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Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

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Hadoop is designed to store big data cheaply on a distributed file system across commodity servers. How you get that data there is your problem. And it’s a surprisingly critical issue because Hadoop isn’t a replacement for existing infrastructure, but rather a tool to augment data management and storage...
Hadoop Needs Better Bridges to Fulfill the Big Data Promise

Big data is still hard, but it gets better

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What’s standing between your staff and big data analysis? That was the existential question posed of DJ Patil and Jeff Hammerbacher at the GigaOM Structure:Data event today in New York. The two had different takes on how easy it was to give people the power to use data, with Hammerbacher,...
Big data is still hard, but it gets better

Actian to acquire Pervasive Software in big data deal

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Actian, formerly Ingres, is to acquire Pervasive Software, a vendor of cloud-based and on-premises software for data management and analysis. The deal is targeted at the growing big data market....
Actian to acquire Pervasive Software in big data deal

MasterCard buys a piece of data science specialist Mu Sigma

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If you can’t beat ‘em, buy ‘em — or a piece of them, at least. On Thursday, MasterCard Advisors — the division of the credit card company dedicated to analyzing transaction data and providing data consulting services — partnered with data science firm Mu Sigma and MasterCard acquired an undisclosed...
MasterCard buys a piece of data science specialist Mu Sigma

Actian buys Amazon database partner ParAccel

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Database vendor Actian has acquired ParAccel, a scale-out, analytic database company whose technology underpins part of the Amazon Web Services Redshift data warehouse service. Terms of the deal are undisclosed. For Actian, the deal means it has a big data offering to round out its current suite of database product...
Actian buys Amazon database partner ParAccel

White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

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Platfora, the San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that helped spur a general rethinking of business intelligence for a big data world, is finally exiting its beta period and is generally available. It’s no wonder the company has garnered so much attention given its stated mission to make Hadoop an interactive experience...
White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

Getting beyond the cult of big data

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Basho CTO Justin Sheehy, whose company supports the Riak database, wants people to get beyond thinking that they can implement some kind of “big data strategy,” in order to drive success. In a rapid-fire talk at Structure:Data 2013 in New York, he explained the concept of cargo culting and how...
Getting beyond the cult of big data

Actian Buys Amazon-Funded ParAccel As April Buying Spree Continues

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Actian is on a buying spree. The big data management company announced today the acquisition of ParAccel, the data analytics company that has $64 million in funding from Amazon and other investors. Earlier this month, Actian acquired Pervasive Software, a data integration company based in Austin. Actian provides data integration...
Actian Buys Amazon-Funded ParAccel As April Buying Spree Continues

2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center

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In 2013, traditional data centers will begin to lose their dominant status within the data-management food chain. They will increasingly be replaced by big-data software and lower-cost, ARM-based systems-on-chips.  When thinking about the future of data centers, the problem is one of scale. For the past few decades, relational databases and...
2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center

Actian to Acquire Big Data Startup ParAccel

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Actian, a privately held player in the big data and business analytics software space that’s lately been known for making acquisitions, is about to close another. Later today, the company will announce a deal to acquire ParAccel, a well-funded startup that specializes in analytics database software. Actian CEO Steven Shine...
Actian to Acquire Big Data Startup ParAccel

Software-as-a-Service: The Dirty Little Secrets Of SaaS

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The IT industry may be embracing the model of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), but there's just one problem: Up to 20% of attempted SaaS deployments are failing due to serious problems with data integration. And that's just one of many problems facing the hot but problematic movement. This fact doesn't make the headlines,...
Software-as-a-Service: The Dirty Little Secrets Of SaaS

How the iPhone and its "tick-tock" release cycle made consumers care about software

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You can call Apple anything you like. Revolutionary, boring, over-hyped, under-valued, a religion, a computer company — Apple has been called each of these in roughly equal measure, and we’ll probably never stop arguing about what Apple is. But the one indisputable thing about Apple is that the company...
How the iPhone and its "tick-tock" release cycle made consumers care about software
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