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A new open source connector package from Redis Labs enables 100 times speed improvements over HDFS and Tachyon

New free open source tool aimed at line of business users aims to speed time to insight by as much as 60%

Looker adds in-situ analytics to big data solutions, with support for Presto and Spark SQL, Hadoop and Amazon S3, to reduce overheads and time spent moving and duplicating data.

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 02:17

Are UK businesses storing too much data?

A survey by Crown Records Management finds UK businesses are storing business records without auditing or reviewing the data 

New Hitachi Data Systems hyper-converged platform delivers turnkey big data including Hadoop, Spark, Hortonworks and Pentaho analytics in a single device

IBM says it's "open for data” as it launches over 25 new cloud-based services and 150 datasets for developers and data scientists to help find value in their hidden data

Top tips on what it takes to obtain quick results from big data projects from Teradata’s Big Data expert Vic Winch

MapR has announced it is expanding its On-Demand Training programme and has already trained over 50,000 developers, analysts and administrators.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 16:00

Basho announces record growth

Big data player Basho sees 50% growth and aims of further growth in 2016 with the new Riak TS NoSQL database aimed at the IoT market and a move into the retail market

Monday, 25 January 2016 15:14

Hortonworks pops the big data Cork

Hadoop vendor Hortonworks has extended its growth in Europe with a new tech support premise in Cork, Ireland.

The new 6.1 release of CENX Exanova Service Intelligence for data-driven operations adds real-time network analytics and big-data tools for IoT and on-demand cloud access service assurance

Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:49

Test drive big data for free with AWS and MapR

MapR partners with Amazon Web Services to launch free big data test drives to help businesses evaluate big data solution

The combination of Percona Server for MongoDB and Severalnines ClusterControl enables businesses to automate the deployment, monitoring, managing and scaling a NoSQL database infrastructure

Veeam’s Richard Agnew, sees the acceleration of cloud adoption and growing customer expectations across the IT industry as the biggest catalysts for change in 2016

It’s not jet packs and hover boards for 2016 but it is time for businesses to start to consider how they are going to achieve the digital transformation and to consider expanding their skills search wider

Thursday, 10 December 2015 11:52

Hortonworks pushes Spark development

Hortonworks are enhancing support for Spark with closer ties into the Hortonworks Data Platform, support for Spark SQL and Spark Streaming and commitments to new enterprise and data science enhancements

Apache Hadoop provider MapR launches MapR Streams and creates a new MapR Converged Data Platform to combine event streams, database and file-based apps into one single cluster.

CTO at Hotels.com Thierry Bedos, offers four pieces of advice for CIOs to help successfully integrate big data into their everyday business.

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 10:44

Big data is failing businesses

Businesses are unable to take advantage of big data due to data processing being too time consuming and regulations and data protection concerns.

The OpenPOWER processor foundation delivers new tools and collaborations to help businesses analyse and deliver on big data projects and speed up data crunching

Businesses are failing to capitalise on a holistic and integrated view of security with performance, skills, and costs remaining their biggest hurdles to adopting threat intelligence  

 AI Foundry from Kodak Alaris aims to help organisations process and learn from structured and unstructured data through artificial intelligence

Big data needs a steady supply of real-time data to be effective, but most business networks weren’t designed for this sort of throughput. Graham Jarvis looks at the problem of the four v’s of data, volume, velocity, variety and veracity.

MapR Distribution adds Hadoop to AWS Marketplace for real-time, continuous big data workloads in the cloud

Thursday, 30 July 2015 16:41

Big Data: How Big is Big?

Nik Stanbridge looks at the problems around storing and utilising big data and looks at just how much data constitutes a big data problem.

New coalition forms to speed up the User-Managed Access (UMA) Standard to create a new solution to the problem of data security and to develop toolkits for web applications and the internet of things

New offering integrates social sharing, big data analytics to power and scale crowd-sourced threat intelligence community

Thales and Zettaset have partnered over a standards-based data encryption and key management solution designed for open source big data environments such as Hadoop and NoSQL.

Matt Smith explains how significant changes in computing hardware and data science are now allowing a much broader range of businesses to utilise truly huge amounts of diverse data in real time.

Big data can help make predictions and inform what you do next, but Michael Kearney warns that we should concentrate more on finding solutions rather than concentrating solely on the data

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