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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/18/2016
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Kafka Summit: Big Data In Real-Time Gains Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Confluent hosted the first Kafka Summit focused on use-cases for the open source real-time streaming and messaging technology for big data -- featuring support and integration announcements from partners. Here's why this technology is so hot right now.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/28/2016
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Samsung ARTIK Cloud Aims For IoT Interoperability
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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To help IoT devices work together and enable a new class of IoT apps and services, Samsung introduces a cloud service that aims to break down silos.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/28/2016
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Apache Apex Is Promoted To Top-Level Project
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Streaming and batch big data analytics technology Apache Apex has been elevated to a Top-Level Project by the Apache Software Foundation. Used by organizations including Capital One and GE, the technology can help developers more quickly create apps that leverage real-time data.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/27/2016
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93 Million Mexican Voter Database Exposed On Amazon Cloud
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A MongoDB database filled with the personal information of 93 million Mexican voters was found configured improperly on the Amazon cloud. The incident raises issues of how information is protected in the cloud.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/26/2016
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Agile Analytics: 11 Ways To Get There
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
The accelerating pace of global business means that enterprises need more agile data-related systems and practices. Becoming more agile –- and succeeding at it -- isn't always easy given existing technology investments, constant technological evolution, and lingering cultural obstacles. No matter how agile your company is or isn't now, consider these important points.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/26/2016
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Identity Management: Where Cloud Security Falls Short
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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A report by the Cloud Security Alliance finds that identity management tools and processes are key to ameliorating the threat of breaches. The report reveals which tools are most popular, and which are underutilized.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/25/2016
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10 Big Data Books To Boost Your Career
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
People with big data and data science skills are some of the most sought after professionals because demand is outstripping supply. Here are 10 books that can help you learn everything about the emerging field and the tools you will need to conquer it.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/25/2016
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SAS Global Forum In The Spotlight: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
At SAS Global Forum, the company introduced Viya, a platform that it said is designed to stitch together all types of data, wherever it resides. We've got that and other announcements from the forum in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 24, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/24/2016
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AWS Summit: New Cloud Services, Expanded EBS Choices
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
Amazon Web Services unveiled a security inspection and data transfer acceleration service, along with two new EBS options, at AWS Summit.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/22/2016
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GE Oil & Gas Finds Amazon Use Lowers TCO 52%
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
At the Amazon Summit in Chicago, the CTO of GE Oil & Gas said his unit is exploring ways to better understand and save with the AWS platform.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/21/2016
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10 iPhone, iPad Apps For Data Nerds
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016
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Skype Bots Now Reach Mac And Web
Eric Zeman,
Commentary
Skype users on Apple's Mac machines and the Web can now interact with bots from Microsoft.
By Eric Zeman , 4/20/2016
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Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
Commentary
Synergy Research assessed the growth of SaaS in 2015, and found it more mature than other cloud services -- and ready for an even greater takeoff. In addition, the report showed Microsoft may be one company poised for significant growth.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 4/20/2016
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IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016
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Resiliency In The Era Of Cognitive Computing
Mijee Briana Walker, Global Strategy Leader for Resiliency Services, IBM
It’s up to those in the resiliency profession to help companies be in a position to continuously deliver their services.
By Mijee Briana Walker Global Strategy Leader for Resiliency Services, IBM, 4/19/2016
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Oracle Buys Crosswise For Cross-Device Tracking, Marketing Cloud
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016
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Data Outliers: 10 Ways To Prevent Big Data Damage
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Most business decision-makers aren't trained to understand data outliers, but they can learn the basics. Executives, managers, and employees without math degrees can ask smarter questions about analyses they're basing crucial judgments on. Here are some things to know.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 4/18/2016
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Pivotal Changes Elephants, Big Data-As-A-Service Growing: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/17/2016
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Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks' Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other's open source big data implementations to customers.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/15/2016
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Facebook Poaches Google's Regina Dugan For Hardware Push
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
News
The former head of DARPA, who was running Google's Advanced Technology and Products group, will now lead Facebook's new hardware group, Building 8.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 4/14/2016
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