Datameer’s Big Data platform heads to the clouds

The big Hadoop vendors Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR Technologies grab most of the headlines due to their primary focus on large organizations, but there’s another set of companies offering Hadoop-as-a-Service (HaaS) to meet demand from companies with limited...
Datadog makes first acquisition to expand its analytics reach

Datadog makes first acquisition to expand its analytics reach

Datadog Inc., a rising star in the burgeoning cloud monitoring space, has bought out a fellow New York analytics startup to provide a broader view of infrastructure and applications. No financial terms were disclosed, but it’s safe to assume a substantial part...
SAP seeks 360° customer view with ‘hybris’ marketing platform

SAP seeks 360° customer view with ‘hybris’ marketing platform

SAP SE is introducing a new “contextual marketing platform” from its e-commerce division that seeks to provide a comprehensive view of customers. The business intelligence giant claims that it’s in a unique position to deliver on that well-worn pitch thanks to...
Smart-home devices riddled with security flaws, HP study finds

Smart-home devices riddled with security flaws, HP study finds

The increasingly sophisticated and powerful security systems emerging from the connected universe present a double-edged sword for the smart home, according to a new study from Hewlett-Packard on the risks of the technology. The results are alarming, to say the least....

InboxVudu reads your emails so you don’t have to bother

Keeping track of your most important email messages is a tough job at the best of times, even with the aid of tools like Gmail’s priority inbox and various anti-spam filters. If you’re one of those people who receives massive volumes of email every day,...
HP acquires Voltage Security in Big Data encryption push

HP acquires Voltage Security in Big Data encryption push

Hewlett-Packard Company has stepped up its enterprise security software game with the announcement of its forthcoming acquisition of data-encryption specialists Voltage Security Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Voltage Security has built a data encryption and...
MemSQL extends in-memory database with Apache Spark connector

MemSQL extends in-memory database with Apache Spark connector

Continuing its campaign to evangelize the virtues of the SQL query language while also embracing alternatives, MemSQL, Inc. is rolling out a connector for the popular Apache Spark framework that it says enables rapid and seamless data transfer between the platforms....

What you missed in Cloud: New frontiers for virtualization

The competition over enterprise cloud spending kicked into high gear last week on the virtualization front as VMware revealed a new version of its namesake hypervisor that promises to address some of the biggest pain points in managing off-premise infrastructure....