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Kyvos Emerges from Stealth with OLAP on Hadoop

Silicon Valley startup Kyvos Insights today emerged from stealth mode, trumpeting a new way for ordinary business users to conduct Big Data analytics.

Platfora Enhances Big Data Visualization Engine

A new data visualization engine highlights improvements to Platfora Inc.'s updated Big Data analytics platform.

Oracle 'Completes' Its Cloud Platform

All applications offered by Oracle are heading for the cloud -- if they're not there already.

Study Says Half of Developers Not Ready for Internet of Things

With the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly gaining prominence as a key factor in Big Data analytics, a new survey shows that 50 percent of developers don't believe they have the skills or resident technology to deliver on expectations of IoT projects.

IBM, MapR Spur Spark Big Data Development

The amazingly active open source Apache Spark project used for Big Data analytics shows no signs of slowing down, as IBM has gone all in on the technology today by promising tons of development support and MapR Technologies Inc. announced tailored Quick Start Solutions to help get started with it.

Spark Gets R Language API

A new API for the R programming language -- used heavily in Big Data analytics -- heads the list of updates in the new open source Apache Spark 1.4, commercial steward Databricks Inc. announced yesterday.

MapR 5.0 Heads Hadoop Summit News

Like the elephant in the room that crashed the party, MapR Technologies unveiled a new Hadoop distribution among a barrage of MapR news announcements at the ongoing Hadoop Summit, hosted by its archrival Hortonworks Inc. in conjunction with Yahoo.

Teradata Backs Presto Big Data SQL Query Engine

Teradata Corp., a Big Data analytics vendor, today announced it was throwing development resources at the open source Presto project, which provides a SQL query engine for interactive queries.

New Couchbase N1QL Language Allows SQL Queries over JSON Data

Couchbase announced a new language called N1QL that allows SQL queries over JSON data stored in its NoSQL document-oriented database.

Datameer Adds Governance to Tame 'Wild West' Hadoop

Datameer today announced new data governance capabilities in its native Hadoop offering.

IBM Targets Specific Industries with Prebuilt Analytics

Narrowing the focus of its predictive analytics efforts, IBM announced new prebuilt solutions targeting different industries.

Salesforce Expands Analytics Cloud with Big Data Partners

Salesforce is expanding its Wave Analytics Cloud service by partnering with Big Data players so ordinary business users can easily crunch numbers from a number of new data sources above and beyond the company's traditional CRM base.

Basho Unveils Simplified Big Data Platform -- Sans Hadoop

Add Basho Technologies to the long list of vendors offering simplified Big Data solutions, but with a twist: no Hadoop included, required or recommended.

Survey: 'Big Data Paralysis' Is Holding Companies Back

Just a week after a report from research firm Gartner Inc. found that investment in Hadoop-based Big Data technologies "remains tentative" with poor adoption rates, a survey from Software AG identified "a Big Data paralysis" that's keeping enterprises from realizing the promised benefits of the analytics craze.

MapR Adds Drill to Hadoop Distribution for SQL-Based Big Data Analytics

MapR Technologies Inc. added the newly available Apache Drill 1.0 project for SQL-based Big Data analytics to its Apache Hadoop distribution.

Syncfusion Revamps Big Data Platform for Windows

Syncfusion has updated what it claims to be "the one and only Hadoop distribution designed and optimized for Windows" with multiple-node cluster management capabilities.

Oracle Tackles Spatial and Graph Big Data Analytics

With nearly 20 years of experience working with spatial and graph data in its flagship relational database, Oracle Corp. is taking that expertise and putting it into a new Big Data tool.

Startup Ties Mobile Apps to IoT Devices

Less than a year old, startup MODE Inc. has unveiled a platform designed to help mobile developers connect their apps to Internet of Things (IoT) devices spewing out tons of high-volume data.

Study Reveals what Drives Hadoop Adoption: Not Much, Actually

Actual real-world adoption of Hadoop-based Big Data technologies lags behind the hype, a new study from Gartner Inc. indicates.

IBM's Watson Big Data Tool Goes Hybrid

New hybrid cloud capabilities are among a host of improvements to IBM's Watson cloud-based Big Data analytics service.

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