eBook: "Getting Data Right," featuring Michael Stonebraker


Companies have invested an estimated 3-4 trillion in IT over the last 20-plus years, resulting in data silos, schema proliferation, and radical data heterogeneity. Less than 12% of it is ever used for analytics. In Getting Data Right, some of the industry's most respected minds explain how data variety can be transformed from a roadblock into ROI. Throughout this 75 page ebook, you'll learn how to question conventional assumptions, and explore alternative approaches to managing big data in enterprise environments.

2016 Big Data Predictions from Mike Stonebraker and others


It's the season for predictions, and Tamr is no exception. We're fortunate to have some of the most forward-thinking minds in the data world involved with our company. So we asked them to hit pause on 2015 for a few minutes and turn their attention to what's to come in 2016.

DataOps, Monetization, and the Rise of the Data Broker: Questioning Authority with Tamr CEO Andy Palmer


This is the first in Blue Hill Research's occasional blog series "Questioning Authority with Toph Whitmore." As co-founder (with friend Michael Stonebraker) of Vertica, Andy Palmer ambitiously sought nothing less than to reinvent the database. In 2013, he and Stonebraker moved up the data value chain and founded Tamr, the Cambridge, MA-based software company aiming to provide a unified view of data in the modern enterprise. Palmer joined me for a discussion in which he talked Tamr, predicted the future of enterprise data management, and introduced a rather colorful (yet apt) analogy of which, he admits, his marketing team is less than fond. TOPH WHITMORE: Tell me about the genesis of Tamr.

Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero

The Japan Times

NOBLESVILLE, INDIANA – An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom Friday, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before returning with the guns, was arrested "extremely quickly" after the incident around 9 a.m. at Noblesville West Middle School, police Chief Kevin Jowitt said. Authorities didn't release his name or say whether he had been in trouble before but indicated he likely acted alone. Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the student was acting suspiciously when he walked into the room while the class was taking a test. He said science teacher Jason Seaman likely averted a catastrophe.

Indiana science teacher 'tackled' suspect during middle school shooting, student says

FOX News

A science teacher reportedly sprung into action during a shooting at an Indiana middle school on Friday, knocking a weapon from the suspect's hand.