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Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012  | 
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
Will Microsoft's Hadoop Bring Big Data To Masses?
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
HDInsight Server "dramatically" lowers the cost and complexity of deploying Hadoop, Microsoft exec says.
Actuate Acquires Quiterian For Big Data Tools
News  |  10/30/2012  | 
Quiterian Analytics will integrate with ActuateOne product suite, bringing advanced and predictive analytics to Actuate's BI software.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Alteryx: Data Analysis For 'Mere Mortals'
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
Company lets business users analyze big data with no need for data scientists, says CEO. Watch our Valley View video.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  10/29/2012  | 
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Hortonworks Cofounder: Hadoop Rivals Can't Touch It
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Hadoop's "big ecosystem" will make it the dominant platform for managing big data, says Arun Murphy.
Xerox's Big Data Analytics Catches Traffic Scofflaws
News  |  10/29/2012  | 
Xerox technology can speed traffic flow, read license plates and change parking meter rates on the fly.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Marketers Flooded With Big Data From Mobile
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
A gargantuan amount of customer data now flows from mobile devices and social media. But along with challenge comes opportunity for marketers.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
Cloudera Debuts Real-Time Hadoop Query
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Cloudera says Project Impala real-time engine overcomes Hadoop batch delays, opens platform to relational databases and business intelligence tools.
Microsoft Releases Hadoop On Windows
News  |  10/24/2012  | 
Microsoft makes big data play with HDInsight Server, first beta release of Hadoop distribution for Windows operating system.
Hadoop Gets Elastic Like Amazon's Cloud
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
Serengeti Project additions now enable Hadoop to expand and contract if it's running in virtual machines, explains VMware engineer.
Big Data Storage Cost Cutter: Cassette Tapes
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
IBM adapting '70s-era technology for world's largest radio telescope, corporate big data operations.
MapR Promises A Better HBase
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
MapR M7 release offers alternative architecture for Hadoop's NoSQL database to deliver better reliability, performance, and manageability.
Gartner: 2013 Tech Spending To Hit $3.7 Trillion
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
CIOs need to spend on finding and building a pool of big data skills, Gartner execs say.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/23/2012  | 
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012  | 
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Why We Need To Mine Government's Big Data
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
New efforts to share federal and state data repositories with researchers and entrepreneurs could bring medical and other advances.
Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Startup takes 60+ years of historical weather data, crunches it with 82 billion calculations to make more accurate long-term forecasts.
Big Data App Store Opens For Business
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Datameer analytic applications market lets data scientists, subject matter experts sell analytic apps directly to end users.
Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
News  |  10/22/2012  | 
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.
IBM Security Tools Add Hadoop Monitoring
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
A Hadoop intelligence tool stands out as IBM updates its security portfolio to address security issues related to big data, analytics, cloud computing, mainframes, and mobile devices.
Big Data Drives Big IT Spending
News  |  10/18/2012  | 
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.
Should High Schools Teach Big Data?
News  |  10/16/2012  | 
Given the anticipated shortage of data scientists, some high school educators have jumped in to expose students to big data concepts.
Teradata Announces 'Big Analytics' Appliance, Free Aster Version
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance combines Hadoop and Aster nodes in a configurable, ready-to-go rack.
Recurring Revenue Lagging? Big Data Can Help
News  |  10/15/2012  | 
ServiceSource's cloud application is built specifically to maximize a company's recurring revenue.
SAS Gets Hip To Hadoop For Big Data
Commentary  |  10/14/2012  | 
SAS High-Performance Analytic Server heads for Hadoop, bringing SAS data mining, text mining, optimization, and forecasting capabilities beyond the relational database world.
Where M2M And Big Data Are Headed
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, working along with big data analytics, will continue to help companies break new ground in areas including insurance and healthcare, study says.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
How To Bridge Big Data's Information Gap
News  |  10/12/2012  | 
Companies must fight the growing gap between people who gather big data and those who can put it to practical use.
NSA's Big Data Platform Faces Enterprise Test
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Startup Sqrrl preps Accumulo data storage software to go commercial, teams with Hadoop provider Hortonworks to combine technologies.
Oracle Exalytics: Is It A Must-Have for BI?
Commentary  |  10/11/2012  | 
Oracle's latest engineered system promises better business intelligence performance and ease of deployment, but the tradeoff is in openness to third-party tools.
Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds
News  |  10/11/2012  | 
Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
Memo To Oracle, SAP: Listen To P&G's Language
Commentary  |  10/9/2012  | 
Oracle and SAP keep fighting a war of words over whose technology is bigger and better. They could learn a lot from Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini's big data work.
8 Ways Marketers Can Profit From Big Data Investments
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
Don't ignore 'big measurement'--it's just as important as big data, says advertising technology veteran.
IBM Answers Oracle Exadata
News  |  10/9/2012  | 
PureData System for transactional, analytic, and operational deployments takes on Oracle, replaces IBM's Netezza appliances and Smart Analytic system.
Chiliad Simplifies Big Data Search
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Discovery/Alert 7.0 UI allows users to find information across multiple data sources, on PCs or mobile devices.
What's Your Flu Risk? Big Data Knows
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
TwitterHealth mines Twitter posts for hints of the spread of seasonal flu, delivers real-time predictions on who will get the flu this year.
GE Tools Target Industrial Big Data Problems
News  |  10/8/2012  | 
Proficy Historian 5.0 and Proficy Historian Analysis help industrial enterprises cut costs and reduce big data storage footprint.
NASA Issues Big Data Challenge
News  |  10/5/2012  | 
Space agency partners with the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation to find creative ways to handle huge government data sets.
Oracle's Hurd Touts San Diego Schools' BI Success
News  |  10/4/2012  | 
School district used in-depth analysis and rapid response times to make its data more useful, improve student attendance record, OpenWorld crowd hears.
Oracle Open World: 6 Rants and Raves
Commentary  |  10/4/2012  | 
Oracle's cloud vision and announcements on key features deserve praise, but we need to see more substance behind the promises and more reality in the claims.
Foot Locker Deploys Big Data Visual Analytics System
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Lighthaus service uses in-store video cameras to measure customer traffic and behavior.
Machine-To-Machine Analytics: Next Big Data Challenge?
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Data storage is the tricky issue right now, but M2M data will soon test enterprises even further, says Hitachi exec.
Big Data: How Does Uncle Sam Track You?
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Facial recognition data is just one of the big data types raising new questions between federal agencies, private companies, and privacy watchdogs.
Data Scientist Jobs Hiding Under Less Sexy Titles
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Big data's hottest job title, data scientist, remains rare in online postings. Job seekers can use other keywords to find 'hidden' big data jobs.
Valley View Goes Deep With NetSuite
News  |  10/1/2012  | 
Watch the full video of the September episode of InformationWeek's Valley View, including the Elevator Pitch segment on emerging technology companies.
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