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Big data and analytics spending to hit $187 billion

In its new "Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide," research firm IDC forecasts revenues in the market will increase more than 50 percent over its five-year forecast period.

Written by Thor Olavsrud25 May 16 01:09

Security training programs don't do enough to mitigate insider risk

The threats posed by negligent insiders top many security professionals' lists of security concerns, but even many organizations that have data protection and privacy training programs aren't getting through to their employees.

Written by Thor Olavsrud24 May 16 07:17

Open Data Platform Initiative looks to ease fears

In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.

Written by Thor Olavsrud13 May 16 08:22

5 key requirements of successful big data projects

In her keynote presentation at Apache: Big Data North America, Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than a decade of experience, shared five key requirements that can make or break big data projects.

Written by Thor Olavsrud10 May 16 23:01

What does the future of the Apache Software Foundation hold?

At Apache: Big Data North America in Vancouver next week -- alongside a huge array of keynotes, panels and tutorials -- the ASF and ODPi will host a Q&A session about their collaboration and address concerns about project independence.

Written by Thor Olavsrud07 May 16 02:40

Analytics comes to IT service management

ManageEngine, a division of Zoho, is looking to leverage its IT management domain expertise to offer a self-service IT analytics solution to help IT better utilize the data it generates.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 May 16 02:41

LogMeIn creates CMS-like platform for IoT connected products

With the next generation of its Xively Connected Product Management Platform, LogMeIn is aiming to make it easier for companies to deploy and manage connected products in the Internet of Things.

Written by Thor Olavsrud05 May 16 03:32

How a medical device maker took control of its sales data

With more than 50 distributors, each supplying sales data in different formats, medical diagnostic equipment maker Alere had limited visibility into its own customer base until it built a single-source data strategy built on master data management.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 April 16 06:25

SnappyData brings together OLTP, OLAP and Spark

The startup has secured series A funding led by Pivotal, GE Ventures and GTD Capital with a new in-memory hybrid transactional analytics database.

Written by Thor Olavsrud28 April 16 02:59

How an online real estate optimized its Hadoop clusters

Every night, Trulia crunches more than a terabyte of new data and cross-references it with about 2 petabytes of existing data to deliver the most up-to-data real estate information to its users. Here's how it ensures consistent quality of service from its Hadoop clusters.

Written by Thor Olavsrud21 April 16 01:13

APIs abound, but challenges remain

Most organizations use APIs to build mobile and Web applications, integrate back-office systems, enable third-party developers, and incorporate third-party services. But IT departments face many challenges, ranging from infrastructure to suppliers to strategy and objectives.

Written by Thor Olavsrud20 April 16 06:15

Teradata forms Global IOT Analytics special ops team

The analytics company has created a new Global IoT Analytics unit within Teradata Labs and also introduced a Hybrid Cloud environment to help customers shift analytic workloads among a mix of on-premises, managed cloud and public cloud systems.

Written by Thor Olavsrud19 April 16 02:24

DataStax believes multi-model databases are the future

DataStax is strengthening operational databases support for multiple data models, from key value to tabular, JSON and graph, and has added DataStax Enterprise Graph to its offering.

Written by Thor Olavsrud12 April 16 22:49

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