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By Richard Maddox on 4/4/2013 1:34 PM

The Pervasive Big Data & Analytics team will be in the heart of the action at this year’s Pervasive IntegrationWorld event on April 14-16 in Austin. If you’re attending, stop by our booth. Our expert technical staff will be on hand to handle your specific big data questions, and show off our killer analytic technology. Bring us your analytic challenge, and we’ll take a shot at helping you solve it...

By Richard Maddox on 2/1/2013 6:31 AM

A recent Twitter exchange centered on those big data cities that could be deemed “Super Bowl” cities. San Francisco and Boston, as expected, came up. There’s no doubt the Bay area, Boston-Cambridge – and increasingly New York – are major big data and analytics hubs. There are also others that are notable. Southern California, for one, is a growing presence, as is Chicago. And then there’s Austin, recently named by Forbes as the fastest growing city in the U.S. and home to Pervasive Software and our Pervasive Big Data & Analytics product team. Besides us, there are many growing big data and analytics organizations and companies in the area that are making their marks.

By Jim Harris on 12/10/2012 1:24 PM

Using the science fiction of Asimov’s Psychohistory, Paige Roberts recently blogged about whether or not data science can accurately predict human behavior using machine learning and predictive analytics.

By Liz Ivey on 11/29/2012 11:44 AM

It’s no secret that data, as a whole, is hard to analyze. If only there was an easy button.

Traditional data analysis and unstructured data are colliding. Organizations are seeing the value in mining their big data avalanche, filled with structured and unstructured data.  The rise of social media has been a gateway for unstructured data analysis, such as text-based or sentiment analysis of twitter feeds, emails, applications, call center logs, and so much more.

By Richard Maddox on 11/16/2012 4:15 PM

Our partner Opera Solutions has been selected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide advanced analytics to enhance operational controls and prevent fraud in federally funded Health Insurance Exchange Operations (HIX) managed by the CMS Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO).

By Richard Maddox on 11/9/2012 4:09 PM
As big data grows, cyber security threats loom larger. This is a ‘given’ now facing any organization that collects and stores volumes of data. Even smaller and mid-size organizations are not immune....
By Richard Maddox on 11/2/2012 12:59 PM
October’s Strata + Hadoop World proved to be fertile ground for big announcements and important insights. Attendees, including Cloudera CEO Mike Olsen, pointed out that Hadoop and MapReduce, even with...
By Jim Harris on 10/29/2012 5:40 AM

Historically, standing between operations and analytics was the hulking amalgamation of extracted, transformed, and loaded data that anxiously awaited the queries of business users.  It was called the Data Warehouse (or sometimes the Data Outhouse). 

By Richard Maddox on 10/26/2012 5:48 AM
Pervasive Big Data & Analytics Chief Technologist Jim Falgout discusses the Hadoop platform and how it is evolving. His...
By Paige Roberts on 10/23/2012 12:25 PM
John Furrier and Dave Valente of Silicon Angle’s theCube caught up with David Inbar of Pervasive Big Data & Analytics at the IBM Information on Demand event in Las Vegas yesterday. David answered some...
By Richard Maddox on 10/4/2012 9:41 AM
This is exciting news! Opera Solutions is spotlighting its use of Pervasive DataRush™ on its blog....
By Richard Maddox on 9/27/2012 4:56 PM
Pervasive Big Data & Analytics very much looks forward to Predictive Analytics World in Boston on September 30-October 4, 2012....
By Pervasive Big Data on 8/29/2012 4:10 AM
Bigger, Better, and Faster Data Science made a splash this past weekend in Fremont, California, at the Big Data Science Meetup....
By Pervasive Big Data on 8/23/2012 8:49 AM

Pervasive Big Data heads to Fremont, CA, this weekend to join the Big Minds of Google and Zementis at the Big Data Science Meetup.  We know your weekends are precious, but this special opportunity to meet and learn from Jim Falgout (Pervasive Big Data), Ryan Boyd (Google) and Michael Zeller (Zementis).

By Paige Roberts on 8/21/2012 4:12 AM
Historically, in a situation where there is a lot of data to analyze, particularly if that data is being generated very rapidly and has to be analyzed as it is produced, analytics software has fallen...
By Paige Roberts on 8/17/2012 4:05 AM
A look at the Rexer Analytics Data Miner Survey and the KDnuggets Analytics, Data Mining, Big Data Software Poll, with particular attention to the analytics tools rated highest in popularity and customer satisfaction: STATISTICA, R, Rapid Miner, and KNIME.
By Richard Maddox on 8/3/2012 1:07 PM
Gartner is offering a new report Market Trends: Big Data Opportunities in Vertical Industries which compares the business drivers and uses of big data across 11 vertical industries to help solution...
By Paige Roberts on 7/20/2012 4:09 AM
Two big messages from Amazon at their first ever presentation in Texas: First, Amazon cloud computing services are changing, and second, Amazon is growing. AWS security guy, Max Ramsay presented to a rapt audience this week at the Austin Cloud User Group meeting.
By Paige Roberts on 7/16/2012 4:36 AM
When new products coming out claim integration with Hadoop, are they talking about simple string matching, or real data integration, genuine semantic interoperability? If you have a tremendous glop of unstructured junk, with no traditional data integrity processes in the data load, can you ever get useful, actionable predictive analytics that your CEO can trust out of that mess?
By Richard Maddox on 7/10/2012 1:28 PM
The ZDNet Hot Topics Web seminar “Big Data Technology: Are You in Over Your Head?” featuring Pervasive CTO Mike Hoskins and big data blogger Andrew Brust, provided an informative background on the emergence...
By Richard Maddox on 6/12/2012 9:58 AM
Successful big data projects in the cloud – in which terabytes of data flow daily between operational and analytical data stores – require scalable data integration that not only handles these large...
By David Inbar on 11/11/2011 12:19 PM

Last month, Forrester Research released a report, “ Expand Your Digital Horizon With Big Data,” for CIOs that focused on how they should approach big data in order to take full advantage of it for their businesses. It addressed how big data is influencing markets across industries and is prevalent in various business sectors, such as healthcare, web marketing and telecommunications.

By Pervasive DataRush on 8/31/2011 9:27 AM

To help enterprises learn more about big data and how it fits with their traditional data warehouse and data mart, Pervasive DataRush and Karmasphere are hosting a webinar titled, "Big Data: The Role, Value and Best Practices of Hadoop."

By Pervasive DataRush on 8/3/2011 9:59 AM

We had the pleasure of meeting with David Linthicum last month to get his thoughts on Big Data.

By Liz Ivey on 7/19/2011 3:44 PM
We are in Washington D.C. this week exhibiting at the FOSE show and we're showing this awesome demo that we've been working on. Pervasive has taken Pervasive DataRush to new levels in order to...
By Richard Maddox on 6/22/2011 3:46 AM
Pervasive Software’s Chief Integration Technologist Paul Dingman will be a presenter at Hadoop Summit 2011 on June 29,...
By Richard Maddox on 6/17/2011 11:12 AM
If you’ve explored our website lately, you may have noticed that we now offer a daily news aggregator called Big Data Analytics Digest....
By Richard Maddox on 6/2/2011 6:14 AM
We wanted to share a detailed summary of the report on Big Data by McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) that was...
By Liz Ivey on 5/10/2011 3:37 AM
Tackling big data is not a job that is only going to be solved by programmers alone.  It’s going to be solved in concert with data scientists and analysts.  What tools exist for both programmers and non-programmers?  ...
By Liz Ivey on 3/21/2011 4:12 AM
Pervasive Software is a proud sponsor and exhibitor of GigaOM’s Structure Big Data 2011 taking place on March 23 in New York City. ...
By Richard Maddox on 2/18/2011 9:09 AM
Attending the O'Reilly Strata Conference, I received lots of food for thought about the future of Big Data, as well as further validation that Pervasive DataRushTM is a good framework to respond to many...
By Richard Maddox on 1/28/2011 11:07 AM
January, February and March will be busy months for our technology evangelists. Pervasive DataRush Director of Product Management Davin Potts, Pervasive DataRush Chief Technologist Jim Falgout and Pervasive...
By Richard Maddox on 1/17/2011 11:17 AM
The Intel Concurrency Checker can be used to evaluate the performance scaling of applications on multi-core systems and to help further optimize applications. It’s a tool that is used to check application...
By Richard Maddox on 12/6/2010 7:04 AM
We’ll show you how on Dec. 8 Like most software organizations yours probably needs a cost-effective approach to deliver analytics or other data-intensive solutions amid increasing data volumes and growing...
By Azeem Jiva on 10/6/2010 2:00 AM
We've been working hard here at Pervasive and DataRush 4.4.1 is now available for download. Don't let the small version number increment fool you, there are many worthwhile changes to DataRush. Including...
By Richard Maddox on 10/1/2010 4:14 AM
Did you notice the sea change taking place in big data computing?

Multicore processors are redefining the compute density of a single server. When fully leveraged with the right software, multicore...
By Richard Maddox on 7/7/2010 11:00 AM
Security spending in a downturn is under tight scrutiny. PricewaterhouseCoopers found this to be the case when it surveyed 7,200 executives in over 130 countries for its 2010 “Trial by Fire” report. One...
By Liz Ivey on 6/23/2010 10:27 AM
You probably understand that Pervasive DataRush is a fast processing engine and is great for data preparation, but did you know that the just released version 4.4 also includes an analytics platform? Pervasive DataRush for Analytics now allows users to analyze their entire gigantic data set (instead of just a sample) and make use of the newly-available core analytics library to perform data mining operations leveraging the high throughput and scalability of the Pervasive DataRush engine.

By Jim Falgout on 6/9/2010 10:09 AM
Gordon Brown posted a blog on Redfin commenting on a presentation by Jeff Hammerbacher discussing the use of Hadoop at Facebook.Having solved many big data problems at Facebook, Jeff has great credibility...
By Richard Maddox on 4/13/2010 4:51 AM
And we’re not done yet—Pervasive DataRush is now approaching 2 Terabytes/Hour on a single server!!

Pervasive® DataRush™...
By Azeem Jiva on 4/1/2010 1:46 AM
As Intel and Advanced Micro Devices battle it out for processor dominance, we as consumers are finding faster and faster computers for increasingly lower prices. Quad core systems are now common...
By Jim Falgout on 3/15/2010 5:34 AM
I mentioned in an earlier blog, the contest...
By Jim Falgout on 3/11/2010 10:05 AM
In a recent blog, Robin Bloor discusses how parallelism is required for software to go really fast on todays multicore computers. He brings up this point about MapReduce: using MapReduce on problems...
By Jim Falgout on 3/5/2010 2:29 AM
Processors continue to become more "core dense" as we approach a watershed mark in multicore development. We've approached the point where a 4 processor system is taking on the characteristics of a "cluster...
By Azeem Jiva on 2/9/2010 1:46 AM
Traditionally Java Performance has always been a bit of a misnomer.  In the early days of Java 1.1, performance was a secondary consideration after ease of programming and usability.  But the last few years have seen some amazing performance enhancements in the JVM.  Escape Analysis, Compressed References, and other JDK7 performance enhancements.  I'm not even including the myriad of smaller changes that the Sun JVM engineers are working on.

By Richard Maddox on 12/14/2009 9:17 AM
Government data, when made available and presented effectively, can provide useful information to organizations and citizens alike. Star News Online presents compelling possibilities in the article, “Local Governments Offer Data to Miners.”...
By Jim Falgout on 11/5/2009 4:36 AM
This article by Gordon Haff provides some interesting insights into Intel's thinking around software parallelization. At Pervasive, we talk about the trade-off of using Java to build a framework like...
By Azeem Jiva on 7/7/2009 5:57 AM
I was lucky enough to present and attend Jazoon 2009 in Zurich, Switzerland.  My talk How badly written optimizations can undo automatic JVM benefits was...
By Azeem Jiva on 6/10/2009 2:59 AM
This year's JavaOne was a great success.  It was vibrant, and filled...

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