Sea of big data

Big data vendors look to simplify tools and processes for average enterprise user

The trick to a successful big data initiative is to start small and scale, as vendors release tools to help...

September 30th, 2015 Gary Hilson


3 business challenges faced when adopting big data analytics on an open source platform

As Steve Holder, national practice lead for analytics for SAS Canada explains the points on his "open source integration" slide,...

September 29th, 2015 Brian Jackson


Hadoop in the enterprise: IT departments are struggling with two perennial issues

Although Hadoop is still an emerging platform, it’s finding its way into enterprises despite its complexity and growing pains, but a multi-tenancy...

August 25th, 2015 Gary Hilson

data, big data, network, code

IBM’s Spark adoption heralds big data revamp

IBM finally sidelined a key technology in the big data movement last week, putting its efforts instead behind a newer...

June 22nd, 2015 Danny Bradbury


Alpine’s Chorus analytics framework sings with more languages

Having a mountain of data doesn't do much good if there isn't a tool useful enough to pull meaningful conclusions...

October 19th, 2014 Howard Solomon


Datameer adds automation to Hadoop

The open-source Hadoop framework for processing pools of big data across clusters of servers is a boon for organizations with...

October 2nd, 2014 Howard Solomon


Teradata buys big data specialist

Teradata has bought Think Big Analytics, Inc., a consulting and solutions company focused on Hadoop and big data solutions. "This...

September 7th, 2014 Howard Solomon


HP gets closer to Hortonworks

Hewlett-Packard Co. has deepened its partnership with Hadoop distribution maker Hortonworks by investing US$50 million in the startup, for which...

July 25th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Need OLAP on Hadoop? Here’s two solutions

Canadian organizations are increasingly looking at the open source Hadoop platform for processing large data sets across clusters of commodity...

July 16th, 2014 Howard Solomon