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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.
SAP Shakeup: McDermott Speaks Out
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
After an exec shuffle, SAP co-CEO Bill McDermott insists the company's priorities have not changed and it is not backing off on Hana.
No God In The Machine
News  |  5/8/2014  | 
Artificial intelligence cannot replicate human consciousness, say Irish researchers in new study.
5 Big Data Use Cases To Watch
News  |  5/7/2014  | 
Here's how companies are turning big data into decision-making power on customers, security, and more.
Dell Turns 30: Where To Next?
News  |  5/6/2014  | 
Dell celebrates its 30th birthday while working to reinvent itself for the cloud era. What do you want most from Dell now?
Open Government Data Gains Global Momentum
News  |  5/1/2014  | 
Inaugural UN/UAE Open Government Data Forum highlights global push for data to drive efficiency and innovation.
Facebook Mobilizes At F8
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Facebook rolls out a new ad network, new cloud services, and a new attitude to reassure developers and users.
Internet of Thingbots: The New Security Worry
News  |  4/30/2014  | 
Phishing and spam attacks involving Internet of Things devices are coming -- and app developers and device makers must be ready, says a CA Technologies exec.
Massachusetts Invests In Big Data Innovation
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
State provides $3 million to launch Massachusetts Open Cloud Project, a university-industry partnership to build a new public cloud computing infrastructure for big data researchers, innovators.
TIBCO Shakes Up BI Market With Jaspersoft Buy
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Pairing open source Jaspersoft with top-selling Spotfire, TIBCO hopes to disrupt the business intelligence and embedded analytics market.
Nurse Retention Rate Improvement Secret: Analytics
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Predictive talent analytics and big data software help Tenet Healthcare reduce nurse turnover by 44%.
MongoDB, Cloudera Form Big Data Partnership
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
MongoDB and Cloudera, leaders in the NoSQL and Hadoop markets, respectively, will co-market and co-sell their offerings. One goal: Ease customer confusion about big data.
Philadelphia 311 Service Calls For Help
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Philadelphia's 311 contact center gets help from nonprofit to implement customer satisfaction surveys that improve non-emergency customer service.
Hadoop Jobs: How One Exec Vets Talent
News  |  4/29/2014  | 
Think Big Analytics CEO Ron Bodkin reveals what he looks for in candidates for Hadoop and other big data-related positions.
Epicor Overhauls ERP For Cloud, Mobility
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Epicor says ERP upgrade based on Microsoft's stack is twice as fast and four times as scalable for cloud deployment.
Microsoft's Mobile First, Cloud First Strategy, Explained
Commentary  |  4/28/2014  | 
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's plan to juggle Windows, cross-platform services, and the Internet of Things is coming into focus.
Datameer Bets Visual Analysis Beats SQL On Hadoop
News  |  4/28/2014  | 
Datameer 4.0 upgrade advances visual data preparation and analysis on top of Hadoop, offering an easier alternative to SQL.
Microsoft Earnings: 7 Essential Facts
News  |  4/25/2014  | 
Microsoft's Q3 beat expectations. Strong performers include cloud products and Xbox, but Surface and consumer PC sales still pose a problem.
10 Hadoop Hardware Leaders
Slideshows  |  4/24/2014  | 
Hadoop is known for running on "industry standard hardware," but just what does that mean? We break down popular options and a few interesting niche choices.
Microsoft Earnings: 6 Questions
Commentary  |  4/24/2014  | 
Microsoft has been on fire lately, but new CEO Satya Nadella will face questions during Thursday's earnings announcement about Windows XP, Nokia, Surface, and other trouble spots.
Google Street View Offers Time Travel
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Street View images from different periods can now be compared to see how places have changed over time.
IBM Unveils Power8 Chip As Open Hardware
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Google and other OpenPower Foundation partners express interest in IBM's Power8 chip designs and server motherboard specs.
Supreme Court Debates Aereo's Fate
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Justices seemed to be looking for a way ban Aereo without causing collateral damage to cloud computing.
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