Announced at a live event at the Oracle headquarters this week was a complete overhaul of the company's high-end engineered systems for the data center. These pre-integrated appliances have always been big and fast, with a big starting price to match, so it wasn't surprising to see them get bigger and faster. The interesting bit was how they also got cheaper. Or offer more price/performance value, if you prefer the spin.
There is much confusion in the market about the current state of data initiatives, especially when it comes to the potential impact of big data on traditional business intelligence and analytics practices. Customers and vendors alike sense a sea-change in the industry as new approaches, technologies, and best practices are rapidly evolving today, but few can accurately assess the motivations, impacts, and implications of the shifts. ESG undertook a broad study to establish a baseline on various data initiatives and their relative maturity.
This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of Smart Information Server, the latest technology from Acaveo that provides visibility and control over growing, unstructured datasets.
It hasn’t been lost on the IT vendor community and IT professionals that Cisco is absent from the VMware EVO:RAIL partner program. With all of the powerhouses participating in the program, you’d think that Cisco would jump right into the mix. Considering Cisco’s growth in the server market and the fact that it doesn’t currently have its own storage play, this opportunity appears to be ideal for Cisco. EVO:RAIL with VSAN would make perfect sense—or would it?
On a rainy day in the Bay Area, MongoDB, Inc. recently held its 5th annual MongoDB Days event, and had an opportunity to lay out its vision of the future. As it turns out, this is a vision all about migrating and building applications on the popular open-source database technology. “Popular” is an understatement
What happens when you combine two field-proven, widely-adopted technologies from tech power houses? You get a super flexible, scalable platform to address your big data analytic needs. And the best part is that it really doesn’t matter where you currently fall on the Hadoop adoption spectrum.
This report provides a first look at the key features and functions of X15 Enterprise, the latest technology for large-scale machine- and log-data management from X15 Software.
New businesses like Uber and Tesla depend on big data analytics to provide cutting-edge services. They need a fast and free Internet to flourish.
In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Founder and Senior Analyst Steve Duplessie discusses the two main reasons why the days of "dumb" infrastructure are coming to an end.
While many American companies talk about the cutting edge, Hitachi is taking a dynasty-building view of the topic. They openly acknowledge that it isn't about being the first to market; it's about cultural change that may take years to achieve.
In this ESG Video Capsule, ESG Senior Analyst Nik Rouda reviews the major findings in a recent ESG Research Report, Enterprise Data Analytics Trends: Market Drivers, Organizational Dynamics, and Customer Expectations.
View my video on Strata+Hadoop World in NYC--it was the place to learn about how companies are transforming with big data and analytics.
The Splunk.conf 2014 event in Las Vegas was an eye-opening view into the company's bold aspirations for a more strategic role in the future of the big data marketplace.