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Interview: Deloitte Report on Business Analytics and the C-Level Executive

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“Some c-suite executives have quickly discovered the power of analytics, while others were more reluctant to embrace it. We see companies that embrace analytics across the enterprise as being more successful than their competitors. These observations have also been supported by academic studies that conclude that analytic oriented and metric driven organizations outperform those that do not embrace analytics holistically.”

Interview: AgilOne Delivers Customer Happiness via Predictive Marketing

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“AgilOne is a cloud-based predictive marketing platform that makes advanced analytics and predictive targeting easy for all marketers large and small. We believe all marketers have the right to deliver happiness. Unlike offerings from large vendors such as IBM and Adobe, AgilOne is easy to install and easy to use. It is the only integrated platform that combines data integration (omni-channel customer profiles) with advanced predictive analytics and out of the box predictive marketing campaigns (actions).”

Interview: Mellanox Covers Exascale Computing, the Cloud and Big Data

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“With a novel data analytics approach, Mellanox is providing double performance to data Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) solutions based on Hadoop Map Reduce. The code to enable such performance gains is part of the Hadoop community code. With acceleration of the networking stack, Mellanox is quadrupling the number of clients served on a single Memcached server, a dominating key-value caching service for large scale web applications.”

Interview: Pepperdata Spices Things up in the World of Hadoop

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“We give Hadoop the predictability it needs, let organizations see what it’s doing (with detailed usage metrics for every user, job, and task, in real time), and help organizations get the most out of their hardware investment. We are not for the organizations that have just entered into their first Hadoop project (because they don’t rely on it… yet). We are here for those who already rely on the business-critical data and functionality Hadoop can deliver.”

Interview: Tarmin Manages Data Overload with Data Defined Storage

Shahbaz Ali

“GridBank provides a comprehensive information governance framework to help organizations meet compliance regulations for retention management and disposal, and to mitigate data related risk by using end-to-end data protection. The GridBank Metabase, a distributed metadata repository, enables enterprise search and discovery and provides integration for big data analytics tools for increased data insights.”

Interview: Spectra Logic on Big Data Storage in the Cloud

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“Big Data puts new requirements on storage with respect to scalability, data integrity and cost efficiency – and Spectra is well-positioned to serve this market. Our archive and backup data storage tape products support all aspects of secondary storage, are compatible with every major tape and disk format, enable massive scalability and provide a plethora of advanced features that ensure the data is protected, its integrity is maintained and that it will be available virtually forever. Our suite of T-Series tape libraries offer high capacity TS1140 and open standard LTO media options, have the capability to offer block, file and object storage on our tape systems; and can deliver long-term storage for under $0.10/GB LIST pricing.”

Interview: Globys Answers the Question–Can Big Data Go Too Far?

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“Our contextual marketing platform, Mobile Occasions, leverages our customers’high-volume behavioral transaction data to gain deep insight into subscriber behavior, the platform then manages, executes and dynamically optimizes marketing campaigns that help maximize long-term revenue and retention of those subscribers, leveraging that insight.”

Interview: Survey from Dell Discovers Need for Big Data in Midmarket Companies

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Big Data has mostly been considered the realm of big enterprise and not the midmarket segment. Dell launched a survey to study this notion and discovered that midmarket companies not only need Big Data to engender better, more competitive business practices, but many are already using data analysis. We caught up with Darin Bartik, Executive Director and GM of Database Management at Dell, to learn more about the survey and its findings.

Interview: Concurrent Leads the Way in Application Building on Hadoop

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“Concurrent is the team behind Cascading, the proven application development framework that makes it possible for enterprises to leverage their existing skill sets for building data-oriented applications on Hadoop. Cascading has built-in attributes that make data application development a reliable and repeatable process. Companies that standardize on Cascading can build data applications at any scale, integrate them with existing systems, employ test-driven development practices and simplify their applications’ operational complexity.”

Interview: Why Denodo Believes Everyone Needs Data Virtualization

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“The Denodo Platform delivers the capability to access any kind of data from anywhere it lives without necessarily moving it to a central location like a data warehouse. Once moved it exposes that data to various users and analytical/business applications as virtual data services in a way that is meaningful to the users, in real-time, with high performance, using caching and minimal data movement only as needed. That is data virtualization in a nutshell.”