June 18, 2013 10:35 AM
Businesses must be up front with consumers about what data they're using and why. Opting out should be easier, too.
June 18, 2013 09:50 AM
June 18, 2013 09:06 AM
Google BigQuery and Tableau Software's visualization tools show how weather affects shoppers' behavior, help retailers prepare for spikes in demand.
June 17, 2013 09:20 AM
More than a third of executives rank big data analytics as a top marketing skill, but many marketers lack the requisite knowledge.
June 13, 2013 01:30 PM
Cray puts Intel's Hadoop software distribution on its CS300 cluster supercomputers.
June 12, 2013 12:20 PM
Hewlett-Packard's 'HAVEn' ecosystem unites Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and enterprise security, backed by management software and consulting services.
June 11, 2013 09:16 AM
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while Salesforce.com is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
June 11, 2013 09:06 AM
Datadog differs from competing cloud monitoring systems by aggregating, analyzing data from other tools and systems. HP is a customer.
June 11, 2013 09:06 AM
The roads would be safer if cars could exchange information about traffic conditions and bad drivers. But are we ready to sacrifice privacy to save lives?
June 10, 2013 10:30 AM
We humans are our own worst enemies in the quest for better data quality, says one expert. Think false memory syndrome, typos, slips of the tongue and confirmation bias.
DataStax and Cloudera say NoSQL databases and Hadoop are the future, but don't count out Oracle and company just yet.
The more you know about NSA's Accumulo system and graph analysis, the less likely you are to suspect Prism is a privacy-invading fishing expedition.
Hadoop is the panacea, while NoSQL databases are the unsung heroes. Execs from MetLife, 10Gen, Informatica and Datameer discuss platform envy at E2 in Boston.
Like CMOs, CFOs increasingly shape technology selections, Oracle-Accenture study finds. CIOs must look past the threat and find opportunities to collaborate.
MetLife and search-and-rescue teams prove that sometimes as-is data is good enough for serving customers and saving lives.
Are your analytics efforts getting bogged down in all the data streaming in from social, apps, surveys and other channels? Here's how to get unstuck.
Hadoop 2.0 will move beyond batch processing to support interactive, online and streaming applications. But don't let warnings about YARN tie you up in knots.
SAP's renamed Lumira visual module, mobile upgrades and the Hana platform are uniting the customer experience.
SAP adapts its Business Suite to Hana in record time, but customers may want more proof of success before migrating mission-critical apps.
Data markets could become a new market category. Here, companies buy, sell or trade data for mutual benefit.
April 22, 2013 09:06 AM
Big data project leaders still hunger for some key technology ingredients. Starting with SQL analysis, we examine the top five wants and the people working to solve those problems.
March 07, 2013 11:06 AM
Facebook's cutting-edge data center in the high desert of Oregon represents the future. Take a look at the technologies and choices that make it tick.
January 08, 2013 09:06 AM
These one-year and two-year graduate programs are just what's needed to close the big-data talent gap. Read on to find a school that fits your ambitions and background.
January 03, 2013 09:08 AM
Big data medicine is still largely unproven, but that's not stopping several medical centers and analytics vendors from jumping in with both feet.
By The Numbers
Base: 417 respondents at organizations using or planning to deploy data analytics, BI or statistical analysis software
Data: InformationWeek 2013 Analytics, Business Intelligence and Information Management Survey of 541 business technology professionals, October 2012
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