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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.
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.
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