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Content tagged with Big Data posted in February 2014
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MIT Research Looks To Extend Moore’s Law
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
For years the semiconductor world has waited for Moore's Law to reach its limit. However, new research from MIT shows how manufacturers can shrink geometries past 20 nm cost-effectively.
Why Smart Cities Need Cloud Services
News  |  2/28/2014  | 
As municipal needs get more sophisticated, more cities turn to cloud services.
IBM Confirms Layoffs Amid Hiring
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
IBM cuts workers even as it hires for cloud computing and Watson initiatives.
Digital Strategy Test: Can You Gain Competitive Advantage?
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Tech leaders worldwide are jazzed -- and worried -- about the chance to get an edge with digital business, author finds.
Why You Should Be Excited About Future Tech
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
Sure, robotics, the Internet of Things, data analytics, and other disruptive trends are intimidating, but they will improve our lives.
Workday Beats Forecasts, Buys Analytics Startup
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Workday wraps up fiscal 2014 with 71% gain, buys HR-oriented predictive analytics company.
DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014  | 
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014  | 
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
CenturyLink Pursues Big Data, High Traffic Workloads
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
Adds new set of Hyperscale servers equipped with SSDs to address most ambitious public cloud users.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
And The Winner Is: Big Data Oscar Picks
News  |  2/26/2014  | 
This year's Best Picture will be 12 Years A Slave, according to Academy Award prognosticators at Farsite. Will big data get it right?
Is Your Company Really A Digital Business?
Commentary  |  2/26/2014  | 
Or does it just look like one? Here's how to tell the difference.
Dell Takes NetSuite Under Its Wing
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
Dell boosts its services and consulting business through a partnership with cloud ERP vendor NetSuite.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014  | 
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Real-Time Analytics At Work Inside Telcos
News  |  2/25/2014  | 
What can real-time analytics reveal? A mobile provider in New York City recently realized that 10% of its capacity was being consumed by a single application.
Mobile World Congress: Are Wearables More Fragile Than Fun?
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Mobile health apps and wearables on display at MWC are cool and beneficial, but privacy issues lie in wait.
What Google Glass Can Teach IT
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Google Glass and other easy-to-use wearable devices underscore the importance of user-friendliness in the enterprise.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014  | 
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Google Powers Forest Protection Effort
News  |  2/22/2014  | 
Using Google's map technology and cloud platform, Global Forest Watch can track tree use, abuse, and regrowth.
Facebook's WhatsApp Buy: 10 Staggering Stats
News  |  2/21/2014  | 
Let's put the $19 billion purchase price of messaging service WhatsApp in perspective using some added figures.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Facebook Acquires WhatsApp: 3 Key Benefits
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
Facebook's $19 billion deal to buy messaging service WhatsApp may raise eyebrows, but it's a smart move. Here's why.
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014  | 
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014  | 
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
Software Is Key For Wearables In The Enterprise
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Devices look cool on one's wrist, but it's the functionality of the software that will make or break wearables in business.
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
News  |  2/18/2014  | 
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
2014 State of Storage Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  2/18/2014  | 
If you look at vendor financials, the enterprise storage business seems stuck in neutral. But those flat revenue numbers mask a scorching pace of technical innovation, ongoing double-digit capacity growth in enterprises, and dramatic changes in how and where businesses store data.
Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Are you about to choose a big data platform? Remember that SQL is not the best use of Hadoop.
Kicking Off A Data Science Project: 4 To-Dos
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Be properly prepared before diving into a data mining expedition, veteran data scientist Carla Gentry advises.
MicroStrategy Launches In-Memory Analysis Engine
Commentary  |  2/14/2014  | 
MicroStrategy Prime brings in-memory analysis platform, co-developed by Facebook, to the cloud.
Facebook Tackles Your Love Life
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Just in time for Valentine's Day, Facebook combs through data to judge whether your love will last, and which seasons spell trouble for relationships.
Homecare IT: 1 Market Epic Doesn't Dominate
News  |  2/14/2014  | 
Specialty vendors Homecare Homebase and Thornberry get the highest ratings from customers, says KLAS Research, with healthcare IT juggernaut Epic Systems described as a "laggard."
Natural Language Processing: Big Data's Role
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
Understanding human language, and the intent behind our words, remains a daunting challenge for computers. UK startup The Outside View aims to help.
Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
There's a gap between what big data means on paper and what it really means to a business.
9 Key Big Data Developments From Strata
Commentary  |  2/13/2014  | 
We analyze the important news from SAS, Hortonworks, MetaScale, and others at the Strata conference, as big data seeks a productive next chapter.
10 Signs Your Geek Lost That Loving Feeling
News  |  2/13/2014  | 
You don't need a Hadoop cluster to analyze the signs that your romance is headed south. A Valentine's Day guide for techies and those who love them.
IBM Watson Gets App Partner: Meet Welltok
News  |  2/12/2014  | 
App ecosystem partner Welltok will use Dr. Watson's wisdom to improve its CafeWell app.
MapR Hadoop Upgrade Runs HP Vertica
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
MapR's release of Hadoop 2.2 with YARN supports HP's popular, high-scale analytical database as a SQL-On-Hadoop option.
Google Revamps Enterprise Search Appliance
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Google's upgraded appliance lets businesses and organizations search internal and public-facing documents. New hooks connect third-party content stores.
Facebook's Paper App: 5 Wishes
Commentary  |  2/11/2014  | 
Facebook's news reader Paper launched last week to positive reviews, but we see room for improvement.
Is Your Company Running A Data Dump?
News  |  2/11/2014  | 
Hoarding useless data makes analytics harder. Companies like Paxata say their brand of analytics lets non-data experts turn data landfills into useful info.
Microsoft Debuts Cloud-Based Power BI
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Microsoft takes a new stab at broad data access and self-service business intelligence through Office 365 and Excel.
Real-Time Analytics: Ready For Its Close-Up?
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
Continuous, real-time analysis based on stream processing could be next the big thing in big data.
VMware Navigates High-Wire Act
News  |  2/10/2014  | 
VMware shows strong profits in fourth quarter, renewed strength as IT spending revives. Commoditization? What commoditization?
Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
Commentary  |  2/10/2014  | 
"The Visual Organization" author Phil Simon discusses data visualization tools and their power to change business conversations.
IBM Taps Actifio For Cloud Storage Service
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
SmartCloud Data Virtualization puts virtualized copies of application data in the cloud, then makes it available wherever it's most needed.
Ellison’s Oracle HCM Chat Turns To Rivals, Hawaii
News  |  2/7/2014  | 
Larry Ellison's Oracle human capital management keynote leads to questions about IBM, SAP, video games, and island real estate.
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Commentary  |  2/7/2014  | 
Police forces are using predictive analytics to better equip officers and improve public safety -- but must rethink traditional organizational structures and practices to maximize ROI.
MemSQL Heats Up In-Memory Competition
News  |  2/6/2014  | 
Adding historical analysis to its bag of tricks, MemSQL takes on real-time contenders from SAP Hana to VoltDB.
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