Big Data Can Be a Beast But it Can Be Tamed [Infographic]

Alex Williams | May 22nd

Big data - the term is over used and at the same time intimidating. It's a reminder of the power and the overwhelming nature of a wave that can wash out a community or any natural force that...»

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EMC Acquires Syncplicity – A Move to Blur the Private and Public Cloud

Alex Williams | May 21st

EMC acquired Syncplicity today for an undisclosed amount. The news comes in the midst of EMC World, where speculation about the company's next acquisition has been the talk of the event. It's the second acquisition...»

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Informatica Evolving into Big Data Management Suite

Bert Latamore | May 21st

With its new version 9.5, Informatica takes a big step in its evolution from a data-integration point-solution to a comprehensive data management suite for big data, says Wikibon Analyst Jeff Kelly in his latest Alert,...»

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Oracle Exadata/Exalogic Not Selling With Good Reason, Says Analyst

Bert Latamore | May 21st

Oracle's Exadata and Exalogic systems are more expensive and provide less performance and interconnectivity, writes Wikibon Co-founder and CTO David Floyer in “The Limited Value of Oracle Exadata”, the first of two new Alerts...»

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EMC’s Flash Strategy is First About the Concept of Data Decay

Alex Williams | May 21st

EMC is betting that data velocity demands more than spinning disk. We know that much. The real question comes down to how fast the storage company can pivot to beat fast growing providers like Fusion-io and...»

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BU Medical School Combines EMC Isolon, Actifio Backup to Capture, Backup, and Archive Big Data

Bert Latamore | May 21st

When John Meyers, Ph.D., came to the Boston University School of Medicine as a medical researcher, he stepped into a chaotic data environment. “Servers were under lab benches. Irreplaceable repositories of years worth of...»

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Automated Tiered Storage Providing Cost Savings, Risk Reduction [Report]

Bert Latamore | May 21st

A just-published study by Wikibon CTO David Floyer and Analyst Nick Allen finds that Automated Tiered Storage (ATS) is being adopted by midrange companies, many of whom are taking on an aggressive policy of ATS...»

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The 80/20 Rule: How To Balance Analytics Staff With Data Scientists

Matt Weinberger | May 18th

Big data may have led to the creation of the position of "data scientist," but not every question of analytics requires that specific kind of expertise. Or at least that's what Rahul Deshmukh, Director of...»

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Accenture Unveils New Insurance SaaS

Maria Deutscher | May 18th

Service provider and business software maker Accenture has extended its Life Insurance Platform suite of offerings with a cloud-based interface that covers a lot of ground. The new component unveiled this week supplements the...»

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SAS and Capgemini Track Tax Fraud with Analytics

Maria Deutscher | May 18th

Business analytics software maker SAS and Capgemini, an IT consultancy, are working together to offer governments a solution that spots tax-related fraud by crunching data and detecting suspicious patterns. At the same time,...»

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