Data warehouse

Actian buys Amazon database partner ParAccel

Analytic database vendor ParAccel has been acquired by a relatively quiet database company called Actian. ParAccel targets big data with its scale-out architecture, and it counts Amazon as both an investor and user.

IBM tunes big data appliance to retailers

IBM is working the reins of its Smarter Commerce initiative by rolling out a new Netezza analytics appliance designed to help retailers churn through potentially petabytes of consumer sales data in real time. It’s trying to capitalize on the increased importance of e-commerce to revenues.

Renamed Cogo Labs boosts Cambridge startup scene

Boston-area tech incubator Adverplex is reborn as Cogo Labs and is starting to talk itself up. The 30-person shop, which backed CourseAdvisor and Autotegrity, is also on the hunt for software, analytics and data warehousing talent.

Hadapt raises $9.5M for Hadoop data warehouse

Cambridge, Mass.-based startup Hadapt closed a Series A funding round of $9.5 million for its Hadoop-based software that handles structured and unstructured data in a single system. Norwest Venture Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners led the round, which comes about seven months after Hadapt’s launch.

LexisNexis open sources code for Hadoop alternative

HPCC Systems has released the open source code of its data-processing software that it’s positioning as a better version of Hadoop. The code is available on Github, and it marks the commencement of HPCC Systems’ quest to build a community of developers underneath Hadoop’s expansive shadow.

How EMC Is Embracing the New Big Data Bundle

Despite an industry-wide push for better and more-complete big data strategies, it’s beginning to look like EMC and IBM will be the two technology vendors earning the most data-related dollars once the dust settles because they’ve embraced the new big data bundle while others have not.

IBM Creates Big Data Frankenstein with Netezza-R Fusion

IBM and Revolution Analytics have brought together SQL queries and predictive analytics by integrating R Enterprise statistical analysis software with IBM’s Netezza TwinFin data warehouse appliance. It’s part of a significant evolution in analytics strategies as big data becomes a big issue for all types organizations.

HP Makes Its Big Data Move; Buys Vertica

HP announced this morning that it has signed an agreement to acquire analytical database provider Vertica for an undisclosed amount, a decision that finally puts HP into the data warehouse market and analytics space that is becoming more important by the day.

IBM’s Hadoop Effort Grows from Project to Product

IBM’s Information On Demand and Teradata’s Partners Conference kicked off today, and both companies announced slews of upgrades and new products that directly target the push to do more with more data. Among them is the transition of IBM’s BigInsights Hadoop solution from project to product.