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.
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 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 Technologies today updated its enterprise Hadoop distribution with the latest open source Apache Drill technology, providing more SQL-on-Hadoop functionality.
Basho Technologies is targeting Internet of Things development with a new NoSQL database offering, optimized to handle time series data sources.
Splice Machine updated what it claims to be the first "Hadoop RDBMS," targeting enterprises using Oracle and MySQL relational database management systems.
Google unveiled a Web-based interactive tool for developers to explore and analyze data stored on the company's cloud platform.
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.
The new Couchbase database platform emerged with its new N1QL language that allows developers to hook into JSON data stores with declarative, SQL-based queries.
Pivotal Software open sourced its SQL-based HAWQ analytics engine for Big Data processing. The company contributed HAWQ and MADlib, an associated parallel machine learning library -- which was already an open source project -- to the Apache Software Foundation.
MapR Technologies, known as one of the top commercial vendors distributing Big Data software based on Apache Hadoop technology, today added JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, claiming the "industry's first in-Hadoop document database."
Among the news coming out of this week's Cassandra Summit was ScyllaDB, a rewrite of the NoSQL database that claims 10x more data processing speed via new-age C++ techniques that take advantage of the multiple cores in modern hardware.
Tableau Software Inc. today unveiled an upgrade to its data visualization tool that adds a new mobile experience, with a new mobile app and a Web data connector.
The Apache Software Foundation has advanced the open source Lens project for unified Big Data analytics, providing a single view of multiple tiered data sources.
Eve is turning the whole "citizen developer" notion around, approaching programming from a new direction that emphasizes analyzing and communicating information rather than building applications.