Data Management & Analytics

  • blogs
    Feb 4, 2016

    Predictions for Big Data & Analytics in 2016

    I woke up the other day to discover that it was still February 2nd — clearly I'm trapped in the Groundhog Day loop. Must check my code for recursive logic. One symptom is having to make predictions about what will happen today based on what happened yesterday. I recently published a video to explore how the big data and analytics market is repeating some of the patterns of the past year, only more so.

  • blogs
    Jan 15, 2016

    The Delta-V Awards: The Big Picture

    The ESG Delta-V awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Continuing in our series, this time I’d like to recognize those companies that see “the bigger picture” for big data and analytics. These offerings go beyond point products, even beyond platforms, and address the larger context of a real business (or government) environment.

  • blogs
    Jan 12, 2016

    The Delta-V Awards: Big Data Platforms

    ESG Delta-V awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. This post focuses on the companies to congratulate for their success in the category of Big Data Platforms. This covers the software systems that seek to organize big data into something much more usable in the real world.

  • lab reports
    Jan 11, 2016

    Lenovo Storage S2200

    Hybrid Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Entry-level Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Lenovo Storage S2200 next-generation hybrid system with a focus on the value of intelligent real-time tiering, fast performance, high availability and scalability, and a modern, intuitive management interface. 

  • lab reports
    Jan 11, 2016

    Lenovo Storage S3200

    Hybrid Enterprise-class Storage Functionality at Mid-range Prices

    This ESG Lab Validation documents the results of expert, independent, hands-on testing of the Lenovo Storage S3200 next-generation hybrid system with a focus on the value of intelligent real-time tiering, fast performance, high availability and scalability, and a modern, intuitive management interface. 

  • video
    Jan 8, 2016

    ESG Lab Video Summary: NetApp Solutions for Hadoop 2015

    ESG Lab Analyst MIke Leone discusses ESG's recent testing of the NetApp Solution for Hadoop 2015.

  • blogs
    Jan 8, 2016

    The Delta-V Awards: Engineered Systems for Analytics

    ESG's Delta-V awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Here are the ones to applaud for their success in the category of Engineered Systems. You may be thinking, "wait, the whole point of big data is to go with commodity kit, not a big vendor appliance." You may also be wrong.

  • blogs
    Jan 6, 2016

    The Delta-V Awards: Machine Learning

    The ESG Delta-V awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Here are the ones to congratulate for their success in the category of Machine Learning, including cognitive, artificial intelligence, and variants.

  • blogs
    Jan 4, 2016

    The Delta-V Awards: Hadoop & Spark

    ESG's Delta-V awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Here's the set of awards celebrating organizations for their contributions to Hadoop and Spark. These are listed in alphabetical order, so consider rebranding your company as "Aardvark Advanced Analytics" if you really want to be "first" next year.

  • blogs
    Dec 28, 2015

    The Delta-V Awards: Databases

    ESG's "Delta-V" awards recognize the top 20 companies that made an impact in big data and analytics in 2015. Here are the ones to applaud for their success in the category of Databases. Though there are way more than 20 databases on the market, we have only 20 spots for all of big data and analytics, so I've picked exactly two offerings that I think stood out this year.

  • blogs
    Dec 22, 2015

    The Delta-V Awards: 20 Companies That Changed Big Data in 2015

    Avid readers will have no doubt noticed I've been unusually quiet lately. It's been a busy end to the year, wrapping up a lot of holiday gifts project deliverables for clients. Thankfully, I've also had some extra time to reflect on 2015 and all the big developments in the wide, wide world of big data and analytics. I'd like to share my lasting impressions of the year that was, and to make it even more special, I'm introducing the ESG "Delta-V" awards to give credit where credit is due.

     

  • lab reports
    Dec 7, 2015

    ESG Lab Review: Redefining Real-time Database Performance with the SPARC M7 Processor from Oracle

    This ESG Lab review documents the results of recent testing of the Oracle SPARC M7 processor with a focus on in-memory database performance for the real-time enterprise. Leveraging new advanced features like columnar compression and on-chip in-memory query acceleration, ESG Lab compared the in-memory database performance of a SPARC T7 system with a SPARC M7 processor to an x86-based system.

  • blogs
    Nov 23, 2015

    Informatica and Big Data Management

    While big data is not a new concept, it’s gaining more significance as IT embraces new ways to generate and leverage big data. Mobility, cloud, social, analytics, and IoT are all important initiatives that are driving the production and consumption of big data. Therefore, IT needs to take big data management seriously. The challenge is to find a way to manage big data that does not create a big problem.

  • lab reports
    Nov 13, 2015

    NetApp Solutions for Hadoop

    Ready-to-deploy Enterprise-class Storage Platform for Hadoop

    This ESG Lab Report presents the results of hands-on testing of the NetApp Solutions for Hadoop, with a focus on the ability of the solutions to provide ready-to-deploy, enterprise-class infrastructures for the Hadoop platform and enable fast, actionable insights while improving cluster uptime and reducing capital and operating costs.

  • blogs
    Nov 6, 2015

    Cisco Acquires Lancope: Great Fit, Great Deal.

    Just before Halloween (10/27), Cisco announced its acquisition of security analytics veteran Lancope for $453m. Given the timing of the deal, it’s fair to ask an appropriate question: Trick or treat? There’s no debate here – treat. With the Lancope purchase, Cisco walked into the security analytics neighborhood, knocked on just one door, and grabbed a bag full of candy. Okay, enough of the Halloween metaphors, this was a very good deal for Cisco for several reasons...

  • blogs
    Oct 31, 2015

    Teradata is on a Tear

    For a company that many competing vendors want to write off as “last gen” analytics, Teradata has two things going for it. First, Teradata customers have little interest in throwing out the enterprise-grade data warehouse baby with the Hadoop data lake bathwater. Second, the company is incredibly active in making the transition to the modern big data world.

  • esg video capsules
    Oct 28, 2015

    ESG Video Capsule: The Impact of Sensor Data on Storage

    In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda discusses the increasing use of sensor data in data analytics and business intelligence, and the impact that will have on storage. 

  • blogs
    Oct 28, 2015

    Insights from IBM Insight

    My dad was a programmer for IBM in the 1970s, but I doubt he’d recognize the company today. Heck, I hardly recognize the company today. In a conversation with an IBM executive on the Analytics business unit, I was asked today, “What is IBM missing?” My response was, “just the story to tie it all together.” Even setting aside Watson, this is a company with an (over-)abundance of analytics tools, BI products, and mature databases

  • esg video capsules
    Oct 16, 2015

    ESG Video Capsule: Mid-year Update On The Hadoop Market

    In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda reviews the current state of the Hadoop market, as of mid-2015.

  • blogs
    Oct 15, 2015

    Pentaho's Three-Legged Race to Big Data (with HDS)

    Pentaho World 2015 was held in sunny Orlando this year, with over 500 attendees, and was by all accounts a friendly and informative affair. About the only question no one could answer is why the company is called Pentaho, but a rose by any other name is still very nice. One thing that was quite clear is that the team is hitting its stride with HDS as a powerful running mate.

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