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DataStax Brings In-Memory To NoSQL
News  |  2/27/2014
Apache Cassandra vendor DataStax joins Microsoft, Oracle, and others adding in-memory features to their database management systems.
Business Apps Are Becoming Disposable
Commentary  |  2/27/2014
The ease with which software applications can be created and connected to corporate systems has changed the nature of business software development.
IBM Buys Cloudant, Eyes Amazon's Turf
Commentary  |  2/25/2014
IBM's planned Cloudant buy will advance cloud-based database services, but can the underlying database compete against Amazon DynamoDB, MongoDB, Couchbase, and DataStax?
IBM BlueMix: PaaS Play, Explained
News  |  2/25/2014
With BlueMix, IBM gives customers a cloud path for legacy apps. Here's how SoftLayer, Cloud Foundry, and WebSphere tools fit in.
Real-Time Analytics At Work Inside Telcos
News  |  2/25/2014
What can real-time analytics reveal? A mobile provider in New York City recently realized that 10% of its capacity was being consumed by a single application.
Big Data Hiring: 5 Facts From The Field
Commentary  |  2/24/2014
Consider this creative advice for big data job hunters and hiring managers from EMC and Pivotal execs.
Intel's Big Data Play: 5 Facts
News  |  2/20/2014
Intel ruled the PC era. Can it do the same in the age of big data and the Internet of Things?
Think Today's Data Is Big? Wait 10 Years
News  |  2/20/2014
If a petabyte won't qualify as big data, what will? Cleversafe's founder explains.
Meet iPaaS: Gartner Ranks New Cloud Service Pioneers
News  |  2/19/2014
Gartner creates new cloud category -- integration platform-as-a-service -- and starts tracking a new class of service providers.
Big Data Platform Comparisons: 3 Key Points
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Are you about to choose a big data platform? Remember that SQL is not the best use of Hadoop.
Why Big Data In The Enterprise Is Mostly Lip Service
Commentary  |  2/18/2014
Here are six reasons organizations are taking the wrong approach to big data or not utilizing it at all.
MicroStrategy Launches In-Memory Analysis Engine
Commentary  |  2/14/2014
MicroStrategy Prime brings in-memory analysis platform, co-developed by Facebook, to the cloud.
Natural Language Processing: Big Data's Role
News  |  2/13/2014
Understanding human language, and the intent behind our words, remains a daunting challenge for computers. UK startup The Outside View aims to help.
Big Data: Dead By Definition, Alive In Practice
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
There's a gap between what big data means on paper and what it really means to a business.
9 Key Big Data Developments From Strata
Commentary  |  2/13/2014
We analyze the important news from SAS, Hortonworks, MetaScale, and others at the Strata conference, as big data seeks a productive next chapter.
10 Signs Your Geek Lost That Loving Feeling
News  |  2/13/2014
You don't need a Hadoop cluster to analyze the signs that your romance is headed south. A Valentine's Day guide for techies and those who love them.
IBM Watson Gets App Partner: Meet Welltok
News  |  2/12/2014
App ecosystem partner Welltok will use Dr. Watson's wisdom to improve its CafeWell app.
MapR Hadoop Upgrade Runs HP Vertica
News  |  2/11/2014
MapR's release of Hadoop 2.2 with YARN supports HP's popular, high-scale analytical database as a SQL-On-Hadoop option.
Google Revamps Enterprise Search Appliance
News  |  2/11/2014
Google's upgraded appliance lets businesses and organizations search internal and public-facing documents. New hooks connect third-party content stores.
Is Your Company Running A Data Dump?
News  |  2/11/2014
Hoarding useless data makes analytics harder. Companies like Paxata say their brand of analytics lets non-data experts turn data landfills into useful info.
Microsoft Debuts Cloud-Based Power BI
News  |  2/10/2014
Microsoft takes a new stab at broad data access and self-service business intelligence through Office 365 and Excel.
Real-Time Analytics: Ready For Its Close-Up?
News  |  2/10/2014
Continuous, real-time analysis based on stream processing could be next the big thing in big data.
Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
Commentary  |  2/10/2014
"The Visual Organization" author Phil Simon discusses data visualization tools and their power to change business conversations.
IBM Taps Actifio For Cloud Storage Service
News  |  2/7/2014
SmartCloud Data Virtualization puts virtualized copies of application data in the cloud, then makes it available wherever it's most needed.
MemSQL Heats Up In-Memory Competition
News  |  2/6/2014
Adding historical analysis to its bag of tricks, MemSQL takes on real-time contenders from SAP Hana to VoltDB.
3 Big Data Pitfalls To Avoid
News  |  2/5/2014
Frost & Sullivan urges big data neophytes to get professional guidance in order to avoid three common deployment mistakes.
Data Governance Plans: Many Companies Don't Have One
News  |  2/3/2014
Companies may be diving deep into big data, but failure to implement data governance policies puts many at risk, a new survey finds.
Cloudera Trash Talks With Enterprise Data Hub Release
News  |  2/3/2014
Cloudera repackages its software and services to compete with IBM, Teradata, and Hadoop rivals Hortonworks and MapR.
Big Data's 2 Big Years
Commentary  |  2/3/2014
During the past two years, Hadoop hit the big time, in-memory arrived, and practitioners saw data analysis deliver real results.


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