2014 State Of Database Tech: Think Retro
Conventional databases from Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM still dominate the enterprise, say respondents in our newest research. What will it take for NoSQL, DBaaS, and distributed systems to break through?
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
Healthcare IT In The Obamacare Era
Modern technology created the opportunity to restructure the healthcare industry around accountable care organizations, but IT priorities are also being driven by the shift.
Is Your Company Running A Data Dump?
Hoarding useless data makes analytics harder. Companies like Paxata say their brand of analytics lets non-data experts turn data landfills into useful info.
Big Data Analytics Helps Protect Communities
Police forces are using predictive analytics to better equip officers and improve public safety -- but must rethink traditional organizational structures and practices to maximize ROI.
NASA Starts Weather Quest
First of five new science satellites on Earth-observing missions will provide real-time observations of rain and snow every three hours.
16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
How Government Can Make Open Data Work
The Obama administration has set the right goals with its Open Data Policy, but agencies need to do more to liberate their data. Here are six suggestions.
With Watson, Is IBM Riding Right Wave?
IBM bets that its Watson technology will ride the cognitive-computing wave to commercial success -- while rivals gear up for the connected-computing era.
6 Cool Apps From Uncle Sam
The US government now offers more than 100 handy apps for mobile devices. Check out new apps users rate highly.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Federal Agencies Lack E-Discovery Savvy
Just 38% of federal legal pros think their agencies could show their electronically stored information is accurate, accessible, complete, and trustworthy, according to Deloitte survey.