News & Commentary
Content tagged with Software Platforms posted in April 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data Governance Required For Healthcare Data Warehouse
News  |  4/23/2014  | 
Before implementing its ambitious data warehouse, OhioHealth focused on data governance to ensure data is accurate, clean, and usable.
Microsoft Bing Enters Prediction Business
News  |  4/22/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Bing can predict the future, but it is starting out with soft questions like who will win The Voice.
Watson Not Only Smart Machine In Town
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Up-and-coming vendors in the genre include AlchemyAPI, Digital Reasoning, Highspot, Lumiata, and Narrative Science, Gartner says.
Hortonworks Adds Cascading For Big Data App Development
News  |  4/21/2014  | 
Hortonworks adds Concurrent's Cascading SDK to its Hadoop distribution to help developers operationalize big data applications.
Microsoft Office: 4 Changes, Explained
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Microsoft maneuvers to keep Office on top, touting data analysis power, tweaking office 365, and more. What do the moves mean to you?
Wearables, Drones Scare Americans
News  |  4/19/2014  | 
Google has some public relations to do. People remain wary of tech breakthroughs including care-giving robots and drones, Pew research finds.
Google Trends Adds Email Notifications
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Keeping tabs on what people are searching for just got a bit more convenient. But Google Trends is still not a serious research tool.
Can Crowdsourcing Beat Dr. House?
News  |  4/18/2014  | 
Startup CrowdMed uses a mix of prediction market software, crowdsourcing, and gamification to help patients gain insight from hundreds of medical detectives.
License Plate Recognition Technology Branches Out
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Law enforcement officials see new security and surveillance uses for license plate recognition technology.
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems: 4 Facts
News  |  4/17/2014  | 
Microsoft tries to become a power player in the brave new world of Internet-connected sensors, using a cloud-based Internet of Things management service, Azure Intelligent Systems.
Cloud Holdouts Face Tipping Point
Commentary  |  4/17/2014  | 
If your technology strategy doesn't emphasize a phased approach to cloud architectures during the next 18 months, it might be time to look for a new job.
Land Rover SUV Packs Sensors, Lasers
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Land Rover showcases its Discovery Vision Concept SUV, which builds in so many high-tech systems it can hardly be called a car.
Microsoft Reveals Big Data Strategy
News  |  4/16/2014  | 
Microsoft's new tools aim to serve all users -- not just data scientists -- extracting insight from big data sets and the Internet of Things.
AllJoyn: A Common Language For Internet Of Things
News  |  4/15/2014  | 
Open-source lingua franca aims to let IoT devices and services communicate across manufacturers and operating systems.
Data Scientists Want Respect & Results
Commentary  |  4/14/2014  | 
Analytics managers from Macy's, Ford, and Google offer tips on how to integrate and inspire data scientists.
Tibco Brings Reusability To Web, Mobile Apps
News  |  4/14/2014  | 
Tibco BusinessWorks 6.0 upgrade gives Web and mobile developers an old-school-meets-new-school backbone for reusing integration logic and components.
MapR Brings Spark In-Memory Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  4/11/2014  | 
MapR adds Apache Spark to its Hadoop distribution to power machine learning plus ad hoc, graph, and streaming analysis. Databricks partners on support.
Oracle Support Costs: 2 Savings Strategies
Commentary  |  4/10/2014  | 
Oracle software maintenance costs have customers turning to growing ranks of licensing consultants and third-party support providers. Here's the skinny.
Google Glass Gets Down To Business
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Google's new Glass at Work program aims to capitalize on the enterprise's interest in Google Glass, even if consumers are still skeptical.
MongoDB Steps Up To Enterprise Expectations
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
MongoDB, the NoSQL darling of developers, aims to improve scalability, analytics, security, and manageability in significant upgrade.
Bluetooth Wants Its Bite Of Big Data
News  |  4/8/2014  | 
Bluetooth's low-energy implementation makes the ubiquitous wireless technology ideal for the Internet of Things' data-swapping ways, says Bluetooth backer.
Teradata QueryGrid: Beyond Enterprise Data Warehouse
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Teradata adds unified fabric access to myriad databases and Hadoop, triggering multiple analysis engines with a single query. Say goodbye to yesterday's enterprise data warehouse ideas.
Twitter Beats Facebook On Ad Returns
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
Advertisers invested twice as much in Facebook ads, but Twitter ads received more clicks, a report says.
3 Trends Driving Big Data Breakthroughs: A CIO's View
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
GE Water & Power CIO says data blending, scalable storage and processing, and a maturing Internet of things are shaping big data progress.
Hadoop Jobs: Where To Find Them
News  |  4/7/2014  | 
One in three IT jobs requiring Hadoop skills is based in California, but other regions should see big-data-related hiring increases in the next few years, says Dice.com.
TellSpec Brings Big Data To Dinner
News  |  4/4/2014  | 
Handheld scanner uses spectroscopy, cloud-based algorithms, and mobile app to deliver nutritional facts -- and red flags -- about the foods we eat.
Best of Interop 2014 Product Award Winners
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
The Best of Interop awards recognize innovation in nine categories, including networking, storage, cloud, and security.
Chief Digital Officer: Where CIO & CMO Meet
News  |  4/3/2014  | 
Marketing and IT don't need to conflict. Extreme Networks CMO explains how the two can leverage each other's strengths to build a better digital business.
Pivotal Subscription Points To Real Value In Big Data
Commentary  |  4/3/2014  | 
Pivotal deal offers five analytical options and, in a swipe at Cloudera and Hortonworks, unlimited Hadoop storage without charges by the terabyte.
Oracle Becomes 'Kinder, Gentler,' President Hurd Claims
News  |  4/2/2014  | 
Oracle president Mark Hurd says new account teams with single-contact accountability are improving customer satisfaction, but he has no kind words for SAP.
Oracle MySQL 5.7 Release Boosts Performance, Scalability
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
MySQL 5.7 release exploits latest hardware, introduces beta MySQL Fabric to manage high availability, database sharding.
Big Data In The Home
News  |  4/1/2014  | 
Home security, energy management, and health monitoring tools will bring the Internet of Things to the connected home.
Doctors Are Drowning In Data
Commentary  |  4/1/2014  | 
Technology isn't enough to improve healthcare. Doctors must be able to distinguish between valuable data and information overload.


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