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Splice Machine goes GA, joins SQL-on-Hadoop database fray
Startup vendor Splice Machine has put SQL capabilities on top of Hadoop to create a hybrid database that it said can run both transaction processing and analytics applications.

Cloud data warehouse, big data services starting to take shape
Consultant Rick Sherman talks about the maturity of cloud-based data warehousing and big data management services, and predicts how extensively they'll be used in the future.

New tools target SQL on Hadoop, hybrid data processing, cloud apps
Data management product announcements by HP, SAP and NuoDB show greater support for SQL on Hadoop analytics, enhanced cloud deployment and mixed processing workloads.

Hadoop fuels TrueCar's data-driven business model
Piles of "messy" data meet inexpensive storage as e-commerce website TrueCar builds a data-driven business with the help of a Hadoop cluster and data analytics tools.

Analytics in sports gets growing front-office role
Sports teams have been adopting analytics tools to improve in-game performance for years, but now some are also focusing on using data analysis to boost their business operations.

Give your predictive analytics projects a business reality check
Predictive modeling is great for optimizing operations to the current business environment, but a Harvard professor says its value diminishes in the face of disruptive innovation.

Featured Research Study

November 2012
Insights on the Run: Best Practices in Implementing Mobile BI
One way to make business intelligence more pervasive is to deliver it to business users instead of making them log in to a portal or dashboard. Mobile intelligence applications exploit the...

September 2012
Business-Driven BI
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson, TechTargetís Director of Research in Business Applications and Architecture Media Group, provides strategies and tips for self-service business intelligence.

June 2012
Exploiting Big Data: Strategies for Integrating with Hadoop to Deliver Business Insights
In this research report, Wayne Eckerson describes the emerging big data ecosystem in which Hadoop and analytical databases play an increasingly important role.

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