BMC launches a big data management solution for Hadoop, Dataguise raises $13 million for expansion, and IBM acquires big data analytics company The Now Factory.
BMC launches big data management solution for Hadoop
BMC announced the availability of BMC Control-M for Hadoop, a new big data management solution that dramatically reduces the batch processing time for extremely large collections of data sets, simplifying and automating Hadoop batch processing and connected enterprise workflows. The new solution is a purpose-built version of the company’s Control-M workload automation offering. BMC Software specifically designed Control-M for Hadoop to improve service delivery by detecting slowdowns and failures with predictive analytics and intelligent monitoring of Hadoop application workflows. “BMC Control-M provides MetaScale with a control point that allows us to integrate all those big spokes to our hub which is big data. By processing and analyzing large data on Hadoop, we are able to quickly react to changing market conditions and better serve our members through improved competitive pricing and new product launches. And by performing intensive calculations on very large and complex data sets very quickly using Hadoop, we can now reliably meet our production schedule and largely eliminate use of traditional ETL tools.”
Dataguise closes $13 million Series B funding
Data security intelligence and protection solution provider Dataguise announced that it has closed a $13 million Series B funding round led by Toba Capital with additional capital coming from the investment arm of a leading electronic conglomerate. The new funds will finance global sales, marketing, channel development, as well as support innovation of its DgSecure suite of products which allow businesses to achieve a 360-degree view of their sensitive data assets across big data and traditional data repositories. Additionally, industry veterans Vinny Smith and Paul Sallaberry have been appointed to the Dataguise Board of Directors. “Having Toba Capital and other investors participate in our success will be instrumental as we enter the next phase of rapid growth and continued product innovation that is changing the dynamics of securing privacy data in Hadoop,” said Manmeet Singh, CEO, Dataguise. “This round of financing gives us additional runway to execute further with our growing family of channel partners and end customers, while extending our technical capabilities and aggressively expanding our footprint and market reach worldwide.”
IBM to acquire The Now Factory
IBM announced an agreement to acquire The Now Factory, a privately held Dulbin provider of analytics software that helps communications service providers (CSPs) deliver better customer experiences and drive new revenue opportunities. As a part of IBM's MobileFirst Aanlytics portfolio CSPs using The Now Factory's software can gain real-time insights into their customers by analyzing massive quantities of network and business data. With this type of insight, CSPs can provide an enhanced quality of service to their customers by better managing negative experiences and network outages. “Today’s announcement is part of IBM’s strategy to continually establish leadership in the era of big data and capitalize on the opportunity to analyze data in real time,” said Bob Picciano, General Manager, Information Management, IBM Software Group. “The Now Factory’s software enhances IBM’s Big Data and Analytics portfolio by improving the speed, development and implementation of big data solutions, and gives communications service providers the ability to better service their customers."