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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in March 2014
Big Data Vendors: WebScaleSQL Is No Threat
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
From Couchbase to MongoDB, NoSQL, and NewSQL, companies say the new MySQL variant created by Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter won't have broad appeal.
How To Delete Facebook, Google, Twitter Search Data
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Social networks make millions off your data, but they don't need to know everything. Here's how to clear your search history from three top sites.
Big Data Forces IT & Business To Get In Sync
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Data that benefits the company will slip through the cracks if IT and business groups don't bury the hatchet.
Social Media And Future Of News: 8 Findings
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Pew Research Center finds reason to believe that American journalism has a future -- and social media will play a key role.
Facebook Debuts Web-Scale Variant Of MySQL
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter share expertise to launch WebScaleSQL, a super-DBMS built on Oracle's MySQL Community Edition.
GM's Data Strategy Pushed To Center Stage
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
Improving data management and analytics has always been part of General Motors' three-year IT overhaul, but automaker's recall crisis makes it even more critical.
GM's Randy Mott: What I Believe...
Commentary  |  3/27/2014  | 
CIO's five core principles underpin automaker's three-year "IT transformation" plan.
Agencies See Big Data As Cure For Healthcare Ills
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Federal healthcare agencies believe big data will improve the nation's health -- but few are prepared to use it, a study finds.
Growing Beyond Yesterday's Population Health Management
Commentary  |  3/26/2014  | 
Data can transform healthcare, but not with just any ordinary analytics.
SAP Hana Spawns Virtual Data Warehouse
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
SAP's new Hana-powered In-Memory Data Fabric queries data without copying and stokes federated-access competition with IBM and Teradata.
Cisco's Cloud Plan For Internet Of Things
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
Cisco's $1 billion cloud investment is not about competing with Amazon, Google, or Rackspace to supply general-purpose IaaS. Cisco and its partners will offer a global chain of datacenters to serve as a backbone for the Internet of Things.
SAS Brings Visual Modeling To Data Scientists
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
SAS seeks next-generation data modelers with SAS Visual Statistics and a social-savvy SAS Customer Intelligence application.
MachineShop Gets Internet of Things Talking
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Startup's API Services Exchange aims to simplify interactions among the Internet of Things' billions of connected devices, applications, and systems.
How Enterprises Can Plan For Wearables
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
CIOs need to stay ahead of the wave by staking a claim in the wearables ecosystem through apps and always be asking: What do employees and customers need from wearables?
Google Gets Break In Gmail Privacy Lawsuits
News  |  3/20/2014  | 
People who claim Gmail violates anti-wiretapping laws must pursue their claims individually rather than as a group.
IBM's Watson Takes Aim At Cancer
News  |  3/19/2014  | 
Collaboration between IBM and the New York Genome Center will use Watson to match cancer mutations to potential treatments, compressing process from months to minutes.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
GDC: Hunting Social Whales
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
Courting the socially connected can help make games more profitable.
Internet Of Things Meets Cars: Security Threats Ahead
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
As the Internet of Things extends to automobiles, security and privacy threats come along for the ride.
Pivotal Brings In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  3/17/2014  | 
Pivotal takes on Cloudera and Hortonworks with GemFire XD, enhanced SQL querying, and new machine-learning options in Pivotal HD 2.0.
Facial Analytics: What Are You Smiling At?
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Emotient's API provides "real-time emotional analysis" for use in focus groups and other consumer applications.
Paytronix Proves SMBs Can Do Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Running a Cloudera Hadoop cluster on Amazon Web Services, Paytronix gains insight into customer behavior it couldn't tease out of a database.
NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Mayor de Blasio needs more than public support to advance his plans for jobs, education, and public safety. He must harness big data.
Real-Time Acoustic Processing Has Big Data Potential
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Ready for a wearable that listens to your snoring -- or your stomach? Meet audio machine-learning tech.
Drones In Action: 5 Non-Military Uses
Slideshows  |  3/10/2014  | 
Government agencies, universities, and a few private companies won authorization to use drones in the US. Take a peek at the drones on the job.
2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
News  |  3/10/2014  | 
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
In-Q-Tel Invests In Data-Prep Platform Paxata
News  |  3/7/2014  | 
Cloud-based platform offers analysis tools, data sharing, and full governance, providing significant productivity gains for data analysts.
2014 State of Database
Infographics  |  3/7/2014  | 
The 956 respondents to our 2014 State of Database Technology Survey are a conservative lot.
IBM Watson Goes On Silicon Valley Grand Tour
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
IBM execs tout Watson-as-a-Service, venture funding to tech startups in California.
Hadoop Jobs: 8 Resume Dos & Don'ts
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Here's what hiring managers look for when vetting resumes for Hadoop-related positions -- and what prompts them to hit the delete button.
Feds Grapple With Big Data Vs. Privacy
News  |  3/4/2014  | 
Government study focuses on how privacy-enhancing technologies and large-scale analytics will shape the future of big data.
Big Data Meets Threat Detection
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
Security practitioners are getting a lot smarter about using security analytics and big data to identify threats in real-time. But there's a still a lot to learn.
Two Approaches To In-Memory Database Battle
Commentary  |  3/4/2014  | 
In-memory options from IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle aren't the same as SAP's all-in-memory Hana platform.
Big Data Progress Requires Better Development Tools
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
The big data community needs better app development tools, not more Hadoop whizzes, says Continuuity's CEO.
Wearables At Work: Hello Big Brother?
Commentary  |  3/3/2014  | 
Employers must tread carefully with activity trackers and devices like Google Glass. Wearables could take real-time personal data collection to unnerving new heights.
In-Memory Databases: Do You Need The Speed?
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP are ramping up the fight to become your in-memory technology provider.
In-Memory Technology: The Options Abound
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
The software giants might have the inside track, but there's no shortage of innovative, alternative providers.


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