Big Data & Analytics News

HP Vertica Reveals Next Big Strides in Big Data

HP is updating its HP Vertica Analytics Platform with technologies that should lead to faster and smarter ways to lower cost and complexity for data analytics.  The coming HP Vertica Dragline will sport several new features, including “Project Maverick” Live Aggregate Projections that can speed up analytic queries by up to 10x.

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MapR Embraces Apache Spark To Ease ‘Real-Time’ Analytics with Hadoop

MapR Technologies wants to make it easier for Hadoop to deliver real-time analytics by adding full Apache Spark support to its MapR Hadoop distribution. To learn how full Spark support will help devs and IT operations, IDN talks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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New Relic Insights Beta Open; Brings Cloud-Based Analytics to Many Business Stakeholders

New Relic is bringing the power of its cloud-based analytics platform to business users, letting companies gain real-time deep insights into many core business operations. New Relic Insights, now in beta, is designed to be an easy-to-adopt SaaS service that can deliver real-time software analytics to non-IT stakeholders.

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Strata Showcases Easier, Faster, Secure Solutions for Enterprise-Class Big Data

At this month’s O’Reilly Strata Conference, attendees were treated to a wide-range of technology previews and product announcements that will drive data-driven solutions.  IDN reviews some of the top highlights from well-known names and new players that aim to make it easier, faster and more economical to design and launch Big Data in Motion solutions.

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Survey: Jaspersoft Finds Big Data Confidence, Production Deployments on the Rise in 2014

A just-released survey from Jaspersoft shows devs and IT are becoming more confidence surrounding big data projects. The survey found respondents in 2014 better understanding how to best use technologies as well as what analytics use cases can deliver business value. IDN speaks with Jaspersoft director of product marketing Mike Boyarski.

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MicroStrategy Rolls Out Analytics Solutions for Cloud, Mobile Information-Driven Apps

Long-time BI leader MicroStrategy Inc. debuted a new generation of solutions for enterprise-class operational analytics at January's MicroStrategy World user conference. Attendees say innovations for cloud, mobile and a new category of what the company calls “information-driven applications.”  IDN speaks with MocroStategy execs.

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Splunk Enhances Enterprise Security App with Threat Intelligent Framework, Visualizations

Splunk Inc. is shipping an update to its Splunk App for Enterprise Security, to help security professionals stalk cyberattackers. Splunk App for Enterprise Security 3.0 includes visualizations for better threat detection, a new threat intelligence framework, and support for new data types and data models.

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O’Reilly Strata Survey Looks a Salaries for Big Data Devs

A recent survey by O'Reilly found devs who are versed in open source or commercial big data tools and languages can make a pretty penny. Devs can expect to earn up to $150,000 annually – the biggest earners are those who can work with multiple “‘open” tools. IDN speaks with O’Reilly survey co-author John King.

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Splunk Acquires Cloudmeter To Expand Big Data Insights from Machine Data

Splunk Inc., which provides software for real-time operational intelligence, has acquired Cloudmeter Inc., a provider of network data capture technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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2014: Tableau Sees Big Data Ramp Ups Will Get Easier and Faster

Tableau Software execs say 2014 will be the year when big data projects get faster and easier – both for IT and business users. Many trends are in place to better enable non-technical users to leverage diverse company data to discover insights and even predict future trends. IDN speaks with Tableau’s Elissa Fink about the top trends. 

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IBM Watson Gets Set To Bring Commercial Big Data Solutions to the Cloud

IBM has established a big data analytics unit based on its Jeopardy-winning supercomputer Watson to develop cloud-based products and services for enterprises. The IBM Watson Group is a new business unit that will bring software, services and apps to market that can uncover answers to complex questions by analyzing massive amounts of data. 

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Oracle Big Data Project To Bring Business Insight, Cross-Channel Efficiencies to Spain’s CaixaBank

CaixaBank, Spain’s largest domestic bank, has chosen Oracle to implement its new big data infrastructure. The project aims to develop a single data repository – or data pool – to provide business users insight and even ask questions of their data.

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