Data Management & Analytics

  • blogs
    Jan 23, 2015

    Oracle Re-engineers Big Boxes for the Data Center

    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.

  • research reports
    Jan 13, 2015

    Enterprise Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Analytics Trends

    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.

  • lab reports
    Jan 8, 2015

    ESG Lab First Look: Acaveo Smart Information Server: File Analytics for Your Unstructured Data

    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. 

  • blogs
    Jan 5, 2015

    Top Trend Predictions for Big Data in 2015 (Part III)

    One always feels a bit meta- when discussing analyst predictions about predictive analytics. This is part 3 in my continuing series of posts on what’s coming in 2015 for big data. If you missed the earlier ones, don’t worry, they are preserved for posterity here and here

  • blogs
    Jan 2, 2015

    Top Trend Predictions for Big Data in 2015 (Part II)

    Welcome back. If you missed Part I of the predictions, due to holidays and champagne, well, just clicky here. Else, read on to hear more about what is 100% guaranteed to happen in the world of big data this year.
  • blogs
    Dec 30, 2014

    Top Trend Predictions for Big Data in 2015 (Part I)

    I have no crystal ball, so I can’t peer into the swirling fog and read the future. This is a constant disappointment, but explains my fantasy football results. What I do have is better though: The crowd-sourced wisdom of many, many leaders in the world of big data. Based on all the candid conversations with customers and vendors, I can predict with some confidence the following trends for 2015…
  • blogs
    Dec 17, 2014

    Cisco: See No EVO, Hear No EVO, Speak New Partnerships

    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?

  • video
    Dec 10, 2014

    ESG Lab Video Summary: VCE Vblock Systems with EMC Isilon for Enterprise Hadoop

  • blogs
    Dec 4, 2014

    MongoDB Packs 'Em In

    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

  • blogs
    Nov 25, 2014

    Enterprise Hadoop with VCE and Isilon

    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.

  • lab reports
    Nov 24, 2014

    ESG Lab First Look: X15 Enterprise from X15 Software

    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.

  • blogs
    Nov 19, 2014

    Why Net Neutrality Matters For Big Data Apps

    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.

  • esg video capsules
    Nov 13, 2014

    ESG Video Capsule: Dumb Infrastructure Is Doomed

    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.

  • blogs
    Nov 11, 2014

    Dell World 2014: Includes Video

    Dell World took place last week in Dell’s part of the world: Austin, Texas.
  • blogs
    Nov 4, 2014

    Hitachi Data For Hitachi Solutions

    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.

  • video
    Oct 28, 2014

    ESG 360: The Impact of Big Data on Storage - Part 4 of 4

  • esg video capsules
    Oct 28, 2014

    ESG Video Capsule: Enterprise Data Management Initiatives

    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.

  • blogs
    Oct 27, 2014

    5500 Viewpoints at Strata+Hadoop World (Includes Video)

    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.

  • blogs
    Oct 22, 2014

    Splunk Show Shows Spunk (Includes Video)

    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.

  • video
    Oct 21, 2014

    ESG 360: The Impact of Big Data on Storage - Part 3 of 4

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