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Does Big Data Need A 'LinkedIn For Analytics'?
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
A social media approach to analytics could help enterprises get more value from their big data systems, says Teradata exec.
How Amazon Kinesis Adds Speed, Resilience To Analytics
News  |  11/19/2014  | 
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.
Magpi Mobile Data Tool Aids Ebola Fight
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
Magpi helps healthcare workers collect and process critical information efficiently and reliably as they treat Ebola patients.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
IT's 10 Fastest-Growing Paychecks
Slideshows  |  11/17/2014  | 
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?
SAP IoT Apps Tap Sensor Data
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
SAP's new IoT family captures data from sensors, including Samsung smartphones and wearables, to power Internet-of-Things, industry-specific apps.
Hortonworks Filing Promises Hot Hadoop IPO
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Hortonworks, the Hadoop-distributor spinout of Yahoo!, files with the SEC to launch an initial public offering of stock in 2015.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
CloudHealth Automates Amazon Cloud Management
News  |  11/7/2014  | 
Automated Tasks enables IT to define a cloud management task, set policies around it, and implement the task programmatically.
Cascading Backer Boosts Hadoop App Performance Management
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Concurrent, the firm behind Cascading app development, adds Hive and MapReduce support to its Driven performance-management system.
The Huge Internet Change You Probably Missed
Commentary  |  11/6/2014  | 
Global networks have subtly morphed from vertical to horizontal architectures, with east-west traffic now dominating north-south. The impact on industry will be profound -- are your providers ready?
Dell Bolsters Analytics Software, Taps Microsoft Azure ML
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Dell extends its big data analysis capabilities, adding natural-language processing and integrating Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services.
Google Cloud Cuts Prices Again, Adds Services
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Google continues to advance its cloud business with better virtualization, flexibility, speed, and affordability, but won't catch up to giant Amazon Web Services anytime soon.
Workday Streamlines Mobile Apps, Unveils Big Data Plans
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Workday streamlines smartphone and tablet experience, unveils plans for prescriptive-analytic "Insight" applications in 2015.
GE CEO Talks Economy, CIOs & Tech
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
Hadoop 'No Longer Optional,' Says Forrester
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop "mandatory," predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage by 2015.
Actian Brings Graph Analysis To Big Data
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Actian adds in-memory, parallel processing engine for graph analysis based on SPARQL. Can it compete with popular alternatives?
Oracle Stokes 'Hostile' Customer Relations, Study Says
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Campaign for Clear Licensing survey finds 92% of customers say Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes.
Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
News  |  10/31/2014  | 
Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
News  |  10/30/2014  | 
Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Commentary  |  10/28/2014  | 
Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
News  |  10/28/2014  | 
IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
News  |  10/24/2014  | 
Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Commentary  |  10/23/2014  | 
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
News  |  10/21/2014  | 
IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
News  |  10/20/2014  | 
OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
News  |  10/15/2014  | 
MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
What IoT Can Learn From Industrial Apps
Commentary  |  10/15/2014  | 
The Internet of Things might be hot, but it's not new. Machine data exchange is the core of modern automated production plants and industrial installations.
Cloudera Intros Hadoop Monitoring, Self-Provisioning Tool
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Cloudera Director tool leads off lineup of announcements, including upgrades to Impala SQL query engine and stronger security.
SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
Big Data Helps 'Krochet Kids' Stay In The Loop
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
Nonprofit uses data visualization tools to track economic, health, and social wellbeing of female workers in developing nations.
2015 Server OS Outlook: Cloudy, Chance Of Containers
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Windows still dominates the enterprise data center, our new survey shows, but other options are on the rise.
5 Ways Data Science Teams Can Raise Their Profiles
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
What to do when your team of data scientists is isolated from the rest of the company.
GE Pushes For Bigger Industrial Internet
News  |  10/9/2014  | 
GE Internet of Things portfolio expands as it brings big-data analysis to vending machines, office equipment, bridges, and other new markets.
Microsoft's Nadella Talks Windows 10, Cloud
News  |  10/8/2014  | 
CEO Satya Nadella says both Windows 10 and Azure will play a role in the Internet of Things. Microsoft will detail its latest cloud strategy at an Oct. 20 event in San Francisco.
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