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Big data worries weigh down IoT initiatives

The Internet of Things is proceeding full steam ahead but big data worries are piling up in their wake. So finds Argus Insights which recently analyzed over 2.3M tweets to get a read on the market's take on IoT. Two fears stood prominent in the analysis: what will happen to the pool of data from IoT and will it be secured.

Spotlight: SAS' big data splash

SAS made several significant announcements at its Global Forum last week. Among the most interesting are the Viya platform, a unified open structure designed to work with data anywhere and – most exciting of all – no matter the size.

New DC/OS open source project launches

Over 60 leading companies – including Accenture, Cisco, Equinix, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Microsoft – partnered with Mesosphere on the beta release of its new datacenter operating system referred to only as DC/OS. The open source platform is for container-based datacenters and offers "single-click, app-store-like installation of 20+ complex distributed systems (called DC/OS "services"), including HDFS, Apache Spark, Apache Kafka and Apache Cassandra."

IoT-related startups gain $31B in funding, telcos move into IoT space

The next big thing in big data is the Internet of Things. While most of the current IoT lineup have limitations in these early days, the category is off to a big-bang start and gaining momentum. A new Ovum report found over $31 billion has already been invested in IoT-related startups from 2011-2015.

Back to the future: Spare5 launches human- and machine-learning platform

When big data first broke out of its hard science shell and entered its mainstream, commercial phase, the prevailing wisdom was that professionals of all kinds should step aside and let the machines decide. As if human knowledge somehow had an expiration date. Human knowledge was largely lumped into one disparaging phrase: "gut feeling." I called that whole train of thinking ridiculous at the time, so I'm happy to see more vendors combine human talent and machine learning, as Spare5 recently did.

IBM, Box create Box Zones for localized storage in country of choice

IBM and Box extended their partnership to create Box Zones, which provides users with the choice to store data regionally in Europe and Asia on the IBM Cloud. Yes, that means you can store data in select regions beginning in Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, the U.K., France and Italy. That's handy in regions with strict regulation on data storage and data transfers, but also if you simply want to leverage it in a localized area.

OpenText upgrades EIM in Release 16

OpenText announced the general availability of its enterprise information management product, Release 16. The new release contains the company's innovations in enterprise content management, business process management, customer experience management, and analytics cloud-based products. All of which are deployable on both the OpenText Cloud and third-party cloud platforms.

Open Data Center Alliance adds new usage models, planning tools to its Cloud Maturity Model

While IT pros have long been wary of using the cloud for sensitive data, the current realities of mobile and remote workers, and budget pressures continue to force their hand. But moving everything to the cloud can be tricky business – technically speaking. To help with successful migration, the Open Data Center Alliance  expanded its models, tools, and resources for enterprise roadmap development.

Hortonworks expands alliances, releases new updates

Hortonworks announced several significant updates, a joint solution with Syncsort, and an expanded deal with Pivotal.  The newly released Extended Services Release includes Apache Ranger security, Apache Atlas for data governance, Cloudbreak for expanded cloud support and resources, and updates on Apache Ambari for provisioning, managing, and monitoring Apache Hadoop clusters.

Relational databases still rule with big data, even with inroads NoSQL is making – for now

NoSQL may be making a dent in the $46 billion database market – but relational databases continue to  dominate  big data.