microsoft Azure certification of the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP), rival enterprise Hadoop vendor Cloudera Inc. followed suit with Azure certification for its Cloudera Enterprise offering.

Startups Address Big Data Failures, Redesign the Data Warehouse

Former IBM and Microsoft execs this week emerged from stealth to harness cognitive computing for more successful Big Data projects and change the way companies store and query large amounts of data.

Tableau Makes Big Data Visualization Connections

Data visualization specialist Tableau Software Inc. expanded its support of Apache Hadoop and other Big Data technologies through several new partnerships and direct connection capabilities.

Big Data Product Watch 10/17/14: Big Three Make Big Moves

Upgrades of enterprise Hadoop-based distributions from two of the top three vendors -- Cloudera Inc. and Hortonworks Inc. -- dominated Big Data news this week, while the third, MapR Technologies Inc., added the MapR-DB NoSQL database to its offering.

MapR To Integrate Drill and Spark Big Data Projects

Enterprise Hadoop distribution vendor MapR Technologies is seeking to integrate the open source Apache Drill and Apache Spark projects used for Big Data analytics in the Hadoop ecosystem.

New Couchbase Server, SDKs Tout 'Developer Empowerment'

Numerous Big Data-related moves made by NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. this week included releases of a new version of its flagship Couchbase Server and new SDKs aiming to provide "developer empowerment."

Teradata Announces Hadoop Cloud Service, Cloudera Partnership

Big Data analytics company Teradata today announced a new Hadoop cloud service and a partnership with Apache Hadoop distribution vendor Cloudera to integrate technology and align development efforts.

Former Facebook Engineers Emerge from Stealth with Simplified Big Data Approach

The latest startup emerging from stealth mode to simplify Big Data analytics is Interana Inc., founded by engineers from Facebook Inc. with the goal of providing the same cutting-edge data tools used by the Web giants to companies of all sizes.

Hortonworks Crashes the Apache Spark Big Data Development Party

Enterprise Hadoop vendor Hortonworks Inc., after several months of testing Apache Spark, yesterday announced it's investing more development resources into the open source technology in preparation for including it in the company's Big Data analytics platform later this year.

Stealth Startup BlueData Emerges with Private Cloud for Big Data

Silicon Valley startup BlueData Software Inc. emerged from stealth mode with patent-pending technology to provide Big Data analytics via self-service, on-premises private clouds.

New MapR Distribution Aims at Real-Time Big Data Analysis

MapR Technologies Inc. today released a new version of its Hadoop-based distribution with expanded real-time Big Data analytics capabilities.

Big Data Pays Off Big Time, Survey Says

Organizations that have actually implemented Big Data projects report "overwhelming satisfaction" with the results and most believe the tool may be a matter of corporate life or death in the future, according to a new survey from Accenture Analytics.

RESTful API Spans NoSQL and SQL Big Data Calls

As the SQL and NoSQL worlds continue to converge in the pursuit of comprehensive Big Data analytics solutions, a Silicon Valley start-up wants to provide a bridge between the two with RESTful APIs.

Splice Machine Makes Waves as 'Only Hadoop RDBMS'

Splice Machine Inc. is getting a lot of attention as it seeks to carve out a niche for itself in the exploding Big Data analytics arena by combining the advantages of traditional RDBMS technology with the scale-out capabilities associated with NoSQL databases.

Big Data Product Watch 8/4/14: Data Lakes, Visibility, Project Jumpstarts and More

Here's a roundup of recent Big Data product announcements from Solix Technologies, MongoHQ and GoGrid, Appfluent Technology, and Actian.

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