Take a mega-vendor, give it a powerful in-memory Big Data product, combine with equal parts business software, and solutions that are (gasp!) enterprise-ready may result.
Big on Data
Veteran data geek Andrew Brust covers Big Data technologies including Hadoop, NoSQL, Data Warehousing, BI and Predictive Analytics.
Andrew 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. He has been a developer magazine columnist and conference speaker since the mid-90s, and a technology book writer and blogger since 2005. Andrew is also Founder and CEO of Blue Badge Insights, an analysis, strategy and advisory firm serving Microsoft customers and partners.
Technology conferences, both announced and taking place, are showcasing Big Data in a big way this week.
During a single week in usually hum-drum July, a slew of companies had a Big Data beach party bash. Big Data, BI, Database and Cloud companies went crazy with partnership announcements and a new version of an in-memory database was born.
In this Webcast, Opera Solutions CEO Arnab Gupta and I discuss how machine learning technology helps organizations derive far higher value form their data than merely processing and aggregating the data can. Find out how Opera does it, and learn how you can too.
Are the downsides of batch mode the elephant in the room for Hadoop? Two data-focused companies, with different products and models, make clear why real-time analytics force Hadoop to take a back seat.
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Getting over the gee-whiz factor of Big Data can be tough. Enumerating important Big Data sources and technologies can give us a good start in moving the discussion forward.
Microsoft had its Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week, and over 16,000 people were there. So was Big Data.
Clever data storage for Hadoop and offline data storage for reports mark new releases today from Cleversafe and Jaspersoft.
Can a disruptive molecular biologist and the leading company in the Hadoop ecosystem make medical research change its methodologies for the better?
June was a big month for the cloud and for Hadoop. It was also a big month for the intersection of the two.
I sit down with Mike Hoskins, CTO of Pervasive Software and host Jonas Tichenor as part of ZDNet’s Hot Topics series. Catch this replay of the webcast to see our analysis of Big Data and how its established and emerging technologies can be used to give your organization a competitive edge.
With the emergence of Big Data and new analytic data platforms that handle different kinds of data, such as Hadoop, do the same data stewardship practices that have been around since the mid 90’s still apply?
How can Hadoop and Enterprise data warehouse technology be made to work together in the 2010s? Ask a company that started with mainframes in the 1960s.
The digitization and networking of nearly everything is presenting new opportunities for small businesses, says IBM's Rod Smith.