What do you get when you mix the efforts of TIBCO, a provider of analytics and event-processing software, and Teradata, a provider of enterprise data warehouse and analytics solutions? You get a big data platform that can capture and simultaneously analyze historical and real-time data generated through real-time event streams. From now on, TIBCO Spotfire event analytics will be an important component of the Teradata Unified Data Architecture (UDA).
The combined technologies will provide many other interesting new features and capabilities: Read the rest of this entry »
IBM has introduced a new appliance designed to help organizations to communicate with millions of mobile devices and sensors around the world. The new offering is called IBM MessageSight and will be able to communicate with and gather information from devices varying from mobile phones and tablets to automobiles to house appliances. Read the rest of this entry »
At the recently held Inforum 2013 conference, many ears pricked up at the announcement of Infor Sky Vault, a big data initiative that leverages Infor’s ION middleware, micro-vertical expertise, and visually appealing dashboards developed by Infor ION business intelligence (BI) experts and designed by Hook & Loop, Infor’s recently incubated Manhattan-based in-house design agency. Infor Sky Vault is planned to launch in the second half of 2013 with predefined content for sales finance, and production. Additional functional areas and industries will be added in subsequent iterations.
It seems that Actian Corporation, provider of the famous and globally used relational database called Ingres, is repositioning itself within the big data and data management space. It has just made an interesting move towards strongly increasing its presence by acquiring ParAccel, a provider of one of the fastest analytic databases on the market. Read the rest of this entry »
For a long time, PROS Inc. was a prominent pricing management software provider for both business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) industries. Lately, however, the vendor has been leveraging its decades-long experience in handling large volumes of data to provide big data applications for sales effectiveness (pricing being only a part thereof). In other words, PROS now delivers prescriptive analytics and data science to help customers identify sales opportunities, develop offers, and set prices.
PROS has announced that it has signed an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP to embed the SAP HANA platform with its big data apps. SAP HANA is a real-time in-memory database platform that streamlines analytics, planning, predictive, and sentiment assessments to allow business to operate in real time.
In a recent analyst briefing with IBM, the software and hardware provider revealed the details of its continued efforts to expand its big “big data” offerings. The three major announcements revealed by IBM are key to the company’s efforts to consolidate its big data offerings and become the biggest player in the so-called big data space, but having to compete for the “big”gest piece of the pie with other major software giants and important niche players such as Oracle, Cloudera, Teradata, Microsoft, and SAP, it might not be as easy as it seems… Read the rest of this entry »
While SAP has lately given huge publicity to in-memory computing via its incessant promotion of SAP HANA, the technology has been around since the late 1990s, and there are currently over 50 software vendors delivering such proven solutions. Most recently, during the COLLABORATE ’13 Oracle Applications User Group (OAUG) conference, Oracle announced new Oracle In-Memory Applications for Oracle Engineered Systems, leveraging dynamic random access memory (DRAM), flash memories, and the near zero latency InfiniBand network fabric to run ten to twenty times faster than commodity hardware. These tools can achieve these impressive speeds by transforming batch processing to real-time and shortening response time with improved user interface (UI) rendering.
SAP has announced the release of three new rapid-deployment solutions (RDS) for companies implementing the recently unveiled SAP Business Suite powered by SAP HANA. These solutions are making innovations like SAP HANA more accessible to enterprise customers looking to boost their enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) operations with real-time analytics. Read the rest of this entry »
The Teradata Aster Discovery Platform addresses the issues associated with an organization’s big data analytics requirements and aims to reduce the difficulties associated with deploying and managing big data analytics initiatives (from data collection to visualization and consumption). Read the rest of this entry »
The new PureData System for Analytics, powered by Netezza technology, will address large amounts of data at high speed to assist organizations in the analysis of large volumes of information. The PuraData System for Analytics will be a key player in IBM’s Big Data Platform. Read the rest of this entry »
IBM has announced IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data, an offering that combine big data analytics with security intelligence capabilities for addressing both internal and external cyber security threats. The solution aims to provide a comprehensive offering for security analysts to extend their capabilities in detection and prevention. Read the rest of this entry »
The following forces and information technology (IT) trends will continue to shape 2013:
1. Cloud Computing
While cloud computing is becoming mainstream, hybrid cloud–on-premises configurations (a.k.a., “software plus services” and “connected services”) remains the reality for cloud integration and federated cross-cloud security issues. Organizations are increasingly looking to hybrid cloud architectures as a way to have a more dynamic computing architecture over time. Read the rest of this entry »
During the SAPPHIRE Now and SAP TechEd conference in Madrid, it was announced that MolecularHealth, a provider of clinico-molecular informatics, has signed a partnership with SAP to improve oncologists’ efforts in enhancing the quality of treatment for cancer patients. By improving the decision-making process, oncologists will be able to provide better personalized treatments. Read the rest of this entry »
At the recently held Workday Rising 2012 conference, Workday unveiled big data analytics for its users in human resources (HR) and financial departments. Workday plans to deliver big data capabilities (with no hardware required) to map and process external data sources and streams. Read the rest of this entry »
As part of its approach to big data, QlikTech, the provider of in-memory–based business intelligence (BI) solution QlikView, is launching Direct Discovery, a new offering that enables direct access to big data sources using QlikView apps. Direct Discovery is able to link data already in-memory with data coming from big-data sources on the fly, giving users the capability for rapid analysis and without a pre-loading process. Read the rest of this entry »