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New Research Shows Businesses are Investing Heavily in Big Data Analytics


Big data is more than a buzzword, as proven by how fast organizations are adopting new analytics technologies to obtain business value from it. That is the key takeaway from a Luth Research survey of large organizations currently using big data analytics software or planning to use it in the next 12 months.

Teradata Powers Next-Generation Analytic Performance

Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced engineering advancements to the Teradata Database that deliver analytic performance and system efficiency through new memory and CPU optimizations.

Looker Partners with Teradata to Provide Data Exploration, Analysis and Discovery

Looker, an innovative software company with a unique approach to business analytics, today announced a partnership with Teradata Corp. (NYSE: TDC), the big data analytics and marketing applications company.

SGI UV for SAP HANA Enables Real-time Big Data


Today SGI introduced the SGI UV for SAP HANA, a purpose-built, in-memory computing appliance for growing environments running the SAP HANA platform.

Optimizing Life Sciences – Deploying IBM Platform Computing

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In your world – numbers and data can save lives. Minutes and seconds absolutely matter. Whether engaged in genome sequencing, drug design, product analysis or risk management, life sciences research teams need high-performance technical environments with the ability to process massive amounts of data and support increasingly sophisticated simulations and analyses.

Mellanox InfiniBand Powers Yahoo! Japan


Today Mellanox Technologies announced that Yahoo! Japan has deployed Mellanox’s end-to-end FDR 56Gb/s InfiniBand solutions for database acceleration at several data center sites in Japan.

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Launches


Today at Big Data Innovation Summit 2014, GridGain Systems (, a leading innovator of open source in-memory computing solutions, announced the launch of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric, a comprehensive software solution that accelerates business operations and time to insights by enabling high-performance transactions, real-time streaming and ultra-fast analytics in a single, highly scalable data access and processing layer.

Slidecast: Fortissimo Foundation – A Clustered, Pervasive, Global Direct-remote I/O Access System


“Fortissimo Foundation is a clustered, pervasive, global direct-remote I/O access system that linearly scales I/O bandwidth, memory, Flash and hard disk storage capacity and server performance to provide an “in-memory” scale-out solution that intelligently aggregates all resources of a data center cluster into a massive global name space, bridging all remote compute and storage resources to look and act as if they were local.”

What is Big Data? 40+ Definitions


The big data steam roller continues to move forward, but if you take a brief step back, how would you define “big data?” UC Berkeley’s new Master of Information and Data Science program decided to settle the question once and for all, and proceeded to ask 40+ thought leaders.

Big Data: Facts and Myths


In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.