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Syncsort’s Latest Innovations Simplify Integration of Streaming Data in Spark, Kafka and Hadoop for Real-Time Analytics

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data software, announced new capabilities, including native integration with Apache Spark and Apache Kafka, allowing organizations to access and integrate enterprise-wide data with streams from real-time sources.

Cazena Releases Plug and Play Big Data as a Service for Enterprises Moving to Microsoft Azure

Cazena announced Big Data as a Service offering data marts and data lakes on Microsoft Azure, integrated directly into enterprise infrastructure. Customers get on demand cloud data processing that works easily and securely with their existing tools.

MapR Ships Eighth Release of Complete Apache Spark Stack on MapR Converged Data Platform

MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the Converged Data Platform, announced the immediate availability of Apache Spark 1.6.1 on the MapR Converged Data Platform making it the eighth release of the full Spark stack available to MapR customers.

Dell Fuels Adoption of Modern and Analytic Database Platforms with New Release of SharePlex

Dell announced a major new release of its award-winning SharePlex database replication and near real-time data integration solution. Continuing its evolution beyond traditional Oracle-to-Oracle replication capabilities, the latest release of Dell SharePlex enables users to replicate Oracle data directly to SAP HANA, Teradata, or EnterpriseDB Postgres.

The Most Important Word in Big Data is “No”

In this special guest feature, Ron Bodkin, President and Founder of Think Big, a Teradata Company, discusses how the hyper-accelerating big data industry can yield a bewildering number of technology options and how to say “no” in the face of such compelling temptation.

Medical Mutual of Ohio Gains Easy Access to Vital Mainframe Security Data in Real Time via Syncsort Ironstream® and Splunk Enterprise

Syncsort, a global leader in Big Data and mainframe software, announced Medical Mutual of Ohio is using Syncsort’s unique Ironstream® software to make mainframe security data available in real time to the Splunk® Enterprise platform to help protect customer information stored in DB2 from unauthorized access.

Dell Further Democratizes Advanced Analytics With Latest Release of Statistica

Dell announced a major new release of its award-winning Statistica advanced analytics platform, Dell Statistica version 13.1. This latest version delivers a host of capabilities designed to empower citizen data scientists, help organizations better address growing IoT analytics requirements, and better leverage increasingly heterogeneous data environments.

Big Data – From Cost to Profit Center

In this contributed article by Christian Hasker, Director of DataStax Academy at DataStax, we’ll take a look at how to commoditize big data skills over time and enable CIOs to retrain their staff at a much lower cost, ensuring that the lack of skills in the market doesn’t continue to be a cost inhibitor to adopting big data technologies.

Accenture and Splunk Form Alliance to Help Organizations Analyze Machine Data to Drive High-Impact Business Performance

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Splunk (NASDAQ: SPLK) entered into an alliance relationship that integrates Splunk products and cloud services into Accenture’s application services, security and digital offerings. Accenture is helping clients use Splunk solutions to improve business outcomes by mining vast amounts of application and operational data to identify trends and improvement opportunities that were previously difficult to detect.

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.