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Latest SQL Server 2016 Preview Improves In-Memory OLTP

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.

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 Released

Microsoft has released SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3, which the company says includes performance, scalability and diagnostics workload improvements.

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.

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.

Open Source MongoDB Updated with Enterprise Features

MongoDB announced a new version of its open source-based NoSQL database with features designed to make it more attractive for enterprise use.

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.

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.

Microsoft Previews SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake

Microsoft today announced a new Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2016, a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

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.

MapR Releases Hadoop Distro with Apache Drill Update

MapR Technologies today updated its enterprise Hadoop distribution with the latest open source Apache Drill technology, providing more SQL-on-Hadoop functionality.

NoSQL Database Targets Internet of Things Development

Basho Technologies is targeting Internet of Things development with a new NoSQL database offering, optimized to handle time series data sources.

Splice Machine Targets Oracle, MySQL with Hadoop Relational Database

Splice Machine updated what it claims to be the first "Hadoop RDBMS," targeting enterprises using Oracle and MySQL relational database management systems.

Google Offers Web-Based Data Analytics with Open Source Tool

Google unveiled a Web-based interactive tool for developers to explore and analyze data stored on the company's cloud platform.

Cloud Rivals Amazon and Microsoft Going Big on Data

Not to be outdone by Microsoft's recent Big Data enhancements to its Azure cloud service, Amazon Web Services announced its own data initiatives at its conference yesterday.

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