This week we saw IBM take further steps into the culinary world, having already perfected their own BBQ sauce. Google Capital placed MapR on the frontline of Enterprise Hadoop, with Cloudera and Hortonworks, by leading a hefty funding round. Editors Furhaad Shah and Eileen McNulty each took a dive into their subject areas, with introductions to SQL vs NoSQL and a look at the history of BI.


The Week In Big Data - June 30, 2014The History of BI: The 1980′s and 90′s

In part 2 of ‘The History of Business Intelligence’ we look at the 1980’s and 90’s. This period was revolutionary for many aspects for BI, and ultimately transformed the way businesses extracted value from their data.

4 Rules For Knowing When To Invest In Big Data4 Rules for Knowing When to Invest in Big Data

For every story about accelerated financial performance from adopting Big Data technologies, we can point to ten that talk about mismanaged investments and a loss of interest by leadership in Big Data. Guest writer Khawaja outlines four rules for when you should consider investing.

Sql Vs. Nosql- What You Need To KnowSQL vs. NoSQL- What You Need to Know

In this article, Eileen McNulty outlines the differences between SQL and NoSQL, the vast array of differences within NoSQL technologies themselves, and discuss if Relational Database Management Systems really are a thing of the past.


Ibm’s Chef Watson: Using Data To Delight Your TastebudsIBM’s Chef Watson: Using Data to Delight Your Tastebuds

On Monday, IBM announced that it has partnered with Bon Appetit to build a cooking app that will combine Watson’s data capabilities (or, “Chef Watson,” as it has been dubbed for this endeavor) with the magazine’s almost fifty years of food publishing.

Google Capital Backs Mapr, Affirms Hadoop CommitmentGoogle Capital Backs MapR, Affirms Hadoop Commitment

In the past few months, Hadoop vendors Hortonworks and Cloudera have seen big funding rounds, with many commentators suggesting that MapR was falling behind. Today, however, it was announced that MapR has raised $110 million in combined equity and debt financing.

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