big data

  • EMC expands cloud research center in Ireland

    Posted April 7, 2011 - 11:13 am

    EMC has announced plans to expand its Center of Excellence research and development center in Ireland, to create EMC Research Europe.
  • Citigroup spinoff draws recommendations from transactions

    Posted March 26, 2011 - 10:05 pm can recommend a restaurant or another service, based on the transactions of 25 million credit cards
  • Building a private cloud? You need licensing on the fly

    Posted March 25, 2011 - 4:07 pm

    Software licensing and pricing models are generally not lauded as intuitive, simple, or user-friendly. The challenges-- most which center on complexity and terms that seem to smell of bait-and-switch--are not limited to on-premise software licensed in the perpetual sense, but there seems to be a higher concentration of issues here.
  • Big data to drive a surveillance society

    Posted March 24, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Vendors and users of big data analytics gathered in New York this week to discuss the latest developments in a technology that they say will offer Web users and their customers a far more personalized experience while alleviating the need to throw away useful data.
  • Private cloud can prevent end runs around IT, Microsoft says

    Posted March 22, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Microsoft kicks off Microsoft Management Summit with focus on cloud computing and virtualization.
  • Web companies urged to practice 'data stewardship'

    Posted March 16, 2011 - 4:21 pm

    People are talking about privacy here at South by Southwest. The general sense is that Facebook has played it fast and loose with the privacy of our personal data, and this has raised interest in the issue among developers, many of whom develop apps that are intrinsically social. There's also a sense that we can do privacy better. But we might need a new way of thinking and talking about it.
  • Wave of Big Data could swamp corporate IT

    Posted March 10, 2011 - 2:59 pm

    Big Data requires more than just lots of storage. Data sets that big break every app they run through, bog down nets and servers and raise IT's Excedrin bills.
  • Big data mining: Who owns your social network data?

    Posted March 9, 2011 - 11:35 am

    An attractive application of Hadoop and other big data technologies is to analyze users' social activities, sometimes without their express knowledge.
  • RainStor releases next-gen big data repository

    Posted March 8, 2011 - 2:56 pm

    RainStor today announced the general availability of its updated database repository, which is optimized to store and serve up machine-generated data, such as user logs and OLTP data sets.
  • Wall Street Beat: Tablets, big data shape IT economics

    Posted March 7, 2011 - 9:38 am

    News from Apple and Teradata along with various economic forecasts this week show that at seemingly opposite ends of the technology-product spectrum, non-PC mobile devices and IT capable of handling extremely high volumes of data are major forces shaping the economics of the computer industry.
  • Need for 'big data' analytics drives vendors' acquisitions

    Posted March 4, 2011 - 10:51 am

    Acquisitions such as Teradata's planned purchase of Aster Data Systems are driven by the growing demand for technologies that can help enterprises mine massive volumes of unstructured data, analysts said.
  • UPDATE: Teradata buys Aster Data, boosts 'big data' wares

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 10:02 pm

    Teradata said Thursday it plans to buy data warehousing startup Aster Data Systems, continuing a run of consolidation in the market for technology that can process ever-growing amounts of "big data."
  • Teradata buys Aster Data, boosts 'big data' wares

    Posted March 3, 2011 - 11:16 am

    Teradata said Thursday it plans to buy data warehousing startup Aster Data Systems, continuing a run of consolidation in the market for technology that can process ever-growing amounts of "big data."
  • Big data: How a trucking firm drove out big errors

    Posted February 28, 2011 - 9:37 pm

    During a team meeting at trucking company U.S. Xpress addressing how to cut costs in response to the economic slowdown, one executive lamented that, if only he had data on truck idling times, he could save significant costs on fuel.
  • Big opportunities brewing in marketplace for Big Data

    Posted February 3, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    Companies such as Microsoft and Infochimps are getting involved in the $100 billion market for specialized data services
  • 'Big data' to rise in 2011

    Posted January 20, 2011 - 9:29 pm

    Among the continued maturation of cloud computing and increasing competition between tablet manufacturers, 2011 is expected to see higher use of multi-terabyte datasets for business intelligence and analytics, otherwise known as "big data".
  • EMC to buy Isilon Systems for $2.25 billion

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 2:58 pm

    Data storage vendor EMC Corp. will acquire enterprise storage platform company Isilon Systems Inc. for $2.25 billion in cash, or $33.85 per share. The deal was announced Monday morning and is expected to be finalized before the end of the year.
  • UPDATE: EMC to buy Isilon for $2.25 billion

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The combination will provide a low-cost platform for managing Big Data.
  • Data deluge worsens but executives want more information

    Posted November 15, 2010 - 11:48 am

    A deluge of data is threatening to overcome UK executives, but they are still seeking more.
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