The big data platform race will unfold more like Le Mans than a drag race, and MapR seems to understand better than most that a steady enterprise-grade evolution of a big data platform will keep it and its customers on track.
After a long car ride, and studying 65 BI/analytics vendors, here are 5 bigger truths about big data.
Do Teradata's tepid Q1-FY13 results suggest weaker demand in general for big data, or a changing of the guard?
Actian's buying blitz puts it in the middle of the big data mix, now Actian just needs to execute excellently.
IBM DB2 steps up to the columnar and performance plate to help IBM continue its considerable momentum in big data.
You thought big data was big? Try the Data Economy on for size.
The concept of a platform in information technology (IT) parlance suggests “everything, or almost everything you need to build a complete solution.” Five years ago, the notion of an analytics platform was marginally part of the market nomenclature. At that time, business intelligence (BI) platforms dominated the landscape, and analytics, while certainly ingredients of or augmentations to several BI platforms, were the afterthought—more of an enigmatic art for the few, the domain of the statistician. But the “big data” market phenomena, catalyzed by the Apache open source Hadoop project, and invigorated by several vendors’ marketing programs, has shifted buyer focus from BI toward analytics.
Here’s an example of how a SaaS B2B solution provider stepped up to meet partner/customer requirements for more customization, enterprise-class integration, and rapid yet flexible on-boarding.
Oracle Database Appliance blossoms into more than just a database appliance with ODA X3-2
Sorting through all the activity around the Strata Santa Clara conference, my eyebrows were raised by four offerings, two dealing with sorting/indexing, two dealing with the R statistical development language.
The data economy will continue to create demand for the "dark matter" of data integration.
Are the Hadoop distributions from major vendors EMC-Greenplum and Intel the new black of big data?
Adding security through data masking to the Informatica Cloud to better enable and protect development and testing is a long step in the right direction.
Big data certainly counts as one of the key trends in business and IT for 2013, but let's not get too carried away.
Senior Principal Analyst Evan Quinn has seen many sides of the IT equation, serving in roles spanning software development to product management, competitive intelligence to communications, industry analysis to product marketing, and Basic Assembly Language to database management, Java, and the cloud. His experiences enable him to understand and incorporate the many points of view held by IT vendors, buyers, and users.
Prior to joining ESG, Evan worked as an industry analyst at firms including IDC and Gartner, and he has held communications, competitive intelligence, and product marketing positions at tech vendors such as Symantec, HP, and Oracle.
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