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IBM Analyst Forum: A Tale Of Two Titans

IBM displayed two sides of the company at its annual analyst forum last week: the mighty tech titan and the agile new design-driven Big Blue. Here’s my take on a … Continue reading

November 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

AWS re:Invent: Five Takeaways On New Services

Amazon challenges ‘old-guard’ IBM, Microsoft and Oracle with QuickSight, Kinesis Firehose, Snowball, and new database services. Here’s a quick rundown with cautions for would-be adopters. Make no mistake: Amazon Web Services … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 2 Comments

Strata + Hadoop World Report: Spark, Real-Time In the Spotlight

MapR, Pivotal and Teradata were among the who’s who of big data vendors making announcements at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. Here’s a quick analysis. If Strata + Hadoop World … Continue reading

October 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Alteryx Does Self Service, Big Data Processing, Too

Alteryx Analytics 10.0 brings self-service data prep and analysis to high-scale platforms with in-database processing on Amazon Redshift, Cloudera Impala, Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle Database, Spark and Teradata. Can analytics … Continue reading

September 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hadoop Progress Report: 3 Emerging Use Cases

Hadoop is gaining acceptance as an essential enterprise data platform. Here’s a look at  three emerging, business-driving use cases that go beyond IT cost savings. It has been nearly six years … Continue reading

September 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Oracle PaaS: 6 Important Developments For Data

Oracle steps up data and analytic services as part of its platform-as-a-service push. New Exadata, Big Data and Analytic cloud services are all in the mix, but the strongest appeal … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Hadoop Enters Awkward Teenage Years

Hadoop Summit Event Report: Hortonworks highlights technology progress and growing enterprise adoption amid growing pains and intra-Hadoop-family conflict. Hadoop is enterprise viable and growing quickly. That’s the message Hortonworks CEO … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment