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Software AG Acquires Data Foundations Snubs Previous OEM Partner Orchestra Networks

In a somewhat surprising move, Software AG announced that they have acquired MDM vendor Data Foundations. I say surprising because they had, according to the Gartner 2009 MDM report by John Radcliffe, owned the worldwide rights to OEM the Orchestra Networks EBX platform, which they marketed as Web Methods MDM. This relationship established approximately Dec […]

Sustainable Big Data Retention

I finally got round to watching the documentary The Corporation (2003) on DVD last night. If you haven’t seen it, it’s quite disturbing as it portrays a bleak picture of how large corporations generate great wealth, but can also cause great harm.

Environmental impact was of course one of the subjects reviewed in the film. […]

ESJ Q&A: Addressing Big-Data Challenges

By James Powell 10/12/2010

How can you get “big data” under control without going under? We recently posed that question to Ramon Chen, vice president of product management, at RainStor, a company devoted to online information preservation that offers a specialized data repository. Our simple, single question sparked the conversation below.

Complete Interview can be […]

101010 The Answer to Life, the Universe and Big Data

On October 10, 2010 a day represented as 10/10/10 raises awareness and brings back memories of many iconic events and topics related to the magical number 10. In the spirit of this day, here are 10:

10. David Letterman’s top 10

9. Bo Derek, Dudley Moore and Julie Andrews in the Movie “10”

8. Big […]