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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.
Dell Eyes $50 Million Savings On BI, Analytics
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Dell standardizes data platforms and business intelligence tools to improve self-service, expand use of predictive analytics.
Chief Data Officer: Do You Need One?
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
MIT Big Data Symposium explores whether enterprises need a C-level executive who focuses mainly on the quality of an organization's data.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014  | 
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Big Data Job Hunting: Unconventional Advice
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Yes, mere IT mortals can land big data jobs. Consider these expert strategies to get your foot in the door.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014  | 
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014  | 
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014  | 
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
Oracle In-Memory Option: 6 Key Points
Commentary  |  6/11/2014  | 
Oracle Database In-Memory comes with big performance promises. But examine a few performance tradeoffs, change requirements, and acceleration constraints.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014  | 
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
Oracle In-Memory 12c Arrives In July
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says in-memory option will bring faster analytical and transactional performance without changes to Oracle database.
Honeywell Lyric: Smart Thermostat Targets Nest
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
Honeywell's new Lyric thermostat senses homeowners' proximity and adjusts temperature accordingly.
10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/10/2014  | 
Big data means many things to many people, but how broad is its impact? Consider these figures on big data and the gurus who splice it.
3 Ways Big Data, Supercomputing Change Weather Forecasting
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Early, granular, and accurate forecasts could benefit everyone from governments to retailers and healthcare providers.
IoT, IPv6 Coming To The Connected Home
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
The Internet of Things revolution is happening -- one network operator, beach condo, and early-adopting grandfather at a time.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
6 SAP Hana Customers Share Early Lessons
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
SAP Hana deployment patterns, payoffs emerge in Burberry, Bangkok Airways, ConAgra, John Deere, Mercedes AMG, and Spirit Aerosystems details shared at Sapphire conference.
SAP Hana Supports Personalized Medicine
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Healthcare providers share Hana's analytics and big data success stories at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
Cloudera Buys Data Security Firm Gazzang
News  |  6/4/2014  | 
Commercial Hadoop vendors step up big data security pitch to would-be enterprise adopters.
One Data, Undivided
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Having multiple copies of data to satisfy users and security concerns is costing companies time and money to maintain. The solution is the cloud.
Hadoop Summit: Momentum, Momentum, Momentum
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
At Hadoop Summit this week, Hortonworks will point to increasing adoption and Hadoop's shift from trendy to mainstream technology.
Actian, HP Vertica Join SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Actian and HP Vertica separately challenge Cloudera Impala, follow Pivotal in adapting their databases to run on the big data platform.
Big Data Learns To Write
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
Automated writing platforms cull streaming data from multiple sources and churn out thousands of articles per second.
IBM Bluemix Gets DevOps Muscle
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
IBM refreshes its Bluemix platform-as-a-service in a bid to attract more agile and DevOps developers for its SoftLayer unit.
Why Big Data Tools Are Here To Stay: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
Nix the naysayers. Big data leaders say they need new tools, and they're not letting talent shortages get in the way.
Salesforce.com Coming To Microsoft Azure Cloud?
News  |  5/29/2014  | 
Salesforce on Azure may sound implausible, but in the wake of a similar deal with Oracle, rumor has it the two companies are talking.
Data Scientists: Stop Searching, Start Grooming
Commentary  |  5/28/2014  | 
Don't put your big-data project on hold -- members of your current staff may be the best fit for your data science team.
Internet Of Things: In Search Of An Architecture
Commentary  |  5/27/2014  | 
The IoT vision still doesn't have a clear architecture from which to build meaningful business applications, an MIT professor says.
Cisco IoE: When Will Its Time Come?
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Cisco execs say their grand vision of the Internet of Everything is taking shape in new products and services. But some analysts and customers still find the picture fuzzy.
Data Pros' Salary Showdown
News  |  5/22/2014  | 
Our 2014 Salary Survey shows the typical analytics expert's salary is just keeping up with inflation, even while they're working harder on more diverse teams. What gives?
Couchbase Releases NoSQL Mobile Platform
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Couchbase Mobile keeps apps running without connectivity, but can the NoSQL vendor win over mobile app developers?
Practice Fusion Releases Free Healthcare Analytics Tool
News  |  5/21/2014  | 
Insight database combs Practice Fusion's EHR software to provide real-time data on disease outbreaks, prescribing patterns, and diagnoses.
Splice Machine SQL Database Scales On Hadoop
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Splice Machine promises SQL- and ACID-compliant RDBMS for analytics and transaction processing on a super-scalable, low-cost Hadoop platform.
Microsoft Kinect: Inexpensive Big Data Tool
News  |  5/19/2014  | 
Global shipping giant DHL discovers that motion sensors used by Microsoft's Kinect are great for scanning pallets -- and relatively cheap to buy.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Security Buy
News  |  5/15/2014  | 
Hortonworks acquires startup XA Secure and will bring its Hadoop access, authorization, and audit policy layer into open-source.
Social Science Site Using Azure Loses Data
News  |  5/14/2014  | 
Dedoose, a data analytics system, suffered a failure on Azure that may mean three weeks of lost data for customers.
Google Ordered To 'Forget'
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
European court rules Google must remove "irrelevant" links in certain situations to comply with EU law that gives people a right to be "forgotten."
Informatica Self-Service Platform Spots Sensitive Data
News  |  5/13/2014  | 
Informatica unveils its Intelligent Data Platform roadmap for clean, secure self-service data, even at big data scale.
DataStax Brings Spark To Cassandra
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
DataStax promises real-time analysis for big-data apps on Cassandra through an integration with Databricks' Spark in-memory framework.
Big Data Fans: Don't Boil The Ocean
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Planning a big data strategy? Don't be overly ambitious and always know the problems you're trying to solve.
Splunk Extends Analysis To NoSQL Databases
News  |  5/12/2014  | 
Splunk Enterprise gets multisite support, improved visualization. Hunk adds analysis for Accumulo, Cassandra, MongoDB, and Neo4j.
How Marketers Can Use Data When Picking Vendors
Commentary  |  5/9/2014  | 
As more marketing execs have a say in buying software, the need to "know thy data" will drive decisions.
Cisco IoT Leader Resigns: What's Next?
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
Internet of Things general manager Guido Jouret resigned this week. Where does that leave Cisco's Internet of Everything strategy?
HP Offers Appliance For Microsoft Analytics Platform
News  |  5/9/2014  | 
HP ConvergedSystem 300 promises fast deployment of SQL Server 2014 and HDInsight Hadoop.
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