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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in August 2015
Google, Sanofi Focus On Diabetes Data
News  |  8/31/2015
Google and Sanofi want to make real-time data more useful for diabetes patients and clinicians.
VMware Advances Hybrid Cloud At VMworld
News  |  8/31/2015
VMware opens its VMworld event with additions to its vCloud Air public cloud, ties into the virtualized data center, and other enhancements.
How Allstate Uses Mobile Data To Enhance Customer Experience
Commentary  |  8/31/2015
Allstate had to stretch its organizational muscles to bring Drivewise Mobile to market. In the process, the company brought together a cross-functional team that included assorted IT disciplines and business professionals with competencies in consumer relationships, insurance products, and user experience.
9 NoSQL Pioneers Who Modernized Data Management
Slideshows  |  8/30/2015
The folks profiled here are tackling data management for the Internet Age, helping us all understand what can be done with a mass of unstructured information. See how their work has transformed the way we handle databases.
Facebook M Digital Assistant Blends AI, Human Knowledge
Commentary  |  8/27/2015
Digital assistants are all the rage and Facebook's M is the latest in a market that includes Siri, Cortana, Google Now, and Amazon's Echo. However, Facebook is teaming up AI and humans.
Intel Invests $20M In Big Data Specialist BlueData
News  |  8/26/2015
Intel is leading a $20 million investment in BlueData as a way to speed deployments of big data systems among more users.
Robots, Humans Will Work Side By Side, Forrester Says
News  |  8/26/2015
Automation will create jobs and destroy them, transforming work along the way. Unfortunately for humans, research firm Forrester anticipates more jobs being lost than being created in the next decade.
Hortonworks Hears An Opportunity With Onyara
News  |  8/25/2015
Hortonworks is looking to create a bigger presence for itself in the Hadoop marketplace with the acquisition of startup Onyara, which specializes in NiFi development for Apache.
Would Amazon's Culture Only Get One Star?
Commentary  |  8/25/2015
When it comes to managing and motivating employees too much data might be a bad thing. Maybe the discussions about Amazon's focus on metrics and competitiveness highlights the need for balancing data and gut decisions.
Salesforce Polishes Its CRM Interface With Lightning
News  |  8/25/2015
Salesforce is delivering a cleaner, more elegant look for its desktop CRM applications by using its mobile platform's Lightning components.
Does Your Company Need A Chief Data Officer?
News  |  8/24/2015
Companies that have CDOs tend to perform better than those without, according to a report from Forrester.
Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right
Slideshows  |  8/20/2015
While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it's still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases.
MapR Distribution Available Through AWS Marketplace
News  |  8/20/2015
MapR is looking to use AWS to help get its Distribution 5.0 service into the hands of more customers through the cloud.
Google’s OnHub Router Promises Easier WiFi
News  |  8/19/2015
With OnHub, Google hopes to simplify home networking, to encourage interest in IoT devices.
Autonomous Cars In, Big Data Out In Gartner Hype Cycle
Commentary  |  8/19/2015
Gartner's annual Hype Cycle is out, and IoT and autonomous cars are in this year. Big data, however, is losing some of its luster.
Netflix Completes Its Cloud Journey
Commentary  |  8/18/2015
By the end of the summer, Netflix will close its last data center and move its entire streaming service to the cloud with help from AWS. It's a lesson for companies large and small.
Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think
Slideshows  |  8/14/2015
Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor's opinion, for good or bad.
Google Adds Big Data Services To Cloud Platform
News  |  8/13/2015
Google brings its own Cloud Dataflow and Cloud Pub/Sub big data services to Compute Engine and App Engine.
IBM Watson: Your Fantasy Football Secret Weapon
News  |  8/13/2015
IBM Watson is opening its big data analytics ecosystem to new ideas and businesses, including a new way to help you win your fantasy football league.
BDAS Analytics Suite Blends Big Data With HR
News  |  8/12/2015
A new analytics suite from Broadbean called BDAS looks to use big data to help HR and recruiters hire the best talent for companies.
10 NASA Images That Will Inspire You
Slideshows  |  8/11/2015
The next time you hear the term "visionary" applied to business leadership, think about what NASA has been doing for years. Images from NASA's satellites and spacecraft show technology at its most inspiring.
IBM, Merge Healthcare Plans: Giving Watson The Gift Of Sight
News  |  8/7/2015
IBM is planning to acquire Merge Healthcare, a company that specializes in medical imaging software. The goal is to bring enhanced imaging capabilities to the Watson Health portfolio, essentially giving the supercomputer the ability to see.
GE Predix Cloud Won't Look Much Like Amazon
News  |  8/7/2015
With its focus on industrial-scale machine data, GE's Predix Cloud won't look much like the data centers of major cloud suppliers such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google.
IBM, DOE Working Toward Data-Centric Supercomputing
News  |  8/7/2015
IBM and the US Energy Department are working toward creating the next-generation of high-performance computing systems, which they call "data-centric supercomputing." This has business and national security implementations.
Hortonworks Reports Growing Customer Base, Posts Loss
News  |  8/6/2015
Hortonworks, the Hadoop system pioneer, continues to invest in the management of unstructured big data. However, the company reported a second-quarter financial loss.
GE Predix Cloud: Industrial Support For Machine Data
News  |  8/6/2015
GE, the champion of industrial-age analytics, will become a cloud service provider early in 2016 for large-scale machine data. The company envisions a machine-data-based Internet that tracks and monitors civilization's engines and systems of all types.
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
How AstraZeneca's CIO Embraced Insourcing
InformationWeek Videos  |  8/5/2015
For years, the trend has been to outsource IT functions to a third party. However, the demands of big data, analytics, and agile development are forcing companies to rethink outsourcing. Here's how David Smoley, the CIO of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, started insourcing IT and embracing change for the better.
A Lousy Database Can Doom Your Apps
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
Accounting, transaction, and even navigation applications are based on the same basic type of structured database that has underpinned enterprise applications for the last three decades or more. So why aren't we paying more attention to these databases?
Self-Service Business Intelligence Proves Itself
Commentary  |  8/4/2015
There's growing interest in giving more mid-range managers access to self-service analytics, with some organizations opting for a combined centralized/decentralized analytics structure.
Windows 10 Gives Microsoft A Fighting Chance In IoT
Commentary  |  8/3/2015
By 2020, there will be billions of IoT devices in the market. After learning a lesson with mobility, Microsoft is using Windows 10 to edge its way into billions of dollars of new revenue.


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