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Hadoop Creator Cutting Talks Big Data Past, Present, Future
News  |  3/31/2016
Hadoop creator Doug Cutting led off the keynote addresses at the Strata + Hadoop event in San Jose on March 30, marking the 10th anniversary of the big data technology and talking about what the future may hold.
Intel Updates Big Data Platform TAP
News  |  3/30/2016
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.
Wearable Users Happy With Hardware, Less So With Apps
News  |  3/29/2016
A survey by Argus Insights suggests wearable makers need to spend more time thinking about app design and function.
Cartoon: When Good AI Goes Bad
Commentary  |  3/28/2016
Time to retrain?
Microsoft Positions 'Holoportation' As The Future Of UC
News  |  3/28/2016
"Help me Microsoft, you're my only hope!" The software giant pulls unified communications into the future with the help of what the company calls holoportation. It's the next step for Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
8 Reasons To Consider Insights-As-A-Service
Slideshows  |  3/28/2016
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.
Google Loves Machine Learning, Cloudera Acquires Startup: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/27/2016
Cloudera has acquired a big data cloud services startup. Google has introduced a new machine learning option. Nvidia's CEO talks about AI. Companies are already making Strata + Hadoop announcements. We've got those items and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 27, 2016.
Microsoft Muzzles AI Chatbot After Twitter Users Teach It Racism
News  |  3/25/2016
Thanks to machine learning and Internet trolls, Microsoft's Tay AI chatbot became a student of racism within 24 hours. Microsoft has taken Tay offline and is making adjustments.
What Retailers Really Know About Their Customers
News  |  3/25/2016
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.
Google Pumps Up Cloud Platform With Machine Learning
News  |  3/24/2016
Google execs at the GCP Next 2016 conference pitched the company's cloud platform by highlighting advantages, including security, commitment to open source, and machine learning.
SAP's Bold IoT Moves Begin With Vodafone Pact
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
SAP's deal with Vodafone for IoT services is the first in a line of anticipated partnerships between the software giant and telcos worldwide.
The New Frontier of Retail Analytics: It's Magic
Commentary  |  3/23/2016
The keys to retail success today is utilizing all of the data on hand, understanding 24x7 what consumers are doing, and making the most of all available channels.
CrescentCare CIO: How Analytics Improves Patient Outcomes
News  |  3/23/2016
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.
Adobe Beefs Up Marketing Analytics, Creates Developer Portal
News  |  3/22/2016
The Adobe Summit 2016 is serving as a backdrop to a host of enhancements and launches appearing within Adobe's analytics and marketing business, including a new portal for developers.
Why IT Needs To Tear Down Data Silos
Commentary  |  3/22/2016
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
Slideshows  |  3/21/2016
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.
Employee Surveillance: Business Efficiency Vs. Worker Privacy
News  |  3/21/2016
Legal scholars argue that new laws are needed to define the parameters of acceptable workplace monitoring and to ensure respect for personal privacy.
How to Gain IT Efficiencies With Analytics
Commentary  |  3/21/2016
As mid-sized companies venture into analytics, one of the best places to start in terms of finding efficiency is right in the data center.
Google Analytics Update, Ex-Watson Exec Launches Startup: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/20/2016
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.
Alexa Can Talk To Fitbit, But Fitness Bands Fading
Commentary  |  3/17/2016
Fitbit wearers can now ask the Amazon Echo and Alexa about their progress, even as smartwatches eclipse fitness bands in the market for wearables.
SAP HANA Vora Connects Enterprise To Hadoop, Spark Data
News  |  3/17/2016
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.
Big Data's Priorities: Streaming Analytics, Self-Service
News  |  3/17/2016
Businesses are taking the next step with big data technology in 2016 with plans to implement streaming analytics and self-service, as they work to embed big data insights directly into business applications and software.
IoT Bringing Changes To Company Networks, Big Data Projects
News  |  3/17/2016
The Internet of Things is big, and only getting bigger. A new report from Ovum suggestions now is the time IT needs to get networks ready to collect all this data, and use it to business advantage.
Robotics Expert: Self-Driving Cars Not Roadworthy
News  |  3/16/2016
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.
AWS Service Migrates 1,000 Database Systems Into Cloud
News  |  3/16/2016
The AWS Database Migration Service, which the company announced in October, officially came out of preview phase on March 15, after importing 1,000 on-premises database systems.
Oracle Showcases Cloud Revenue Growth In Q3
News  |  3/16/2016
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.
Golden State Warriors Win Prize for Analytics and Should Inspire You
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
Talent is important to have in any business, but without a culture of analytics you might never get the talent to pay off.
Google's AlphaGo Wins 5-Game Go Match
News  |  3/15/2016
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.
IDC: Cyber Insurance Will Be Commonplace In The Future
News  |  3/15/2016
IDC is advising insurers faced with a mature market to consider offering cyber insurance. Cybercrimes, it says, have cost the global economy $445 billion.
Carhartt CIO: Business Experience Is Key To IT Success
Commentary  |  3/15/2016
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.
Google Makes Big Enterprise Analytics Play
News  |  3/15/2016
By unifying its data analytics offerings, Google hopes to provide enterprise marketers with more comprehensive customer insight.
11 Tech Jobs That Pay The Most: Glassdoor
Slideshows  |  3/15/2016
IT positions account for 11 of the 25 top-paying jobs in Glassdoor's annual ranking. See which positions made the grade, and how your salary stacks up.
Gearing Up For Ambient Intelligence
News  |  3/14/2016
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
Slideshows  |  3/14/2016
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.
HPE's Machine Learning APIs, MIT's Sports Analytics Trends: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/13/2016
We've got news from HP Enterprise, MapR, and IBM Watson in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 13. Plus, we bring you a summary of top trends in analytics for sports, and tell you why you may be headed to the most forgettable city in the country.
10 Ways Predictive Analytics Improves Innovation
Slideshows  |  3/12/2016
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.
Campaign Digital Marketing, Is Less Is More or Is More More?
Commentary  |  3/12/2016
Research into the digital marketing campaigns of some of the presidential candidates raises the question of how much voter messaging is appropriate and who should get which types of messages.
SQL Server On Linux, Outlook Gets Smarter: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  3/12/2016
Microsoft this week announced a Dynamics AX upgrade, plans to release SQL Server on Linux, and several Skype for Business updates.
Tableau Grabs Superfast Database With HyPer Buy
News  |  3/11/2016
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 Watson Powers Hilton Robot Concierge
News  |  3/10/2016
A Hilton hotel in McLean, Virginia, has deployed a Watson-powered robot named Connie to help answer basic travel questions.
10 Startups Aiming To Change The Way You Work
Slideshows  |  3/10/2016
These budding businesses aim to change the way organizations operate, with tools and services targeting the enterprise.
IBM Job Cuts Affect 14,000 Workers, Analyst Firm Estimates
News  |  3/10/2016
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
News  |  3/9/2016
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
News  |  3/9/2016
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.
AI Advancement In Answering Questions About Text, Images
News  |  3/8/2016
Continuing advancement in artificial intelligence promises to help businesses make sense of the data deluge.
MapR Pursues Simplicity With Container, Security Upgrades
News  |  3/8/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR is updating its Converged Data Platform with new support for Docker containers that makes it easier for organizations to work with data and containers. The company has also enhanced security features.
IBM Denies Layoff Size As Salesforce CEO Woos Talent
News  |  3/8/2016
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.
Hortonworks Makes Waves, BI Benchmark Breakthrough: Big Data Roundup
News  |  3/6/2016
Hortonworks updates its platforms and teams up with HPE for Spark, LinkedIn contributes more to the Apache Software Foundation, Business Intelligence software talks to Hadoop, and more in this edition of the Big Data Roundup.
LinkedIn Makes Its WhereHows Data Manager Open Source
News  |  3/4/2016
LinkedIn couldn't find a data set tracker to match all the data sets it was creating, so it invented one, WhereHows. The social network then made it open source.
Data Warehouse Disruptions 2016: Gartner Magic Quadrant
News  |  3/4/2016
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.
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