The Six Requirements of a Big Data Fabric

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In this special guest feature, Michael Bushong from Plexxi writes about how new requirements in big data have spawned the need for a next generation of “data fabrics.” Michael Bushong is Vice President of Marketing at Plexxi.

Couchbase Server 3.0 Beta Begins

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of NoSQL database software, today announced the beta release of Couchbase Server 3.0. With this beta release, Couchbase seeks to get valuable user input on new features that strengthen its core architecture and greatly improve the developer and administrator experiences.

Splunk Software Helps GoodData Scale Business for Customer Success

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Splunk Inc. (NASDAQ: SPLK), provider of a leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, today announced that GoodData, a leader in cloud business intelligence, is using Splunk® Enterprise to gain better visibility into its service in order to drive customer growth.

New Search Engine Puts a Check on Big Data

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With today’s big data industry, it’s all about consumers doling out their personal data and companies gladly scooping them up to push them through advanced machine learning algorithms in an attempt to understand every last nuance about you – whether you like it or not. With today’s beta launch of the new Private.me search engine, the playing field has changed.

Designing a High Performance Lustre Storage System: A Case Study

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Intel’s White Paper, “Architecting a High-Performance Storage System,” shows you the step-by-step process in the design of a Lustre file system. It is available for download at insideBIGDATA White Paper Library. “Although a good system is well-balanced, designing it is not straight forward. Fitting components together and making the adjustments needed for peak performance is challenging. The process begins with a requirement analysis followed by a design structure (a common structure was selected for the paper) and component choices.”

Metanautix Comes Out of Stealth to ­Simplify the Data Supply Chain

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Metanautix, a big data analytics company focused on simplifying the data supply chain, has announced that it has partnered with Sequoia Capital for a $7 million Series A financing round.

AAA Uses Target Marketing with Predictive and Geo-spatial Analytics

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At the recent Alteryx Inspire conference, the American Automobile Association (AAA) shared shared how they rely on predictive and geo-spatial analytics to better serve their members, their branch offices and anticipate business needs.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

ExtraHop Introduces Open Data Stream Technology

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ExtraHop Networks, the global leader in real-time wire data analytics for IT operational intelligence, has announced Open Data Stream for MongoDB and Open Data Stream for Elasticsearch.