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Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
FoundationDB Adds SQL To Its NoSQL Appeal
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
FoundationDB adds SQL Layer product to its key-value store, blending NoSQL scalability and flexibility with NewSQL transactional performance.
City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014  | 
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.
US Open Tennis: 7 Technologies Power Game, Set, Match
Slideshows  |  8/30/2014  | 
The US Open upgrades its tech for 2014 with new data sets, improved analytics, and immersive mobile apps backed by IBM predictive cloud infrastructure.
Magpi Explores Data Collection's Final Frontier
News  |  8/28/2014  | 
Washington DC-based firm brings mobile data-gathering tools to the remotest places on Earth.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Pivotal Adds Mobile To Cloud Foundry Platform
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
Pivotal adds mobile services to Cloud Foundry platform to attract mobile developers.
EnterpriseDB Says JSON Toolkit Nixes NoSQL Drawbacks
News  |  8/19/2014  | 
NoSQL databases start out easy, but you'll later struggle with data logic, says EnterpriseDB. JSON toolkit promises best of NoSQL and RDBMS.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
Internet Of Things: Limitless Dumb Possibilities
News  |  8/18/2014  | 
Many of the "improvements" to ordinary household objects promised by SmartThings, a software company just acquired by Samsung, are already available elsewhere or seem like overkill.
Cisco To Cut 6,000 Jobs
News  |  8/14/2014  | 
Cisco's Q4 earnings beat analyst estimates, but company plans to lay off 8% of its workforce.
Splunk App For Stream Adds Real-Time Wire Data
News  |  8/13/2014  | 
New app provides greater machine data visibility to Splunk deployments, but users should expect increasing overlap between platforms as big data analysis becomes more complex.
CenturyLink Courts Developers With Container Management
News  |  8/12/2014  | 
CenturyLink takes open source route with its Panamax system for Docker management in a bid for developers building complex cloud apps.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
IT Salary Survey 2014: BI/Analytics
Steal Our Slides  |  8/11/2014  | 
Intelligence/analytics and data integration/warehousing professionals at the staff and managerial level are in demand, feel challenged, and are generally secure and optimistic about their careers. So why is compensation stagnant?
5 Priorities For Chief Data Officers
News  |  8/8/2014  | 
IBM says 25% of Fortune 500 firms now employ CDOs, yet many don't know how to structure the role. Research reveals five imperatives.
Tibco Sale Rumors Reemerge
News  |  8/7/2014  | 
Tibco Software seeks a buyer, The Wall Street Journal reports, rekindling speculation about the integration and analytics vendor's future.
Flash Fails 5 Ways, Says Alibaba
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
R&D manager at Alibaba's cloud service discusses how to streamline hardware and software to make more efficient use of flash.
What Does Big Data Mean For Banks?
Commentary  |  8/6/2014  | 
Traditional data management strategies and storage technologies are holding back big data projects. Try this new approach.
MongoDB Picks New CEO
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
MongoDB CEO Max Schireson succeeded by BMC veteran Dev Ittycheria as NoSQL database vendor moves toward initial public offering.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
Future ALS, Cardiac Treatments From Existing Products
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Researchers tap big data analytics and Internet of Things technologies to improve healthcare for people with neurodegenerative and cardiac diseases.
Statistics: Exciting Career For Young Professionals?
Commentary  |  8/4/2014  | 
Professional organization campaigns to boost the image of statisticians and draw more young people into the field.
Milliman Strives For ROI With Azure System
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Milliman, one of the world's largest actuarial firms, extols the benefits of SaaS to its insurance users.
Cloudify Aims To Automate Cloud Troubleshooting
News  |  7/30/2014  | 
Cloudify 3.0 gets feedback loop, combines cloud orchestration and monitoring.
HP Warns Of IoT Security Risks
News  |  7/29/2014  | 
Many Internet of Things devices communicate insecurely, warns HP's Fortify unit.
Pivotal, Hortonworks Collaborate On Hadoop Management
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Pivotal pledges collaboration on Apache Ambari, Hortonwork's favored tools for managing and monitoring Hadoop.
Deep Data Trumps Big Data
News  |  7/28/2014  | 
Finding smaller, more relevant morsels of information is the key to unlocking big data's potential, says FirstFuel's CTO.
Microsoft Faces 4 Big Challenges
News  |  7/25/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is riding high with analysts and investors -- but look at the remaining hurdles.
HP Invests $50M In Hortonworks: Hadoop Bet
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
HP joins Intel, Google Capital in investing big on Hadoop, taking a stake in Hortonworks while deepening integrations with its platform.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Big Takeaways
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud business is booming, but devices and consumer mindshare remain problems.
When Data Hoarding Makes Sense
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Oracle Big Data SQL: 5 Key Points
Commentary  |  7/21/2014  | 
Oracle's new big data tool won't cover all the analysis bases, but it will enable SQL-savvy professionals to query Hadoop and NoSQL sources.
Internet of Sports: How Seattle Sounders Track Performance
News  |  7/21/2014  | 
The US soccer powerhouse uses wearable devices and data visualization to analyze the fitness levels of stars like Clint Dempsey.
Apple-IBM Deal: 9 Moves Rivals Should Make
Slideshows  |  7/18/2014  | 
With Apple and IBM allied to advance iOS in the enterprise, these mobile technology companies must scramble to remain contenders. Here's how they could respond.
Internet Of Things: 8 Pioneering Ideas
Slideshows  |  7/17/2014  | 
Today's Internet of Things remains a disparate assortment of ideas and products competing for attention. These pioneers should intrigue enterprise IT.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
Apple, IBM Will Woo Enterprises: Mobile Bombshell
News  |  7/16/2014  | 
The two former rivals join forces to sell enterprises on iOS hardware and business apps backed by IBM services. Can the duo dominate the enterprise mobile market?
SAP, Esri Build Stronger Mapping Ties
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
SAP and Esri port geospatial analysis to SAP Hana, bring mapping to CRM, asset-management, mobile apps, and Lumira data visualizations.
Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.
Oracle Joins SQL-On-Big-Data Bandwagon
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data SQL release promises secure, SQL-based access to databases, Hadoop, and NoSQL without moving data.
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