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Category Archives: real-time

SAP Bets On Cloud For Analytics, BPC Optimized for S/4 HANA

SAP Financials 2016 event highlights a comprehensive cloud platform and real-time analysis. Here’s why SAP Cloud for Analytics and BPC Optimized for S/4 Hana Finance are getting attention. Two next-generation … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · 1 Comment

Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Informatica Takes Comprehensive Approach To Big Data Management

Informatica addresses big-data integration, governance and security through a subscription-based portfolio. But will big data remain a separate world? One irrefutable trend in 2015 has been growing enterprise adoption of big … Continue reading

December 3, 2015 · 1 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

Cloudera Introduces RecordService For Security, Kudu For Streaming Data Analysis

Cloudera announces access control layer and columnar storage engine for Hadoop. News analysis from Strata + Hadoop World 2015. It’s going to be a big week for big data as … Continue reading

September 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Cloud Analytics: Six Tips For Success

We still live in a hybrid world, but data analysis is moving steadily into the cloud. Here are six tips on how to succeed with online BI and analytics. The … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genpact Brings Data-Driven Decision-Making To Scale

How do you get to repeatable, analytical decision making? IT services and outsourcing firm Genpact helps companies bring automated, predictive systems into production so they can sense, act and respond … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spark On Fire: Why All The Hype?

Spark Summit event report: IBM unveiled big plans for Apache Spark this week, but it’s not alone in banking on this open-source analytics platform. Here’s why this still-green technology is … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment