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Splunk Update Aims To Lower Cost of Big Data Storage

Splunk Inc., an "operational intelligence" specialist in Big Data analytics, today announced updates to its enterprise offering, with a focus on lowering the cost of storing historical data. The company also updated its cloud-based counterpart to its enterprise software.

Big Data Product Watch 4/1/16: Free SQL Server Dev Edition, Stream Processing, Hybrid Queries, More

No fooling here, just a roundup of news from various vendors including Microsoft, MapR Technologies, AtScale, MemSQL, Looker, Ryft, Dataiku and more who announced Big Data-related products this week.

Google Hosts Public Datasets for BigQuery Analytics

So it turns out I have the seventh most popular first name in the U.S. but a terrible author ranking on Hacker News. You can find where you rank in these areas in the public datasets Google has made available via BigQuery, its fully managed interactive analytics service.

IBM, Microsoft Lead New Spark-Based Offerings

With the Strata + Hadoop World conference underway, IBM, Microsoft and other companies are announcing new solutions based on the popular open source Big Data analytics framework, Apache Spark.

Data Scientists Love Jobs, Dislike What They Do Most: Clean Data

Paradoxically, data scientists love their jobs overall but dislike what they do most, cleaning and organizing data, according to a new survey of those lucky enough to have the "sexiest job of the 21st century."

Google Cloud Targets Machine Learning Developers

At its GCP NEXT 2016 conference, the Google Cloud Platform team announced a new offering designed to mainstream the development of machine learning apps.

Microsoft Beefs Up Power BI Data Tool

Shortly after announcing the first release candidate of SQL Server 2016, Microsoft today made more data-driven news by unveiling new capabilities for Power BI, its cloud-based analytics service targeting non-technical business users.

SQL Server 2016 Moves to Release Candidate 1 Status

Microsoft last week announced SQL Server 2016 RC 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete.

Altiscale Debuts Cloud for Self-Service Big Data Analytics

Altiscale wants to simplify this Big Data thing, bypassing trained developers, data scientists and expensive, proprietary systems to connect ordinary business users with Hadoop in the cloud and glean their own analytics insights with familiar tools like Tableau and Microsoft Excel.

High Demand and Salaries for Apache Cassandra, Other NoSQL Skills

The years-long Big Data skills shortage still persists despite numerous attempts to alleviate it, resulting in high demand and high salaries for developers with NoSQL skills, especially Apache Cassandra.

HP Service Brings Machine Learning to Mainstream Developers

Yet another effort to democratize notoriously difficult Big Data analytics was announced yesterday by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which is providing a machine learning (ML) service to bring that advanced technology to mainstream developers.

Microsoft Touts Upcoming SQL Server 2016, Goes After Oracle

Data professionals might have been expecting a launch date for SQL Server 2016 at the Data Driven event held today in New York City, but what they got was a recap of the flagship database system's capabilities and a full-out assault on rival Oracle Corp.

MapR Upgrades Big Data Platform with Container Features

MapR Technologies today announced its Big Data platform has been upgraded with new features such as persistent storage and integrated resource management for containers.

Microsoft Taking SQL Server to Linux, Launches 2016 Release Candidate and Stretch Database Preview

In the rollup to a big wave of launch activities for SQL Server 2016 this Thursday, Microsoft announced today that it plans to bring its flagship relational database system to the open source Linux platform.

Big Data Product Watch, 03/03/2016: GraphFrames, DataFlow, Data Funnel, More

Here's a roundup of this week's Big Data news, featuring: an updated platform and new cadence cycle from Hortonworks; GraphFrames, a graph processing library for Apache Spark, from Databricks; the open sourcing of LinkedIn's WhereHows project that provides a repository for metadata; and DMX Data Funnel from Syncsort, for data ingestion.

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