DDB's round up of the latest news in big data from around the world in the past seven days
-BI vendor arcplan introduces arcplan Enterprise 7.2, a new version of its software that supports in-memory appliances used to analyze Big Data from SAP and Kognitio and also offers enhanced multi-tenancy to provide a foundation for cloud-based business intelligence.
-10gen, sponsor of the open source non-relational database MongoDB, and open source solutions provider Red Hat announce new venues for collaboration and the joint development of best practices and blueprint reference designs for deploying MongoDB across Red Hat offerings, including the Red Hat Enterprise Linux enterprise operating system, Red Hat's Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) OpenShift and Red Hat JBoss Middleware Solutions.
-In Belgium, Ferranti announces strategy for big data storage and handling of smart meter readings, consumptions and tariff structures that allows real smart metering and smart billing on one architecture and technology platform for the energy and utilities market.
-Big data infrastructure specialist Infochimps announce analytics and operations dashboard called Dashpot for business metrics and data visualization, cluster management and system monitoring.
-expressor software, a data integration software provider, introduces expressor Enterprise Edition, an affordable and comprehensive platform designed for a wide range of tactical data integration projects for big data initiatives.
-Cloud infrastructure company GoGrid announces its new GoGrid Big Data Solution, which is based on a hybrid infrastructure architecture combining cloud computing with single-tenant infrastructure components, managed through the GoGrid management portal. It is built to support high-performance analytic jobs and can be used for applications that leverage NoSQL solutions like Hadoop to serve up content via app servers.
-Value of big data market predicted to reach US$53.4 billion by 2017, according to Wikibon.
-In the US, Maryland lawmakers approve a ‘first-of-its-kind’ measure to enable parents to take steps to protect their kids from having their credit ratings damaged by identity theft.
-Software engineering and IT Outsourcing provider EPAM Systems announces partnership with 10gen, the company behind the open-source non-relational database called MongoDB.
Energy industry leaders on the role of data in developing the potential of smart grid capabilities - by Bart King, Cleantech Communications
Companies that have successfully invested in big data analytics are unlocking its business potential, and new technologies are storing and analysing data ever more affordably.