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Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
AI Creates Jobs: Study
News  |  6/11/2015  | 
For knowledge workers, whose jobs consist of many tasks, the automation of a single task frees them to focus on other responsibilities. A survey of business leaders finds enthusiasm for AI as a creator of jobs and a way to deal with data.
Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/10/2015  | 
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best
Slideshows  |  6/10/2015  | 
Many companies are looking for big data skills across the board, but the shortage of talent and the loose application of keywords can challenge candidates and the companies who want to hire them. Try these tips to minimize the risks.
Hortonworks Deploys Hadoop Into Public Clouds
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
News  |  6/9/2015  | 
With the release of its Distribution 5.0 management tool and other features, MapR is looking to make Hadoop easier to use and increase its popularity within the enterprise.
Data Privacy Playbook For Wearables And IoT
Commentary  |  6/8/2015  | 
Wearables and the Internet of Things raise significant consumer privacy issues that you need to prepare for now. We outline the key concerns with a primer on how to get your organization ready.
CockroachDB: Ultimate In Database Survival
News  |  6/4/2015  | 
Cockroach Labs announces $6.25 million in funding for its big data system that it says will survive calamity and maintain data integrity.
Salesforce, Partners Want To Make Big Data Easy
Commentary  |  6/4/2015  | 
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
6 Causes Of Big Data Discrepancies
Slideshows  |  6/4/2015  | 
The same data can yield wildly different results. Here are some of the reasons for these fascinating, frustrating, or even dangerous discrepancies.
Couchbase Bets On Standard NoSQL Query Language
News  |  6/3/2015  | 
With N1QL, Couchbase aims to do for NoSQL what SQL did for relational databases: create a standard query language that works across NoSQL systems. Bonus: it's SQL-compatible.
MongoDB Gets SQL-Reporting Capability
News  |  6/2/2015  | 
MongoDB, the popular unstructured document database, will soon work with SQL queries to report on what's in the system. Data encryption also coming.
Using Twitter, Smartphones To Accurately Assess Crowds
Commentary  |  5/29/2015  | 
As part of the Big Data Challenge, researchers from England's University of Warwick have turned to smartphones and Twitter to estimate crowd sizes quickly and accurately.
GE's Kate Johnson: How CIOs Can Be Heroes
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
GE's new software group CEO aims its industrial Internet message at CIOs, as she helps GE up its software selling game.
Ads Built By Algorithm
News  |  5/28/2015  | 
Persado contends its machine learning system can produce better direct response ads than human ad copywriter.
SAP HANA: Not The Only In-Memory Game In Town
Commentary  |  5/28/2015  | 
SAP HANA is not the only option for those looking for an in-memory database platform. Big rivals such as Microsoft and Oracle offers similar tech.
Big Data: 6 Real-Life Business Cases
Slideshows  |  5/27/2015  | 
Better data analysis enables companies to optimize everything in the value chain -- from sales to order delivery, to optimal store hours. Here are six examples of how major enterprises are using data to improve their business models.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Preview, Azure Update
News  |  5/27/2015  | 
Microsoft Azure and big data updates include public previews of SQL Server 2016 and Live Encoding for Azure Media Services.
EMC Buys Virtustream To Expand Its Cloud Offerings
News  |  5/26/2015  | 
EMC will apply Virtustream's cloud software and managed hosting expertise across its businesses, including VMware.
7 Bold Tech Ideas That Will Make You Uncomfortable
Slideshows  |  5/26/2015  | 
Elite tech leaders pushed the boundaries at the InformationWeek Conference. At least one of these ideas should make you squirm and think, "We need to do that."
Big Data: The Interdisciplinary Vortex
Commentary  |  5/25/2015  | 
Big data analytics requires companies to operate outside departmental boundaries, and sometimes beyond the spheres of their expertise, to find solutions to certain challenges.
6 Characteristics Of Data-Driven Rock Stars
Slideshows  |  5/21/2015  | 
Learn what traits to look for in data-savvy movers and shakers, from data scientists and business analysts to executives, managers, and even employees.
IoT Market Will Grow 19 Percent in 2015, IDC Predicts
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
An IDC report indicates the market for the Internet of Things will only become more robust over the next few years. An increased use in retail digital signage will help the IoT market grow 19 percent in 2015.
SAP, NHL Score With Big Data During Stanley Cup Playoffs
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
The National Hockey League kicks off a five-year big data partnership with SAP with the 2015 Stanley Cup Bracket Challenge.
On-Demand Workers Face Low Pay, Limited Flexibility
News  |  5/20/2015  | 
A survey tackles the benefits and challenges of life as an on-demand worker in the 1099 economy.
Twilio Broadens Communications Platform
News  |  5/19/2015  | 
With IP Messaging and other new services, Twilio hopes to give companies such as Uber more control over the communication infrastructure they build into their apps.
Google Cloud Platform Drops Price, Again
News  |  5/18/2015  | 
It's also offering a big discount for computing jobs that aren't time sensitive and thus can run during low-demand times.
Streaming Analytics: Government Must Step Up
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
By blending static big data with streaming analysis, agencies will get insights they've never had.
IoT Buzz: Legit Business Or Next Tech Bubble Fail?
Commentary  |  5/18/2015  | 
In the Internet of Things, everything needs to be connected and "smart." But, if everything is smart, how do you know what's dumb or doomed to fail?
Hadoop Adoption Remains Steady, But Slow, Gartner Finds
Commentary  |  5/15/2015  | 
Despite the big data hype, the adoption of Hadoop remains a slow, steady process, according to new Gartner research. A lack of Hadoop skills and complexity can account for this.
Internet Of Things: 6 Obstacles
News  |  5/15/2015  | 
A report from McKinsey and the Global Semiconductor Alliance finds excitement and uncertainty among companies building the pieces of the Internet of Things.
IoT World: Separating Smart And Dumb Things
Slideshows  |  5/13/2015  | 
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
How Corporate Culture Impedes Data Innovation
Commentary  |  5/13/2015  | 
BI and big data analytics tools are getting more sophisticated and comprehensive. Yet, some organizations are failing to derive full value from their data because their corporate cultures do not reflect a data-driven mindset. Here are the common cultural challenges standing in the way of big data innovation.
Samsung's ARTIK IoT Platform: Connecting Developers To 'Things'
News  |  5/13/2015  | 
The set of hardware modules, software, and cloud services aims to provide developers with a faster path to market for apps that support the Internet of Things.
Big Data: Protecting Privacy Is Good For Business
Commentary  |  5/12/2015  | 
Privacy issues in big data often put companies and consumers in adversarial positions. It doesn't have to be that way.
Poker Pros Barely Beat Bot
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
In the Brains Vs. Artificial Intelligence poker competition last week, the human players won, sort of.
The 'Internet Of Me' Is Getting Real In Healthcare
News  |  5/11/2015  | 
Biogen's Andi Karaboutis believes medicine is about to get much more personal.
Windows 10, HoloLens, Office: Microsoft Details Its Vision
Slideshows  |  5/10/2015  | 
Key takeaways from Microsoft's Ignite and Build events offer a peek at the company's broader vision for enterprise apps.
Facebook: Echo Chamber Is Real, But It's Your Fault
News  |  5/8/2015  | 
While 30% of news articles shared by users cut across ideological lines, the survey of 10 million Facebook users indicate bias is still present. However, Facebook says that's the fault of users.
Cuba Turns To Analytics, Big Data To Help Tourism
Commentary  |  5/7/2015  | 
As Cuba prepares for an influx of American tourists and businesses, the government turned to a Spanish analytics firm to help it crunch big data to improve hotels and infrastructure.
First Automated Truck Licensed To Operate On Public Roads
News  |  5/7/2015  | 
The state of Nevada has given a commercial trucking license to Daimler Trucks North America. Will such vehicles someday become yet another form of computer hardware that falls under the purview of IT professionals?
SAP Lays Out Its Internet Of Things Platform
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
SAP's IoT platform envisions companies tying a "device cloud" back to SAP enterprise apps for predictive analytics and process monitoring.
SAP Simple Finance: Gateway For The Little Guy
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
SAP Simple Finance is the software giant's answer for customers who aren't huge.
4 Ways IT Can Inspire Business Confidence
Commentary  |  5/6/2015  | 
An EMC study revealed that business leaders don't think their companies are ready for the data-driven future. Worse, they have no confidence in IT to correct course. Here's why it happened, and what IT can do to win back the confidence of business execs.
Intel Xeon E7v3 Chip Designed For BI, Big Data
News  |  5/6/2015  | 
Intel's latest Xeon processor boasts 18 cores and is designed to speed up BI and big-data workloads.
8 Linux Security Improvements In 8 Years
Slideshows  |  5/6/2015  | 
Linux started getting really serious about security in 2007, and it has made big strides in the past three years. As open source code faces more threats, Linux can't rest on its laurels.
IBM Watson Dives Further Into Cloud, Healthcare Analytics
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
IBM is looking to expand its Watson cognitive computing platform into many more fields, including cloud and healthcare. This includes bringing in more partners and developers.
Pinterest Opens Up To Developers
News  |  5/5/2015  | 
Can Pinterest avoid the missteps of other social networks that courted developers?
6 Ways To Master The Data-Driven Enterprise
Slideshows  |  5/4/2015  | 
Data-driven companies share characteristics that enable them to achieve more with their data than others in their industries. We reveal what separates the masters from the wannabes.
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