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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.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop App Development On Impala
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.
Big Data Survey: Trouble Brewing For IT
News  |  11/10/2014  | 
Just 30% of respondents say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
IBM Brings Open Data Tech To Ebola Fight
Slideshows  |  11/10/2014  | 
Here's how IBM's new West African lab is using open data and other technologies to help Sierra Leone and Nigerian governments contain the disease.
Truthy Project Not Orwellian, IT Groups Tell Congress
News  |  11/6/2014  | 
Indiana University research on Internet memes is not a threat to free speech, computing researchers tell lawmakers threatening to defund the project.
Dell Bolsters Analytics Software, Taps Microsoft Azure ML
News  |  11/5/2014  | 
Dell extends its big data analysis capabilities, adding natural-language processing and integrating Microsoft Azure Machine Learning services.
GE CEO Talks Economy, CIOs & Tech
Commentary  |  11/4/2014  | 
GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt shares three quick insights and explains why he sees no chance of the CIO's role diminishing.
Hadoop 'No Longer Optional,' Says Forrester
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Forrester says economics will make Hadoop "mandatory," predicts new roles, new software sources, and an end to skills shortage by 2015.
Actian Brings Graph Analysis To Big Data
News  |  11/4/2014  | 
Actian adds in-memory, parallel processing engine for graph analysis based on SPARQL. Can it compete with popular alternatives?
Oracle Stokes 'Hostile' Customer Relations, Study Says
News  |  11/3/2014  | 
Campaign for Clear Licensing survey finds 92% of customers say Oracle does not clearly communicate licensing changes.
Obama 2012 CTO: From Campaign To Enterprise
Commentary  |  11/3/2014  | 
Harper Reed talks about the pressure-cooker challenge of building an email-powered, microtargeted online fundraising machine in a hurry. See the video interview from Interop.
NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Commentary  |  10/29/2014  | 
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
In Government, No Excuse For Missing Documents
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
To meet regulatory obligations -- and avoid accusations of cover-up and incompetence -- federal agencies must get serious about digitizing records.
IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
News  |  10/27/2014  | 
IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
News  |  10/23/2014  | 
SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Commentary  |  10/22/2014  | 
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
News  |  10/22/2014  | 
Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
White House Launches More Open Data Initiatives
News  |  10/17/2014  | 
Agencies' use of open data helps citizens, boosts economy, says government official.
Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Commentary  |  10/17/2014  | 
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
Ebola Outbreak A Test For Data Mining, Analytics
News  |  10/16/2014  | 
Combining real-time and official data can offer new insights on disease progression, but reliability questions remain.
MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
News  |  10/14/2014  | 
MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
Connected Cars Vs. Cybercrime: Tough Fight
News  |  10/13/2014  | 
Automakers should consider adding real-time intrusion detection and response capabilities, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says.
Healthcare Insurance Regs Must Keep Up With Tech Advances
Commentary  |  10/10/2014  | 
Antiquated rules could get in the way of improving people's health and lowering their healthcare costs.
Big Data Disease Breakthroughs
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Researchers spotted new ways to treat cancer when the National Institutes of Health enabled semantic searches of its huge Medline database of published medical articles.
Government Toils To Create Big Data Infrastructure
News  |  10/3/2014  | 
Government is slowly puzzling out how to extract knowledge from the most data it has ever had available to it.
Ex-NSA Director Touts Cybersecurity As A Service
News  |  10/2/2014  | 
Gen. Keith Alexander advocates a better way for companies, large and small, to deal with cyber threats.
Oracle: SQL Best For Big Data Analysis
Commentary  |  10/2/2014  | 
Oracle admits there's a place for Hadoop and NoSQL, but it's sticking with its relational-database-centric view of big data opportunity.
Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
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