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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.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015  | 
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
News  |  8/7/2015  | 
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
IBM's Mac-Friendly Cloud Service Targets Enterprise IT
News  |  8/6/2015  | 
With a suite of services to help companies deploy and manage Apple computers, IBM is adapting to a shift in enterprise IT.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Commentary  |  8/4/2015  | 
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015  | 
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.
IBM, CVS Partner On Watson-Based Patient Care
Commentary  |  7/30/2015  | 
A new agreement by IBM and CVS will use Watson to better manage patient care. However, there are a few concerns about privacy.
XPoint Memory Chips: Ushering In A New Mobile Era
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
Chip technology from Intel and Micron combines the best qualities of DRAM and solid state memory. It may lead to big changes in mobile and data center operations.
Intel, Micron Introduce Speedy Memory Technology
News  |  7/29/2015  | 
3D XPoint, coming next year, combines the advantages of DRAM and NAND flash. It's the first new category of memory introduced since NAND flash debuted in 1989.
Amazon Makes Aurora Database Generally Available
News  |  7/28/2015  | 
Amazon's Aurora moves from preview to GA. The MySQL-based system is designed as an on-demand system for scalability and performance.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Moves Haven't Paid Off, Yet
News  |  7/22/2015  | 
Despite a move to cloud and big data analytics, IBM is still suffering through a tough financial time, with revenues still down.
9 Spectacular Cloud Computing Fails
Slideshows  |  7/15/2015  | 
For some of you, the cloud failures listed here may simply highlight areas where cloud service providers need to grow or adapt in order to better service their customers. For others, the examples may be more personal, as your data or applications may have been affected.
Facebook Friends Fort Worth With Data Center Plans
News  |  7/8/2015  | 
The Texas metropolis has a new friend in Facebook, which plans to build a data center powered by renewable energy.
Why ISO Certifications Make Sense For IT
Commentary  |  7/8/2015  | 
Certifications from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) are important when considering which vendors to choose for your IT needs. But when was the last time you thought about applying ISO standards to your own internal IT operations?
Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
News  |  6/26/2015  | 
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015  | 
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
Amazon Echo Wants To Talk With You
News  |  6/23/2015  | 
With its invite-only beta phase behind it, Amazon Echo will be available for sale in the US next month with several new features, including connected-home options, Google Calendar, and Audible Audiobooks.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015  | 
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
OPM Breach Offers Tough Lessons For CIOs
Commentary  |  6/17/2015  | 
While your enterprise may have a chief information security officer and a robust data governance department, CIOs and IT organizations are the ones on the front lines of protecting enterprise data. What lessons can we draw from the OPM breach?
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015  | 
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Slideshows  |  6/15/2015  | 
Data scientists and IT push the limits of what's possible -- whether that's operating more efficiently, taking advantage of new opportunities, or innovating. Here are 6 ways businesses can boost their effectiveness.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015  | 
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015  | 
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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