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MarkLogic Corporation announced an update to its Connector for Hadoop that allows Hadoop applications direct access to data indexed and managed by the MarkLogic Enterprise NoSQL database platform. The Connector helps companies realize the value of Hadoop by simplifying data management, reducing infrastructure costs, and increasing development agility.

Posted Oct 31, 2013

The Hummingbird is known not only for its hum-like chirp but also for its love of sweet nectar. But thanks to Google, it may also now be known in the digital world for its love of high-quality content. Earlier this month, Google unfurled the biggest change to its search engine since the company launched 15 years ago.The Hummingbird update brings about major changes to the way Google ranks search results. Hummingbird makes it more important than ever before for brands to hone their content marketing to draw users (and the Hummingbird) into deeper brand engagement.

Posted Oct 25, 2013

Silicon Valley-based KuroBase, Inc. launched its new Database-as-as-Service (DBaaS), a fully-managed cloud-based data store. This is the first element in the KuroBase Orchestration Platform Architecture, which allows web, game, and mobile app developers to manage and control data stores with scalability. With this release, KuroBase offers a fully managed DBaaS hosting both the industry leading Couchbase NoSQL database and the recently released Couchbase Sync Gateway in the cloud.

Posted Oct 17, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation announced the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic® 7. To help organizations gain better operational agility and optimize storage costs, MarkLogic 7 supports cloud computing, can run natively on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and has new features that enable database elasticity and searchable tiered storage. Additionally, to help users understand and gain more meaning from their data, MarkLogic 7 introduces MarkLogic Semantics.

Posted Oct 11, 2013

You can never be too rich or too thin, or so the saying goes. But you can have too much data, according to the results of a survey of marketers. Digital marketers need to take control of their marketing data or the unrelenting flow of Big Data will overwhelm them, the survey says. Despite the grim prognosis, there is hope, said a marketing analyst familiar with the report.

Posted Sep 09, 2013

Fishbowl Solutions, an Oracle WebCenter Content and Portal Specialized Gold Partner and a Google Enterprise Partner, has announced the release of its Google Search Appliance (GSA) Connector Version 3.0 for Oracle WebCenter Content. This release adds support for additional Google Search Appliance 7.0 features and introduces a redesigned WebCenter Content Google Search interface to bring a Google-like search experience to WebCenter users.

Posted Jul 01, 2013

Fishbowl Solutions, a Google Enterprise Partner and an Oracle WebCenter Content and Portal Specialized Partner, announced the upcoming release of their Google Search Appliance Connector Version 3.0 for Oracle WebCenter Content. The new connector is scheduled for release at the end of June.

Posted Jun 13, 2013

The completely rebuilt Dialog information service made its official debut at the Special Libraries Association Conference in San Diego. Now called ProQuest Dialog the reinvented service makes about a billion documents accessible for the first time to searchers of all skill levels. Three intuitive search modes in the same interface enable content to be quickly pinpointed and delivered in ready-to-use form.

Posted Jun 11, 2013

EBSCO Information Services and Gale, part of Cengage Learning, have agreed to make Gale databases and archives discoverable through EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). The agreement allows EBSCO to index Gale metadata and make it discoverable for mutual customers through EBSCO Discovery Service.

Posted May 29, 2013

As businesses try to make sense of big data, I'm reminded of how contradictory forces can bring balance to a situation in order to move it forward. In my opinion, there is an over-emphasis on the technology side of big data, and not enough focus on the business side.

Posted May 22, 2013

We've all heard about the value of content curation in the digital age. People put a premium on any tool that is able to help them sort through the deluge of information. And content creators have realized that they can add quick value to their sites by providing a stream of curated content that is relevant to their readers. Bruce Clay Inc., a global internet marketing solutions and optimization company, and PublishThis, a cloud-based content platform and end-to-end content marketing manager studied how curating content as a strategy effects publisher SEO.

Posted May 01, 2013

According to new research from Searchmetrics more news integrations are being displayed in Google search results, with content from AOL-owned local site Patch.com, followed by Huffingtonpost.com, currently the most likely to appear.

Posted Apr 29, 2013

Kenshoo, a provider of premium digital marketing technology, published its latest edition of the Kenshoo Global Search Advertising Trends report, updated through the first quarter of 2013. The report examines performance of paid search marketing by analyzing campaign data associated with several billion dollars of ad spend managed through Kenshoo across global search engines.

Posted Apr 25, 2013

MarkLogic Corporation, the provider of the enterprise NoSQL database platform, announced that it has closed a $25 million round of growth capital led by Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital, with participation from Northgate Capital. MarkLogic CEO and former Oracle executive, Gary Bloom, also made a personal investment in this financing round.

Posted Apr 10, 2013

In the mid 1990s, I bought an Iomega Zip drive boasting 100MB of storage. It was the size of a small pancake. The other popular offline storage medium, a 3.5" diskette, held 1.44MB. Each Zip drive packed the equivalent of almost 70 diskettes. Who would ever need more than a few Zip drives?

Posted Apr 09, 2013

Rio SEO, a SaaS-based software provider of SEO and social media marketing tools, unveiled a software upgrade that enables the integration of Facebook's Open Graph Markup into hyper-local website landing pages for multi-location businesses.

Posted Mar 26, 2013

Access Innovations, a data management firm, has partnered with AIP Publishing LLC, a physical science publisher, to produce a list of about 980,000 discrete academic authors and 33,000 institutions involved in publishing physics papers worldwide. Dating back to the early 20th century, the complete dataset contains more than 800,000 articles.

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Digital marketing intelligence provider AdGooroo, a Kantar Media company, announced it has expanded its service for clients with the addition of search marketing intelligence data on the Yahoo! Bing Network, including estimated PPC spend, clickthrough rates (CTR), cost per click (CPC) and impression share/share of voice by keyword, ad and advertiser.

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Searchmetrics, a provider of search and social analytics software, has expanded the localized search data it provides to allow online marketers to analyze search results in 154 cities and 14 countries around the world. Search engines are increasingly displaying results tailored to searchers' locations, driven by the growth of mobile devices and greater use of location data such as IP addresses.

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Google announced an upgrade to its AdWords program through enhanced campaigns. As the folks at Google put it: "This is a first step to help you more simply and smartly manage your ad campaigns in today's multi-device world." The new enhanced campaigns will allow a company to serve different ads to different people based on not only their search terms, but on their context as well - such as their device and location. A "mobile preferred creative" option will make this possible. In the past, a user would have to set up separate campaigns.

Posted Feb 07, 2013

San Diego-based Rio SEO, a provider of software tools for search engine optimization automation and reporting, announced the launch of a suite of social media marketing products following the recent acquisition and integration of Seattle-based Meteor Solutions.

Posted Feb 05, 2013

IBM announced it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new uses for Watson and deepen the systems' cognitive capabilities. The firsthand experience of working on the system will also better position Rensselaer students as future leaders in the areas of Big Data, analytics, and cognitive computing.

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a provider of cloud-based document repositories for e-discovery and other complex legal matters, announced the release of its integrated predictive coding tool for e-discovery, Insight Predict. With Insight Predict, review teams are able to identify the most relevant documents much earlier in the review process, making the entire review workflow more focused and efficient.

Posted Jan 30, 2013

Senexx, Inc. announced the availability of SolvePath, an enterprise questions and answers (Q&A) collaboration platform that empowers businesses to provide their employees with fast, easy access to critical knowledge and expertise within their organization. SolvePath is a cloud-based solution that helps eliminate the obstacle of finding a subject matter expert or the right piece of information hidden within the massive volumes of "big data" that exist in today's corporate enterprises. Unlike existing Social Business Software (SBS) systems that force users to spend time going through videos, files, and other content to find the answers to specific questions, SolvePath uses advanced Natural Language Processing and machine learning algorithms to provide a targeted solution to the information consumption problem.

Posted Jan 22, 2013

The Search Agency, a global online marketing firm, released its quarterly State of Paid Search Report, which, among other findings, reports that smartphones and tablets drove 23% of total clicks in the fourth quarter of 2012, an 89% increase year over year. The quarterly report analyzes aggregated client data from various industries on paid search marketing trends across search engines and devices on a year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter basis.

Posted Jan 22, 2013

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