Data Warehousing - Infoworld en Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics <p>Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to run a single SQL-based query across multiple data stores, from Teradata's own system to Hadoop and rival databases.</p> <p>QueryGrid will be available in the third quarter and is aligned with the release of Teradata Database 15, which was also announced Monday.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Database Administration Data Warehousing Predictive Analytics Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:44:54 +0000 admin 239971 at SAP adds subscription pricing for Hana cloud services <p>SAP is introducing a set of new subscription pricing options for its Hana in-memory cloud computing platform, in a move that falls in step with the pay-as-you-go model common in the cloud computing industry.</p> <p>Customers were already able to bring their existing on-premises Hana in-memory database licenses to SAP's infrastructure service. Now it's possible to buy Hana software via subscription there as well, SAP said Wednesday. A third cloud subscription option adds a series of development tools and services to the infrastructure and Hana software components.</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Data Management SAP Database Administration Data Warehousing Private Cloud Cloud Computing Wed, 05 Mar 2014 20:49:06 +0000 admin 237767 at Intel wants to be the 'operating system' for big data <p>Intel is continuing to build out its array of software tools for the Hadoop open-source big data processing framework, with an emphasis on the security and reliability features demanded by large enterprises.</p> <p>A Data Platform tools suite will become available in the next quarter as a free-of-charge but self-supported Enterprise Edition, as well as a subscription Premium Edition that provides features such as proactive security fixes, regular enhancements and live support.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Big Data Database Administration Data Mining Data Warehousing Open Source Software Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:07:14 +0000 admin 236327 at US seeks information on industry ability to hold bulk phone data <p>The U.S. government has asked industry for information on whether commercially available services can provide a viable alternative to the government holding bulk phone records for a program of the National Security Agency.</p> Data Explosion Data Management Security Federal Regulations Data Warehousing Internet Privacy Government Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:00:16 +0000 admin 235996 at Oracle launches revved-up new version of Exadata <p>Oracle has launched the fifth version of its Exadata database appliance, claiming the release provides in many areas double the performance of previous-generation machines.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Oracle Database Administration Application Testing Data Warehousing Computer Hardware Data Management Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:54:24 +0000 admin 232514 at Facebook goes open source with Presto query engine for big data <p>Potentially raising the bar on SQL scalability, Facebook has released as open source a SQL query engine it developed called <a href="" target="_blank">Presto</a> that was built to work with petabyte-sized data warehouses.</p> <p>Currently, over 1,000 Facebook employees use Presto daily to run 30,000 interactive queries, involving over a petabyte of processing, according to a <a href="" target="_blank">post</a> authored by Facebook software engineer Martin Traverso. The company has scaled the software to run on a 1,000 node cluster.</p> Business Intelligence Data Management Facebook Big Data Data Warehousing Hadoop SQL Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:04:05 +0000 admin 230348 at Oracle switches up software pricing for Exalytics appliance <p>Oracle has introduced a new software package for its Exalytics high-performance analytics appliance that in some cases, will be mandatory.</p> <p>The new product, Exalytics In-Memory Software, has a list price of $30,000 per processor license. It is "now mandatory for all valid configurations" of Oracle's BI (business intelligence) and EPM (enterprise performance management) software running on Exalytics, according to a <a href="" target="_blank">company blog post</a> Monday.</p> Business Intelligence Computer Hardware Oracle Data Warehousing Applications Business Intelligence Mon, 05 Aug 2013 21:45:41 +0000 admin 224169 at SAP reveals road map details for its HANA in-memory platform <p>SAP has provided an extensive window into the future direction of its HANA in-memory database platform, which has emerged as the central pillar of the company's product strategy.</p> <p>A lengthy HANA <a href="">road map document</a>, which was made public this week, reveals a wide array of upcoming features, although no specific release dates were given and it notes that plans can change "at any time."</p> Applications Business Intelligence Cloud Computing SAP Amazon Web Services Database Administration Data Warehousing Predictive Analytics Applications Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:51:26 +0000 admin 223106 at Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance <p>Oracle is introducing a new generation of its Exalytics appliance for high-speed data analysis that comes with a slightly higher price tag but major increases in memory and storage capacity.</p> Business Intelligence Computer Hardware Database Administration Data Warehousing Servers Applications Business Intelligence Computer Hardware Mon, 15 Jul 2013 13:09:36 +0000 admin 222668 at SAP launches free online training for HANA, other new technologies <p>SAP is hoping to sow more seeds of interest in its newest technologies, including the HANA in-memory database, through a new online training program available at no charge.</p> <p>Dubbed openSAP, the program's first course will provide an introduction to developing software on top of HANA, and is scheduled to begin May 27, according to the <a href="" target="_blank">openSAP website</a>.</p> Applications Business Intelligence SAP Database Administration IT Training Data Warehousing Applications Fri, 03 May 2013 20:33:36 +0000 admin 217912 at Facebook's big data plans include warehouses, faster analytics <p>Facebook may treasure the data it has on its one billion-plus users for its advertising returns, but the analysis the site performs on that data is expected to continue to pose numerous challenges over the coming year, an engineer said.</p> Business Intelligence Open Source Software Facebook Big Data Data Warehousing Hadoop Predictive Analytics Open Source Software Web Services Social Networking Wed, 01 May 2013 12:26:29 +0000 admin 217662 at Infor partnering with Amazon on Redshift-powered cloud analytics platform <p>Infor is planning to offer customers a cloud-based data warehouse and analytics platform based on its own ION and Business Vault technology as well as Amazon's <a href="" target="_blank">Redshift service</a>.</p> <p>Code-named "Sky Vault," the project is now in the works, said Ali Shadman, senior vice president of business cloud and Upgrade/S at Infor.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Data Warehousing PaaS Mon, 22 Apr 2013 13:23:14 +0000 admin 216954 at Oracle rolls out new in-memory applications, scaled-down big data Appliance <p>Oracle is planning to release a series of applications that take advantage of in-memory computing, a move that will up the competitive ante between itself and SAP.</p> <p>While Oracle announced more than a dozen in-memory applications on Tuesday, the first three will be available in May, according to a spokeswoman. They are JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Sales Advisor, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne In-Memory Project Portfolio Management, and Oracle SCM In-Memory Consumption Driven Planning.</p> Applications Big Data Business Intelligence Oracle Database Administration Data Warehousing Applications Business Intelligence Tue, 09 Apr 2013 21:02:05 +0000 admin 216101 at IDC: Big data hype still here, but maturity beckons <p>Few tech industry buzzwords have gotten as vigorous a workout as "big data," but while the hype remains plentiful, it is starting to give way to real-life successes as well as formal ways companies can develop big data strategies, according to a number of IDC analysts.</p> <p>"We're at this period now where there's certainly a lot of hype, a lot of promise," said IDC analyst Dan Vesset during a panel session at the research firm's Directions 2013 conference in Boston on Wednesday. "The question is what's reality, and what can and should companies do in the near and short term?"</p> Business Intelligence Big Data Data Mining Data Warehousing Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:45:49 +0000 admin 214504 at Oracle adds virtualization, faster performance to Database Appliance <p>Oracle has rolled out version X3-2 of its Database Appliance for small and medium-sized businesses that it says delivers up to twice the speed and more than four times as much storage as the first edition, which <a href="">was launched in 2011</a>.</p> Business Intelligence Oracle Database Administration Data Warehousing Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:45:22 +0000 admin 213875 at Amazon's cloud-based data warehouse Redshift now available <p>Amazon Web Services has made available to all users its cloud-based data warehouse Redshift, which it pitches as a lower-cost alternative to on-premise deployments.</p> <p>Amazon Redshift was first announced as a limited preview at the AWS re:Invent conference, but has now been made generally available from its US East (North Virginia) data center and will be rolled out to other centers in the coming months.</p> Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Data Warehousing Web Services Fri, 15 Feb 2013 14:15:53 +0000 admin 212971 at Big data's pitfall: Answers that are clear, compelling, and wrong <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="" alt="Big data's pitfall: Answers that are clear, compelling, and wrong" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>The cloud's dark secret is integration -- most implementations don't include it, whether <a href="">IaaS</a>, <a href="</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Big Data Data Mining Data Warehousing Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Bob Lewis 211647 at SAP ports Business Suite ERP to the HANA in-memory database <p>SAP's flagship Business Suite ERP (enterprise resource planning) software is now able to run on top of the vendor's HANA in-memory database, in a move that stands to open new frontiers of competition with the likes of Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft.</p> Applications Business Intelligence SAP Database Administration Data Mining Data Warehousing ERP Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:49:45 +0000 admin 210610 at Oracle's Database Appliance certified for SAP software <p>Some of SAP's software products are now certified for use with Oracle's Database Appliance, which is essentially a streamlined version of its Exadata machine aimed at small and medium-size businesses.</p> Applications Data Management Oracle SAP Database Administration Data Warehousing Applications Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:18:33 +0000 admin 208940 at Big data gets Amazoned with Redshift <p>Big data is, well, big. And messy. And intimidating to many IT shops and would-be business users. Its complexity also suggests high prices, which also gives would-be adopters pause. So's announcement of its <a href="">low-cost Redshift big data service</a> as part of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) suite is a big deal.</p> Big Data Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Amazon Web Services Big Data Data Warehousing Cloud Computing Fri, 30 Nov 2012 11:00:00 +0000 David Linthicum 208060 at