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Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015  | 
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
How Data Restrictions Hurt The Global Economy
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Many countries are creating policies to restrict the flow of data, driven by privacy or protectionist concerns. Such limits could stifle economic growth.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015  | 
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
Using Business Intelligence To Change Student Lives
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Nashville Metropolitan schools are building a framework for student success using a data analysis foundation.
Big Data Demands Big Computing
Commentary  |  3/2/2015  | 
Big data has been around a long time. Here are four best practices to help you tap into the big computing power that is finally unlocking value.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015  | 
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Google AI Teaches Itself Atari Video Games
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Using a single learning algorithm, Google's AI agent has developed its video game skills to the point where it can beat most human players in dozens of different games.
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015  | 
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015  | 
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015  | 
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
No, AI Wonít Kill Us All
News  |  2/24/2015  | 
When famous technologists and scientists fear the menace of thinking machines, it's time to worry, right? Not really, because computers lack the imagination to wreak havoc, says one AI expert.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015  | 
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Philly311 Helpline Focuses On Social Interactions
Commentary  |  2/20/2015  | 
System integrator Unisys used the Salesforce Community Cloud to allow new options for citizens to contact and interact with the City of Philadelphia.
HP Goes Open Source For Haven Predictive Analytics
Commentary  |  2/18/2015  | 
HP develops Haven Predictive Analytics for big data, then releases it as open source software.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015  | 
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015  | 
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
Data Scientist: STEM Boys Club Open To Women
News  |  2/10/2015  | 
Data scientist Laurie Skelly says STEM is still largely a boyís club, but thatís changing.
10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015  | 
From Altibase to VoltDB, and covering options from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, we wrap up leading in-memory databases and add-on options. When you need speed, here are 10 tools to choose.
MongoDB Eyes Bigger, Faster NoSQL Deployments
News  |  2/3/2015  | 
MongoDB 3.0 release promises improved scalability, speed, and manageability through new storage engine options and Ops Manager DBA software.
Chief Data Science Officers Won't Supplant CIOs
Commentary  |  1/30/2015  | 
Some believe a new C-level data scientist will inevitably control the purse strings on data-related projects. Here's why that's a bad idea.
Data Analyst: Does Everybody Need To Be One?
Commentary  |  1/29/2015  | 
Microsoft Power BI and IBM Watson Analytics attempt to make data analysis accessible to all. But don't confuse access to tools with reaching correct and valuable conclusions.
Microsoft Buying Revolution Analytics For Deeper Data Analysis
News  |  1/23/2015  | 
Microsoft acquisition of Revolution Analytics, an R-language-focused advanced analytics firm, will bring customers tools for prediction and big-data analytics.
Data Scientist: Human Today, Software Tomorrow
Commentary  |  1/21/2015  | 
Automation will lessen the need for the elusive, talented, and expensive human data scientist -- and thatís a good thing, says Narrative Science cofounder.
Your Next Monitor Will Be A Curved 4K: You'll Like It
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
Curved, 4K monitors were on display at CES. Is their next stop on your corporate desktop?
IBM Mainframe Makeover: Mobile, Big Data Reality Check
Commentary  |  1/15/2015  | 
IBM z13 refresh packs performance gains, but can it really join the mobile, big data, and cloud age? Here's a look at aspirations versus realities.
5 Analytics, BI, Data Management Trends For 2015
Commentary  |  1/9/2015  | 
InformationWeek survey shows growth in cloud-based data warehousing, real-time tech, and big-data platforms, but business intelligence standardization is waning.
Speed To Insight: Key To Big Data Success
Commentary  |  1/5/2015  | 
Businesses don't have to wait long to see analytic investments pay off. Big data can deliver big returns within months, not years.
Privacy By Design: Protect User Data From 'Get-Go'
News  |  1/5/2015  | 
International effort seeks to bake in consumer privacy options.
Why We Picked Cassandra For Big Data
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
Easy scale-outs, high write throughputs, and lower costs were key, but Cassandra does have its limitations.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Commentary  |  12/18/2014  | 
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
Analytics Showdown: Should Apps Be Simpler, Or Smarter?
Commentary  |  12/17/2014  | 
Qlik, Tableau, and Salesforce.com are betting on simple analytic applications, while veterans IBM and SAS push smarter. What do you need?
MongoDB Buys WiredTiger: Database Move
News  |  12/16/2014  | 
MongoDB grabs technology and expertise from storage-engine company to address write-intensive, high-scale applications.
Hortonworks' Big IPO: Why CIOs Should Care
Commentary  |  12/15/2014  | 
Even before last week's successful IPO, Hortonworks had no trouble selling Hadoop's promise. But here's why many CIOs are betting on this platform.
Government IT In 2014: GAO's Critique
News  |  12/15/2014  | 
From cloud computing to data center consolidation, software licensing to data transparency, the GAO was watching.
Most Wasteful Government Tech Projects Of 2014
Slideshows  |  12/12/2014  | 
The federal government continues to pour millions into redundant and bloated projects, critics say. Check out some of the worst offenders according to GAO.
Top 5 Big Data Trends Of 2014
Commentary  |  12/8/2014  | 
As companies move beyond bleeding-edge experiments into production deployments, these trends point to real-world progress in big data analysis.
IBM Watson Analytics Goes Public
News  |  12/4/2014  | 
IBM opens beta use of its cloud-based, freemium data analysis service. Will natural-language interaction simplify number crunching?
HP Cloud Adds Big Data Options
News  |  12/2/2014  | 
HP's Haven big data analytics platform, including Autonomy search and HP Vertica database software, will soon be available on demand.
Tweets Tell Whether You Have A Job
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Twitter data mining could provide governments with an alternative means of measuring unemployment, researchers say.
HHS Embraces Innovation
News  |  11/20/2014  | 
Health department's IDEA Lab uses tech startup techniques to develop new services and features.
Tech Heavyweights Push For Surveillance Reform
News  |  11/18/2014  | 
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.
9 Healthcare Innovations Driven By Open Data
Slideshows  |  11/18/2014  | 
Startups are using big, open data to power apps and tools designed to keep people healthier -- and we're not just talking about Watson.
Internet Of Things 'Overhyped,' Say IT Execs
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
IT executives expect the IoT to impact their businesses, although they're not sure how, finds CompTIA survey.
DoD Changes Cloud Computing Policy
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
Changing culture is just as important as new technology, CIO Halvorsen says.
HP Taps Vertica For SQL On Hadoop
News  |  11/17/2014  | 
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options.
8 Lessons From Rosetta Comet Mission
Slideshows  |  11/13/2014  | 
What does the European Space Agency's amazing Philae probe landing tell us about where we are as a spacefaring civilization, where we're going, and how to get there?
Rosetta Mission: Debugging A Comet Landing
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?
House Lawmaker Investigates 'Truthy' Twitter Monitoring
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.
NASA Explores New World Of Open Data
News  |  11/12/2014  | 
NASA has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task.
Former US CIO's New Enemy: Ebola
News  |  11/11/2014  | 
Now chief innovation officer at USAID agency, Steven VanRoekel harnesses diagnostic tech, big data, better communications, and improved medical gear to help defeat the disease.
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