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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.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Internet Of Household Things: Convince Me
Commentary  |  7/14/2014  | 
My washer needs to speak to my grill? I'm talking back to IoT devices that talk behind my back.
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning: Pier 1 Digs In
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
Microsoft's cloud-based, big data-oriented Azure Machine Learning service gets a customer-analysis workout from retailer Pier 1 Imports.
Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
San Diego Taps Big Data To Optimize Transit
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
10 More Big Data Pros To Follow On Twitter
Slideshows  |  7/10/2014  | 
Looking for big data expertise in 140 characters or less? Here are 10 more industry players that can help.
Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
Pentaho Preps Data On Hadoop, Analyzes On MongoDB
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Pentaho 5.1 adds YARN support to support predictive analysis, transforms JSON for analysis on MongoDB.
Oracle Upgrades Virtualization Server For OpenStack
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Oracle VM 3.3 includes a technology preview of its OpenStack distribution, enables virtualized Oracle databases to run in the cloud.
IBM Turns Cheek, Takes On China's Problems
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
IBM sales are down in China, but the company is doubling down with a 10-year initiative to address the country's energy and environmental problems.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
The Internet Of Small Things Spurs Big Business
Commentary  |  7/7/2014  | 
IoT scenarios that appear consumer-centric and disposable hold broad business opportunities.
Teradata Scales Up R Analytics On Aster
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Teradata Aster already supports MapReduce, graph, and SQL analysis. Aster R feature adds faster, scaled, R-based analytics.
Business Analytics Will Help Healthcare, Just Not Overnight
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Healthcare systems designed in the 1990s need to get in sync with today's business analytics.
Google's API Riddle
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
Google services are everywhere -- but the company's lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs make it tough to know which ones to include in new apps.
DataStax Cassandra Release Packs More Than Spark
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
DataStax Spark support may grab headlines, but a bring-your-own-Hadoop connector in DataStax Enterprise 4.5 deserves equal billing.
How To Explain Big Data To A 5th Grader
Commentary  |  7/2/2014  | 
Just how big is big data? What problems does Hadoop solve? This mom explained it in plain English using the example of an online game.
Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014  | 
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014  | 
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014  | 
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014  | 
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
Hadoop Jobs: 9 Ways To Get Hired
Slideshows  |  6/24/2014  | 
IT recruiters share expert advice and creative tips for landing the Hadoop job or big data gig you want.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014  | 
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014  | 
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
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