Data analysts got to work on Super Bowl 50, Tableau Software's earnings spooked investors on Wall Street, and OpenText released a tool for measuring sentiment about the US presidential elections. These are some of the stories you'll find in our big data roundup for the week ending February 7.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/7/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
SAP's Fan Energy Zone in San Francisco's Super Bowl 50 celebrations is a giant test case in how users create, share, and process data in real-time. By David Wagner Executive Editor, Community & IT Life, 2/5/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Cisco is acquiring Jasper Technologies, developer of an Internet of Things cloud platform, for $1.4 billion. The move further pushes Cisco toward its transformation into a software company.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/5/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone. By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Alexa's new powers mean you can't ask for a better Super Bowl party companion than the Amazon Echo. The AI-powered device now plays music from Spotify and orders you pizza from Domino's.By Eric Zeman , 2/4/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Even though more organizations are attempting to become data-driven, many of them still aren't able to link data analytics to business outcomes. Some of the challenges are obvious. Others aren't. Here are our tips for avoiding the common pitfalls.By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 2/3/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/2/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come. By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
IBM has been very picky about which firms it buys and why. So far, its acquisitions have been very point specific, usually to obtain some technological expertise that complements its Strategic Imperatives, which represent 35% of Big Blue's sales.By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Sickweather has released a disease forecast API to developers. The potential market for such information includes healthcare professionals, employers, and even the advertising industry. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/31/20165 comments | Read | Post a Comment
MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31. By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/20160 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Today's real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What's holding you back?By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/28/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Previously available to academic researchers, Microsoft's Computational Network Toolkit (CNTK) now has a friendlier open source license.By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/27/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Talend has acknowledged Informatica's objections to a recent big data integration benchmark test. The company has issued an invitation to Informatica to participate in creating a new benchmark test. Will Informatica agree to the challenge?By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/25/20161 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
As more organizations embrace the IoT, some may find themselves overwhelmed by the volume of data generated. Edge analytics can reduce the need to store and process it all at a central location. Here are the details. By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/25/20163 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/24/20162 comments | Read | Post a Comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) can be used for a diverse set of tasks, including opening up new business models. A recent Forrester report explores how businesses are embracing IoT. By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 1/23/20164 comments | Read | Post a Comment
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.
Dark Reading Threat Intelligence Survey Threat intelligence is the best way to stay ahead of new and complex attacks, say survey respondents. How analytics influences their IT security strategies varies.