Profile of Jessica Davis Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps
Member Since: 9/16/2015
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Jessica Davis has spent a career covering the intersection of business and technology at titles including IDG's Infoworld, Ziff Davis Enterprise's eWeek and Channel Insider, and Penton Technology's MSPmentor. She's passionate about the practical use of business intelligence, predictive analytics, and big data for smarter business and a better world. In her spare time she enjoys playing Minecraft and other video games with her sons. She's also a student and performer of improvisational comedy. Follow her on Twitter: @jessicadavis.
Articles by Jessica Davis
posted in December 2015
State government CIOs face many of the same challenges that private sector IT executives do, such as updating systems for a digital world, securing those systems, and leveraging big data. Here are their top 10 priorities, according to NASCIO's annual membership poll.
If downloads of the Fitbit mobile app are any indication, lots of people received a fitness tracker this holiday season. The Fitbit app hit No. 1 in Apple's app store on Dec. 25 and has remained in the top spot ever since.
This week, we've got an Oracle acquisition, an update from Couchbase, insight into how CFOs view analytics, and data-driven advice on when it's best to say "Merry Christmas" rather than "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings."
Elon Musk invests in AI to benefit humanity. Microsoft is acquiring SQL queries for all data by all users. IBM is connecting Watson with IoT via APIs. All of those and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending Dec. 20.
Microsoft is acquiring an analytics SQL query startup founded by an ex-Google engineer and an ex-Facebook engineer. Metanautix enables the creation of software-defined data marts.
Oracle said that global currency pressure had a negative impact on its total revenues and net profit, which were down for its second quarter. Executives put the focus on the company's relatively small but fast growing cloud revenue instead, at a time when Oracle is moving from its traditional on-premises business to a hybrid cloud approach.
Hadoop distribution companies MapR and Hortonworks are taking real-time streaming one step further than before. MongoDB landed a board member from cloud giant AWS. Find out how to game your office holiday gift exchange. Catch the Big Data Roundup for the week of December 13.
People with analytics modeling skills, business domain knowledge, and technical skills are in high demand among digital data-driven businesses. But these professionals are a rare breed. Here's how leading companies are attracting top talent.
Big data startup, Confluent has released version 2.0 of its software based on an updated Apache Kafka core, which is the real-time distributed data messaging engine that underlies LinkedIn and Uber.
Seven companies make it into the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant report for Data Quality Tools 2015. See who's in, and why the research firm considers them ahead of the competition.
In this Dec. 6 edition of the Big Data Roundup we look at machine learning use-cases, how Microsoft is bringing business intelligence into Cortana, a new big data summit for Apache Kafka users, plus a quiz on how well you know the difference between big data terms and Pokemon names.
HPE's Discovery event in London set the stage for fresh details about the Synergy platform, an architecture designed for hybrid cloud computing. HPE also announced a preferred partnership with Microsoft Azure.
Salesforce Connect lets non-programmers build their own front-end apps in the Salesforce user interface that can read and write to third-party applications including SAP and others.
Wikipedia will leverage a new machine learning service called ORES to automate reviews of revisions to flag ones that are problematic and make it easier for human editors to get their proposed revisions approved.
Microsoft has introduced PowerApps, designed to bring fast development to business applications and letting users create their own apps without having to write a single line of code.