IBM, Databricks Advance Apache Spark
Apache Spark hit two more incremental milestones as the IBM SystemML machine learning engine for Spark was accepted to the Apache Incubator program and Databricks unveiled a preview of its SaaS edition of Spark 1.6.
Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.
Data Skills Pay Off, Nate Silver Strikes Again: Big Data Roundup
Our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 22 spotlights a hiring algorithm that's smarter than hiring managers, identifies which big data skills are worth the most in today's job market, explores whether Donald Trump has a chance to win the US presidential elections, and much more.
Salesforce Posts Big Q3 Revenue Growth
Cloud-based enterprise software provider Salesforce reported strong revenue growth for the third quarter and raised its revenue guidance for the full year. Here are the details.
Paris Terror Attacks Renew Encryption Debate
The terror attacks in Paris on November 13 have reignited a long-running debate about whether device makers and app developers should be required to give government agencies a backdoor or to hand over encryption keys.
Data Science Skills To Boost Your Salary
Are you a data scientist wondering how your compensation stacks up to your peers? Or are you considering a career shift to data science? Here's a look at how much you can expect to earn.
HP Enterprise Embraces Docker, Containers
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has aligned its offerings from application development to deployment to monitoring and management with Docker container technology.
IBM Datapalooza, Oracle Updates BI Platform: Big Data Roundup
IBM continued with its Datapalooza roadshow, Oracle released a new version of its BI software with enhanced visualization capabilities, and Informatica rolled out its Big Data Management platform. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 15.
OpenText Unveils Analytics, Cloud Updates To Suites
OpenText will update its enterprise information management software suites to embed analytics capabilities, and to be deployed in the cloud. Executives said these new capabilities will equip customers to compete in the cloud era.
Cloud Vs. On-Premises: 6 Benefits Of Keeping Data Private
We can think of at least six reasons why you would want to store your data in a privately controlled data center rather than use a public cloud service. Letís gain an understanding of the on-premises vs. cloud debate, and see why some tech leaders advocate a hybrid model where both coexist.
Microsoft Analytics, Intel IoT, Spokeo Vs. Robins: Big Data Roundup
Microsoft updated its CRM and SQL offerings, and Intel showcased its IoT efforts. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is weighing questions about the liability companies have in ensuring the accuracy of consumer data. Learn about this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week of Nov. 6.
Cognitive Computing Powers 6 Smart Deployments
Cognitive computing, which enabled IBM Watson to win Jeopardy!, is helping professionals get expert assistance and make faster, more intelligent decisions based on highly complex big data.
Siri, Cortana: New Driving Hazards In The Digital Age
If you work for an IT leader who expects you to be always-on, even during your drive times, you'll want to see what researchers have discovered about how much hands-free systems diminish your attention span behind the wheel.
Office 2016: 8 Enterprise-Worthy Features
The newest version of Office is designed for consumer and business users alike. So, which new features will matter most in the enterprise? Here's a look at the ones you'll really want for work.
SAP Reports Strong Q3 Cloud Momentum
SAP reported a huge cloud revenue increase for Q3 at a time when many of its rivals in the traditional enterprise apps space are struggling with cloud. Here are the numbers.
SIM CIO Report: IT Leadership Hits A 'Watershed Moment'
One-third to one-half of the current crop of CIOs will be gone in 5 to 10 years, says the lead researcher for SIM's annual IT trends survey. Do you fit the profile of the CIO of the future? What's top-of-mind for CIOs right now?
Red Hat Acquires Ansible For Hybrid Cloud IT Automation
Red Hat said that open source cloud management provider Ansible's technology will enhance its lineup of IT automation tools and help enterprises deploy and manage public, private, and hybrid cloud. Here are the details.
8 Ways To Ensure Data Quality
The quality of your business decisions is only as good as the quality of the data you use to back them up. Here are some tips to help you determine how reliable your data actually is.