Commvault, a data management company, is rolling out updates to many of its enterprise products today, with the aim of simplifying the process of actually using…
In the new world of “data lakes,” where raw data is collected for subsequent discovery and analysis, lies the task of managed…
Graph tech used for security
Sqrrl, the big data startup whose founders used to work for the NSA, plans to announce Thursday that it is shifting its…
In the name of scale
Netflix is revamping the computing architecture that processes data for its streaming video service, according to a Netflix blog post that came out…
You can handle the data
That Diet Coke in your hand didn’t invent itself. It’s the result of years of focus groups, surveys and data crunching—more commonly…
Works with MemSQL or MySQL
Database startup MemSQL said today that it open sourced a new data transfer tool called MemSQL Loader that helps users haul over…
By hooking up services like New Relic, Loggly and Puppet to BigPanda’s cloud-based system, IT staff will supposedly get a better picture of infrastructure-related problems.
Symantec’s division comes just days after Hewlett-Packard and eBay did the same. It’s clear that big tech companies are streamlining themselves to please their shareholders.
Experiments at many leading large-scale data centers hold lessons for smaller ones that may not have the dedicated engineering and facilities staffs to fine-tune their data center’s efficiency.
Refining raw data into something cleaner, and ready for rigorous analysis, is arguably more important in the big data world than it…
A confluence of major changes in computer hardware is disrupting a three-decade equilibrium in the design of SQL database management systems (DBMS’s).…
Big data support is becoming big business. Companies large and small are kicking the tires on big data projects and quickly realizing…
For more than 20 years, Business Intelligence was defined by centralized analytics, monolithic data dashboards, and access to custom reports controlled by…
To automate decision-making and capture competitive insight, enterprises require massive computing resources that store and mine ever-growing amounts of data. With big…
The data deluge has fueled the introduction of hyperscale data centers to handle our world’s growing information demands.
In this week’s Structure Show, Mitchell Kertzman — former Sybase CEO and current managing director at Hummer Winblad — says there’s lots of room for databases outside the Oracle price umbrella.
There will never be one database to rule them all, in fact, the database market is shaping up to be much more…
Damian Black, CEO of SQLstream, talks about why data flow computing is experiencing a rebirth and what it could mean for scaling in the cloud.
There’s been something of a perfect storm in the data world over the past several years. Companies are sitting on more data than ever before, yet it’s never been easier or cheaper to analyze all that information to solve problems and create new business opportunities.
Over the past five years, social media has become an integral part of how customers interact with companies and brands.
The data community sometimes appears obsessed with overthrowing decades of practice, casting relational database solutions aside in favor of newer NoSQL offerings such as Neo4J, Hbase and CouchDB. NoSQL tools are undeniably powerful, and they are being used to great effect in deriving insight from massive streams of data.
Preserving consumer trust gets a lot of lip service. But a new report from the World Economic Forum actually attempts to translate its value into dollars and cents.
When Amazon Web Services launched AWS Storage Gateway last month, the move seemed logical, almost expected. Carlos Escapa, CEO of VirtualSharp Software, argues that the real challenge lies not in restoring data, but in recovering services when disaster strikes.
For the most part, cloud-related laws on the books or in the works right now are almost entirely about data, and data has “gravity.” The more important it is, the more likely services and applications are going to move to the data, rather than vice versa.
Shaw, a Canadian ISP said this week that its movies and on demand service would be exempt from its data caps. Such a move places Shaw’s upcoming Movie Club service at an advantage to a competitive movie streaming service such as Netflix.
If you pay attention to the energy sector, then you’ve witnessed the recent parade of home energy management software launched by startups, huge IT firms and veteran electrical meter companies. With firms like Microsoft, Google and, most recently, GE entering the home energy management software space, you’d think there was a ton of money to be made by selling this stuff. Not so much: the barrier to building this software is low and giants are already offering the basic tools for free; the window for building a business on, or making substantial money from, these products is quickly shutting.