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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.