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  • How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

    Capturing public conversations around the world in real time, Twitter could be a valuable source of intelligence for the business world, so IBM is creating new ways to derive potentially valuable information from this massive, sprawling data set.

    Written by Joab Jackson25 Feb. 15 16:14
  • BitYota cloud data warehouse gets a boost from Microsoft Azure

    Hoping to enlarge its pool of corporate customers to include the enterprise market, startup BitYota will soon offer its data warehouse service on the Microsoft Azure cloud, thanks to a partnership between the two companies.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 Oct. 14 04:51
  • TPC takes the measure of big data systems

    Comparing commercial Hadoop big data-styled analysis systems might get a little easier, thanks to a new benchmark from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC).

    Written by Joab Jackson19 Aug. 14 01:01
  • Google's latest big-data tool, Mesa, aims for speed

    Google has found a way to stretch a data warehouse across multiple data centers, using an architecture its engineers developed that could pave the way for much larger, more reliable and more responsive cloud-based analysis systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson09 Aug. 14 04:55
  • Oracle hits back at ex-employee's claims over in-memory database option

    Oracle has responded to a former employee's claim that a new in-memory processing option is turned on by default with the latest release of Database 12c, insisting that the process of enabling it requires a series of deliberate steps.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus30 July 14 06:16
  • Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wades into the in-memory database wars

    Oracle CEO Larry Ellison is taking the fight to IBM, Microsoft and SAP in the burgeoning in-memory database market with a new option the company says can deliver dramatic performance boosts without requiring changes to applications.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus11 June 14 03:19
  • CIOs Should Push Big Data Projects but Prioritize Privacy

    Last month, the White House released its 90-day review of big data and privacy, renewing the call for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights along with a number of other policy recommendations.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud03 June 14 05:43
  • It's the little things that matter in Amazon Redshift upgrade

    Amazon Web Services has increased the number of simultaneous queries its hosted data warehouse Redshift can handle, improving performance in cases where many small queries are now forced to wait.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 April 14 22:31
  • Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics

    Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus07 April 14 18:01
  • SAP rolls out 'smart' new way to do data warehousing

    SAP is continuing to merge its HANA in-memory database platform with its Business Warehouse data warehousing software, with the latest update adding support for HANA's real-time data loading services.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus25 March 14 16:50