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insideBIGDATA Guide to Retail


In this new insideBIGDATA Guide to Retail, the goal is directed toward line of business leaders in conjunction with enterprise technologists with a focus on the above opportunities for retailers and how Dell can help them get started. The guide also will serve as a resource for retailers that are farther along the big data path and have more advanced technology requirements.

This article is the first in a series that explores a high-level view of how the retail industry has been influenced by big data technologies.

Basho and Cisco First to Integrate Apache Mesos to Ensure Efficient Utilization and Global Scaling of Cloud Resources


Basho Technologies, the creator and developer of Riak® announced that Cisco will offer as a service Riak KV running on Apache Mesos bringing operational efficiency and high-elasticity to big data services so enterprises can scale with ease.

The Three Questions to Ask When It Comes to Big Data

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In this special guest feature, Bill Schmarzo of EMC presents the three questions that companies need to ask themselves before diving into big data. Bill is the Chief Technology Officer for EMC Global Services’ Enterprise Information Management & Analytics service line.

Tamr Brings Scalable Data Preparation to the Cloud via Google Cloud Platform


Tamr, Inc. announced that it is bringing scalable data preparation to Google Cloud Platform via its integration with Google Cloud Dataflow, which was opened recently for general availability by Google.

Cazena Launches Big Data-as-a-Service to Simplify Big Data Processing in the Cloud


Cazena announced its emergence from stealth mode by launching an enterprise Big Data-as-a-Service that can securely move and optimize big data processing in the cloud in just three clicks.

2014 ACM Turing Award-Winner Michael Stonebraker to Deliver Keynote at MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Conference


Database pioneer and 2014 ACM Turing Award winner Michael Stonebraker, Ph.D., will deliver the keynote speech “Tackling Data Curation” at the 9th Annual MIT Chief Data Officer & Information Quality Symposium on July 22, 2015 in Cambridge, Mass.

The Big Data Revolution: All about Big Data, Why and How it’s Relevant for Your Business in 2015


In this special guest feature, Jenny Richards, content marketer at, provides a high-level view of the big data industry and gives a few predictions for 2015.

Talend Releases Update to Integration Cloud

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Talend, a global leader in big data integration software, today announced the availability of Talend Integration Cloud – Summer ‘15, a secure and hosted platform for connecting all cloud and on-premises data and applications.

Xplenty Rolls Out Analytics-as-a-Service for Amazon S3


Xplenty, the data integration platform that makes it easy to process more data more quickly, announced its newest offering, Analytics-as-a-Service or “A3S.” This latest addition to Xplenty’s extract, transform and load (ETL) software enables users to query and analyze data directly on Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3™).

Case Studies: Big Data and Scientific Research


This is the fifth and final article in an editorial series with a goal to provide a road map for scientific researchers wishing to capitalize on the rapid growth of big data technology for collecting, transforming, analyzing, and visualizing large scientific data sets.