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Content tagged with Big Data posted in October 2008
Nexaweb Builds Framework To Migrate Legacy Apps To Web
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
In addition to Visual Basic, PowerBuilder and other scripting language applications, the company's Reference Framework can modernize some Cobol and C++ applications as well.
Oracle Acquiring Haley To Bolster Government Contracts
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Oracle said it will combine the Haley policy platform with Oracle's existing ERP and Siebel CRM applications to create the first packaged software for social services agencies.
Mount Sinai Medical Center's Latest Surgical Tool: Data Mining
News  |  10/29/2008  | 
Using business intelligence tools, officials discovered $4.5 million in uncollected revenue owed to the New York City hospital by insurers and others.
Popular Digital Media Site Has Oracle Working Behind Scenes
News  |  10/28/2008  | 
Interactive One hopes to expand its Web sites next year by adding one for each of its radio stations, while consolidating physical servers from 260 down to 120.
IBM Introduces 'Information On Demand' Products
News  |  10/27/2008  | 
The products are part of a three-year, $10 billion investment by IBM to build out a broad data management product portfolio.
Congress Cuts BASIC Satellite Imaging Program
News  |  10/21/2008  | 
Critics of the program observe that private companies GeoEye and DigitalGlobe are already on the way to providing advanced satellite imaging commercially.
Yahoo, Google Reportedly Negotiating Ad Deal With DOJ
News  |  10/14/2008  | 
The companies want to be able to place Google ads next to Yahoo search results and share the profits.
Google Begins Testing AdSense For Games
News  |  10/8/2008  | 
To be eligible, publishers must generate a minimum of 500,000 game plays per day and receive at least 80% of their traffic from the U.S. or the U.K.
Database Project To Track Health Of 100,000 U.S. Children
News  |  10/7/2008  | 
The NIH-backed study will examine the effects of genes and environmental factors on the health of volunteer participants in 105 locations from before birth to age 21. Revamps Site For Third Time Since 2005
News  |  10/6/2008  | 
In addition to a new user interface, Ask also is focusing on improving searches in specific content areas like entertainment, health, and reference.
Microsoft Reveals Plans For 'Kilimanjaro' SQL Server
News  |  10/6/2008  | 
The next version of SQL Server, due out in 2010, will underpin Microsoft's first data warehouse appliance.
IBM's Cognos Upgrades Business Intelligence Software Suite
News  |  10/1/2008  | 
The latest version offers further integration with IBM technologies and a focus on employee self-service.

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