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Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Big Data Innovation To Hit Legacy IT
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Big data is coming to industries that have historically struggled to get started with data-driven initiatives. The best advice: Start small.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
Hadoop Jobs: Key Skills For Advancement
News  |  6/27/2014
Many people want lucrative Hadoop jobs right now. Do you have the Hadoop expertise and experience necessary to keep your career moving forward?
Hortonworks Certifies Spark On YARN, Hadoop
News  |  6/26/2014
Hortonworks catches up to Cloudera with YARN-managed implementation of Spark in-memory framework for machine learning on Hadoop.
Dell Focuses On Security
News  |  6/26/2014
Dell made a flurry of security-minded announcements this week, highlighted by improvements to its Dropbox for Business integration.
Google I/O: Android Interface, Cloud Advances Star
News  |  6/26/2014
Day one of Google I/O lacked skydivers but delivered new APIs, tools, and connectivity to push Google's mobile device and cloud capabilities forward.
Google I/O: A To Z
News  |  6/25/2014
Google reveals new features coming to Android, as well as several platforms for TV, fitness, and connected cars.
$60,000 Online Degree: A Lesson In Digital Business
Commentary  |  6/25/2014
UC Berkeley is charging a premium price for a new online Master's degree in the hot field of data science. Can you get a premium price for your online services?
World Cup: Assist Goes To Big Data
Commentary  |  6/24/2014
Success in soccer is based on hard work and talent. But at an elite level like World Cup 2014, data analytics can be the ultimate edge.
MongoDB Debuts On Microsoft Azure, Google Compute Engine
News  |  6/24/2014
MongoDB fuels cloud demand with popular, public-cloud alternatives to Amazon Web Services, IBM Softlayer.
Infirmary Health Turns To Computer-Based EHR Training
News  |  6/24/2014
Infirmary Health used Ancile's CBT system to train more than 1,000 hospital clinicians and staff within weeks to use their new Epic electronic health record platform.
Big Data Has Exhaust Problem
News  |  6/24/2014
Say no to data obsession and focus on the business problem you want to solve, says Berkeley data science professor.
Hadoop Jobs: 9 Ways To Get Hired
Slideshows  |  6/24/2014
IT recruiters share expert advice and creative tips for landing the Hadoop job or big data gig you want.
UC Berkeley Breeds Data Scientists Online: $60K, 18 Months
News  |  6/23/2014
Want a data science Master's degree? UC Berkeley's $60,000 online program will make a data scientist out of you in 18 months.
Microsoft Reveals Office 365 Public Roadmap
News  |  6/19/2014
Microsoft unveils its Office 365 roadmap and First Release program to create a closer, more open relationship between the company and its customers.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Hadoop Jobs: Hiring Outlook Red Hot
News  |  6/18/2014
Demand for Hadoop developers is up 35% from a year earlier, Dice.com says -- and salaries don't disappoint.
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
Dell Eyes $50 Million Savings On BI, Analytics
News  |  6/16/2014
Dell standardizes data platforms and business intelligence tools to improve self-service, expand use of predictive analytics.
Chief Data Officer: Do You Need One?
News  |  6/16/2014
MIT Big Data Symposium explores whether enterprises need a C-level executive who focuses mainly on the quality of an organization's data.
Google Fit: Another Try At Health Data?
News  |  6/14/2014
Google looks to announce a new service at the Google I/O conference that will track activity data. Will it succeed where Google Health failed?
Big Data Job Hunting: Unconventional Advice
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Yes, mere IT mortals can land big data jobs. Consider these expert strategies to get your foot in the door.
How Data Visualization Helped Me Run Faster
Commentary  |  6/13/2014
Could you use a data visualization lift in your life and work?
FAA Approves First Commercial Drone Flight Over Land
News  |  6/12/2014
Agency decision is the first step in a long march toward integrating drones into civil airspace.
16 NoSQL, NewSQL Databases To Watch
Slideshows  |  6/12/2014
Traditional relational databases weren't invented with mobile, social, and big data types -- or extreme scale -- in mind. Get expert context on 16 next-era NoSQL and NewSQL choices.
Oracle In-Memory Option: 6 Key Points
Commentary  |  6/11/2014
Oracle Database In-Memory comes with big performance promises. But examine a few performance tradeoffs, change requirements, and acceleration constraints.
GoGrid Emerges As Cloud's Big Data Specialist
News  |  6/11/2014
GoGrid founder John Keagy says company's IaaS architecture, designed for big data, provides higher performance than other clouds.
Oracle In-Memory 12c Arrives In July
News  |  6/10/2014
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison says in-memory option will bring faster analytical and transactional performance without changes to Oracle database.
Honeywell Lyric: Smart Thermostat Targets Nest
News  |  6/10/2014
Honeywell's new Lyric thermostat senses homeowners' proximity and adjusts temperature accordingly.
10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
Slideshows  |  6/10/2014
Big data means many things to many people, but how broad is its impact? Consider these figures on big data and the gurus who splice it.
IoT, IPv6 Coming To The Connected Home
Commentary  |  6/9/2014
The Internet of Things revolution is happening -- one network operator, beach condo, and early-adopting grandfather at a time.
3 Ways Big Data, Supercomputing Change Weather Forecasting
Commentary  |  6/9/2014
Early, granular, and accurate forecasts could benefit everyone from governments to retailers and healthcare providers.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
6 SAP Hana Customers Share Early Lessons
Commentary  |  6/5/2014
SAP Hana deployment patterns, payoffs emerge in Burberry, Bangkok Airways, ConAgra, John Deere, Mercedes AMG, and Spirit Aerosystems details shared at Sapphire conference.
SAP Hana Supports Personalized Medicine
News  |  6/5/2014
Healthcare providers share Hana's analytics and big data success stories at SAP's Sapphire Now conference.
Cloudera Buys Data Security Firm Gazzang
News  |  6/4/2014
Commercial Hadoop vendors step up big data security pitch to would-be enterprise adopters.
One Data, Undivided
Commentary  |  6/4/2014
Having multiple copies of data to satisfy users and security concerns is costing companies time and money to maintain. The solution is the cloud.
Hadoop Summit: Momentum, Momentum, Momentum
News  |  6/3/2014
At Hadoop Summit this week, Hortonworks will point to increasing adoption and Hadoop's shift from trendy to mainstream technology.
Actian, HP Vertica Join SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  6/3/2014
Actian and HP Vertica separately challenge Cloudera Impala, follow Pivotal in adapting their databases to run on the big data platform.
Big Data Learns To Write
News  |  6/2/2014
Automated writing platforms cull streaming data from multiple sources and churn out thousands of articles per second.
IBM Bluemix Gets DevOps Muscle
News  |  6/2/2014
IBM refreshes its Bluemix platform-as-a-service in a bid to attract more agile and DevOps developers for its SoftLayer unit.
Why Big Data Tools Are Here To Stay: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/2/2014
Nix the naysayers. Big data leaders say they need new tools, and they're not letting talent shortages get in the way.


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