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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in September 2015
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Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
Blue Cross CIO: Big Data Can Fix Healthcare Quality, Costs
News  |  9/29/2015
The Axis big data initiative at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association incorporates more than $350 billion in annual claims, 36 million provider records, and more than 700,000 BCBS patient reviews, all with the goal of helping healthcare consumers make informed decisions. BCBSA CIO Doug Porter takes us through the project.
DeepSQL: Containerized Database With New Performance Levels
News  |  9/29/2015
Deep Information Sciences has put its high-performance version of MySQL in a Docker container for flexibility and mobility.
Smartphones Open Doors, Literally
Commentary  |  9/29/2015
Hotel chains are moving toward enabling guests to open their room doors and gain other benefits through smart phone apps.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
Where Cars Fit In The Future
News  |  9/28/2015
Cities are crowded, and in the years ahead, the transportation industry will have to adapt as more markets have less room for private cars.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop Portfolio With Security, Data Update Offerings
News  |  9/28/2015
Cloudera is filling the gaps in its Hadoop portfolio with two new products. RecordService provides security management across multiple Hadoop data access apps, while Kudu combines fast analytics and data updates, slims workloads.
Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder
Slideshows  |  9/25/2015
There's a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2015
Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks.
Volkswagen CEO Resigns Over Emissions-Cheating Software
News  |  9/23/2015
Winterkorn says the company needs new leadership to win back trust.
Amazon Cloud, Analytics Help Researchers Fight Famine
News  |  9/23/2015
Researchers in the US and China explore rice genomes with AWS analytics tools to develop drought and disease resistant crops.
HP Enterprise's Analytics Strategy: Solve Everyday Problems
News  |  9/23/2015
HP Enterprise will offer a a portfolio of IT operations management, security and other products. But it plans to differentate all of them by harnessing the power of its HP Haven big data platform.
Volkswagen: 11 Million Cars Used Deceptive Emissions Software
News  |  9/22/2015
The German carmaker has acknowledged that its suspect emissions testing software is a global issue.
France Rejects Google's 'Right To Be Forgotten' Appeal
News  |  9/21/2015
Google is told it must respect Europe's "right to be forgotten" across all its domains.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
A Data Management Primer
Commentary  |  9/18/2015
Whether you grew your career in marketing or manufacturing or in the C-suite, and you now have responsibilities for analytics, here are some basic best practices in data management for those analytics pros who are new to databases.
Salesforce Drives Analytics Deeper Into Sales Process
News  |  9/18/2015
Salesforce's announcements at Dreamforce this year illustrate how it's seizing hold of analytics and putting it to work for its systems.
How To Succeed With Advanced Analytics
News  |  9/18/2015
While most enterprises already have business intelligence practices in place, those that employ advanced analytics are still in the minority. A Gartner analyst gives us four best practices to help organizations get started with advanced analytics.
Smartwatches, Activity Trackers Driving Wearables Beyond Healthcare
Commentary  |  9/17/2015
A new survey of large enterprises finds a good deal of interest in wearables, especially smartwatches, that is driving the market to look beyond novel healthcare and fitness uses.
Salesforce IoT Cloud Success Rests On Informatica Partnership
News  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce has set up its Internet of Things cloud, but it's counting on Informatica to help customers move data into it.
Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and a cast of thousands took the stage at Dreamforce 2015 to talk about how analytics, particularly when based on information drawn from mobile devices and the Internet of Things (IoT), is going to change the way we do business.
Microsoft's Cortana Wants To Play Nice With Salesforce
News  |  9/17/2015
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sees the company's new Cortana Analytics Suite as a way for Salesforce customers to engage with data. Cortana wasn't quite cooperating onstage at Dreamforce, though.
Hadoop Adoption Poised For Growth: Survey
News  |  9/17/2015
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
Crisis Response: 6 Ways Big Data Can Help
Slideshows  |  9/17/2015
Whether naturally occurring or man-made, crises and disasters bring chaos to the people in their path. Learn how governments, nonprofits, and businesses are using big data and analytics to respond in fast, efficient ways.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
Salesforce Brings Internet Of Things Data Into CRM
News  |  9/16/2015
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
HP Planning 30,000 Job Cuts In Restructuring Move
News  |  9/16/2015
HP is looking to cut even more of its workforce in conjunction with a Nov. 1 corporate split intended to make the company more agile and efficient.
Planet Labs Revolutionizes Earth Views With Inexpensive Satellites
News  |  9/16/2015
Shoebox-sized Dove satellites capture ongoing high-resolution images of earth from small, low-cost satellites.
8 Smart Cities: A Peek At Our Connected Future
Slideshows  |  9/16/2015
Cities around the world are using technology to improve the lives of their citizens. See what puts these eight communities ahead of the curve.
White House Spending $160M On 'Smart Cities,' IoT
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
A new program from the Obama White House is looking to spend $160 million on so-called Smart Cities to improve communication and quality-of-life through technology and the Internet of Things.
Eric Schmidt: AI Progress Is Just Starting
Commentary  |  9/15/2015
Eric Schmidt, the newly installed chairman of Alphabet, has written an article for the BBC about how AI technology is just starting and how Google sees its uses.
Driving Toward Connected Cars
News  |  9/15/2015
A McKinsey report finds growing demand for connected services and autonomous technology in vehicles.
Salesforce Expands Wave Analytics Platform Capabilities
News  |  9/15/2015
Salesforce tries to inject more analytics into customers' operations as they use CRM data and third-party applications.
Apple Watch, Android Devices Driving Wearables Market
News  |  9/14/2015
The Apple Watch and Android-based wearable devices are expected to lead the market during the next four years, according to IDC latest report.
Salesforce Customers Investing In Multiple Clouds, Report Finds
News  |  9/11/2015
Bluewolf consulting has released its fourth customer feedback report on Salesforce. It finds that the use of multiple clouds is increasing.
A Data-Driven Game-Changer for Football
Commentary  |  9/11/2015
With the opening weekend of pro football upon us, NFL fans can now utilize the same data and analytics that has been available to teams, so they can understand factors such as player speed and precise positioning.
IBM Acquires StrongLoop, Boosting Node.js Support
News  |  9/11/2015
IBM's acquisition streak continues with the buyout of StrongLoop, which boosts Big Blue's Node.js portfolio of services and support.
AT&T, ZTE Transform Cars Into WiFi Hotspots With Mobley
News  |  9/9/2015
AT&T and ZTE are offering a new device called Mobley, which can turn almost any car into a WiFi hotspot.
Cloudera Sees Spark Emerging As Hadoop Engine
News  |  9/9/2015
Cloudera launches the One Platform Initiative to advance Spark as the data processing successor to MapReduce inside Hadoop.
6 Ways To Ask Smarter Questions Of Big Data
Slideshows  |  9/9/2015
To drive more value out of your big data, you have to start with the right questions. Here are six strategies for improving the quality of the questions you ask big data.
iOS 9 Brings Ad Blocking To Apple Devices
News  |  9/8/2015
The Adblock Plus extension has been turned into the Adblock Browser for iOS as Apple's latest mobile operating system embraces content blocking.
Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan: Managing Change
News  |  9/8/2015
Since her appointment 18 months ago, Symantec CIO Sheila Jordan has been focused on virtualizing the company's infrastructure and implementing a software-defined network in its data centers that can accommodate multi-tenancy. That's the easy part of her job.
Big Data And ROI: An Uneasy Pairing For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
CIOs need to rethink traditional cost justifications when making investments in big data projects.
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