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Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
Google Has Plans For Titan Drones
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Titan Aerospace's drones are expected to help deliver Internet connectivity to remote regions.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Oracle MySQL 5.7 Release Boosts Performance, Scalability
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
MySQL 5.7 release exploits latest hardware, introduces beta MySQL Fabric to manage high availability, database sharding.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
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.
Internet Of Things – Or Business Of Applications?
Commentary  |  3/31/2014  | 
Devices don't connect to the Internet to see what their friends are posting on Devicebook. They're exchanging data and performing tasks via a well-understood paradigm -- applications.
Intel Invests In Cloudera, But What Changes?
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
Intel will fold its Hadoop distribution and invest in Cloudera. It's good news for the entire Hadoop community.
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.
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.
Big Data Drives The Smart Car
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
The data-driven car is coming -- whether you like it or not.
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.
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.
Internet Of Things: What About Data Storage?
Commentary  |  3/5/2014  | 
The Internet of Things presents a new set of data storage and protection challenges. Here's how to tackle those issues.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Why Big Data In The Enterprise Is Mostly Lip Service
Commentary  |  2/18/2014  | 
Here are six reasons organizations are taking the wrong approach to big data or not utilizing it at all.
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.
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.
Can Facebook Bring Back Optical Storage?
Commentary  |  2/5/2014  | 
The social media giant shows off a prototype Blu-ray library for cold data storage, but optical storage isn't likely to make a big comeback.
Big Data's 2 Big Years
Commentary  |  2/3/2014  | 
During the past two years, Hadoop hit the big time, in-memory arrived, and practitioners saw data analysis deliver real results.
Open-Source Cloud Hardware Grows Up Fast
News  |  1/30/2014  | 
Open Compute Project picks up key new members, sets more ambitious goals, and shows its multi-faceted, multi-chip side at annual summit.
16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Slideshows  |  1/30/2014  | 
Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
Microsoft's Open Compute Move: Just Good PR?
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
The disruptive power of Microsoft's Open Compute Group move has spurred debate. Let's talk image versus cold hard revenues.
6 Ways SDN Shakes Up The Enterprise
Slideshows  |  1/29/2014  | 
Software-defined networking promises improvements to enterprise IT that run the gamut from more responsive applications to heightened security and enhanced data analytics.
Microsoft Makes Azure Server Design Open-Source
News  |  1/29/2014  | 
Open-source hardware movement wins a surprise supporter. Microsoft joins Open Compute project, shares its server design ideas.
Altiscale Launches Hadoop-As-A-Service
News  |  1/28/2014  | 
Founded by big data pioneers from Yahoo and Google, startup unveils cloud-based offering built specifically for Hadoop users.
Amazon Cuts Cloud Storage Prices, Adds Server Instances
News  |  1/23/2014  | 
Amazon Web Services will cut Elastic Block Store prices by up to 50% and Simple Storage Service by an average of 14%, plus add two new M3 virtual servers.
More Hospitals Buy Clinical Data Warehousing Apps
News  |  1/21/2014  | 
Nearly half of all hospitals now have data repositories, says HIMSS Analytics. Buying plans for next five years include warehousing, patient portal, and radiology barcoding apps.
2014 State Of Storage: Cost Worries Grow
Commentary  |  1/20/2014  | 
Solid state alone can't solve your problems -- even if you can afford it. Think scale-out, virtualization, and cloud.
Intel Desperately Seeking Mobile Momentum
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Posting mixed earnings, Intel tries to catch up in mobile while getting ahead in wearable tech and the Internet of Things.
Look Out, Nest: 5 Smart Home Startups
News  |  1/17/2014  | 
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google's charge into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
IBM Stuffs Flash Into Next-Generation Servers
News  |  1/16/2014  | 
IBM moves flash storage inside the box -- 12.8 TB of it -- to work alongside RAM and cut data movement latencies.
IT Security Teams Adapt To Big Data
News  |  1/15/2014  | 
Big data means big changes in the makeup of IT security teams.
Wearable Computing Equals New Security Risks
News  |  1/13/2014  | 
Have you thought about all the data thieves could steal from wearable gadgets? Security experts say this discussion is just starting.
IBM Breeds New Business Unit To Feed Watson
News  |  1/9/2014  | 
IBM is investing more than $1 billion in a new business unit. It's banking on a market for cognitive computing services that actually learn and reason.
Why The Datacenter Is The Center Of The Universe
Why The Datacenter Is The Center Of The Universe
InformationWeek Videos  |  1/8/2014  | 
Virtualization and cloud solutions architect Bill Kleyman explains how changes in user computing are increasing the importance of the datacenter, making it the home base for all technology. The buzz may be all about the cloud, but it's the physical infrastructure that keeps all those clouds afloat.
When Log Data Meets BI
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Stop thinking of log data as a break/fix tool and start thinking of it as a business intelligence tool, says Sumo Logic CMO.
Gas Stations Use Data To Pump Up Sales
News  |  1/3/2014  | 
Midwestern gas stations use data collected from their customers' cellphones by third party iSIGN Media Corp. -- and sell 8,000 more gallons of gas per month than usual.
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