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SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Can IoT Slash Healthcare Costs?
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
The Internet of Things in healthcare -- a profusion of IP-connected sensors on hospital equipment and patients -- has the power to drastically cut waste and save lives, says panel.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
Facebook Automates Fight Against Hackers
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Here's a sneak peek into the system Facebook uses to secure your account when other websites are hacked.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
Cloudera Intros Hadoop Monitoring, Self-Provisioning Tool
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Cloudera Director tool leads off lineup of announcements, including upgrades to Impala SQL query engine and stronger security.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
Busting The Myth Of Uncontrollable Healthcare Costs
Commentary  |  10/14/2014  | 
Healthcare expenses are as manageable as any other business expense, with the right data.
Big Data Helps 'Krochet Kids' Stay In The Loop
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Nonprofit uses data visualization tools to track economic, health, and social wellbeing of female workers in developing nations.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
Salesforce.com Unveils Wave Analytics Cloud
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Salesforce.com enters $38 billion analytics market with a NoSQL-based platform that puts five-button data-analysis basics on smartphones.
Cartoon: Unstructured Data Fatigue
Commentary  |  10/13/2014  | 
It's been a long hard day in the data mines.
Facebook Ads Invade Apps, User Locations
News  |  10/11/2014  | 
Facebook launches two new data-based tools for advertisers: Audience Network, which places ads in third-party apps, and a tool that taps into your location.
5 Ways Data Science Teams Can Raise Their Profiles
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What to do when your team of data scientists is isolated from the rest of the company.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Forrester Names Top API Management Vendors
News  |  10/10/2014  | 
As APIs become the foundation of the digital economy, CA, SOA Software, and Apigee head the list of API management system vendors, according to Forrester Research.
LinkedIn Tips: How Analytics Improves Your Job Search
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
LinkedIn's "Who's Viewed Your Profile" section features new data that can improve your network, profile, and job opportunities. Here are three ways to take advantage of it.
GE Pushes For Bigger Industrial Internet
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
GE Internet of Things portfolio expands as it brings big-data analysis to vending machines, office equipment, bridges, and other new markets.
Internet Of Things Needs Government Support
Commentary  |  10/9/2014  | 
The US risks being left behind as other countries invest in ubiquitous computing. Here's a seven-point framework to bolster the US's support of IoT technologies.
IBM Watson: 29 Signs Of Progress
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
IBM's Watson Group touts customer successes, new partners, APIs, and cloud services as it opens headquarters in New York City.
Splunk Expands Amazon Cloud, Mobile Options
News  |  10/7/2014  | 
Splunk big data analysis gets easier for business users, Amazon Elastic MapReduce customers, and developers of mobile apps.
Healthcare Big Data Debate: Public Good Vs. Privacy
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Big data's role in healthcare could be hindered by government privacy regulations such as HIPAA, say experts at the Body Computing Conference. Who should own health data?
How's Your Enterprise Wearables Strategy?
Commentary  |  10/6/2014  | 
The Apple Watch release in early 2015 will set the stage for wider enterprise adoption of wearables. Here are some scenarios to prepare for.
HP Plans Split Into 2 Separate Businesses
News  |  10/6/2014  | 
Hewlett-Packard will split PC and printer businesses off from enterprise hardware, software, and services. Whitman to lead enterprise unit.
Facebook: 10 New Changes That Matter
Slideshows  |  10/6/2014  | 
Over the summer, Facebook introduced a number of privacy settings, algorithm changes, buttons, and more. Here's an overview of all the new features and how they affect you.
Healthcare Optimization Requires Better Data
Commentary  |  10/3/2014  | 
Existing clinical data does not tell us who needs access to what care and when. Solving that mystery is where we'll see real savings.
IBM Seeks Power Server Revival
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
IBM says aggressive pricing, open source innovation, and new-generation Power8 chips will spark a comeback against x86 hegemony.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
Oracle: SQL Best For Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Oracle admits there's a place for Hadoop and NoSQL, but it's sticking with its relational-database-centric view of big data opportunity.
Interop NY 2014: Top Tweets
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
What's causing a buzz with IT pros at Interop New York? Take a peek.
Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Commentary  |  9/30/2014  | 
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014  | 
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
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