Business is starting to realize that taking advantage of big data is not just technically feasible but affordable by organizations of all sizes. However, as outlined in our agenda on big data and information optimization, the technology must be engineered to the information needs of business. Hortonworks has been steadily advancing its big data technology called Hadoop and contributing its developments back to the Apache Software Foundation for a range of projects. The company performs enterprise-level testing to ensure Hadoop not just operates but scales across operating systems, cloud computing, virtual machines and appliances. Over the last year Hortonworks has released a number of certifications and benchmarks for an enterprise-ready version of Hadoop for which it provides support and services. These are important steps forward in meeting the needs of IT management, which is the audience evaluating big data technologies in 66 percent of organizations according to our big data research.
Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud Computing, HDP, Hive, Hortonworks, Informatica, Information Applications (IA), Information Management (IM), Microsoft, Simba, Strata Conference, Talend, Teradata, Tez, Strata+Hadoop
Ventana Research has just released the 2012 Value Index for Data Integration, in which we evaluate the competency and maturity of vendors and products. Our firm has been researching this software category for almost a decade. Our latest benchmark research in information management found that data integration is a critical component of information management strategies, according to 55 percent of organizations. Our benchmark research on organizations using this software not only uncovers best practices and trends, but it also highlights why IT is using data integration to advance its competencies across people and processes.
Topics: Big Data, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Mobility, Business Performance Management (BPM), Cloud Computing, Customer Performance Management (CPM), Data Governance, Data Integration, Financial Performance Management (FPM), Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), IBM, Informatica, Information Applications (IA), Information Builders, Information Management, Information Management (IM), IT Performance Management (ITPM), Location Intelligence, Master Data Management, Microsoft, Operational Performance Management (OPM), Oracle, Pentaho, Sales Performance Management (SPM), SAP, SAS, SnapLogic, Social Media, Supply Chain Performance Management (SCPM), Syncsort, Talend, Workforce Performance Management (WPM)