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Intel targets Big Data with Xeon E7 v2 family

Intel says it wants to dominate mobile computing, which may deliver volume critical to counter sluggish PC sales

In a bid to capitalise on the apparent stampede towards Big Data in all walks of life, Intel unveiled an updated Xeon chip architecture this week that will, according to the chip maker, double performance over the previous generation of server chips.

Kontron, Vantrix develop Big Data platform for video optimisation

The companies are working on optimising video

Embedded computing developer Kontron has partnered with network optimisation and analytics firm Vantrix to build a high performance, cloud-enabled content delivery and analytics platform.

Big data project commitments set to increase this year

The number of big data projects is set to rise sharply in 2014, according to Jaspersoft

Newly published research which includes responses from over 1,600 enterprise IT personnel suggests 2014 will see a sharp rise in commitment to big data projects, with the top application segments looking likely to be customer and customer experience analytics.

Altibase drops SUSE for Red Hat

Altibase selected Red Hat for its big data platform, dropping SUSE

In-memory computing vendor Altibase announced Thursday that the company is partnering with Red Hat in a deal that will see the latter power over 1,200 global deployments of the company’s hybrid database cloud platform, dropping its existing partner Suse. The move is a blow to Suse, which is losing market share in the cloud to other Linux incumbents.

Chartio secures $2.2m to drive cloud-based BI

Chartio raised $2.2m in series B and plans to bolster marketing and development efforts, and open up a new services arm

Chartio, a provider of cloud-based business intelligence software announced this week that it has secured $2.2m in new funding. The company said the latest round, led by Avalon Ventures, will help the company bolster its marketing and sales efforts as the market for cloud-based BI continues to swell.

How RMS is transforming into a cloud and big data service provider

Paris Georgallis, senior vice president of cloud platform at RMS

Risk Management Solutions’ senior vice president of cloud platform operations, Paris Georgallis, told Business Cloud News that balancing the need to provide insurers with increasingly detailed risk models and data security needs has its challenges. But ultimately, running the big data platform in the cloud provides economies of scale – and speeds – unachievable without a seven figure investment.

Cloudera and Koverse join forces on Apache Accumulo

Clouder and Koverse are partnering to develop commercial offerings based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-store project originally developed by the NSA

Integrator Cloudera has teamed up with big data specialist Koverse in a bid to co-develop innovations based on Apache Accumulo, an open source key-value store project built on top of Hadoop.

Roundup: The industry’s top cloud predictions for 2014

With public cloud spending set to surpass $100bn this year according to IDC many are looking to 2014 as the year the cloud sector moves into a second phase of industrial development, unleashing a wave of innovation and consolidation in its path. And according to industry specialists, much of what happens next in the cloud sector will depend on the deepening integration of mobile, cloud, big data and traditional IT technologies.

IBM buys Aspera to bolster file transfer capabilities

IBM acquired file-transfer specialist Aspera for an undisclosed sum Thursday

Shortly after completing the acquisition of Fiberlink, enterprise tech giant IBM announced Thursday that it has agreed to acquire Aspera, a company specialising in file transfers containing large volumes of unstructured data. IBM said the move will complement its big data offerings and allow users to very quickly shift large volumes of data to and from the cloud.

Talend secures $40m to help companies tackle big data integration

Talend recently secured $40m in new investment to grow its big data business

Big data integration specialist Talend announced $40m in new investment Wednesday, which will help fuel the company’s growth as it moves to capitalise on the big data boom. The company said its open source approach sets it apart from competitors like Informatica.

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