Data Management and Migration
Platfora announced mid-year updates in Platfora 4.5 including a dozen new features with collaborative functionality to enable several members of an organization to work in tandem with data scientists.
US Patent Office data: Over 1 million pages per month automatically moved to searchable, minable content
Already, more than 1 million pages per month of patent documents are automatically moved to searchable, minable content, and there's more to come.
ZL unveiled today its ZL NoSQL DB, an analytics persistence engine. It's designed to simultaneously handle billions of rows and thousands of columns of disparate data. The company says that out-of-box support includes multi-valued columns (string Array and Map) as well as standard String, Integer, Long, Boolean, Float, Double, and Date data types. To improve storage efficiency, two additional data types are also supported: Dictionary String and Dictionary.
The survey found "PostgreSQL adoption continuing to rise, with 55 percent of users – up from 40 percent two years ago – deploying it for mission-critical applications and 77 percent of users are dedicating all new application deployments to PostgreSQL," according to the press release.
According to a new IDC study, sponsored by Iron Mountain, only 38 percent of businesses surveyed actually use their archives for business analysis. The study found some other interesting things too, like what big data is doing to data archives.
According to the report, 55 percent of responding organizations have already implemented big data projects and another 29 percent are looking at doing so in the next 12 months. However, most such projects are aimed at customers. Sixty percent of the companies say their using big data to improve customer service while over half (54 percent) are using it to acquire new customers.
VoltDB and Teradata announced their partnership which was formed in order to add VoltDB's in-memory SQL database to the front end of the data pipeline in Teradata products. This partnership is all about speed and streaming – as in analysis of incoming data in milliseconds.
Maana announced it successfully built its industry agnostic, end-to-end search and discovery platform on Apache Spark. Maana runs natively on Spark and uses its in-memory caching to reduce the need for database queries to retrieve the same data over again.
While many company heads claim to be big data thought leaders, Stonebraker is the real deal. Watch the man and his businesses for important clues on where big data is going next.
As Spark Summit West wraps up today in San Francisco, MemSQL's team of data engineers and developers leaves us with their final word on what's hot and what's not in working with data these days.