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UPS: Where Good Is Never Enough
News  |  4/28/2015
UPS, the No. 1 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, is analyzing a constantly changing, 100-terabyte data warehouse in order to start predicting problems and delays and dealing with them sooner.
The Weather Company: Cloud Journey Requires Cultural Change
News  |  4/28/2015
The Weather Company, the No. 5 company in the InformationWeek Elite 100, embraced cloud infrastructure in order to meet dramatic swings in demand for weather information.
Workday Brings 'Insights' To Talent Management
News  |  4/9/2015
Workday offers Talent Insights app to reduce employee churn, the first of a coming wave of big data applications.
Salesforce Unifies B2B Marketing, Reporting, Sales Support
News  |  4/9/2015
Salesforce Pardot Intelligent Engagement Studio and Sales Cloud Engage support marketing, measurement, and sales-rep-crafted micro-campaigns.
Tableau 9.0 Keeps Focus On End-User Productivity
Commentary  |  4/7/2015
Tableau Software's latest upgrade adds tools for data prep, quick calculations, and making predictions without need of a PhD.
Microsoft's Revolution Analytics Deal Is Finalized
News  |  4/6/2015
Microsoft outlines plans to add R-language-based advanced analytics capabilities and integrations after finalizing its purchase of Revolution Analytics.
Infor CEO Charles Phillips Touts Cloud ERP Gains
Commentary  |  4/2/2015
Phillips says Infor can sell SaaS ERP to C-level and line-of-business execs without worrying about also selling databases and middleware to IT as Oracle and SAP do.
Oracle ID Graph Helps Marketers Target Customers Anywhere
News  |  4/1/2015
Oracle adapts BlueKai ID technology so Oracle Marketing Cloud users can reach customers in mobile, social, and advertising interactions.
MongoDB Counters Couchbase Performance Claims
Commentary  |  3/31/2015
MongoDB test reports superior durability and throughput compared to Cassandra and Couchbase, but is it another case of biased, vendor-sponsored research?
IBM Announces IoT Business Unit, Cloud Services
News  |  3/31/2015
IBM ups the ante on Internet of Things analysis, launching a $3 billion bet on cloud-based ecosystem. How will Microsoft and Amazon respond?
Comment: Re: Security? - D. Henschen - 3/30/2015
ClearStory Data Touts Speedy Big Data Analysis
News  |  3/30/2015
ClearStory taps HDFS and Apache Spark in the cloud to let business users blend high-scale, variable data and analyze it with in-memory speed.
Oracle HCM Cloud Adds Social, Mobile Learning Option
News  |  3/30/2015
Oracle has plenty of options for training, but Oracle Learning Cloud follows SAP, IBM into social, mobile learning management for the YouTube generation.
Microsoft Azure Services Power Ziosk Dining Experience
News  |  3/30/2015
Microsoft HDInsight and Azure ML help Ziosk gain dining insights from more than 77,000 table-top tablets deployed at Chili's and other restaurants.
Comment: Re: Fog? - D. Henschen - 3/28/2015
Internet Explorer Dependent? Time To Move On
Commentary  |  3/24/2015
Microsoft's move to Project Spartan should be your cue to retire aging enterprise apps that rely on Internet Explorer plug-ins or Active X controls.
Couchbase Claims Performance Gains Against NoSQL Rivals
News  |  3/23/2015
Couchbase says the coming Multi-Dimensional Scaling feature will bring read/write, indexing, and query advantages over MongoDB and Cassandra.
Spark Promoter Databricks Should Let Software Shine
Commentary  |  3/19/2015
Can Databricks effectively shepherd the most promising open source project for big data analytics while also promoting its commercial cloud service?
Microsoft Azure Drives Ford Hybrid-Cloud Plan
News  |  3/18/2015
Ford brings vehicle software updates to Microsoft's cloud, opening up preventative-maintenance and service-upgrade possibilities on a global scale.
Microsoft Cloud-First Push Shines In CRM, Lags In ERP
Commentary  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online business is growing quickly, but Dynamics AX Online is still stuck at the gate. What's the holdup?
Microsoft Promises Potent Azure IoT Suite
News  |  3/17/2015
Microsoft says its data services and hyper-scale cloud will conquer Internet-of-things apps including monitoring, asset-management, and predictive maintenance. Look out IBM, Intel, SAP, and GE.
Splunk Light Vs. Alternatives: Cost, Functionality Compared
Commentary  |  3/16/2015
Splunk Light offers a new option for companies to apply data analytics to IT operations. Here's how it stacks up against Splunk Enterprise, Splunk Cloud, and emerging open-source and commercial rivals.
SAP Cuts Data Visualization Cost, Unites Predictive Suite
News  |  3/16/2015
SAP Lumira Edge brings "affordable" data visualization to small- and mid-sized companies. Predictive Analytics 2.0 unites experts and business users.
Apple Watch Meets Salesforce Enterprise Apps
News  |  3/12/2015
Salesforce is among the first enterprise application vendors to offer Apple Watch apps. Here's how watch apps differ from phone apps.
IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing
Slideshows  |  3/12/2015
IBM Watson is adding language-processing, image-recognition, and reasoning services to power these 10 breakthrough applications that scale up human-like analysis.
Salesforce Service Cloud Intelligence: Leader Or Laggard?
News  |  3/9/2015
Salesforce Intelligence Engine promises to route service calls to the right agents, balance case workloads, and ease service across channels. On some counts, Oracle has it beat.
Comment: Re: NoSQL DB - D. Henschen - 3/6/2015
2 Microsoft Azure Services Hit General Release
News  |  3/5/2015
Microsoft Azure Search service is out now, and the Azure DocumentDB NoSQL database service will debut in April.
Airbnb Boosts Presto SQL Query Engine For Hadoop
News  |  3/5/2015
Airbnb is open sourcing a home-grown data-exploration and SQL query tool for Hadoop. Will it give Facebook Presto a leg up on Cloudera Impala?
Salesforce Marketing Cloud Gets Predictive
News  |  3/5/2015
Salesforce announces Predictive Decisions features to personalize marketing. Data science drives clicky content and offers.
IBM Buys AlchemyAPI: What Watson Gains
News  |  3/4/2015
IBM acquires AlchemyAPI to improve Watson's capacity for natural-language processing, image analysis, and understanding human behavior.
Cisco Bets Big On Selling Hadoop
News  |  3/4/2015
Cisco will resell Cloudera, Hortonworks, and MapR Hadoop distributions along with its Unified Computing Systems for big data.
IBM Slumps, Cisco Gains In 2014 Server Sales
News  |  3/3/2015
Gartner annual report on server shipments and revenue sees Cisco, Lenovo gaining share, IBM, HP losing ground.
Splunk Leads Tiny Big Data Market
Commentary  |  3/3/2015
Splunk marks another big year, taking in more revenue than the top three Hadoop distributors combined. That's why startups want to follow in its footsteps.
MySQL Cluster: An In-Memory, NoSQL Pioneer?
News  |  2/27/2015
MySQL Cluster was NoSQL and in-memory before those became fashionable, according to Oracle. Now those traits stand out in MySQL Cluster 7.4.
Comment: Also don't say... - D. Henschen - 2/26/2015
Salesforce Service Cloud, Analytics Cloud Power Fast Growth
News  |  2/26/2015
Salesforce claims its Service Cloud is ousting SAP and Oracle while the Wave Analytics Cloud is driving seven- and eight-figure deals.
Big Data Tempest In A Teapot
Commentary  |  2/25/2015
Hadoop and big data community infighting won't attract enterprise adoption. It's time to raise the level of discourse.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant 2015 Spots Market Turmoil
News  |  2/25/2015
As companies embrace Tableau and Qlik, will the reporting platforms like BusinessObjects, Cognos, and MicroStrategy be left behind? Gartner sees conflicting needs and deployment practices.
Gartner Advanced Analytics Quadrant 2015: Gainers, Losers
News  |  2/23/2015
Gartner Magic Quadrant for Advanced Analytics Platforms 2015 has Microsoft, Alpine, and Alteryx moving up, Oracle MIA.
Teradata Talks Apps, But Don't Think AppExchange
News  |  2/13/2015
Teradata Aster App Center is a collection of app templates, not a platform-as-a-service developer community. Here's the lowdown on 29 apps for six industries.
MemSQL, VoltDB Vie For In-Memory Big Data Role
News  |  2/12/2015
MemSQL, VoltDB present in-memory databases as alternatives to a menagerie of "science projects" used in real-time big data apps. Is SQL simpler?
10 In-Memory Database Options Power Speedy Performance
Slideshows  |  2/9/2015
From Altibase to VoltDB, and covering options from IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, and SAP, we wrap up leading in-memory databases and add-on options. When you need speed, here are 10 tools to choose.
IBM Watson Cloud Gains Eyes, Ears, And A Voice
News  |  2/6/2015
IBM Watson developer cloud adds speech-to-text, text-to-speech, visual recognition, and decision services. Will businesses build their own Jeopardy apps?
SAP Clarifies S/4Hana Release Dates, Licensing Terms
News  |  2/5/2015
SAP's Bernd Leukert sets the record straight on S/4Hana availability, licensing terms, and what upgrades current Business Suite customers can expect.
SAP's Plattner: How S/4Hana Simplifies ERP
Commentary  |  2/4/2015
SAP chairman Hasso Plattner explains what's possible with S/4Hana. Analysts and customers comment on the evolutionary vs. revolutionary debate.
SAP S/4Hana: Big Bet On 'Simplified' ERP
News  |  2/4/2015
SAP S/4Hana promises in-memory performance, mobile-friendly interfaces, cloud deployment options, and, most of all, simplicity. Will customers upgrade from old apps running on Oracle?
MongoDB Eyes Bigger, Faster NoSQL Deployments
News  |  2/3/2015
MongoDB 3.0 release promises improved scalability, speed, and manageability through new storage engine options and Ops Manager DBA software.


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