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How eBay's Kylin Tool Makes Sense Of Big Data
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
News
When eBay needed to gain more value out of masses of Hadoop data, the company created its own an open source tool called Kylin. Now Kylin is an Apache Foundation project.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/12/2016
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Google Runs Custom Networking Chips
Thomas Claburn, Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility
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Google engineers contributed open source code to the LLVM compile project, revealing the company's use of in-house silicon.
By Thomas Claburn Editor at Large, Enterprise Mobility, 2/12/2016
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Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hortonworks reported an annual revenue increase of 165%, but losses still outpace sales. Company executives promised a hard push to bring those numbers closer together in 2016.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/11/2016
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MIT's Eyeriss GPU Could Transform IoT, AI
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
News
MIT researchers have developed a GPU called Eyeriss that could enable algorithms to run locally and instantly, instead of sending raw data into the cloud. This means that a future version of Siri could get you answers much faster.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/9/2016
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OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures
Larry Loeb, Blogger, Informationweek
Commentary
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.
By Larry Loeb Blogger, Informationweek, 1/28/2016
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Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
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, 1/25/2016
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AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
AI and machine learning are graduating from science fiction to reality. It's estimated that about half of large enterprises are currently experimenting with AI projects. Several vendors, including Facebook, Google, IBM, and Microsoft, have donated machine learning development projects to open source.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/19/2016
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Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 1/12/2016
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9 Reasons Why Personalized Marketing Still Isn't Accurate
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Personalization efforts have served as a vanguard for big data at many organizations. But some of these programs still fall short. Here's a closer look at what's going wrong. Does your enterprise fit these profiles?
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/8/2016
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Manufacturing Vs. IT: Mind The Gap
Jim Nash,
News
If your IT organization isn't working to integrate manufacturing with the rest of your enterprise infrastructure, you're hurting the bottom line. Here's how companies such as fashion firm Zara, food processor SugarCreek Packing Co., and General Electric are bridging the gap between IT and the factory floor, with positive results.
By Jim Nash , 1/4/2016
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IBM Watson: AI For The Real World
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
IBM Watson, the company's AI cognitive computing platform, has attracted an ecosystem of developers and users who are layering the technology on top of their own to make it even smarter. Here's an update on Watson's evolution and why IBM can confidently assure us it won't ever become HAL.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 12/25/2015
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Fighting Evil AI, IBM Opens Watson IoT HQ: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/20/2015
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Oracle Touts Cloud Revenue Growth In Tough Second Quarter
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/17/2015
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14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
The Internet of Things (IoT) has gained momentum. Sensors are now small and cheap enough to embed in all kinds of devices, and more companies are leveraging the vast data generated. Here are some key drivers your company needs to remember as you jump into IoT.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 12/14/2015
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Hiring Top Data Scientists, Gaming The Office Gift Exchange: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/13/2015
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Cortana Taps Power BI, Wikipedia Leans On AI: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Commentary
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 12/6/2015
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Bridging The Big Data Skills Gap With Online Training
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
News
Big data technology vendors are helping to close the skills gap when it comes to training the next crop of data scientists. Here's what they are offering.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 11/30/2015
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Apache Spark Updates, Executive Data Strategies: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
News
In our big data roundup for the week of Nov. 27, we've got updates on Apache Spark and its ecosystem, a reality check on the practical use of artificial intelligence today and more.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 11/29/2015
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Cyberwar Part 3: Marketing Data Collection Threatens All
Pam Baker, Author and freelance writer
Commentary
Marketers are after every scrap of customer data they can get, in hopes of increasing their company's sales. Do you know they may be putting you at risk in the process? In the last of our three-part series on cyberwar, learn what IT needs to know about potential security threats rising from companies' marketing habits.
By Pam Baker Author and freelance writer, 11/27/2015
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8 Ways You're Failing At Data Science
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
News
Data scientists and the Wizard of Oz have something in common: Few people really know what they do behind the curtain, which makes it hard to tell good from bad data science. These tips can help you discern the difference.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 11/26/2015
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