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Pure Storage Introduces Data Hub Architecture

Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG), the all-flash storage platform that helps innovators build a better world with data, introduced a data hub, the company’s vision to modernize storage architecture for unstructured, data-intensive workloads. Built on Pure Storage FlashBladeTM, Pure’s data hub is designed to be truly data centric and enable organizations to effectively utilize today’s most critical currency – data.

Impetus Technologies Unveils Enhanced Data Warehouse Transformation Offering

Impetus Technologies, a big data software products and services company, announced the latest version of its Data Warehouse Workload Migration offering, which includes important enhancements that deliver improved extensibility, ease of use as well as support for additional data engines and data stores.

Introducing SQream DB v3.0 the Most Advanced GPU-Accelerated Data Warehouse for Massive Data Analytics

SQream, developer of SQream DB, a leading GPU-accelerated data warehouse for rapidly analyzing massive data stores at a fraction of the cost, announced the general availability of SQream DB v3.0. The new version enables enterprises to quickly and easily load massive volumes of data in the range of terabytes to petabytes for analysis, while generating higher quality business intelligence faster than any other data store at these volumes.

Fluree PBC Moves from Successful Beta to a Full Production Release with FlureeDB Enterprise Blockchain Database

Fluree P.B.C. officially moved FlureeDB – its flagship blockchain database product – from beta program to production release on August 22nd, 2018. FlureeDB can run internally as a highly-performant graph database to power standard business applications, but can also be distributed and decentralized – in its entirety – across an established network of participants known as a “permissioned blockchain.”

Controlling and Monitoring Access to Sensitive Data in the Cloud

In this contributed article, cloud computing specialist Marcell Gogan advises that monitoring and managing access to sensitive information in the cloud is an essential part of cybersecurity policy in any organization. You need to have a clear visibility of what information is stored where and who can have access to it. Being able to track every action involving critical data is also important.

Coursera Expands Coursera for Business Features, Launches AI-powered Skills Benchmarking Tool

Coursera, an online learning leader, announced the launch of Skills Benchmarking, a powerful new Coursera for Business tool that enables organizations to measure how their talent stacks up against others in their industry as well as identify top performing individuals in a given competency area.

How to Safeguard Your “Data Lake” for Better Decision Making

In this special guest feature, Mike Vogt, Data Practice Lead at SPR Consulting, believes it is absolutely critical for organizations that deal with large amounts of data to carefully protect their information repositories. He suggests that it’s very important that IT departments set boundaries and give clear directives on how all data is used when the rest of their organization begins “swimming” — or using this data to make decisions — in the data lake, and offers four rules to follow.

5 Reasons Your Data Lake Isn’t Giving Good BI

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews take a look at the data lake The best fix to gather better business intelligence, or BI, is to make your own corporate, digital data lake. A lake with all the ground rules your company needs from the data is the best way to keep out irrelevant or outdated data. Getting expert help when setting up your data lake isn’t a bad idea, either.

New Survey Reveals Businesses Are Bullish on Data Lakes

Arcadia Data, provider of the visual analytics and BI software native to big data, announced the results of a survey conducted by Eckerson Group, which paint an exciting picture of data lakes and the analytics tools, such as business intelligence (BI) on Apache Hadoop®, that surround them. The results highlight how today’s organizations understand that data lakes play a crucial role in generating value from data.

Evolution of Storage and the Demise of Prehistoric Storage Solutions

Our friends over at Hedvig produced the compelling “Jurassic” themed infographic below on the evolution of storage and the demise of prehistoric storage solutions. The graphic exposes the data explosion that has taken place in the last decade, and why this has caused the near extinction of outdated storage solutions in terms of the many challenges these prehistoric solutions presented.