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Cloud-based data management provider Reltio scores $10m

Reltio scored $10m, which will be used to expand its sales and marketing efforts

Reltio, a startup founded by Informatica veterans, has secured $10m in its first round of funding and announced the launch of its cloud-based data management platform.

Every little helps: How Tesco is bringing the online food retail experience back in-store

Tesco is in the midst of overhauling its connectivity and IT services

Food retailers in the UK have for years spent millions of pounds on going digital and cultivating a web presence, which includes the digitisation of product catalogues and all of the other necessary tools on the backend to support online shopping, customer service and food delivery. But Tomas Kadlec, group infrastructure IT director at Tesco tells BCN more emphasis is now being place on bringing the online experience back into physical stores, which is forcing the company to completely rethink how it structures and handles data.

Siemens to offer SAP HANA-based cloud platform for data services

Siemens is bolstering its big data services with SAP's cloud-based HANA platform

Industrial electronics giant Siemens announced it intends to build out a cloud-based platform for a range of data services to be used for everything from predictive condition monitoring to energy management optimisation.

Carnegie Mellon, IBM partner on cloud-based analytics

CMU and IBM are working on a cloud-based analytics platform the organisations say could help cut facilities' energy costs

IBM and Carnegie Mellon University are working on a cloud-based analytics platform the organisations say could help other firms significantly trim down their facilities management and utilities costs.

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.