Category: Technology

Tableau advances advanced analytics

Tableau has announced the general availability of its latest version 10.2. As one would expect from a pure play analytics company it is pushing the boundaries with the latest enhancements. Andrew Beers, Chief Development Officer at Tableau Software commented: “The need to see and understand data has never been greater. Enhancements in Tableau 10.2 make…

What Really Matters? HIMSS 2017 Day One Insights

Data of course! It helps you find new insights but ask relevant questions! At day one of HIMSS the prelude of the show was dedicated to education. I choose the stream on ‘Digital & Personal Connected Health’. And my personal key take-away: It’s all about the data and the way individual patient journeys can be…

Can Severalnines improve MongoDB security?

Severalnines has announced the latest version of ClusterControl, it claims that it “completes the ambition to de-risk MongoDB deployments for businesses”. This is a very bold statement to make, although it backs it up with several features that aim to achieve it. Why Securing MongoDB is important Over the last year there have been a…

Apttus brings end to contract woes

Apttus has announced Intelligent Import this week, a product created in collaboration with ABBYY. Its purpose is to automatically ingest contracts into the Apttus contract management solution. The solution automatically scans, loads and analyses components of each document. The problem For companies deploying a quote to cash solution, including contract management, there is the headache…

Watson masters the mainframe

IBM has announced IBM Machine Learning for the private cloud. It is designed to speed up the creating, training and deployment of analytics models. IBM claims that data scientists: “might spend days or weeks developing, testing and retooling even a single analytic model one step at a time.” To make this possible, IBM extracted the core…

The elephant climbs on IBM Storage

IBM and Hortonworks have announced the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) on IBM Elastic Storage (ESS) and IBM Spectrum Scale. The announcement comes a week after a series of other updates to the IBM Spectrum and Cloud Object Storage product lines. It sees HDP being certified on IBM Spectrum Scale on both Power8 and x86. This…

Telstra improves healthcare for Epworth

Telstra has announced that Epworth HealthCare will implement Telstra’s Patient Flow Manager (PFM). Once implemented, the solution will draw together data from across its seven hospitals and two specialist centres around Melbourne, Australia. The challenge Epworth has a fundamental goal to improve patient’s lives. Part of that is to ensure that they are able to…

Parallel data processing at Jet speed

Hazelcast has just upped the ante for in-memory databases as it announces the release of Jet. It describes Jet as a parallel, streaming engine and a distributed processing engine for big data streams. Jet will sit on Hazelcast’s in-memory data grid (IMDG) which will provide the underlying storage functionality. What will be of interest to…

To cloud or not to cloud SAP HANA

Centiq has the answer Centiq has announced a set of new “pre-packaged” services to help companies identify if they should migrate their on-premises SAP HANA solutions to the cloud. Some companies claim there are significant advantages going to public cloud providers such as Microsoft Azure and Amazon EC2. It is also an ever evolving market place…

Huawei and Oracle power up IoT alliance

Huawei and Oracle have signed a ‘Power IoT Ecosystem Partnership’ memorandum of understanding (MOU). The MOU will see the two companies co-operate on the sale of the Huawei Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution and the Oracle Utilities software.  That software includes Oracle Utilities Meter Data Management (MDM), Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway (SGG) and other…