Big Data News & Articles


Power BI Users Can Now Verbally Ask Cortana for Big Data Insights

Now users of Microsoft's Power BI business intelligence tool can vocalize Big Data questions and get answers back from Cortana, the disembodied female "personal assistant" that comes with Windows 10.

Cloudera Offers Docker Container as New Hadoop QuickStart Option

Cloudera is now offering a Docker container image to simplify the notoriously difficult task of implementing enterprise Apache Hadoop solutions, even for testing or just playing around with the technology.

IBM, Google Open Source Machine Learning Technology for Big Data Analytics

IBM followed Google's lead in donating machine learning technology to the open source community, providing developers with more resources for their Big Data predictive analytics projects.

Cloudera to Donate Impala and Kudu Big Data Projects to Apache

Cloudera yesterday proposed to donate its homegrown Impala and Kudu projects to the Apache Software Foundation to foster further community development of the technologies used for Big Data analytics.

Syncfusion Dashboards Visualize Big Data

Enterprise development company Syncfusion has come out with a platform for creating interactive business dashboards featuring data visualizations that can be shared on Web servers or embedded within applications.

Splice Machine Integrates Spark for Big Data Processing

Splice Machine today announced the integration of Apache Spark technology in the version 2.0 beta edition of its "Hadoop RDBMS" offering.

IBM Secures Hadoop in Analytics Cloud

IBM has added end-to-end data protection to IBM Cloud Infrastructure for Analytics, its cloud-based offering designed to ease the significant investment burden required for implementing homegrown, on-premises Big Data solutions.

Spark Creator AMPLab Speeds Big Data Queries with Compressed Data Store

AMPLab, the UC Berkeley research unit famous for creating the wildly popular Apache Spark technology, has now developed an adjunct open source project that uses data compression for faster queries.

Informatica Integrates Big Data Management

Informatica introduced an integrated Big Data management platform to address challenges in modern analytics that reportedly cause most projects to fail.

Big Data Skills Getting Harder to Find

As if the much-publicized skills shortage wasn't hindering enterprise Big Data efforts enough, new research from a staffing firm indicate the analytics jobs are getting even harder to fill.

ExtraHop Appliance Aims for Simplified Big Data Analytics

ExtraHop Networks today announced the fifth generation of its analytics platform, another "Big Data-for-everyone" product featuring a new Explore Appliance that lets organizations wed historical metrics with real-time streaming data to get a multi-dimensional view of wire data.

BlueData Promises Ready-to-Go Hadoop/Spark Lab in Two Weeks

BlueData Software Inc. claims companies can get started with Hadoop/Spark-based Big Data analytics in just two weeks with its new dev/test lab offering.

IBM Offers Spark-as-a-Service to Cloud Devs

IBM is offering the new managed service for Big Data analytics to developers using its Bluemix cloud application development platform.

Oracle Packages Big Data Services in New Cloud Platform

At its OpenWorld 2015 conference this week, Oracle Corp. added the Oracle Cloud Platform for Big Data to its Platform-as-a-Service offerings.

Open Sourced Greenplum Data Warehouse Now on GitHub

Pivotal Software Inc. followed through on its February promise to open source core components of its Big Data platform, placing the Greenplum data warehouse software on GitHub with an Apache 2 license.

Bluetooth Developer Studio Focuses on Internet of Things

The burgeoning Internet of Things has breathed new life into Bluetooth development, led by a new free developer studio specifically targeting simple, fast and consistent IoT coding.

Statistica Advanced Analytics Upgrade Heads Dell Big Data Moves

Among numerous Big Data-related announcements at its recent user conference, Dell Inc. released an update of its no-coding-required Statistica advanced analytics software platform.

SnapLogic Announces Fall Release, Partners with Microsoft, Supports Workday

SnapLogic has announced the Fall 2015 Release of its Elastic Integration Platform, billed as the industry's first unified data and application integration platform as a service, with Big Data integration capabilities including Apache Spark data processing, a new "Snap" for the Apache Cassandra distributed DBMS and support for Microsoft Cortana Analytics.

Concurrent Adds Spark Support to Big Data App Management Solution

Concurrent has added support for Apache Spark technology to its Big Data application performance management solution, becoming the latest in a long line of vendors embracing the ever-popular open source analytics project.

Teradata Tackles Hadoop Skills Shortage with Managed Services

Teradata offered managed Hadoop services through its Think Big subsidiary to address the lack of skilled developers needed by enterprises to benefit from their Big Data analytics efforts.

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