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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in September 2014
Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
15 Surprising Facts About Indian Outsourcers
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thinking of outsourcing with Infosys, Wipro, or Tata? Here are some points worth knowing about the IT services heavyweights.
Healthcare & Data: Partners At Last
Commentary  |  9/30/2014
Thirty years ago, healthcare data was the province of PhDs. No more. Happily for patients and doctors alike, the use of data to improve lives is an accepted practice that will only grow.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
MIT's 6-Week Big Data Online Class Wins Fans
News  |  9/29/2014
Six-week data science class, just $545, is a hit with thousands of professionals who can't quit their day jobs, school officials say.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
7 Cool Products At Interop New York
Slideshows  |  9/27/2014
Interop New York spotlights innovative products covering SDN, BYOD, PaaS, data center management, and more. Take a look.
Hortonworks Invests In Spark On Hadoop
News  |  9/24/2014
Hortonworks improves Hive integration, plans security and performance upgrades for hot Spark in-memory analytics platform.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
News  |  9/24/2014
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
ADP CIO Pursues Passion, Lands COO Role
Commentary  |  9/24/2014
CIO Mike Capone moves to SaaS company Medidata Solutions, which provides tools to manage clinical trials.
Ellison & 7 Other Tech Lions Still Roaring
Commentary  |  9/22/2014
Larry Ellison's non-retirement reminds us of a few other tech industry elder statesmen still in the thick of running their companies.
SAP $8.3 Billion Concur Buy Caps Pricey Cloud Push
Commentary  |  9/19/2014
SAP's latest cloud deal will add millions of subscribers and narrow the gap with Salesforce.com. But it could slash profits.
Databricks Plans Spark Developers Certification Program
News  |  9/18/2014
Databricks says demand for its Spark in-memory analytics platform is skyrocketing, so it's launching its first-ever certification program for professionals.
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
Jack the Ripper Caught: 8 Mysteries Tech Should Solve
Slideshows  |  9/16/2014
If technology can help us go back in time and solve cold cases, what other mysteries could it solve? Here are a few suggestions.
Facebook Announces WebScaleSQL Upgrade For MySQL
News  |  9/15/2014
Partners Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, and Twitter tweak WebScaleSQL branch of MySQL to fix bugs, improve speed, and run "at scale."
Salesforce.com CEO Leaks Analytics Cloud Plan
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff tweets confidential Dreamforce agenda that reveals plans for a new cloud. Innocent mistake or Dyre distraction?
Mining WiFi Data: Retail Privacy Pitfalls
Commentary  |  9/15/2014
WiFi data mining starts with anonymous tracking, but it can lead to personal details in social profiles. Interop New York session explores opportunities and limits for retailers.
3 Ways To Improve Employee Health, Reduce Costs
Commentary  |  9/12/2014
Chances are 10% of your employees are generating 70% of your company's healthcare costs. Analytics and partnerships can improve their health and reduce your expenses.
SAP Improves Prediction With Big Data, Geospatial Analysis
News  |  9/11/2014
SAP InfiniteInsight brings Hadoop and location data into predictive models. BusinessObjects ties data-integrity knot with SAP Lumira.
Intel Points Wearables, Big Data At Cancer Research
News  |  9/10/2014
At IDF, Intel execs discuss how an Intel-powered Internet of Things could lead to personalized cancer treatments.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
Big Data Hot Job: Data Engineer
News  |  9/10/2014
Big data teams need data engineers as well as data scientists, says Trifacta's CTO. Here's how to distinguish between the two.
City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
News  |  9/10/2014
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Humana's LeClaire: The Quantifiable CIO
News  |  9/5/2014
Humana CIO Brian LeClaire loves his Fitbit at home -- and leans heavily on mobile, social, cloud, and analytics at work.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Commentary  |  9/4/2014
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
Hearables: Turning Activity Tracking On Its Ear?
Commentary  |  9/2/2014
Users are sick of their activity-tracking wearable devices. But the answer may be as plain as the ear on your head.
Cartoon: Internet Of Things Sees All
News  |  9/2/2014
Our cartoonist takes on connected devices at home.


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