News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software Platforms posted in November 2013
NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant's Platform Upgrade
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Couchbase NoSQL database will be the cornerstone of new real-time inventory management platform for Amadeus, a top provider of travel search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Big Data Profile: Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Child programming prodigy Eliot Horowitz says the answer to the demand for big data analytics is out-of-the-box tools anyone can use.
Argonne Lab Taking Next Steps To Exascale Computing
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Government sponsored research focuses on barriers to massive parallel processing.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
IT Must Deliver Visual, Mobile-Friendly Data Analytics
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT groups are demanding easy-to-use data analytics software that also yields accurate predictions, and vendors are listening, according to InformationWeek's new survey on analytics and BI trends.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
What Car Will You Buy Next? Autometrics Knows
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Autometrics takes an hourly pulse of Web traffic at 150 car-buying sites to give auto makers predictive insights about buyers.
Distributed Databases: Stop Stalling
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
SAP CEO Envisions Younger, Greener, Cloudier Company
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Bill McDermott is trying to change SAP's conservative, ERP-centric image for millennial employees and buyers.
How To Explain Hadoop To Non-Geeks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
With Hadoop 2.0's arrival, you will need to explain the benefits of the reigning big data platform to business types and C-suite executives.
Big Data's Big Picture: An Insider's View
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Platfora CEO Ben Werther says re-creating SQL analysis on top of Hadoop won't unlock the huge value in big data. Business must connect the dots across silos of data.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
SiSense Puts Big Data Analytics On A Chip
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Israeli company puts analytics in the cache memory of a central processing unit, reducing need for new hardware purchases.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Want Big Data Success? Hire a Biologist
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Not all data scientists need a math or economics background. It's time to think outside the box come hiring time.
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
How Tivo mashes up big data from set-top boxes, supermarket registers, and prescription claims.
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
Arnab Gupta, founder and CEO of Opera Solutions, shares customer successes with unstructured big data.
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
MetLife Drives NoSQL & Mobile Innovation
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
MetLife is leapfrogging competitors with a mobile social app and a portal that uses big data to “paint a picture” of customers.
IW500 Executive Survey Results
Steal Our Slides  |  11/13/2013  | 
Just 12% can switch between public cloud infrastructure and in-house datacenters based on ­demand; only 26% use PaaS; 54% do predictive revenue analysis; and 30% have widely deployed mobile apps for employees.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round Two
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
Oracle Launches Brawnier Big Data Appliance
News  |  11/12/2013  | 
Oracle's Cloudera-powered Hadoop box gains new authentication, audit and query options courtesy of the Oracle software stack.
IBM Answers Big Data Competition
Commentary  |  11/5/2013  | 
IBM responds to big data trendsetters, from Amazon and Cloudera to Splunk and Tableau. Here's what IBM offers now, what's coming and what stands out.


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