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Hadoop Distributor Hortonworks' Revenue Growth Blasts Off
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Apache Spark Ignites Big Data Adoption
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Apache Spark is among the Hadoop ecosystem technologies acting as catalysts for broader adoption of big data infrastructure. Now, Looker -- a vendor of business intelligence software -- has announced support for Spark and other Hadoop technologies. The goal? To speed up access to the data that fuels business decision making.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/10/2016
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Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Inflection Point Has Arrived
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Reflecting the fundamental transformation in the market, Gartner has changed how it evaluates vendors in its 2016 Magic Quadrant for BI and Analytics. Only three vendors survived the cut and stayed in the Leaders Quadrant. Here's a look at the changes.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/9/2016
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IBM Aims To Make Enterprises Agile With Cloud Data Services
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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IBM says its new "Open for data" slogan encompasses a slew of new cloud data services and analytics offerings designed to make it easy for enterprises to quickly get started with big data in the cloud, even if their workloads require secure on-premises implementations.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/5/2016
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IBM Watson, Heart Association Take On Cardio Health
Michelle Maisto, Freelance Writer
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IBM, the American Heart Association, and Welltok have teamed to deliver a workplace health solution. Without preventative strategies, by 2030 cardiovascular diseases may cost companies $106 billion in lost productivity alone.
By Michelle Maisto Freelance Writer, 2/5/2016
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Salesforce Raises Prices, Enhances Mobile, Other Features
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Online CRM vendor Salesforce has enhanced the field service and several other capabilities across its platform, reconfigured its packaging, and raised prices. It has also added Accenture as a cloud CRM customer.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/4/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Milestones And Momentum
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Hadoop, an open source framework for wrangling unstructured data and analytics, celebrated its 10th birthday in January. Here's a look at the milestones, players, and events that marked the growth of this groundbreaking technology.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 2/3/2016
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Brookhaven Lab Finds AWS Spot Instances Hit Sweet Spot
Charles Babcock, Editor at Large, Cloud
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When Brookhaven National Lab needed compute power to meet peak demand, it turned to a new Energy Sciences Network and Amazon Spot Instances.
By Charles Babcock Editor at Large, Cloud, 2/2/2016
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Hadoop At 10: Doug Cutting On Making Big Data Work
William Terdoslavich, Freelance Writer
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Doug Cutting, co-creator of Hadoop, takes time out with InformationWeek to talk about the history of the Big Data project and share his views on what's yet to come.
By William Terdoslavich Freelance Writer, 2/1/2016
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Free Hadoop, Spark Training; Advanced Analytics Market Grows: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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MapR is expanding its free training on Hadoop and Spark, Gartner says the advanced analytics market is growing fast, and Microsoft gets generous with deep learning. Plus, how to stop your leaders from making decisions. All that and more in our big data roundup for the week ending January 31.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/31/2016
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Big Data Must Deliver Business Value: Informatica CEO
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Informatica's new CEO spoke with InformationWeek about what's next for big data in the enterprise and how he plans to deliver that for customers. Here are the details.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/27/2016
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6 Hot Programming Languages To Add To Your Tool Kit
Esther Schindler, Writer and Translator
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Are you looking to tune up your software development or DevOps career with up-and-coming languages? Are you a hiring manager hoping to round out the tool set of your in-house team? Here are six languages to consider adding to your repertoire.
By Esther Schindler Writer and Translator, 1/27/2016
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Big Data Benchmark Showdown: Talend Vs. Informatica
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Talend has acknowledged Informatica's objections to a recent big data integration benchmark test. The company has issued an invitation to Informatica to participate in creating a new benchmark test. Will Informatica agree to the challenge?
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/25/2016
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Edge Analytics An Antidote To IoT Data Deluge
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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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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Cloudera Director 2.0 Debuts, Google Donates To Apache Foundation: Big Data Roundup
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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Cloudera has updated a key tool for managing big data, Google has contributed its Cloud Dataflow platform to the Apache Foundation Incubator. We have this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending January 24.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/24/2016
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SAP's Q4, Full Year Results Lifted By Cloud
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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ERP software giant SAP reported revenue growth for its Q4 and full fiscal year, along with strong growth of its cloud business. But the strength of the cloud business weighed on profits, which declined for both the quarter and the year.
By Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 1/23/2016
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AI, Machine Learning Rising In The Enterprise
Jessica Davis,  Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
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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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Yahoo Releases Massive Data Set To Academic Institutions
Nathan Eddy, Freelance Writer
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The clicks and searches of 20 million anonymous Yahoo users could help researchers in a number of different academic institutions expand the boundaries of machine learning and deep learning.
By Nathan Eddy Freelance Writer, 1/15/2016
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6 Machine Learning, AI, Analytics Trends To Watch
Lisa Morgan, Freelance Writer
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Big data and analytics are set for a big 2016, as more devices and types of software are connected and exchange information. Here are some considerations for businesses as they look to maximize the value of all this data.
By Lisa Morgan Freelance Writer, 1/15/2016
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When To Upgrade PCs: 4 Tips For A Smart IT Strategy
Andrew Froehlich, President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks
Commentary
Figuring out a corporate-wide PC upgrade timetable has never been easy for enterprise IT managers. These days, cloud-based applications and evolving Bring Your Own Device policies are among the factors complicating your decision-making process. Here are four tips to help you determine the best PC refresh strategy for your enterprise users.
By Andrew Froehlich President & Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks, 1/15/2016
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