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Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases
Commentary  |  3/27/2015  | 
Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here's a look at "fog computing," cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios.
Internet Explorer's Demise: 7 Things IT Pros Should Know
Slideshows  |  3/26/2015  | 
We still don't have all the answers in regards to exactly what Microsoft is planning for Internet Explorer and Project Spartan. But we know enough to get you started on building a game plan for how you'll continue to support legacy web apps moving forward.
Zuckerberg At F8: Facebook Is A Family Of Apps
News  |  3/26/2015  | 
At the F8 developer conference on Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg talked about how the social media giant is striving to become more than a singular online destination.
Apple Buys FoundationDB To Improve Apps, Software
Commentary  |  3/25/2015  | 
By acquiring FoundationDB, a database startup, Apple could incorporate the technology in order to improve the performance of key apps and software services.
Facebook F8 Preview: Mobility, Messenger And More
News  |  3/24/2015  | 
Expect announcements related to mobility and Messenger as Facebook continues its crusade to become the cross-platform platform.
Comic: Call Center Analytics
Commentary  |  3/23/2015  | 
Call center profiling and analytics is serious. But this isn't.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015  | 
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
Top Jobs For STEM: Big Data, IT Product Management
Slideshows  |  3/23/2015  | 
Today's skills development in these fields could mean tomorrow's payday, according to a recent report.
Windows 10 Release, Big Data Analysis: Microsoft Roundup
Slideshows  |  3/21/2015  | 
Microsoft brought news of cloud and big data at Convergence and major updates to Windows 10 from across the globe.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  3/20/2015  | 
Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015  | 
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
NTP, Harlan Stenn & An Uncertain Future: Readers React
News  |  3/18/2015  | 
InformationWeek's story about the work of Harlan Stenn on NTP sparked dozens of reader reactions on the website, as well as Tweets, Slashdot comments, and Facebook postings.
IoT Is About Analysis, Not Things
Commentary  |  3/18/2015  | 
When we emphasize "things" in the Internet of Things, we obscure its real value—the ability to make connected decisions based on analysis.
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
IBM, Twitter Offerings Yield Business Results
News  |  3/17/2015  | 
Big Blue's partnership with Twitter underscores the business value of social media. IBM is suggesting that if you look, you can see the impact of tweets on your bottom line.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
Comic: Data-Driven Decisions
Commentary  |  3/16/2015  | 
Data-driven decisions are great, but can they go too far? Is there still room for gut feelings? A comic look at the decisions we make.
SAP Cuts Data Visualization Cost, Unites Predictive Suite
News  |  3/16/2015  | 
SAP Lumira Edge brings "affordable" data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
Microsoft Convergence 2015: More Change Ahead
News  |  3/14/2015  | 
Microsoft's business technology conference will undergo some fundamental changes, kick-started and driven by CEO Satya Nadella.
4 Data-Driven Predictions For IT Innovation
Commentary  |  3/12/2015  | 
Data from the 2015 InformationWeek Elite 100 companies shows how these digital innovators are using analytics and cloud, and where they could miss the boat.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015  | 
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
NTP's Fate Hinges On 'Father Time'
News  |  3/11/2015  | 
The Network Time Protocol provides a foundation to modern computing. So why does NTP's support hinge so much on the shaky finances of one 59-year-old developer?
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015  | 
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
8 Ways IoT Will Change IT Forever
Slideshows  |  3/3/2015  | 
Where the money goes, so go the jobs. Find out which areas of IT we think could face a skills gap in an IoT world.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
Google Player Analytics Brings Data To Video Games
News  |  3/3/2015  | 
Google Player Analytics is all about giving game developers greater insights into their creations through better use of data.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
Using Business Intelligence To Change Student Lives
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Nashville Metropolitan schools are building a framework for student success using a data analysis foundation.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Conspire Brings Analytics To Social Networking
Commentary  |  2/26/2015  | 
Conspire offers networking that allows users to apply analytics to their job searches or any other social endeavor.
4 DARPA Projects We Love
Slideshows  |  2/25/2015  | 
Space exploration, self-driving vehicles, advanced biometrics, and robotics are among the cool projects in the works at DARPA that are likely to have applications in the enterprise, too.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
IBM Promises Bridge From Data Center To Cloud
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
IBM said at its Interconnect conference its new services will allow easier shifting between the enterprise data center and public cloud.
No, AI Won’t Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
7 Emerging Technologies IT Should Study Now
Slideshows  |  2/23/2015  | 
Staying on top of current technologies means anticipating future ones. Here, we look at seven technologies IT should be studying right now. One (or more) of these may well be the next big trend in the industry.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
Tesla Battery Looks To Disrupt Home, Office Power Consumption
News  |  2/19/2015  | 
Tesla Motors' plans to introduce a battery that can be used for home and office energy storage lends credence to a burgeoning industry that is transforming the way we consume power.
Microsoft Azure, SAS, MapR: Big Data Roundup
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
News from Microsoft, SAS, and MapR point to changes in how enterprises are buying, deploying, and learning to use big-data analytics.
HP Goes Open Source For Haven Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
HP develops Haven Predictive Analytics for big data, then releases it as open source software.
IBM’s Watson Inspires A Child’s Toy
News  |  2/18/2015  | 
A talking dinosaur powered by IBM's Watson may be your favorite new toy. Oh, and your kid might like it, too.
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