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MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
Jeff Bertolucci,
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Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 9/29/2014
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Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/29/2014
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7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
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Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/27/2014
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Make Internet-Ready Products, Or Else
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Internet of Things pioneers say the fourth industrial revolution looms -- like it or not.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 9/25/2014
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Hortonworks Invests In Spark On Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Hortonworks improves Hive integration, plans security and performance upgrades for hot Spark in-memory analytics platform.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/24/2014
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Data Science That Makes a Difference
Vijay Raghavan, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis
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Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
By Vijay Raghavan Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, LexisNexis, 9/24/2014
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Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/19/2014
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Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/18/2014
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Software Creates More Jobs Than It Destroys, Study Says
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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How is software affecting the overall US economy? Study from Software Industry & Information Association provides new data points.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/18/2014
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Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/17/2014
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VMware's Former CTO Herrod On IT's Future
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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Steve Herrod explains how his technologist's vision and experience help him pick investments for venture capitalist firm General Catalyst Partners.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 9/17/2014
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MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/16/2014
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Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 9/10/2014
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Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
Joe Masters Emison, CTO, BuildFax
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Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
By Joe Masters Emison CTO, BuildFax, 9/10/2014
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City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 9/10/2014
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FoundationDB Adds SQL To Its NoSQL Appeal
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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FoundationDB adds SQL Layer product to its key-value store, blending NoSQL scalability and flexibility with NewSQL transactional performance.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/10/2014
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Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 9/3/2014
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Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
Kevin Casey,
News
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
By Kevin Casey , 9/2/2014
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Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Shane O'Neill, Managing Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 9/2/2014
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Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
Brian Moore, Cartoonist & Illustrator
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Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.
By Brian Moore Cartoonist & Illustrator, 9/2/2014
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