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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Facebook Researchers Toy With Emotions: Wake Up
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
A study about the effect of posts on Facebook users' emotions outraged some people. I call it a public service: Now you understand what ill-informed consent means.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
You're Fast? Great. Are You Efficient?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Jumping hurdles at record speed doesn't mean much if you stroll between them. IT leaders must eliminate process-driven delays or trip on DevOps and SDN efforts.
Big Data Helps Insurer Pinpoint At-Risk Patients
News  |  6/30/2014
Aetna and GNS Healthcare use analytics to predict patients at risk for metabolic syndrome.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Google I/O: Hello Dataflow, Goodbye MapReduce
News  |  6/27/2014
Google introduces Dataflow to handle streams and batches of big data, replacing MapReduce and challenging other public cloud services.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
Hadoop Jobs: 9 Ways To Get Hired
Slideshows  |  6/24/2014
IT recruiters share expert advice and creative tips for landing the Hadoop job or big data gig you want.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Wearables At Work: Early Adopters Will Win
Commentary  |  6/23/2014
Wearable technology can improve productivity, but expect to manage more data sets, APIs, and security issues before reaping the rewards.
Analytics Help Patients Follow Doctors' Orders
News  |  6/19/2014
Community Health Plan of Washington's most vulnerable patients are doing a better job of sticking to their treatment plans -- thanks to big data, analytics, and hospital partner Health Integrated.
Hybrid Clouds: What Are They Good For?
News  |  6/19/2014
IT faces a high-stakes decision: Which workloads to run on public versus private infrastructure. See what 383 survey respondents have to say on the matter
Amazon's Vogels: Sensitive Data Vs. Snowden Fear
News  |  6/19/2014
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels, at Structure 2014 conference, disputes notion that holders of sensitive data will reject cloud after Snowden revelations.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Former HHS Exec Launches ACO For Independent Physicians
News  |  6/18/2014
Dr. Farzad Mostashari, former national coordinator for HIT at the US Department of Health and Human Services, founds an ACO to help physician-led practices deliver value-based population health services to patients.
HP & The Machine: Big Hopes, Big Hurdles
News  |  6/18/2014
HP has laid out a great vision, but it faces a tough task to make "The Machine" a reality, analyst and former HP exec says.
Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
One quarter of companies in TDWI's research cite "data ownership and political issues" as the No. 1 challenge with big data analytics.
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?
10 More Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/18/2014
How big is big data's impact? Check out part two of our fact fest on big data's trends and trials.
Microsoft Catapult: 2x Faster Bing Results
News  |  6/17/2014
Microsoft's new data center technology promises to speed up Web services like Bing while keeping costs in check.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Dell Eyes $50 Million Savings On BI, Analytics
News  |  6/16/2014
Dell standardizes data platforms and business intelligence tools to improve self-service, expand use of predictive analytics.
Chief Data Officer: Do You Need One?
News  |  6/16/2014
MIT Big Data Symposium explores whether enterprises need a C-level executive who focuses mainly on the quality of an organization's data.
The Data-Driven Workforce: 5 Critical Roles
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
To stay competitive, companies must maintain a data-savvy workforce. Here are some key roles to fill.
Playing Games With The Internet Of Things
Commentary  |  6/16/2014
For an IoT world to be a lucrative world, it needs to be a fun and rewarding. Here's how businesses can learn to play.
Big Data Job Hunting: Unconventional Advice
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Yes, mere IT mortals can land big data jobs. Consider these expert strategies to get your foot in the door.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
Connected Cup Knows Your Drink
News  |  6/12/2014
The Vessyl, a $99 cup, can analyze liquids down to the molecular level and display its findings, such as "beer."
When Internet Of Things Meets Imperfect Networks
Commentary  |  6/12/2014
The Internet of Things creates a flow of data that often must be constant to be of real value. Bandwidth shortcomings need to be addressed sooner rather than later.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
Google+ Gets Analytics
News  |  6/11/2014
Businesses using Google+ pages can now understand how their social content is working.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
Google Buys Skybox Imaging
News  |  6/11/2014
Satellite company's technology will improve Google Maps and enhance Google's ability to provide business intelligence to organizations.
Oracle In-Memory 12c Arrives In July
News  |  6/10/2014
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says in-memory option will bring faster analytical and transactional performance without changes to Oracle database.
Honeywell Lyric: Smart Thermostat Targets Nest
News  |  6/10/2014
Honeywell's new Lyric thermostat senses homeowners' proximity and adjusts temperature accordingly.
World Cup Management: Data Or Intuition?
Commentary  |  6/10/2014
Data-driven management is all the rage in World Cup soccer, baseball, and business. But where does that leave intuition and experience?
10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/10/2014
Big data means many things to many people, but how broad is its impact? Consider these figures on big data and the gurus who splice it.
UN Unveils Big Data Climate Change Challenge
News  |  6/10/2014
United Nations hopes its big data climate contest will reveal new ways big data can alleviate problems caused by climate change.
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