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Redis Emerges As NoSQL In-Memory Performer
News  |  6/26/2015
With multiple NoSQL system choices, it might be hard to display a distinguishing feature. However, Redis Labs is outperforming some competitors during a recent in-memory big data system test.
Salesforce Service For Apps Gives CRM A Mobile Edge
News  |  6/25/2015
A new suite of products revealed by Salesforce today is aimed at improving the customer service experience on mobile devices through intuitive routing and contextualization.
Snowflake Launches Virtual Data Warehouses On AWS
News  |  6/24/2015
Snowflake, led by former Microsoft exec Bob Muglia, offers a virtual data warehouse system on Amazon's cloud. Pay for only what you use.
Supercomputers Unleash Big Data's Power
Slideshows  |  6/24/2015
Here are six reasons why established companies, and even startups, are using supercomputing resources, and why your IT organization may want to consider such options to meet your big data and business analytics needs.
Big Data Moves Toward Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/23/2015
The data warehouse, as valuable as it is, is history. The most valuable data will be that which is collected and analyzed during the customer interaction, not the review afterward.
IBM Aims To Ease Data Sharing For Police, Emergency Services
News  |  6/22/2015
IBM's Safer Planet, a sub-unit of the company's Smarter Planet effort, is expanding its cloud-based offerings with the goal of making data sharing and analysis affordable and accessible to IT professionals in a wide range of public safety and emergency management agencies.
Salesforce Launches 'Wave Analytics' App
News  |  6/18/2015
Salesforce taps its new Wave Cloud with its first analytics application, Sales Wave Analytics, which draws data from many sources.
SAP Brings New HANA, Analytics To Market
Commentary  |  6/17/2015
Service pack 10 brings new Internet of Things, big data management, data high availability, and application development capabilities to SAP's HANA platform.
Joyent Ready To Run Multi-Tenant Containers Without VMs
News  |  6/16/2015
If nothing else, Joyent is conducting an experiment on whether hundreds of containers may be run in close proximity on a host from a wide variety of unknown customers.
6 Ways To Get More From Data Science, IT
Slideshows  |  6/15/2015
Data scientists and IT push the limits of what's possible -- whether that's operating more efficiently, taking advantage of new opportunities, or innovating. Here are 6 ways businesses can boost their effectiveness.
IBM Bets On Apache Spark As 'The Future Of Enterprise Data'
News  |  6/15/2015
The key problem Spark resolves is access to data across the enterprise. IBM initiatives include providing courses to train 1 million data scientists and engineers to use it.
Google GCP Customers Sungard, PwC Share Use Cases
News  |  6/14/2015
At the Google Next event in New York City, executives from Sungard and PwC talked about how they're applying the company's cloud platform to meet enterprise-scale big data needs.
Big Data Systems House Sensitive Data, Security Exposures
News  |  6/12/2015
SANS Institute survey concludes 73% of big data systems contain personal information, recommends tighter controls.
Q&A: Nina Bjornstad, Country Manager For The UK And Ireland, Google For Work
Commentary  |  6/11/2015
The Google exec discusses how businesses can harness the potential of collaboration, transparency, and emerging technology.
Airbnb Creates Hadoop Workflow System: Airflow
News  |  6/11/2015
Airflow workflow system for managing tasks is Airbnb's answer to monitoring the progress of jobs and ensuring that batches run properly in Hadoop.
Cisco Plans To Ring The World With 'Intercloud'
News  |  6/10/2015
Cisco enlists software and data center partners for its Intercloud chain of 350 worldwide, connected data centers -- big data, dev platform, and IoT included.
Will 2015 Be The 'Year Of Hadoop'?
News  |  6/10/2015
Hadoop advocates say analysis of unstructured data yields predictive analytics useful to healthcare, business, and the Internet of Things machine maintenance.
How CIOs Can Prepare For The Platform Economy
Commentary  |  6/10/2015
As the digital economy booms, and interconnected users rely more upon each other's contributions, products and services are on the way out, and platforms are in.
Big Data Talent: 6 Ways To Snag The Best
Slideshows  |  6/10/2015
Many companies are looking for big data skills across the board, but the shortage of talent and the loose application of keywords can challenge candidates and the companies who want to hire them. Try these tips to minimize the risks.
Hortonworks Deploys Hadoop Into Public Clouds
News  |  6/9/2015
Hortonworks Data Platform 2.3 contains ease-of-use features, including automated cluster building and deployment into AWS, Azure, or Google.
MapR Looks To Speed-Up Hadoop Clusters
News  |  6/9/2015
With the release of its Distribution 5.0 management tool and other features, MapR is looking to make Hadoop easier to use and increase its popularity within the enterprise.
7 Data Center Disasters You'll Never See Coming
Slideshows  |  6/7/2015
These are the kinds of random events that keep data center operators up at night. Is your disaster recovery plan prepared to handle these freak accidents?
CockroachDB: Ultimate In Database Survival
News  |  6/4/2015
Cockroach Labs announces $6.25 million in funding for its big data system that it says will survive calamity and maintain data integrity.
Salesforce, Partners Want To Make Big Data Easy
Commentary  |  6/4/2015
Salesforce is partnering with Google, Cloudera, and other firms to make big data easier to use. Is big data going mainstream?
HR Analytics Gives Alabama Firm Better Insight
Commentary  |  6/3/2015
The HR analytics field is getting crowded. Here's how the chief HR officer at an Alabama company chose one solution and gained better insight over the business.
Couchbase Bets On Standard NoSQL Query Language
News  |  6/3/2015
With N1QL, Couchbase aims to do for NoSQL what SQL did for relational databases: create a standard query language that works across NoSQL systems. Bonus: it's SQL-compatible.
MongoDB Gets SQL-Reporting Capability
News  |  6/2/2015
MongoDB, the popular unstructured document database, will soon work with SQL queries to report on what's in the system. Data encryption also coming.


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