Big Data & Analytics News

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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Survey: Enterprises Identify Top ‘Must Haves’ for Big Data

A survey by 1010data finds enterprises believe big data could deliver business benefits, but it may take up to five years to get there.  See what the survey says about why companies are hesitant to make big data investments today, and what vendors should do to improve their offerings.

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Virtustream, Cognilytics Partner on Cloud-Powered Big Data, Analytics

Virtustream, a cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) provider, is partnering with Cognilytics on a secured cloud-based solution for big data and analytics. Cognilytics will combine its analytics and BI solutions.Virtustream’s xStream cloud management platform.

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MapR Boosts Hadoop’s ‘Out-of-the-Box’ Security with Native Authentication, Authorization

MapR Technologies’ latest effort to enrich Hadoop with out-of-the-box enterprise features focuses on security. To make securing big data easier and more reliable MapR has natively integrated authentication and authorization into the beta of its MapR Distribution for Apache Hadoop. IDN speaks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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Cloudera’s Data Impact Awards Highlight Impactful Hadoop Projects

Hadoop distribution company Cloudera has named winners of its 2013 Data Impact Awards. The awards recognize leading use cases for Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop (CDH). Cloudera’s awards fall into five categories – business impact; integration with existing IT; ‘pervasive’ user adoption; community contribution and social impact.

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Clustrix Releases Scale-Out SQL Database for Cloud To Deliver Real-Time Analytics

Clustrix, a scale-out SQL database built for the cloud, is offering ClustrixDB, its scale-out relational database, as a software download. With ClustrixDB, a company can run ad hoc queries and create reports on live data in real-time at the same time its databases is performing transactions.

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Teradata Updates Aster Platform, Unified Data Architecture To Make Big Data a ‘Snap’

Teradata’s latest updates to its analytics discovery platform aims to open up data analytics to more mainstream users. Teradata’s Aster Discovery Platform 6 sports an innovative “snap together” technology to empower non-technical users to generate business insights. IDN speaks with Teradata’s Senior Director Manan Goel.

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Freescale, Oracle Collaborate on Driving Embedded Java for Internet of Things

Freescale Semiconductor is collaborating with Oracle to help rapidly evolve the Internet of Things (IoT). Under the partnership, the two companies will work together on engineering, industry standards and new products that would promote more use of Java to support for embedded intelligence the IoT-enabled products.

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SAS Rolls Out Enhanced Data Management Software

SAS has unveiled new technologies and enhancements to its SAS Data Management software to help organizations meet the big data challenge. Macys.com uses SAS Data Management to pull data from Hadoop to generate hundreds of thousands of models at the product or SKU level.

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Univa, MapR Partner Over Enterprise-Grade Hadoop Management

Data center automation company Univa is working with MapR Technologies to integrate its Grid Engine.  The partnership will allow customers to run mixed workloads for enterprise reporting and analytics using the MapR Distribution for Hadoop with the policy control management and infrastructure sharing capabilities of Univa Grid Engine.

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PROS Latest Cloud-Based Big Data Tool Aims to Help Firms Boost Revenues

Big data software company PROS is offering a cloud-based big data app aimed at helping companies increase sales.  PROS Step, which uses Microsoft Azure, aims automatically analyze transactions and recommend how a company can adjust pricing and increase revenues.

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