Data Analytics

ARBA Retail Systems Releases Point of Sale Cloud Solutions That Run on Microsoft Azure

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ARBA Retail Systems, a technology leader in POS and Cashless Payment solutions, leverages the Microsoft Azure platform to give clients strong Business Intelligence and data analytics.

ARBA Retail System’s complete suite of Point of Sale Cloud Solutions run on Microsoft Azure providing us and our customers with significant benefits that are unrivaled by any other Cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure is ranked by Gartner as the only major cloud platform that is the leader for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and a strong Platform as a Service (PaaS). Running on Microsoft Azure provides ARBA clients with a completely seamless and integrated solution package.

Google’s cloud gets a boost as Forrester names it a leader in data analytics

Grazed from SiliconAngle. Author: Mike Wheatley.

Google Inc.’s efforts to establish itself as a major player in cloud computing received a small boost Wednesday when it was named by research firm Forrester Inc. as the undisputed leader in a part of the market Forrester calls “Insight Platform-as-a-Service.” It should be noted that Insight PaaS is just a small subsection of the overall PaaS market, so Google still has some way to go.

Forrester defines the Insight PaaS category as an integrated set of data management, analytics and insight application development and management components, offered as a platform. PaaS more generally is the middle layer of cloud computing, customarily defined as services to allow software developers to create applications that run on the Internet...

The Business Cloud From Domo Is Now the World's Largest Analytics Platform in the Cloud

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In just one year since launching, Domo's Business Cloud is now the industry's largest data analytics platform in the cloud. With more than 25 petabytes of data uploaded, the data managed in Domo surpasses 100 trillion rows, which is 21 times larger than the amount of data in the Library of Congress and more than twice the size of the largest data warehouse record claimed by SAP in 2014.

"Domo's Business Cloud has become the world's largest analytics platform because of the power of our customers," said Josh James, co-founder and CEO, Domo. "These revolutionaries are leading the adoption of data-driven cultures across organizations worldwide. While often starting small -- like most revolutions do -- their vision for how data, facilitated by Domo, can transform business performance quickly catches fire."

Domo is also now connected to more than one million discreet data sources, while maintaining industry-leading uptime and performance.

Sneak Peek at SolarWinds NEW Correlation Technology -- PerfStack

Article Written by David Marshall

For years, VMblog has covered numerous technologies coming out of the SolarWinds think tank.  Perhaps the best known or most covered technology thus far (for obvious reasons) has been SolarWinds Virtualization Manager or VMAN -- the company's popular VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V monitoring and management solution.

[ Watch the SolarWinds VMAN video interview from VMworld 2016 ] 

Beyond Virtualization Manager, SolarWinds has been working hard to up-level and incorporate each of the company's individual product lines into a unified view and centralized management platform by leveraging its modular, extensible and unified Orion Platform.  Bringing numerous monitoring and management applications under a single umbrella was probably hard enough, but SolarWinds is about to launch something that takes the Orion Platform to a whole... other... level.  And that, ladies and gentlemen, is where things get REALLY interesting.  This upcoming technology is known as "PerfStack."

SolarWinds PerfStack and Orion


Domo's Business Cloud Helps Data Analysts More Easily Scale and Share Business Insights Across the Organization

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Domo today announced a series of new free enterprise offerings that leverage Domo's Business Cloud to ease the pain that data analysts experience when trying to move from data discovery to sharing their key insights more broadly across their organizations.

"Data analysts and IT professionals consistently tell us that data discovery tools like Tableau are great tools for data drilling -- but when they need to share insights with executives across the organization, or work with large data sets, their experience quickly descends into what they refer to as 'Tableau Hell'," said Josh James, founder and CEO, Domo. "Everyone is thirsty for data yet today's desktop analysis and on-premise tools are not built for scale and cause more frustration for data professionals who are forced to toggle between multiple tools to find insights and then distribute them into the hands of business decision makers."

Rackspace Announces Data Connectors, Bridging Gap Between Disparate Data Stores

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The Rackspace data team today unveiled early access for Data Connectors, which allows customers to intelligently move and analyze data that previously required coding and posed significant difficulties when integrating with BI and data visualization tools. With Data Connectors, and built-in automation for ObjectRocket Elasticsearch, customers can seamlessly connect MongoDB instances to Elasticsearch and Kibana.

Cloud Computing Becomes A Home For Data Analytics

 Grazed from Forbes.  Author: Joe McKendrick.

Analytics — with its massive quantities of data requiring plenty of processing juice and storage space — is a natural fit for the cloud. Organizations are still dipping their toes into the possibilities, but this is about to accelerate dramatically.
That’s the takeaway from a recent survey conducted by IDG and published by Informatica of the 200 IT and business decision makers in the survey say they have deployed one or more cloud analytics solutions. This may be growing over the months and years to come, with 68% of respondents saying they intend to investigate, analyze or actively plan to deploy cloud analytics solutions over the coming year. In addition, 74% said they expect to adopt a hybrid or cloud-only approach to analytics over the next three years...

New Platform Takes Science to the Clouds

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Scientists and engineers in all disciplines can now store, share and analyze data through Jetstream, the first all-science cyber-computing platform, a $6.5 million project funded by the National Science Foundation. The iPlant Collaborative based at the University of Arizona's BIO5 Institute will play an important role in development and operation of Jetstream.

"iPlant has more than five years' experience providing cloud-based analyses," said Nirav Merchant, co-principal investigator of the iPlant Collaborative, director of Bio Computing at Arizona Research Laboratories and a member of the BIO5 Institute. "We will bring our expertise to run and manage the underlying cloud infrastructure, making it accessible and easy to use for researchers in all science disciplines."...