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Big Data Software For Mainstream Users
Jeff Bertolucci,
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Not everyone needs to be a data scientist, Red Lambda argues.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/31/2014
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Cleveland Clinic Taps IBM's Watson To Fight Cancer
Alison Diana, Senior Editor
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Cleveland Clinic will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to research cancer and treat patients.
By Alison Diana Senior Editor, 10/30/2014
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NoSQL Database Choices: Weather Co. CIO's Advice
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
Commentary
The Weather Company CIO Bryson Koehler sorts out the traits of MongoDB, Riak, and Cassandra. Best of all, he says, 'NoSQL doesn't lock you in.'
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/29/2014
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Rise Of Things: IoT's Role In Business Processes
Setrag Khoshafian, Chief Evangelist & VP BPM Technology, Pegasystems
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Consider these three key ways businesses can improve and transform their operations with Internet of things technologies.
By Setrag Khoshafian Chief Evangelist & VP BPM Technology, Pegasystems, 10/28/2014
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IBM Cloud Services Take On Amazon Redshift
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM launches DashDB cloud-based columnar data warehouse fed by DataWorks data-integration service.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/28/2014
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IBM Cloudant Will Power Local Data Centers, Apple Apps
Doug Henschen, Executive Editor, InformationWeek
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IBM spins out an on-premises version of its Cloudant NoSQL database service, which figured in the Apple-IBM mobile apps deal.
By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 10/27/2014
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Big Data Analysis Goes SaaS
Jeff Bertolucci,
News
Software-as-a-service provider jKool offers business users cloud-based, near-real-time analysis of time-sensitive information.
By Jeff Bertolucci , 10/27/2014
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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
News
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
News
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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