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SAP Unleashes Major Hana Upgrade
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP Hana Service Pack 9 adds multi-tenancy, data tiering, and streaming analysis, while answering a longstanding cost complaint.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/24/2014
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Microsoft's Strong Quarter: 7 Highlights
Michael Endler, Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com
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Microsoft's fiscal Q1 easily eclipsed Wall Street estimates, buoyed not only by cloud growth, but also unexpectedly strong Surface sales.
By Michael Endler Associate Editor, InformationWeek.com, 10/24/2014
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Hadoop: 5 Undeniable Truths
Ashish Thusoo, CEO & Co-Founder, Qubole
Commentary
Yes, you still need a traditional data warehouse after beginning work with Hadoop. Here are four more fundamental points to know about the big data platform.
By Ashish Thusoo CEO & Co-Founder, Qubole, 10/23/2014
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SAS Switches From Predictions To Goals
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAS Visual Analytics turns what-if analysis around, showing users what it will take to reach specific business goals.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/23/2014
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Twitter Debuts Fabric SDK For Mobile Developers
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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Offering ads, analytics, and authentication, Fabric aspires to be the backend platform for mobile apps.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/23/2014
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Apple Launches Maps Connect For Small Businesses
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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New mapping service aims to improve accuracy of Maps data.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
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5 Big Data Trends Government IT Can't Ignore
Christian P. Hagen, Partner, A.T. Kearney
Commentary
Government IT leaders must stop sitting on the big data sidelines, waiting to make a play.
By Christian P. Hagen Partner, A.T. Kearney, 10/22/2014
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Google Buys Firebase, Fills Cloud Apps Hole
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
News
Bolstering Google Cloud Platform, Firebase service helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/22/2014
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Yahoo Talks Apache Storm: Real-Time Appeal
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Yahoo is committed to Apache Storm, the open event-processing platform, because it's easy to manage and scale and use for personalization as a service, among other uses, says Yahoo executive Sumeet Singh in a Q&A.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/22/2014
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IBM Lays Internet Of Things Foundation
Thomas Claburn, Editor-at-Large
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IBM is offering a set of APIs and cloud services through its BlueMix platform to simplify development for networked devices.
By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 10/21/2014
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OVH.com Launches Power8-Based Cloud Service
Charles Babcock, Editor At Large, InformationWeek
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OVH.com is the first cloud supplier to use IBM's Power8 processor for data analytics services.
By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 10/20/2014
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Salesforce.com Wave Analytics Cloud: Pros & Cons
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
Salesforce.com Wave is a big bet that's already generating demand, but will it live up to the billing? Here are six Wave pros and cons.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/17/2014
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Hortonworks Updates Hadoop Data Platform
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
HDP 2.2 adds more than 100 new enterprise-ready features, including faster SQL querying on Hadoop.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/17/2014
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Microsoft Brings Storm Stream Analysis To Hadoop
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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Microsoft Azure HD Insight adds Apache Storm real-time data processing capabilities. Machine Learning service gains free app templates.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/16/2014
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MapR Offers Free NoSQL Database
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
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MapR-DB is integrated with the MapR NFS-compliant file system and made available with more than 20 different open source components.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/15/2014
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What IoT Can Learn From Industrial Apps
Tony Paine, CEO, Kepware Technologies
Commentary
The Internet of Things might be hot, but it's not new. Machine data exchange is the core of modern automated production plants and industrial installations.
By Tony Paine CEO, Kepware Technologies, 10/15/2014
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Cloudera Intros Hadoop Monitoring, Self-Provisioning Tool
Ellis Booker, Technology Journalist
News
Cloudera Director tool leads off lineup of announcements, including upgrades to Impala SQL query engine and stronger security.
By Ellis Booker Technology Journalist, 10/14/2014
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SAP Hana Platform Hits IBM Cloud
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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SAP offers Hana Enterprise Cloud on IBM Cloud infrastructure, opening up a new SAP-managed way to run SAP apps on Hana.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/14/2014
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MongoDB Launches Offensive As Rivals Rev Up
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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MongoDB looks to compete on every cloud, as Microsoft and IBM gear up to steal its customers.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/14/2014
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Big Data Helps 'Krochet Kids' Stay In The Loop
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Nonprofit uses data visualization tools to track economic, health, and social wellbeing of female workers in developing nations.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/14/2014
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