The World Economic Forum (WEF) defines blockchain as a technology that allows people to transfer assets to one another in a secure way without any intermediaries. It enables transparency, immutability, and autonomous execution of business rules. What this essentially means is that Blockchain is a distributed database system which acts... Read more ╗
Click to learn more about author Pratik Kanada. I don?t need to get started with the excessive use of mobile devices and the way we have ingrained mobile apps in our lives. This is something you already know, right? The intimacy of these pocket devices is increasing day by day. There was a time when [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?Red Hat, Inc., the world?s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Virtualization now supports the SAP HANA« platform, a market-leading in-memory data and application development platform for running big data workloads. Red Hat is now able to offer an operating system (Red [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Databricks, provider of the leading Unified Analytics Platform and founded by the team who created Apache Spark?, today announced the availability of Apache Spark 2.3.0 on Databricks? Unified Analytics Platform. Databricks is the first vendor to support Apache Spark 2.3 within a compute engine, Databricks Runtime [?]
Click to learn more about author Kevin W. McCarthy. In 2017, we saw many changes across the United States and the world. And it?s no different when it comes to the Data Management space. Last year was filled with some good and some not-so-good changes in our industry. More important than what happened last year [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Waterline Data, a global leader in data cataloging solutions and applications, today unveiled the Waterline Metadata Discovery Platform, a highly scalable solution designed to help the petabyte enterprise dramatically accelerate the discovery, governance and use of big data. Based on advanced data virtualization technology, the new [?]
Careers involving data expertise are soaring. Data skills have seen significant growth in recent years, according to The Quant Crunch report. By 2020, the report predicts, the number of positions for data and analytics talent in the United States will increase by 364,000 openings, to 2,720,000. á Clinical Data Analysis (+54 percent) Data Science (+40 [?]
Click to learn more about authoráDan Kusnetzky. Big Data has been in the media constantly recently, but its definition and use still eludes some enterprise decision-makers. Their enterprises have invested heavily in Business Intelligence (BI) processes and applications and find themselves confused if what they have been doing will live happily under the new name [?]
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Pepperdata, the Big Data Performance company that provides developer and operator solutions to optimize application and cluster performance in Big Data environments, today announces Application Spotlight. This self-service portal enables Big Data application developers to generate application-specific recommendations to improve application performance, highlight applications that need [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?The Oracle Applications Users Group (OAUG), an independent, global, member-led organization that maximizes customers? investment in Oracle and partner solutions, relaunches its Analytics, BI and Big Data Special Interest Group (SIG). The new SIG was reestablished through the merger of two long-standing SIGs, the BI-Big Data and [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Unravel Data, the industry?s only Application Performance Management (APM) platform designed for Big Data applications, today introduced APM for streaming applications. This new feature enables enterprises to improve performance and reliability of their Internet of Things (IoT), real-time, and other streaming applications. Fortune 500 companies rely [?]
Content discovery platform Outbrain launched its first Hadoop pilot about 5 years ago, on the free version of the technology, giving it the flexibility to experiment. But the company recently made some changes to update its big data program.
by Angela Guess According to a new press release, ?Syncsort, the global leader in Big Iron to Big Data software, today announced that it has delivered expanded integration between its industry-leading, high-performance data integration solution, DMX-h, and Cloudera Navigator. This combination uniquely enables data governance practitioners to view detailed data lineage information on enterprise-wide data [?]
Big Data has taken the technology world by storm! In Layman?s terms, big data can be defined as any set of structured or unstructured data that is too big for regular database tools to handle and process. With huge chunks of data being generated regularly from various digital sources, it... Read more ╗
The issue of schema?and what is frequently perceived as its inherent difficulties?is becoming more important every day. Organizations are increasingly encountering decentralized computing environments typified by semi-structured or unstructured external data of varying formats, often requiring integration with internal, structured data for immediate business value.
People, businesses, and machines are generating data at a staggering pace.áThe business expectation is that you will use this data to gain insight, increase competitive advantage, and become truly data-driven. Data lies at the heart of this digital transformation and is underway at most organizations.
In 2009, the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command wanted the ability to track, in real-time, national security threats. Potential solutions had to provide instant results, and use graphics to provide insight into their extremely large streaming datasets. At the time, there was nothing available to meet their needs. Both NoSQL solutions and classical relational [?]
by Angela Guess A recent press release states, ?The National Science Foundation (NSF) is providing nearly $30 million in new funding for research in data science and engineering through its Critical Techniques, Technologies and Methodologies for Advancing Foundations and Applications of Big Data Sciences and Engineering (BIGDATA) program. NSF?s awards are paired with support from [?]
?The world is oneáBig Dataáproblem.?-Andrew McAfee Big data might be known by several names or labels, but it?s undeniable that big data skills are turning into a big deal for IT professionals. The ?big data? wave has opened up lots of exciting opportunities for people skilled in open source big... Read more ╗
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?Quantzig, a global analytics solutions provider, has announced the completion of their latest analytics article on the top benefits of big data in the healthcare industry. The advent of digital technology has offered numerous benefits to healthcare providers. A key advancement is the use of big [?]
Big data it is often hyped, but I encourage taking a more realistic stance. I?ve seen many organizations attempt to adopt big data solutions and ultimately fail. I fear these missteps may eventually sour the market on adopting big data solutions. This would be unfortunate, because I view big data as a transformational capability, an essential part of a new IT infrastructure. To ensure greater success, this post presents common barriers to adoption that I?ve observed and provides insight into how to adapt and overcome these challenges.
Click to learn more about authoráRavi Shankar. One of the biggest problems today is not a lack of innovation or solutions, but rather how to settle on any technology. The key is to pick one and embrace it in a meaningful, productive way, without falling prey to debilitating ?pause your business? problems that arise when [?]
AMD scored a significant win in its efforts to retake ground in the data center with Dell announcing three new PowerEdge servers aimed at the usual high-performance workloads, like virtualized storage-area networks (VSAN), hybrid-cloud applications, dense virtualization, and big data analytics. The servers will run AMD's Epyc 7000 series processors.
Click to learn more about author John Felahi. Once again, businesses sat up and took notice of a number massive consumer information leaks over the past year. The data breach headlines of 2017 were led by Yahoo, Uber, Arby?s, and Equifax, to name just a few. These events exposed various levels of personal and identifiable [?]
by Angela Guess According to a recent press release, ?MemSQL, provider of the fastest real-time data warehouse, today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Big Data Competency status. This designation recognizes that MemSQL has demonstrated success helping customers evaluate and use the tools, techniques, and technologies of working with data productively, at [?]