Intel Updates Big Data Platform TAP
It hasn't been quite a year since chipmaker Intel introduced a free open source big data platform for managing and analyzing data. But the platform has gained momentum with new users, projects, partners, and roadmap plans. Here are the details.
8 Reasons To Consider Insights-As-A-Service
Organizations are purchasing all kinds of data and analytics solutions, but they still may not be meeting their business goals. If this describes your company, see how insight-driven (vs. data-driven) practices are helping other firms address the problem.
What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers
Retailers are getting smarter about delivering better customer experiences across multiple channels. Yet in spite of ongoing technology investments, the promise of relevant, personalized marketing is still falling short. Here are some of the latest tools retailers are using, how they're using them, and what it all means to their businesses and customers.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.
Why IT Needs To Tear Down Data Silos
Making quality data available to decision-makers across the organization is our job as IT professionals. Jonathan Feldman, CIO of the City of Asheville, NC, tells us why IT must find ways to prevent data from disappearing into corporate silos, never to be seen, shared, or acted upon.
11 Tips For Successful Self-Service BI And Analytics
As more businesses attempt to compete with data, more people within their organizations must be able to gain insight from it. End-user requirements are changing rapidly, often at a faster pace than their employers' ability to deliver sound solutions. Here are a few ways to avoid compromising long-term benefits for short-term gains.
Google Analytics Update, Ex-Watson Exec Launches Startup: Big Data Roundup
Google has launched a new suite of analytics tools for the enterprise. Ex-IBM Watson executive Stephen Pratt, who quit in February, has surfaced at a new AI startup. Forrester released a new list of enterprise priorities in big data. Those items and more in this big data roundup for the week ending March 20.
SAP HANA Vora Connects Enterprise To Hadoop, Spark Data
SAP HANA Vora, released to general availability this week, delivers on SAP's promise to connect traditional enterprise analytics tools to the vast data stored in Hadoop and Spark. The company also announced open source contributions to the Apache Spark ecosystem.
Robotics Expert: Self-Driving Cars Not Roadworthy
Missy Cummings, a Duke University robotics expert, told a US Senate committee that self-driving cars and autonomous vehicles are not ready for use on American roads. Cummings also expressed concerns about how these vehicles collect and protect data.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
Oracle highlighted its big cloud growth for both PaaS and SaaS offerings during the company's third quarter of its fiscal year. Oracle executives used the company's quarterly earnings release and call with analysts to position its cloud business against rivals Salesforce and Workday.
Google's AlphaGo Wins 5-Game Go Match
Google's AlphaGo has beaten the world champion Go player in a five-game match, delivering a monumental victory for artificial intelligence -- and a win for human intelligence, too.
Carhartt CIO: Business Experience Is Key To IT Success
Recently appointed Carhartt CIO John Hill has taken a career path that spans the IT and business sides of the enterprise. Here's why he thinks it will become increasingly difficult for IT professionals to rise to the CIO level without getting significant business-side experience.
Gearing Up For Ambient Intelligence
Ambient intelligence promises a world where your car, your home, and your office buildings anticipate your needs. Learn what's happening now, including how people are evaluating the trade-offs between convenience and privacy.
9 Hot Big Data And Analytics Startups To Watch
Hadoop recently celebrated its 10th birthday, advanced analytics have become even more sophisticated, and a plethora of startups have arisen to help organizations wrangle all the data and pull out insights. With all that in mind, here are nine big data and analytics startups to watch.
10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation
From drug discovery to price optimization, across virtually every industry, more companies are using predictive analytics to increase revenue, reduce costs, and modernize the way they do business. Here are some examples.
Tableau Grabs Superfast Database With HyPer Buy
Tableau Software has acquired HyPer, an early stage database company that provides an engine for transactional data and analysis. Tableau will integrate the technology into its own product to add transactional capabilities to its own software.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
Financial analyst firm Bernstein has estimated that at least 14,000 workers will be affected by IBM's Q1 job cuts. IBM has declined to provide details on the size of a "workforce rebalancing" effort, which employees have said began March 2.
FBI Changes How It Uses NSA Data: Report
With calls for greater transparency in the rules governing Section 702 of the NSA's Prism program, the FBI has made classified changes, The Guardian confirmed. The program has implications for businesses and individuals alike.
IBM's Watson Lands A Job With KPMG
KPMG, the global global tax auditing and advisory firm, aims to use Watson's cognitive computing capabilities to look at volumes of data that, from a human standpoint, would be impossible to manage.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
IBM called reports that it is laying off a third of its workforce "outlandish and untrue." That's not stopping Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff from publicly inviting IBM employees to apply for open posts at his firm.
Data Warehouse Disruptions 2016: Gartner Magic Quadrant
Cloud computing, virtualization, and the need to analyze non-relational data types are all driving disruption in the data warehouse market. Here's a look at how traditional and new vendors have shifted their placements in Gartner's Magic Quadrant report for 2016.