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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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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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