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AtScale Benchmarks SQL-To-Hadoop Tools

AtScale, which offers software to enable traditional business intelligence tools to query the big data stored in Hadoop, has released a new SQL-to-Hadoop benchmark that shows which engines work best for which tasks. More>>

Big data and creativity: What we can learn from ‘House of Cards’

Data and creativity can work really well together. Don’t believe me? On February 1, 2013, a TV series called House of Cards debuted on the video streaming service Netflix. It proved an immediate hit. Two years later, it has a nine out of 10 rating from more than 275,000 reviewers.

Big Data For Big Cities: The Civic Benefits Of Google Street View And Yelp

Even as citizens generate more data than ever before, most cities haven’t taken full advantage of that information flow to improve services and become more efficient. “Historically, cities have been moving in analog, trying to measure things with imperfect data in information-poor environments,” says Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Michael

The challenge of saving lives with ‘big data’

Every day, more data about our lives is being generated than ever before. When it comes to saving lives, the bigger the data the better - but what to do with it all? Ninety per cent of the data in the world has been created in the past two years

Tableau leads Puget Sound region’s big data industry

Tableau Software Inc. (NYSE: DATA) had a rough week last week when the big data company's shares fell 50 percent after the company's earning's report spooked investors, but the tech firm earned the top spot on the Puget Sound Business Journal ' s list of the largest Seattle-area big data

Looker brings business analytics to big data

We hear a lot about big data, but collecting lots of information is of no use unless you’re able to get some practical benefit from it. Business intelligence platform Looker is expanding its support for big data with new products supporting SQL query engines Presto and Spark as well as

Solix Joins the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program and Achieves HDP Certification

Solix Technologies, a leading provider of Enterprise Data Management (EDM) solutions, announced that it has joined the Hortonworks® Technology Partner Program and has successfully completed required integration testing, thereby achieving Hortonworks’ Certification for the Solix Big Data Suite. Solix will integrate the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDPTM) with the Solix Big

10 Business Intelligence Trends for 2016

Heading into 2016, the business intelligence (BI) landscape is one very much in flux. Big Data, cloud services, predictive analytics, and data science are continually innovating spaces that each feed into BI, constantly changing the role it plays within enterprises and a growing number of small to midsize businesses (SMBs).

IoT And Big Data – The What, Why and What Next

Ok, you’ve heard the terms bandied about – Big Data and IoT. What’s the relation? We’ll tell you. Big Data has literally been the fuel on which Internet of Things (IoT) runs on. The tech sector is catching on fast, leveraging both Big Data and IoT to get a foot