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Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off
News  |  2/11/2016  | 
Hortonworks reported an annual revenue increase of 165%, but losses still outpace sales. Company executives promised a hard push to bring those numbers closer together in 2016.
MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
News  |  2/9/2016  | 
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Commentary  |  1/28/2016  | 
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
News  |  1/25/2016  | 
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details.
AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
News  |  1/19/2016  | 
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
News  |  1/12/2016  | 
Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Slideshows  |  1/8/2016  | 
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
Manufacturing Vs. IT: Mind The Gap
News  |  1/4/2016  | 
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor SugarCreek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
News  |  12/25/2015  | 
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/20/2015  | 
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
News  |  12/17/2015  | 
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Slideshows  |  12/14/2015  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
News  |  12/13/2015  | 
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup
Commentary  |  12/6/2015  | 
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
News  |  11/30/2015  | 
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/29/2015  | 
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Commentary  |  11/27/2015  | 
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Slideshows  |  11/26/2015  | 
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
HP Reports Mixed Q4, Its Final Quarter Before Company Splits
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
HP reported mixed results in its final quarter as a single company this week with revenue declines, but promises of more focused efforts in the future as HP Enterprise and HP Inc. pursue separate paths.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/22/2015  | 
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Comic: Internet Of Annoying Things
Commentary  |  11/17/2015  | 
By the time the hype dies down, maybe the Internet of Things will be a reality.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Slideshows  |  11/17/2015  | 
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/15/2015  | 
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
Informatica Big Data Management Platform Aims For Next-Level Integration
News  |  11/13/2015  | 
The Informatica Big Data Management package is the company's answer to helping customers get real value out of their investments in big data infrastructure. Here are the details.
Comic: Big Data's Big Problem
Commentary  |  11/10/2015  | 
If good data is going in and bad results are coming out, then maybe your algorithms are garbage.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
News  |  11/8/2015  | 
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
IBM's Hot Weather Move, Oracle's Cloud Push: Big Data Roundup
News  |  10/31/2015  | 
Oracle's assertive cloud plans, and big weather plays from IBM and Amazon were among the top stories in big data for the week ending Oct 30. Here's a look at those developments, and other news from Microsoft, SAS, and more.
Oracle Adds Multi-Tenancy To WebLogic Application Server
News  |  10/30/2015  | 
Several applications may now be consolidated under one instance of WebLogic, potentially enabling users to decrease server hardware purchases.
Larry Ellison: Oracle Sets Sights On Cloud Competitors
Commentary  |  10/26/2015  | 
In his opening keynote at Oracle OpenWorld on Oct. 25, executive chairman and CTO Larry Ellison distanced the company from the likes of SAP and IBM, while highlighting major cloud service providers such as Amazon AWS and longtime SaaS/PaaS players such as Salesforce.
Big Data Grows Up: APM Tools Emerging
News  |  10/26/2015  | 
The next emerging market for big data may be application performance monitoring. Concurrent has released a new tool in this space, and more tools are expected to hit the market in the next six months. The availability of such tools will drive more enterprise adoption of big data.
IBM Fails To Offset Legacy Declines With Q3 Earnings
News  |  10/20/2015  | 
Overall revenues fell, but the "strategic imperatives" of mobile, security, business analytics, and cloud delivered impressive growth.
Big Data, Cloud, Mobile, Security Drive ROI, Dell Survey Finds
News  |  10/13/2015  | 
Dell's second annual Global Technology Adoption Index shows companies investing in big data, cloud, mobility, and security are enjoying about 50% faster revenue growth than their competitors that didn't invest.
Fairview Health Services CIO: Give Patients Their Data
Commentary  |  10/9/2015  | 
Frustrated with a fragmented system that doesn't give caregivers or patients access to full patient data, the CIO of Fairview Health Services has the beginnings of a plan.
GE Charges Into IoT, Cloud Analytics Space
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
GE is going full steam ahead in its efforts to become a digital company. This includes new emphasis on IoT and analytics.
IBM Nanotube Researcher Explains Breakthrough
News  |  10/5/2015  | 
IBM lead researcher Shu-Jen Han explains the significance of finding an effective connector for 7-nanometer nanotube transistors.
IBM: Nanotube Breakthrough Will Create Low Power, Faster CPUs
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
IBM says it has come up with a method to fuse a metal contact point to a carbon nanotube transistor, overcoming a barrier to nanotube CPUs.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015  | 
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015  | 
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Hadoop Adoption Poised For Growth: Survey
News  |  9/17/2015  | 
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
UFC Grapples With Big Data
News  |  9/14/2015  | 
Fighting events take heavyweight data storage. Here's how the Ultimate Fighting Championship makes the most of big data.
Big Data And ROI: An Uneasy Pairing For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/8/2015  | 
CIOs need to rethink traditional cost justifications when making investments in big data projects.
ARM, Thundersoft Plan IoT Accelerators In China
News  |  9/7/2015  | 
The initiative is the latest in a recent spate of major investment in in the Internet of Things by vendors worldwide, even as two US industry trade groups call for greater commitment to the space.
Data Visualizations: 11 Ways To Bring Analytics To Life
Slideshows  |  9/4/2015  | 
Data visualizations, used well, can help people make sense of large, complex data. Learn how data visualizations are changing and best practices for making the most of them.
IBM, ARM Partner On IoT Development
News  |  9/4/2015  | 
The deal gives IBM access to ARM's IoT sensor technology and provides developers better and faster ways to analyze and process the data once it has been collected.
Apple, Cisco Team On iOS For Businesses
News  |  9/1/2015  | 
In a nod to Apple's growth among enterprise users, the two companies have entered a partnership to ensure Cisco products work well with iOS devices.
3D Printers: IT's Next Great Data Challenge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015  | 
Many tech professionals think of 3D printing as little more than a toy, even though it's in full production swing in manufacturing operations. Gartner and other researchers predict major growth for 3D printing in the enterprise, raising a host of data protection issues for IT professionals. Here's what you need to know.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015  | 
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015  | 
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
Intel CEO Sees A Bright Future For IoT, Developers
News  |  8/19/2015  | 
Tiny computers, real-time depth sensing, and breakthrough memory technology are among the innovations featured at this year's Intel Developer Forum. CEO Brian Krzanich detailed how connected devices will change the way we all do business.
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