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Why investors are so excited about Slack

The enterprise-software startup's valuation has gone from $1.12 billion to $2.8 billion in six short months

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YouEye targets qualitative data with new analytics platform

A mix of machine learning and trained human analysts interprets unstructured data

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Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

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Pivotal sets the stage for open-source in-memory computing

Pivotal has released the source code for much of its GemFire distributed in-memory database

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Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes

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AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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Oracle brings big data back to database administrators

The Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data gives DBAs a more familiar view of their big data collections

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In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time

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Google gives Apps admins more control over their files and docs

One of the new features allows IT pros to disable the ability to print, donwload and copy certain files

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HP links Vertica and IDOL seeking better unstructured data analysis

The company built a connector server for the products, which it acquired separately in 2011

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New Unit4 platform promises 'self-driving' ERP

Product taps predictive analytics and machine learning to help minimize administrative burden

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Atlassian's JIRA Service Desk now helps employees help themselves

Universal search gives internal customers a single place to turn for answers

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Apple database acquisition could help improve performance of its services

FoundationDB's NoSQL technology lets the company grow its services and still keep users happy