Author: Jorge Garcia

Actian Goes Big on Data, Acquires ParAccel

It seems that Actian Corporation, provider of the famous and globally used relational database called Ingres, is repositioning itself within the big data and data management space. It has just made an interesting move towards strongly increasing its presence by acquiring ParAccel, a provider of one of the fastest analytic databases on the market. This is a major second step for Read More

UNIT4 Partners with Amazon to Expand Cloud Capabilities

UNIT4, a cloud-focused business software  and services company, has announced a partnership with Amazon, one of the top global providers of cloud services. Under this agreement UNIT4 will develop the necessary consultancy services and technical support to deploy its UNIT4’s business software with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. By connecting with AWS, UNIT4 will be able Read More

Pentaho Acquires Webdetails to Reinforce Its User Experience Technology

Webdetails, a long time partner of Pentaho, is a Portugal-based consulting firm dedicated to providing expert consultancy and development of visual interfaces using Pentaho’s native business intelligence (BI) environments. Pentaho has completed the acquisition of Webdetails, with the aim of improving Pentaho’s user and visual experience capabilities and reinforcing its development community for Read More

IBM’s Big Data Strategy: Will the “Big Blue” Become the “Big Data” Company?

In a recent analyst briefing with IBM, the software and hardware provider revealed the details of its continued efforts to expand its big “big data” offerings. The three major announcements revealed by IBM are key to the company's efforts to consolidate its big data offerings and become the biggest player in the so-called big data space, but having to compete for the “big”gest piece of the pie Read More

Solver’s Collaborative BI360 Business Intelligence Application Is Now a TEC Certified Solution

We are pleased to announce that the business intelligence (BI) and analytics product BI360 by Solver is now part of TEC’s certified BI applications family of products, and is available for evaluation online in the Business Intelligence and Data Management Evaluation Center. In a matter of just a couple of weeks, I’ll be providing a full certification report, where I will review the Read More

Oracle introduces Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Cloud Service

Oracle Health Sciences  has announced that it will be introducing Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics Cloud Service into it's cloud version of Oracle's platform for data management, warehousing, and analytics. With specific functionality features designed for healthcare providers, Oracle Enterprise Healthcare Analytics will enable organizations to consolidate, load, integrate, and analyze data Read More

Situational Intelligence: Not Just Another Fancy Term

Recently, Space-Time Insight released Version 4 of what they call the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence Suite. For the company, this is not just a fancy name, but their very own definition of what they offer: the ability to analyze and act on scenarios or situations, not just mere isolated data. Some organizations are looking to close existing gaps within the information management cycle Read More

Teradata Introduces Aster Discovery Platform 5.10

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  • Published: February 28 2013
Teradata recently announced a new version of its Aster Discovery Platform, which contains important enhancements to the existing functionality set, aiming to deal with the analysis of big data. The Teradata Aster Discovery Platform addresses the issues associated with an organization's big data analytics requirements and aims to reduce the difficulties associated with deploying and managing big Read More

Hydro One Networks Chooses Space-Time Insight to Improve Service Reliability

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  • Published: February 27 2013
Hydro One Networks, a planning, construction, operations, and maintenance provider for transmission and distribution networks in Ontario recently selected the Space-Time Insight Situational Intelligence suite to provide a consistent and comprehensive view of asset risks and priorities to help operators and field service crews to collaborate and improve lifecycle decisions over all maintenance Read More

Vitria Operational Intelligence 4 to Offer Real-time Analytics for Big Data

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  • Written By: Jorge Garcia
  • Published: February 26 2013
Vitria, a software provider of operational intelligence solutions recently released version 4 of its Operational Intelligence suite, which includes several enhancements of its existing capabilities but, more importantly, offers new capabilities for real-time analytics for big data, enabling the analysis of continuous flows of large amounts of data. Some of the new features included Read More
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