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 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.
New in-memory online transaction processing improvements highlight the new features in the latest Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, the flagship RDBMS from Microsoft.
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.
Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3, which the company says includes performance, scalability and diagnostics workload improvements.
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.
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 today announced the integration of Apache Spark technology in the version 2.0 beta edition of its "Hadoop RDBMS" offering.
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.
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 introduced an integrated Big Data management platform to address challenges in modern analytics that reportedly cause most projects to fail.
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.
MongoDB announced a new version of its open source-based NoSQL database with features designed to make it more attractive for enterprise use.
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 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.