Why open source tools might need a hardware hook

The great things about open source software stacks is that they’re free and they work. The not-so-great thing is that — like many open source projects — they can be difficult to configure and manage. Luckily, hardware vendors are stepping in to fill the void.

Building a Better Starbucks With Big Data

Data isn’t the solution to business problems. Pulling data into applications and using it to make decisions and improve the user experience is the way to solve business problems said Jim Baum, the CEO of Netezza, at Structure Big Data.

As Teradata Plans to Buy Aster, What’s Left?

Data warehousing giant Teradata today agreed to acquire Aster Data, a data analytics provider, proving that it’s no longer enough to be able to store and access a lot of data quickly, one must also be able to analyze it quickly. But now, who’s left.

Teradata to Acquire Aprimo For $525 Million

Data warehousing firm Teradata said it will buy cloud-based integrated marketing software provider Aprimo for $525 million. The deal will help Teradata bolster its analytics and business intelligence services by adding Aprimo’s suite of integrated marketing applications to help enterprises wrangle their stored data for profits.

With New Appliance, EMC Takes on Teradata, Oracle

Nearly 75-days after it acquired Greenplum, Hopkinton, Mass-based storage giant EMC Corp. is launching a new data-warehousing appliance, taking on established giants, Oracle, Teradata and Netezza. The new Appliance is built using Greenplum Database 4.0 and it uses a system built with 16 Intel processors.

Sensor Networks Top Social Networks for Big Data

With the firehose of information enabled by Facebook, location based services, and other forms of social media, the era of Big Data is upon us. But in the next decade much of that data won’t come from social networks, but rather, from sensor networks.

More Data, More Problems: How Deduplication Can Drive Business Value

Across most organizations and all industries, data is exploding at an exponential rate, and CIOs are being tasked with making sense of all this information. The problem is that, often, these repositories are siloed within individual departments — pockets within the organization have their own copy of the data, each holding slightly different information. By consolidating that data into a single location, businesses can better protect and monetize it.

Big Money for Big Database Company

[qi:110] Aster Data Systems, a Redwood City, Calif-based startup that makes data warehousing software, has raised $12 million in new funding from…