At the PASS Business Analytics Conference in Chicago, Microsoft announces a public preview of GeoFlow and pumps Excel as the hub for data discovery.
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Veteran data geek Andrew Brust covers Big Data technologies including Hadoop, NoSQL, Data Warehousing, BI and Predictive Analytics.
Andrew J. Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology.
IBM Introduces its new BLU architecture, continuing the convergence of relational, columnar, distributed, and variant schema database approaches.
Data exploration and visualization darling Tableau has filed for initial public offering
Linux and Hadoop vendors make Ubuntu-integrated MapR M3 available for download.
Platfora releases its BI for Big Data product to general availability, eschewing Hive and hand-coded MapReduce, while embracing in-memory queries.
Tibco's data exploration tool also adds new visualizations, a free developer edition of its R runtime, nipping at Tableau and QlikTech's heels.
Bill James and Billy Beane have led the way for sports teams to make strategic decisions based on analyzing data rather than watching the actual games or players.
Merger combines long-standing curated Big Data resources with recent-vintage cloud-based Big Data analytics platform to help life sciences companies market in a new era.
Microsoft wants to enable everyone to work with big data, using Excel, SQL Server, and current skill sets. With a solid stack, albeit one vulnerable in predictive analytics and mobility, can Microsoft become the McDonald's of big data "insights?"
Hortonworks, Intel, and EMC/Greenplum have each introduced new Hadoop distributions, just as the Strata Big Data jamboree kicks off in Santa Clara, California.