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The Agile CFO: Navigating Economic Uncertainty with Data Insights

Adaptive Insights, a leader in cloud corporate performance management (CPM), released its global CFO Indicator Q1 2016 report, revealing that while chief financial officers (CFOs) remain worried about growing economic volatility, the vast majority of the 377 CFOs surveyed remain confident in their forecasts, and believe that the combination of big data, analytics, and scenario planning will likely be the key to navigating their organizations through the current financial uncertainty.

dPaaS: A Disruptive Force in the Integration Space

In this special guest feature, Rob Consoli, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Liaison Technologies, makes a case for the benefits of a data-centric approach to integration called dPaaS (Data Platform as a Service), an integration and data management platform that is fundamentally different from traditional approaches and offers a number of advantages.

MapR Announces Free Stream Processing On-Demand Training for Real-time Analytics and IoT Applications

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced at Kafka Summit 2016 it is now offering stream processing training via MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. The new training enables Apache Kafka developers to extend their real-time analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Movidius Announces Fathom Deep Learning Accelerator Compute Stick

Movidius, a leader in low-power machine vision technology, today announced both the Fathom Neural Compute Stick – the world’s first deep learning acceleration module, and Fathom deep learning software framework. Both tools hand-in-hand will allow powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud, and deployed natively in end-user devices.

A Brief History of Kafka, LinkedIn’s Messaging Platform

In this contributed article, Joel Koshy, a member of the Kafka team within the Data Infrastructure group at LinkedIn, provides a brief history of the Kafka scalable messaging system.

Qubole and Looker Join Forces to Empower Business Users to Make Data-Driven Decisions

Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company, and Looker, the company that is powering data-driven businesses, today announced that they are integrating Looker’s business analytics with Qubole’s cloud-based big data platform, giving line of business users across organizations access to powerful, yet easy-to-use big data analytics.

Redis Labs Collaborates with Samsung Electronics to Achieve Groundbreaking Database Performance

Redis Labs today announced the general availability of Redis on Flash with standard x86 servers, including standard SATA-based SSD instances available on public clouds and more advanced NVMe based SSDs like the Samsung PM1725.

BackOffice Associates Releases Data Stewardship Platform 6.5 and dspConduct for Information Stewardship

BackOffice Associates, a leader of information governance and data modernization solutions, today announced Version 6.5 of its flagship Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) and debuted its newest dspConduct application for comprehensive business process governance and application data management across all data in all systems.

Understanding TCO: How to Avoid the Four Common Pitfalls that May Lead to Skyrocketing Bills After Implementing a BI Solution

In this special guest feature, Ulrik Pedersen, Chief Operations Officer at TARGIT, highlights the constant battle between IT and finance on Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when it comes to implementing a new BI solution.

Streaming Analytics with StreamAnalytix by Impetus

The insideBIGDATA Guide to Streaming Analytics is a useful new resource directed toward enterprise thought leaders who wish to gain strategic insights into this exciting new area of technology. Many enterprises find themselves at a key inflection point in the big data timeline with respect to streaming analytics technology.