Facebook wants other data-driven organizations to use, and it hopes, refine Presto, its SQL query engine.
Turning its considerable expertise in analytics to the study of IT operations, IBM has assembled a software package to help system administrators better pinpoint potential problems and performance issues, using many of IBM's tools for business intelligence, machine learning and data mining.
With its powerful data mining capabilities, Hadoop is bringing together people across different places and even across different generations.
One of the former National Security Agency developers behind the software explained how Accumulo works and how it could be used in fields other than intelligence gathering,
Eucalyptus has updated its namesake software to make it easier for organizations to set up their own, in-house versions of the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud, letting users run Amazon workloads in private cloud deployments.
Jaspersoft has provided new types of charts and a templating tool for its business intelligence suite.
In much the same way that Microsoft brought spreadsheet crunching to the business world through its now-ubiquitous Excel, the company is hoping to make a similar impact with big data analysis with its new Windows Azure HDInsight service.
Software provider New Relic is extending its system administrator tools for monitoring the performance of applications to help business managers as well.
Pivotal is releasing an in-memory data store for real-time analysis that works with the Hadoop data processing platform, and the other is a data discovery tool for business analysts.
Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.
At a conference in New York this week, Google engineers presented some of their favorite tips and research for expediting delivery of web pages and applications.
Oracle says its updated data-integration software portfolio can more rapidly deliver data to data warehouses and analysis applications.
Managing its way nimbly through times of economic sluggishness, IBM reported a 6 percent increase in profit for the third quarter even as its revenue declined.
HP has assembled a number of its data-mining programs into a service for digital marketing.
Puppet has added some visual pizzazz to its namesake open source IT automation software, providing a graphic event inspector for administrators to see at a glance where trouble spots in their systems reside.