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Market Insight Reports - Information Management
The all-flash-array vendor scored a sizeable $150m funding round in 2013, and now it has completed an even larger round. It is growing quickly, but needs the cash to reach a sustainable size before competition from incumbent suppliers develops.Tim Stammers Scott Denne
Having entered the visual analysis fray in earnest with an offering built on its LASR Analytic Server, SAS is now using this enabling in-memory data processing technology for two new advanced analysis products. We take a closer look.Krishna Roy
The company, formed in 2010 to offer commercial support around the OpenStack Object Storage project (Swift), is reporting healthy momentum as interest levels around object storage and OpenStack continue to grow.Simon Robinson
The storage business of American Megatrends is a long way from matching the sales of the company's well-known BIOS products, but AMI is reporting fast-growing storage sales, and has recently launched hybrid and all-flash storage systemsTim Stammers
The company has launched version 3.0 of its MySQL-based database scalability software, as well as the beta of a new schema and query analysis service that it hopes will drive distributed database adoption.Matt Aslett
One of the pioneers in the still-fledgling market for cloud storage gateways, the startup claims wins as an alternative to major backup software refreshes, and recently upgraded its disk arrays. But customer growth remains slow.Dave Simpson
The company has announced a new product that enables queries to be shared between its data warehouse and the Hadoop open source data-processing framework, in addition to an even bigger warehouse appliance and the launch of Teradata Database 15.Jason Stamper
The company has lifted the lid on its business in the past year and provided pointers for what's to come. We take a closer look at its progress and next major release.Krishna Roy
The company has teamed up with Apache Spark supporter Databricks to add the Spark in-memory data processing stack to its MapR Distribution for Hadoop.Matt Aslett
In acquiring its longest-standing data partner Gnip, Twitter has taken even tighter control of its own 'firehose' of user data. Is it starting to realize the true value of its data?Matt Mullen Scott Denne
Long Form Reports - Information Management
The object storage market is at a critical point in its evolution. Its future as an integral part of the public cloud landscape looks assured, but it remains unclear whether object storage will become a lucrative market for technology suppliers targeting enterprises and service providers. Over the longer term, object storage could play a key role in the emergence of simplified two-tier enterprise storage architectures. This report examines the state of the object storage market at a time when the window of opportunity is undoubtedly opening.
Backup is broken, but a single technology won't fix it. Rather, it will be a combination of advances that alters the data-protection landscape to solve the backup-and-recovery problems that currently plague IT professionals. This report examines the technologies and techniques that could enable storage administrators to break the shackles of traditional backup/recovery methodologies and data-protection 'silos.'
Digital marketing has been identified by major software vendors as an untapped resource for revenue within the broader enterprise business application software market, in addition to protecting existing investments in business applications such as CRM. This report examines the marketing automation space, which has been a hotbed of M&A activity and is projected to be a market worth $4.73bn by 2018.
Growing sales show that both enterprises and cloud service providers are convinced that all-flash arrays are now an affordable and practical alternative to disk arrays for mainstream applications. The AFA sector is the most dynamic within the overall enterprise storage systems market, and poses the greatest challenge to large incumbent storage suppliers. This report examines the emerging AFA market opportunity, including adoption drivers, pricing trends and the vendor landscape.
Data integration technologies have a critical role to play in delivering on the potential of 'big data,' by ensuring that emerging data processing and analysis technologies work well with each other, and also with more established approaches. By adopting an approach we call 'Total Data Integration,' a company not only gets a complete picture of its business, customers and products, but it can derive new insights that weren't possible when only structured data was brought into the mix. This report assesses the impact of big data in the integration space and outlines the key drivers shaping this sector.
Linking cloud services with on-premises IT systems is now a pressing topic that raises new questions about how best to structure a hybrid IT architecture while maintaining managerial control and assuring data governance. What role will integration platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) technology perform, and what will IT vendors bring to the evolving hybrid cloud integration (HCI) market?
This report examines the marketplace for 'next-generation databases' - including the competitive landscape, revenue generation and growth potential within the NoSQL, NewSQL, MySQL ecosystem, and database-as-a-service (DBaaS) market sectors.
Today's chief marketing officer is spending more time and money on digital channels to acquire new customers, and is using a wide variety of tools from a range of vendors. This report examines the marketing tools that CMOs have today, as well as the next technologies they will be looking to acquire.
The arrival of cloud-based file sync and share functionality has been an important catalyst for what is likely to be the biggest overhaul of the business application market since the introduction of the client/server architecture. This report examines what that overhaul will look like and why it is necessary.
The lines between backup/recovery, DR and business continuity are blurring as vendors combine these functions via integrated products and cloud-based services. This report examines the forces driving the trend toward cloud-based data protection and reviews key technologies and representative vendors. It also provides market sizing and predictions, as well as evaluation criteria for vendors, products or services.
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