MapR Distribution Version 4.0.1 Announced

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the availability of the 4.0.1 version of the MapR Distribution including Hadoop.

IBM Introduces Powerful Analytics for Everyone

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Making its biggest announcement in a decade as leader in analytics, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced Watson Analytics, a breakthrough natural language-based cognitive service that can provide instant access to powerful predictive and visual analytic tools for businesses.

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System

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“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”

Cartesian Expands DataStax Alliance for Big Data Analytics

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CartesianTM (NASDAQ: CRTN), the specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions, and DataStax, the company that delivers Apache CassandraTM to the enterprise, have announced the expansion of their global partnership.

Tableau Conference 2014 – A Field Report

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I just returned from the annual Tableau Conference 2014 (affectionately referred to as TC14) and I’m data overload! The big event took place Sept. 8-11 in beautiful Seattle and I must confess that the experience really energized me.

INFATools – New Data Integration ETL Software Improves Functionality, Quality and Speed

INFATools Mapping Generator software, by Datasource Consulting, provides more efficient and higher quality generation of staging mappings to the Enterprise Information Management and Data Warehousing industry while enabling Agile project delivery with an innovative solution that helps delivery data integration projects faster.

Couchbase Shines in Newly Released NoSQL Performance Benchmark

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Couchbase, Inc., provider of the most complete NoSQL database, today announced final results of an independent NoSQL vendor comparison by Thumbtack Technology, Inc., an industry leader in NoSQL consulting services.

Dentsu razorfish Selects MapR Hadoop Distribution for Next Generation Communication Platform

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MapR Technologies, Inc., provider a leading distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, has announced that Dentsu razorfish, a joint venture between digital agency razorfish and Dentsu, a globally recognized advertisement firm, has deployed the MapR Distribution including Hadoop as the underlying technology for its Next Generation Communication Platform (NGCP) solution.

Alteryx Analytics Delivers Data Blending Without Limits

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Alteryx, Inc., the leader in data blending and advanced analytics, today announced the availability of Alteryx Analytics 9.1 which continues to empower analysts with more data blending for all of the sources of insight they need to use – all in an intuitive workflow and with no coding required.

What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions

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The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.