News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software Platforms posted in December 2013
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Big Data In 2014: Top Technologies, Trends
News  |  12/30/2013  | 
What will the next year hold for big data? Here's what industry heavyweights predict.
Top 10 Database Stories Of 2013
Commentary  |  12/23/2013  | 
Microsoft SQL Server, NoSQL, and the in-memory database wars are the highlights among this year's headlines.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
News  |  12/23/2013  | 
'Tis the season when temperatures tumble, shoppers stumble, and prognosticators fumble, often. Will these big data prophecies come true?
In A Fever For Big Data
Infographics  |  12/23/2013  | 
Healthcare orgs are relentlessly accumulating data, and a growing array of tools are becoming available to manage it.
Real-Time Analytics Boosts Operations Staff Performance
News  |  12/20/2013  | 
A mortgage processor for Australia says Enlighten's operations automation software enabled him to achieve a 40% cost savings and hire more staff.
Hadoop Helps Pharma Firm Speed Up
News  |  12/19/2013  | 
Cloud-based Hadoop solution helps pharmaceutical company Astellas compress pieces of its market research from weeks to hours.
HealthCare.gov Shows 4 Ways Software Delivery Must Change
Commentary  |  12/18/2013  | 
Troubled project should encourage you to discard traditional manufacturing processes with their reliance on control, and prioritize information and flexibility.
IBM Predicts Next 5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations
Slideshows  |  12/17/2013  | 
IBM unveils its annual "5 in 5" list of technology breakthroughs that promise to change how we work and live within five years. Real promise or PR fantasy?
Real-Time Prediction, Big Data Scale: Impossible Dream?
Commentary  |  12/17/2013  | 
WibiData challenges IBM, Oracle, and SAS by combining vast customer history as well as real-time behavioral data to generate personalized recommendations.
ConocoPhillips CIO Talks Live On Big Data Analytics
Commentary  |  12/16/2013  | 
Join ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister and InformationWeek editors for a live discussion of big data and IT leadership issues on Tuesday.
Tangled Data Protection Laws Threaten Cloud, Critics Say
News  |  12/13/2013  | 
Technology group calls for "Geneva Convention" to address complex maze of data laws that affect growth of cloud computing and global trade.
Joyent Launches Ecommerce Solution Set
News  |  12/12/2013  | 
Cloud service provider offers preconfigured ecommerce solutions for retailers; targets Amazon customers.
Oracle Embraces OpenStack
News  |  12/11/2013  | 
Oracle bows to the growing Open Stack trend, promises to integrate its product line with the open-source project.
SAP: Advanced Analytics Not Just For PhDs Anymore
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
New SAP offering exploits recently acquired KXEN software, which helps business users build and tweak predictive models in automated ways.
How Ancestry.com Manages Generations Of Big Data
News  |  12/9/2013  | 
Over the past year, the genealogy site's repository of family historical data has more than doubled in size. Here's how Ancestry managed its growth.
Variety's The Spice Of Life – And Bane Of Big Data
Commentary  |  12/9/2013  | 
Advances in hardware, especially memory technology, make volume and velocity easier to deal with all the time. But that doesn't help with variety. For that, you need RDF and optional schemas.
Making The Case For Hadoop: Variety, Not Volume
Commentary  |  12/4/2013  | 
Paytronix manages only tens of terabytes, but it offers the perfect example of why we need more than relational databases.
5 Pillars Of Enterprise PaaS Strategy
Commentary  |  12/3/2013  | 
Platform-as-a-service is becoming a standard way to build out an agile, Web-oriented business, but beware of risks.


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