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ChannelE2E provides news and trends on analytics and big data for CSPs, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, IT distributors and other technology partners in the IT channel.

Cloudera, Hortonworks Merger: Big Data Opportunities, Challenges

Cloudera & Hortonworks will merge to create a $720 million big data software company. The deal pursues cloud data management growth opportunities, but also includes cost-cutting measures amid overlapping products. Among the deal’s critics: Rival MapR.

MSP Merger Combines Big Data, AI, Google Cloud and ERP Expertise

Bluenet Technologies & Aréte Consulting Services merger allows MSP and IT consulting firm to scale big data analytics, Google Cloud Platform, ERP and data management expertise.

Accenture Launches Google Cloud Platform Business Group

The Accenture Google Cloud Business Group (AGBG) will migrate and manage customer workloads to the search giant’s cloud platform. Key focus areas include SAP applications, analytics and machine learning.

Hitachi Vantara Acquires Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure Partner REAN Cloud

Hitachi Vantara acquires REAN Cloud, an AWS Premier Consulting Partner and Microsoft Azure Silver Partner. REAN is a cloud MSP with big data, IoT & machine learning expertise.

Your Data Is Worth Nothing — Unless You Use It

“What’s my data worth?” Many business leaders have struggled with this question for years. The answer has been elusive, in part because people have been looking in the wrong place.

Accenture Acquires Big Data Analytics, AI Consulting Firm Kogentix

Accenture acquires Kogentix, an IT consulting firm with more than 220 big data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) experts. Kogentix migrates legacy applications to open source platforms like Hadoop, Spark and Python.

Google Cloud Platform and Cask Data: 3 Potential Developer Benefits

What does Google Cloud Platform gain from the recent Cask Data acquisition? The answer involves these three potential benefits for developers.

PSA Software, Business Analytics Continue to Converge

The crowded but growing PSA (professional services automation) software market gains more business analytics capabilities. The latest example involves Upland Software and Tenrox.

Amazon QuickSight: Simple, Low-cost, Powerful Business Analytics?

Amazon QuickSight, a cloud-based business analytics platform, now starts at $0.30 — thirty cents — per 30-minute session. It targets companies of all sizes.

IBM Watson Layoffs 2018: Health Staff Members Cut

IBM layoffs target Watson Health team, reports suggest, even as the technology company seeks artificial intelligence, cloud & Internet of Things (IoT) hires in France.