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Survey of the Smartwatch market

March 29, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Current Affairs   Data Technologies   Google   Web/Tech  

The past weekend was Europe’s transition to daylight savings time. The past three weeks is what I term the ‘funny spring times’ when North America and Europe’s timezone differences are ‘off’ because of the differences between when each continent enters DST. Trans-Atlantic conference calls are out of kilter based on which timezone the call was scheduled from. It’s also a good … Read More

Life at Simba: Breaking Out with the Simba Escapologists

March 13, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba   tagged as Life at Simba  

Being part of Simba gives you chances to explore not only the realm of any data, anywhere, any time, but also to engage yourself in the most up-to-date events happening around the world. Just recently, we took a break from engineering our world of data, and transformed ourselves into the next Sherlock Holmes-like … Read More

Strata Hadoop World 2015 summary

February 27, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Business Intelligence   Current Affairs   Data Analytics   Data Technologies   ODBC   OLAP   Spark   SQL  

This year’s opening event on the Big Data circuit–Strata Hadoop World–was prefaced the day before by Pivotal’s swath of announcements around the Open Data Platform, the open sourcing of Pivotal’s own SQL-on-Hadoop engine Hawq, etc. You can re-watch/read about it all here. By the time I landed in San Jose Tuesday afternoon, … Read More

Hadoop, Stormtroopers, and Flash Mobs, Oh My! A Strata + Hadoop World 2015 Recap from the Exhibit Floor

February 22, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Business Intelligence   Data Access   Data Analytics   Data Visualizations   Databricks   Datastax   Hadoop   MapR   Microsoft   NoSQL   Qubole   Simba Technologies   Spark   SQL   Tableau   Teradata   tagged as Hadoop   NoSQL   SQL   Strata  

Another Strata + Hadoop World event has come and gone, and well, what can I say, other than this is (yet again) one way to spend your VC funding. (“Oh. Another flash mob. Yaaaaaaay…”) Yep, performances every 45 minutes or so Thursday. Tricky to finish conversation when the catchy “thumpa-thumpa” … Read More

“It’s not About Big Data, it’s About More Data Sources”

February 18, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Business Intelligence   Data Access   Databricks   Datastax   Interoperability   JDBC   ODBC   Relational Database Connectivity   Simba Technologies   Tableau   tagged as Sisense  

I stole the title of this post from a blog post on the Sisense website.  The people at Sisense really get it about analyzing data.  The post I refer to has some very important points: 1. “What’s actually going to be the most distinctive part of this trend will be … Read More

Apache Spark continues to make inroads

February 16, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Visualizations   Databricks   Hadoop   NoSQL   ODBC   SAP   Shark   Spark  

I was reading a good article on Datanami entitled “Apache Spark Continues to Spread Beyond Hadoop“.  This is a good overview of how Apache Spark is gaining traction.  Simba has worked with the folks at Databricks from the early days when we had Spark and Shark.  Shark has now become … Read More

Free Download – Simba Spark Extension for Lumira

February 11, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Big Data   Data Analytics   ODBC   SAP   Simba Technologies   Spark   SQL   tagged as Apache Spark   Lumira   ODBC   SAP   Spark  

We’re happy to provide a new Simba Spark Extension for Lumira to download. This extension provides native access to Spark from SAP Lumira via the Simba Spark ODBC Driver, allowing you to analyze your data in Spark using the power of SAP Lumira. Installation Instructions: Ensure SAP Lumira is closed. Navigate … Read More

No Such Thing as a Free Lunch? Not If You Work at Simba

January 28, 2015 facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail by in Life at Simba   tagged as LifeAtSimba  

Did You Say Free Lunch? It’s 10PM on a Sunday night and I haven’t packed my lunch yet for tomorrow. I’m not worried though. I could go out and eat. There are plenty of lunch options nearby. Or, better yet, I could partake in the FREE lunch offered by Simba. … Read More