Big Data News & Articles


Google Database Service Spans Relational, NoSQL Models

Google launched a public beta for a new global database service that features both the consistency of the relational model and the scaling and data functionality of NoSQL offerings.

Hortonworks Big Data Platform Coming to IBM Storage

The Hortonworks Data Platform will be certified to work with IBM software-defined and file/object storage solutions.

Research: Mobile Push, Skills Shortage Lead to Development 'Crisis Point'

Enterprise mobility was featured first and foremost in the fourth annual research report on the state of application development from OutSystems, which concluded enterprise development has reached a "crisis point."

Splice Machine Readies Cloud Big Data Service

Splice Machine today announced its open source, SQL-based RDBMS platform will soon be available as a Database-as-a-Service offering on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Hazelcast's Parallel Streaming Engine Targets Java/Big Data Programmers

In-memory data grid specialist Hazelcast launched a new distributed processing engine for data streams, targeting "the intersect of Big Data programmers and Java programmers."

Survey Indicates 'Citizen Developer' Security, Data Risks

Along with the ability for ordinary business users to create enterprise apps without relying on high-priced and hard-to-find professional developers come risks in the areas of security, data integrity and more.

Big Data Specialist MapR Technologies Offers Docker Platform

MapR Technologies today announced its new Converged Data Platform for Docker to simplify the use of container technologies in the enterprise by providing persistent data storage services.

After Corporate Failure, Open Source RethinkDB Lives On Under The Linux Foundation

Today the Cloud Native Computing Foundation announced it had purchased RethinkDB's source code for $25,000 and donated it to CNCF'S parent organization, The Linux Foundation, where it will live on under a more permissive Apache license.

Google Removes Restriction on Free Data Studio Tool

Having last year launched free and enterprise editions of its beta Data Studio analytics tool, Google yesterday announced it's removing a report-limit restriction on the no-cost version.

Big Data Product Watch 1/31/17: No-Cost NuoDB, GPU Analytics, Cloud Object Storage, More

Here's a roundup of recent news in the Big Data space, featuring an expanded community edition of the NuoDB elastic SQL database, advanced in-database analytics on the GPU from Kinetica, a cloud native object storage server from Minio and more.

Data Scientist Heads '50 Best Jobs in America' List from Careers Site

The position heads Glassdoor's ranking for the second year in a row.

CenturyLink Taps Cloudera for Managed Big Data-as-a-Service

CenturyLink is combining its global communications expertise with Cloudera's Apache Hadoop-based analytics distribution for a new Big Data-as-a-Service offering.

Mainframe Survey Reveals 4 Key Big Data Trends for 2017

Syncsort today published the results from its annual "State of the Mainframe" survey, which revealed four key trends for mainframe-based Big Data analytics in 2017.

Apache Spark 2.1 Improves Structured Streaming

Better streaming analytics, a hot topic in Big Data development right now, is the highlight of more than 1,200 improvements and bug fixes in the new Apache Spark 2.1.

Reports Indicate Big Data Poised to Pay Off in 2017

Reports from a Big Data vendor and a data-driven management consultancy both indicate large-scale analytics is finally poised to pay off on its promise in the new year, hindered mainly by that pesky skills shortage.

IBM Goes Mobile with Watson

For two years, IBM has provided the cognitive computing capabilities of its Watson Analytics service via a Web interface, and now it's gone mobile.

Salary Report: Mobile, Big Data Devs Lead Pack

Still enjoying tremendous demand for their skills, mobile coders and Big Data specialists are set to command the highest developer-related salaries next year, according to a new report from careers firm Robert Half Technology.

MapR Boosts Big Data Streaming in Open Source Ecosystem Pack

New Big Data streaming capabilities were highlighted by MapR Technologies in its new Ecosystem Pack, which helps developers keep current with all of the fast-changing components of the company's Converged Data Platform.

Amazon Simplifies Big Data Queries of Cloud Data with SQL

The new Amazon Athena tool from Amazon Web Services enables serverless queries of large amounts of data stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service, obviating the need to spin up Hadoop clusters or set up data warehouses.

Splice Machine Touts Hybrid Big Data Workloads in Update

Splice Machine touted new hybrid workload capabilities in announcing version 2.5 of its Big Data platform, an open source SQL-based relational database solution powered by Apache Hadoop and Apache Spark.

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