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Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
SAP $8.3 Billion Concur Buy Caps Pricey Cloud Push
Commentary  |  9/19/2014  | 
SAP's latest cloud deal will add millions of subscribers and narrow the gap with Salesforce.com. But it could slash profits.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
News  |  9/18/2014  | 
How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014  | 
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014  | 
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
Salesforce.com CEO Leaks Analytics Cloud Plan
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tweets confidential Dreamforce agenda that reveals plans for a new cloud. Innocent mistake or Dyre distraction?
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014  | 
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014  | 
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
SAP Improves Prediction With Big Data, Geospatial Analysis
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
SAP InfiniteInsight brings Hadoop and location data into predictive models. BusinessObjects ties data-integrity knot with SAP Lumira.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Big Data Hot Job: Data Engineer
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Big data teams need data engineers as well as data scientists, says Trifacta's CTO. Here's how to distinguish between the two.
City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
FoundationDB Adds SQL To Its NoSQL Appeal
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
FoundationDB adds SQL Layer product to its key-value store, blending NoSQL scalability and flexibility with NewSQL transactional performance.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
News  |  9/5/2014  | 
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home -- and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
Box Reshapes Itself As Platform
News  |  9/4/2014  | 
To survive the cloud storage wars, Box has reshaped itself as a platform.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
HP ProLiant Gen9 Servers Crank Up Power
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
HP tries to grow its lead in server market with ProLiant Gen9 servers that offer more computing power and lower costs.
Twitter Analytics Now Available To Everyone
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
All Twitter users can access a detailed report on their followers and individual tweets, including impressions, clicks, and engagement. Here's what you need to know.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
IBM Watson Speeds Drug Research
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
IBM Watson moves from supplying known answers to tough questions to making its own discoveries in life sciences and pharmaceutical research.
The Internet Of Overhyped Things
Commentary  |  8/27/2014  | 
Vendors and analysts would have us believe that the Internet of Things is imminent. In fact it will be years before the obstacles it faces can be surmounted.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Location Tracking: 6 Social App Settings To Check
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
Popular social apps, including Facebook, Google, Foursquare, and Twitter, may track your every move. Get the lowdown -- and instructions for turning off these options.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
IT Needs A Dose Of Its Own Medicine
Commentary  |  8/25/2014  | 
You're all over collecting and mining information to help the business get lean and mean. Why not shine that light inward?
IT Salary Survey 2014: Application Development
Steal Our Slides  |  8/25/2014  | 
Developers' raises matched or beat inflation in 2014, and middle-aged men working at large firms on the coasts fared best. Still, software development remains a well-paying field for everyone.
3 Steps To Survive The IoT Wild, Wild West
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Before you charge into the Internet of Things, focus on these policy and infrastructure considerations.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
Candy Crush King Taps Exasol For In-Memory Analysis
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Candy Crush publisher King is using Exasol's massively scalable database to strike the right balance between challenging play and a fun gaming experience.
10 Big Data Online Courses
Slideshows  |  8/21/2014  | 
IT pros looking to add big data skills to their career toolkit can benefit from online learning opportunities, often without breaking the bank.
When Internet Of Things Meets Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
IoT will exponentially increase the volume, variety, and velocity of data, but that's not all you need to worry about.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Wearable Devices: Keep Data Privacy In Check
Commentary  |  8/18/2014  | 
Consumers, businesses, and manufacturers can all help ensure that the privacy rights of those using wearables are respected and enforced.
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