Big Data & Analytics News

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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Integration is Key To Actian’s Latest Cloud-Based, Modular Platforms for Big Data, Analytics

Actian Corp. has consolidated the offerings of its recently-acquired integration and data firms ParAccel, Pervasive Software and Versant Corp., to launch a cloud-based modular big data platform. The Actian DataCloud and ParAccel Big Data Analytics Platforms aim to support design, operations and management of big data projects with integration, analytics-based insights and security.

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Tableau’s Data Visualization Helps Customers, Partners Deliver Big Data, BI Insights

Just two months after its IPO, Tableau Software continues to build out an impressive partner ecosystem that leverages its Tableau 8.0 data visualization platform. The big picture goal is to help non-technical users tap into diverse company data to easily and cost-effectively discover insights -- and even predict future trends.   IDN speaks with Tableau’s director of product management Francois Ajenstat.

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MapR, Fusion-io Boost Big Data Performance 25x To Bring Real-Time Analytics a Big Step Closer

MapR Technologies’ latest partnership is bringing real-time operational Big Data a big step closer. MapR’s M7 Big Data platform for NoSQL and Hadoop, working with Fusion-io’s ioMemory, was benchmarked with 25 times faster performance for read-intensive Apache HBase applications. To discuss how this new supersonic speed could change big data, IDN speaks with MapR’s Jack Norris.

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Talend, Couchbase Team Up To Ease Adoption of NoSQL for Big Data Solutions

Open source software company Talend and NoSQL database provider Couchbase are teaming up to on technologies to boost deployment and integration of NoSQL for enterprise solutions. Under the deal, Talend Platform for Big Data and Talend Open Studio for Big Data will provide out-of-the-box support, certified for use with Couchbase Server.

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Tokutek Launches Open Source TokuDB for Big Data

Tokutek, a provider of high-performance and agile database storage engines has rolled out a new, free version of its database storage engine to help database managers and developers better control their critical business database operations.

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dBaseDATA Service Leverages Online, Cloud Capabilities for On-Demand Data

dBase LLC has rolled out dBaseDATA, an online service that provides access to datasets that can help enterprises use big data into make more informed decisions. The service provides users real-time access data in formats they can use.

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SnapLogic Spring ’13 ‘Big Data as a Service’ Supports Data Integration, Hadoop, Cloudera

Cloud integration innovator SnapLogic’s latest update aims to simplify big data projects. SnapLogic’s “Big Data-as-a-Service” offers data access, data integration, and data logging technologies tuned for Hadoop, Hive and Hbase, Cloudera certification and other new features. IDN speaks with SnapLogic product manager Zeb Mahmood.

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Avaya Marries Cloud, Big Data and Analytics for Better Cross-Channel Customer Insights

Avaya wants to help companies cut down their frustrating phone trees. Avaya is integrating features from cloud, SaaS, big data and analytics to streamline and improve customer experiences across any channel – whether web, email, IM, mobile or landline. Avaya Customer Experience Management data visualization will help firms be more responsive to customers. IDN speaks with Avaya’s vice president Linda Dotts.    

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Vitria Updates Operational Intelligence for Real-Time Insights from Big Data, Events

Vitria Technology’s latest update to its operational intelligence platform delivers rapid, scalable and continuous real-time insights from big data analytics. Vitria OI 4 also derives insights from streaming events, and business processes. IDN speaks with Vitria execs.  

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Talend Open Source Big Data Adds Support for Amazon Redshift Data Warehouse as-a Service

Talend is expanding its open source big data integration capabilities to support Amazon’s Redshift cloud-based data warehouse service. In March, Talend’s design time Open Studio for Big Data tools and runtime Talend Enterprise Big Data and Talend Platform for Big Data will be Redshift ready. IDN speaks with Talend vice president Yves de Montcheuil

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BYOD, Virtualization, Top List of Data Recovery Challenges

A new survey suggests that expanding BYOD and virtualization projects will continue to fuel IT concerns over data loss, and prompt a spike in data recovery spending. These trends were also evident last year, according to research from Kroll Ontrack, a provider of data recovery and ediscovery solutions. 

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