News & Commentary
Content tagged with Hardware/Architectures posted in November 2013
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Do Smartphones Need Neural Processors?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Qualcomm is pushing to put its neural processor Zeroth in smartphones. Here's what smartphone makers can -- and can't -- do with it.
How NASA Manages Big Data
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Unmanned space missions can generate hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. What's a space agency to do?
What Car Will You Buy Next? Autometrics Knows
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Autometrics takes an hourly pulse of Web traffic at 150 car-buying sites to give auto makers predictive insights about buyers.
Distributed Databases: Stop Stalling
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
Nasuni: Versioning File System For Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nasuni's UniFS uses stream of snapshots to create a versioned file system in the enterprise and in the cloud.
SAP's Extreme Makeover: 4 Key Changes
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
SAP's marketing machine vies to give the company formerly known as "that German ERP vendor" a whole new identity. Here's what customers should know.
Big Data's Big Picture: An Insider's View
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Platfora CEO Ben Werther says re-creating SQL analysis on top of Hadoop won't unlock the huge value in big data. Business must connect the dots across silos of data.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Big Data Terminology Mess Needs Cleanup
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Big data needs a coherent and unified vocabulary of terms -- or we can't share solutions to problems across disciplines.
SiSense Puts Big Data Analytics On A Chip
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Israeli company puts analytics in the cache memory of a central processing unit, reducing need for new hardware purchases.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Data Science Doesn't Belong In Business Schools
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A data science professor argues why data science should sit outside of traditional, siloed university towers -- especially business schools.
Analyze 46 Petabytes Of Data Via Laptop? Here's How
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
AT&T "nanocubes," a poor man's approach to big-data analysis, let users analyze petabytes of data per day in laptop memory.
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
How Tivo mashes up big data from set-top boxes, supermarket registers, and prescription claims.
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
Arnab Gupta, founder and CEO of Opera Solutions, shares customer successes with unstructured big data.
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
MetLife is leapfrogging competitors with a mobile social app and a portal that uses big data to “paint a picture” of customers.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round Two
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
Oracle Launches Brawnier Big Data Appliance
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Oracle's Cloudera-powered Hadoop box gains new authentication, audit and query options courtesy of the Oracle software stack.
IBM Answers Big Data Competition
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
IBM responds to big data trendsetters, from Amazon and Cloudera to Splunk and Tableau. Here's what IBM offers now, what's coming and what stands out.


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