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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.
IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
News  |  11/25/2015  | 
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
McGraw-Hill Education Shows How Small Data Trumps Big
News  |  11/24/2015  | 
McGraw-Hill Education's chief digital officer has driven the company's effort to leverage small data to improve student outcomes, teacher insights, and curriculum improvements. Here's why small is better than big.
AccuWeather Storms Into Enterprise With Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/23/2015  | 
AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions' new D3 analytics business unit is predicting more than just the weather. It's capitalizing on what has become one of the company's fastest-growing businesses, predictive analytics-as-a-service, to help clients make business decisions. AccuWeather's chief commercial officer shared the details.
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.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Cloudera Releases Navigator Optimizer Suite In Beta
News  |  11/19/2015  | 
Along with the 5.5 version of its Enterprise big data platform, Cloudera is rolling out a beta version of its Navigation Optimizer data management suite to existing customers.
Salesforce Adds New Predictive Analytics To Marketing Cloud
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
Salesforce is rolling out new features to its Marketing Cloud this week, leveraging machine learning and data science to add real-time predictive customer scoring and audience segmentation. Here are the details.
IBM Watson Trend App: Big Data Meets Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/18/2015  | 
The IBM Watson Trend app aims to use big data to ease your holiday shopping. Available today online and in the Apple App Store, Big Blue's goal is to eventually to develop the app's capabilities to provide trend insights for enterprises as well as consumers.
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.
Intel Chief Data Scientist Shares Secrets To Successful Projects
News  |  11/16/2015  | 
Before joining Intel, the company's first-ever Chief Data Scientist created models to predict the stock market, improve glaucoma diagnostics, and include unstructured data in healthcare applications. Here's what Bob Rogers is doing now at Intel and his advice for fellow and future data scientists.
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.
IBM Datapalooza Takes Aim At Data Scientist Shortage
News  |  11/12/2015  | 
IBM's quest to create 1 million new data scientists goes forward with a three-day training event and a test bed for taking its show on the road in 2016.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
Slideshows  |  11/11/2015  | 
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Letís gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
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.
Intel Primes The Internet Of Things Pump
News  |  11/4/2015  | 
Intel has enhanced its Internet of Things platform, including new forms of silicon for "smart" things, partnering with other companies to put it to use.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Slideshows  |  11/3/2015  | 
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Nissanís Self-Driving Car Prototype Hits Japan's Streets
News  |  11/2/2015  | 
Another automaker accelerates its plans for self-driving vehicles, with Nissan planning test runs of its cars on Japanese roads.
Dell's Statistica: Revamped, Free To College Students
News  |  11/1/2015  | 
Dell's Statistica 13 updates the user interface of its advanced analytics software. Now the company is making the software free for US college students and professors.
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.
Verizon IoT Strategy: Smart Cities, ThingSpace For Developers
News  |  10/29/2015  | 
The market for the Internet of Things is growing rapidly, and Verizon is stepping up its efforts on a multitude of fronts, the company announced.
Oracle Unveils A Multitude Of Cloud Database Services
News  |  10/28/2015  | 
In Oracle OpenWorld keynote, president Thomas Kurian launches numerous big data, analytic, and data management services in the Oracle Cloud.
IBM Watson Ecosystem Expands With 6 New Partners
Commentary  |  10/27/2015  | 
IBM announces six more companies that will create apps and services using IBM's Watson Developer Cloud.
Oracle CEO Hurd Makes Bold Cloud Predictions
News  |  10/27/2015  | 
Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd said the current IT on-premises operating model is unsustainable and much of IT operations will move to the cloud in the next 10 years.
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.
SAP, Splunk Dashboards Aim To Satisfy Data Hunger
Commentary  |  10/16/2015  | 
The "data-driven enterprise" is becoming a reality as more and more executive teams look to support their decisions with data. Dashboards, such as the new products and services from Splunk and SAP, are on their way to becoming key components in the new executive reality.
IBM Cognitive Colloquium Spotlights Uncovering Dark Data
News  |  10/14/2015  | 
This IBM cognitive computing event champions advances in image recognition, captioning, and deep learning to reveal insights from mushrooming IoT and machine learning data.
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.
Amazon Re:Invent: AWS Takes The Next Step
News  |  10/12/2015  | 
AWS announced a bunch of new services at Re:Invent, but more noticeable was the revelation of a more assertive Amazon.
Amazon Securing IoT Data With Certificates
News  |  10/9/2015  | 
Amazon launched its IoT at its Re:Invent conference in Las Vegas Oct. 8, and illustrated how it will handle data pouring into its storage systems.
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.
Amazon Urges Proprietary Database Customers To Migrate
News  |  10/8/2015  | 
Amazon Web Services fourth annual Re:Invent conference got underway in Las Vegas this week. Senior vice president Andy Jassy bid directly for Oracle and SQL Server customers.
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 Launches Cognitive Computing Consulting Practice
News  |  10/7/2015  | 
IBM Cognitive Business Solutions will help clients accelerate their time to value on big data and advanced analytics solutions.
7 Ways To Avoid Information Governance Pitfalls
Slideshows  |  10/6/2015  | 
Information governance practices must be updated as laws, technologies, and business models change. Here are seven ways to make sure you're governing your data effectively.
IBM's Cleversafe Acquisition Expands Hybrid Cloud Storage Options
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
Later this year IBM will complete its acquisition of Cleversafe to add an object-based storage system for use on-premises and in the cloud.
Global Data Collection Presents Big Challenges
News  |  10/6/2015  | 
Today's global businesses depend on data, but there are more laws and customs about data privacy than there are countries in the world. The rules are in constant flux. That means it isn't always easy to get reliable data. Here's a look at some of the challenges, region by region.
Intel's TAP Big Data Platform Gains Healthcare, Cloud Partners
News  |  10/2/2015  | 
Intel continued with the soft launch of its open source big data application development platform TAP, adding system integrator and cloud service provider partners as well as a handful of healthcare system pilot programs.
GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
GE customers echo CEO Jeffrey Immelt's contention at Minds + Machines conference that Predix industrial analytics cloud is "about no unplanned downtime."
Hortonworks Aims To Make Hadoop Easier To Use
News  |  10/1/2015  | 
With the aim of simplifying Hadoop use, Hortonworks rolled out three new products to coincide with Strata+Hadoop World in New York City.
Apple, Microsoft, IBM: 7 Big Analytics Buys You Need to Know
Slideshows  |  10/1/2015  | 
Apple, IBM and Microsoft have all made multiple acquisitions of analytics startups in the last year. Here's an overview of who they bought and why it matters to IT.
Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015  | 
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015  | 
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
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