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NoSQL simply isn't hip anymore

The once red-hot database technology is losing its luster, as NoSQL reaches mass adoption


Is it really that difficult to collect big data?

Analysts say big data projects fail to deliver on the expectations, because big data remains fraught with difficulties. Where are the difficulties remaining?

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Ingest, upload, analyze: AWS wraps up data in the cloud

At Re:Invent, Amazon Web Services offer new options for all phases of data in the cloud

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

The new service pulls in data from AWS and produces charts quickly

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Meet Project Orca, SAP's new, Hana-based analytics tool

Due in Q4, Orca will be built natively on the Hana Cloud Platform


SQL on NoSQL? Couchbase 4.0 has a plan

The NoSQL document store's new SQL query language aims to make document data useful to existing and previous-generation analytics and reporting tools

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Amazon launches managed Elasticsearch service

The new service makes it easier to implement the popular open-source search and analytics tool

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3 key ways Hadoop is evolving

Hot themes at the Strata+Hadoop World conference reflect the shift for the big data platform

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How do enterprises really use Hadoop?

A panel session at Strata+Hadoop 2015 explores the ways enterprises are making the most of the big data platform

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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Roadmapping: The key to getting your digital house in order

Here's what a best-practice roadmapping approach looks like, plus a structure to set your course


Pentaho's analytics software to blend multiple streams of big data

One of the challenges of big data is blending information from multiple sources, and Pentaho has developed new software specifically to make that process easier.

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MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

Native JSON support extends MapR-DB NoSQL database to cover more types of unstructured business data

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Anaconda's Python-based analytics hit the enterprise with new subscription plans

Also on the Python front, Teradata targets DevOps with a new module of its own

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Microsoft revamps Data Lake with SQL analytics, Visual Studio tooling

Azure Data Lake Store sports the Microsoft-devised U-SQL query language, which allows a mixture of conventional SQL and C# programming metaphors

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Cloudera's Kudu: Like HDFS and HBase in one

With Kudu, Cloudera promises to solve Hadoop's infamous storage problem

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5 key trends in open source

InfoWorld's Best of Open Source Software Awards shows how dependent we've become on open source for everyday infrastructure and for today's rapid-fire tech development

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6 takeaways from Cloudera's embrace of Spark

It's official: The Hadoop ecosystem has received a brain transplant. Here's how Cloudera, the leading Hadoop vendor, laid out the implications of swapping MapReduce for Spark

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