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  • Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

    Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online advertisers pick the right targets.

    Written by Peter Sayer23 Dec. 14 02:51
  • Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

    Even though systems such as Hadoop and Spark can grapple with large amounts of data, their tools for analyzing and parsing this information efficiently and in real-time are still limited. A two-year old Seattle startup called SpaceCurve will release on Tuesday a new database system aimed to speed the process of analyzing location-oriented data as it is being generated.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Dec. 14 07:35
  • FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

    When the anticipated tsunami of data from the Internet of Things hits the enterprise, FoundationDB's flagship NoSQL database should be ready to handle to deluge.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 Dec. 14 05:58
  • Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

    If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

    Written by Joab Jackson06 Dec. 14 08:55
  • HP rolls data analysis tools into the Cloud

    The pool of online data analysis services available for corporate users is about to grow larger, with HP set to offer two of its own, key products as hosted cloud services by early next year.

    Written by Joab Jackson03 Dec. 14 05:42
  • HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

    Bringing some enterprise rigor to the wild world of big data, Hewlett-Packard has issued a package that will allow organizations to harness HP's Vertica analytical database engine to investigate reams of unstructured data residing in Hadoop systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson18 Nov. 14 09:44
  • Amazon promises a mightier MySQL with Aurora release

    With Wednesday's preview release of a new database service called Aurora, Amazon Web Services claims to have supercharged the open source MySQL with the high performance, reliability, and scalability characteristics typically associated with commercial database systems--at the fraction of the cost for these products.

    Written by Joab Jackson13 Nov. 14 14:05