Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
Google Unveils Universal Analytics
Looking beyond the Web, Universal Analytics offers companies a way to measure data from marketing campaigns, sales calls and other sources.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Socialware Listens For The Sound Of Money
As part of its social media management tool for financial advisors, Socialware now scans an individual's network for contacts who might be in the market for life insurance or a 401(k) rollover.
Microsoft: Windows 8 Ends Tablet Era
With Windows 8, Surface, and the many OEM Windows 8 systems being released, Microsoft is attempting to redefine the personal computing market. In the new vision, tablets are PCs, and tablets that can't do the things PCs do--such as use a keyboard and mouse and multitask--are deficient. Windows 8 PCs and tablets can do these things; Android and the iPad cannot. If Microsoft can make the sale, then we are in store for an industry revolution.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
6 Lies About Big Data
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
MapR Promises A Better HBase
MapR M7 release offers alternative architecture for Hadoop's NoSQL database to deliver better reliability, performance, and manageability.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
Big Data Drives Big IT Spending
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.