Stories by Thor Olavsrud

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

Global construction company uses analytics to make pricing local

Dayton Superior, a supplier of concrete and other materials for projects ranging from the Panama Canal to the Trump Ocean Club, is using a data-driven approach to price optimization to help it align prices with all the various markets in which it operates.

Written by Thor Olavsrud12 April 16 02:38

MariaDB targets big data analytics market with ColumnStore

The relational database company's upcoming MariaDB ColumnStore is a columnar storage engine for massively parallel distributed query execution and data loading, supporting use cases ranging from real-time to batch to algorithmic.

Written by Thor Olavsrud06 April 16 00:33

AtScale simplifies connecting BI tools to Hadoop

The startup, which specializes in creating OLAP-like virtual cubes on Hadoop, has added a Hybrid Query Service that's designed allows its platform to natively support MDX and SQL queries.

Written by Thor Olavsrud31 March 16 03:10

Big data gets runtime specification

The ODPi Runtime Specification and test suite is designed to help organizations write Hadoop-based applications once with the confidence that they will run on a variety of Hadoop distributions.

Written by Thor Olavsrud30 March 16 02:57

How GE will bring the Industrial IoT to life

The venerable General Electric is undergoing a profound change as the result of digital transformation and the Industrial Internet of Things. Its evolution is providing insight into what's coming for the industrial sector overall.

Written by Thor Olavsrud17 March 16 04:22

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