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SAS Takes Next Steps to Cloud Analytics

SAS Viya is now available as the cloud-friendly platform for SAS Visual apps and, soon, SAS 9. Next up should be more cloud-based services options. SAS, like many well-established tech vendors, … Continue reading

April 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Cloudera Focuses Message, Takes Fifth On Pending Moves

Cloudera executives can’t talk about IPO or cloud-services rumors. Here what’s on the record from the Cloudera Analyst Conference. There were a few elephants in the room at the March … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Spark Gets Faster for Streaming Analytics

Spark Summit East highlights progress on machine learning, deep learning and continuous applications combining batch and streaming workloads. Despite challenges including a new location and a nasty Nor’easter that put … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

MapR Ambition: Next-Generation Application Platform

MapR promises a more scaleable, reliable, real-time-capable and converged alternative to Hadoop, NoSQL databases and Kafka combined. Are companies buying it? MapR is frequently mentioned in the same breath with … Continue reading

December 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Teradata Amps Up Cloud And Consulting Offerings

Teradata is thinking outside of box sales with VMware, AWS and Azure deployment options and new solutions and consulting services. At this week’s Teradata Partners Conference in Atlanta the company … Continue reading

September 14, 2016 · 5 Comments

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Powers Machine Learning Apps, Revs Vertica Database

HPE streamlines use of machine learning services with Haven OnDemand Combinations. Vertica release improves performance, adds Hadoop and Spark support. Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced August 30 at its HPE Big … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

SAP Reportedly Buying Altiscale to Power Big Data Services

SAP needs to address big data, streaming and IoT apps. Altiscale would accelerate efforts to deliver high-scale and high-performance cloud data services. SAP is acquiring Altiscale, VentureBeat reported on August … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · 3 Comments

Workday Plans for Platfora Revealed

Workday HR and financial analyses stand to benefit, but Platfora customers will lose the on-premises software option in the wake of the pending acquisition. Workday customers stand to gain a … Continue reading

July 29, 2016 · 1 Comment

Workday Deal For Platfora Leaves Questions

Workday says Platfora buy will bolster its petabyte-scale analysis capabilities. It’s good news for Workday customers, but Platfora customers should be prepared for change. Human resources and financial applications vendor Workday … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

IBM Watson Team Marks Progress, Previews Next Steps

IBM Watson team introduces new services, details evolved capabilities, forecasts market opportunities. But we’re still hungry for real-world success stories. IBM’s Watson unit keeps developing new offerings, growing its ecosystem … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 · Leave a comment