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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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