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NHL taps SAP for cloud-powered stats

The NHL is working with SAP to revamp its statistics platform

North America’s National Hockey League (NHL) has announced a multiyear partnership with SAP that will see the hockey league deploy its recently announced statistics services on SAP HANA in the cloud.

Big incumbents target big updates in big data bonanza

Oracle, HP and IBM are going big on big data

Oracle, HP and IBM have this week unveiled a series of updates to their big data portfolios in a bid to strengthen their grip on the database and analytics markets.

Big data, cloud incumbents launch Open Data Platform to battle Hadoop heterogeneity

The Open Data Platform aims to create a common 'kernel' for Hadoop deployments

Over a dozen enterprise IT technology vendors including cloud and big data service providers like Pivotal, IBM, Teradata and Verizon announced the creation of the Open Data Platform in a bid to promote big data tech standardisation. Sundeep Madra, global vice president and general manager data & mobile product group at Pivotal, one of the founding members of the ODP, told BCN the organisation’s primary aim will be to combat fragmentation around how Hadoop is deployed in enterprises and built upon by ISVs.

Hitachi gobbles up big data specialist Pentaho

HDS is buying big data specialist Pentaho to strengthen its IoT cred

Hitachi Data Systems, the storage-focused subsidiary of Hitachi announced its intention to acquire Pentaho, a big data and analytics specialist, in a move it said will boost its Internet of Things and big data strategy.

Heinz plays infrastructure ketchup, moves to SAP cloud

Heinz is moving to SAP HANA because its old data strategy was putting the squeeze on efficiency

International condiment giant H.J. Heinz Company announced it has implemented Virtustream’s integrated cloud management service to help it deploy a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) and run production SAP’s in-memory compute platform, HANA, to support its data consolidation efforts. The firm said its data strategy didn’t quite cut the mustard before making the move.

Molson Coors to pour customer data in the cloud

Molson Coors is looking to help pubs engage with and find out more about their customers

International brewer Molson Coors is partnering with Purple WiFi to offer access to free wireless internet in pubs where its beers are stocked, giving pubs the opportunity to target those customers with offers and loyalty perks based on data ingested through those access points.

SAP announces solution to help ease big data deployment

SAP announced a solution that aims to speed up deployment of big data projects

SAP has released a big data rapid deployment solution for HANA-based big data applications, which the German software vendor said can help speed up large-scale business information processing.

Microsoft buys Revolution Analytics to bolster data modelling, visualisation

Microsoft is keen to bolster its open source cred and big data capabilities

Microsoft has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, a vendor of programming language R, a widely used language for statistical computing and data visualisation.

12 Florida universities sign up for cloud-based analytics

The State University System of Florida organisation is using cloud-based analytics to drive operational efficiencies

The State University System of Florida, which includes 12 member state universities in the US state of Florida, has signed up to use Rosslyn Data Technologies’ cloud-based analytics platform in a bid to support the group’s financial data analysis.

Fruits of Apple, IBM mobile cloud deal ripen

Tim Cook, Apple CEO and Ginni Rometty, IBM CEO, walking the walk and talking the talk

IBM and Apple have delivered the first batch of enterprise-focused iOS apps, co-developed and supported by Bluemix and IBM’s cloud infrastructure, making good on a deal the two companies – once bitter rivals – struck this summer.