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Amazon's Elastic File System Is Now Generally Available
News  |  6/30/2016
This week, Amazon announced that it is moving its Elastic File System out of preview and offering it for general use. The new file system offering is available in three AWS regions.
Hortonworks Commits To Microsoft's Azure Cloud
News  |  6/30/2016
Hadoop distributor Hortonworks announced a deeper partnership with cloud giant Microsoft, a new consortium to create an open source genomics project for precision medicine, and new enterprise features in its Hortonworks Data Platform update at this week's Hadoop Summit.
Salesforce Offers Lightning Add-In For Microsoft Outlook
News  |  6/29/2016
Salesforce's Lightning add-in for Outlook's inbox lets users access, search, and sync Salesforce information without toggling between multiple applications.
10 Programming Languages And Tools Data Scientists Use Now
Slideshows  |  6/29/2016
Looking to get started with data science but not sure how to get started? Take a look at our list of 10 programming languages and tools that are hot among data scientists and data analysts right now.
MapR Spyglass Initiative Eases Big Data Management
News  |  6/28/2016
Hadoop distributor MapR has introduced new management tools into its Converged Data Platform that make it easier for enterprises to get control over these infrastructure components.
MongoDB SaaS Version, Native Spark Connector Unveiled
News  |  6/28/2016
NoSQL database MongoDB is adding a new cloud-based elastic SaaS version to its delivery options. The company is also announcing a native connector to Apache Spark during its MongoDB World event.
IoT Attracts 6.2 Million Developers Worldwide: Evans Data
News  |  6/28/2016
The number of developers worldwide who are turning their attention to the Internet of Things has increased 34% in the past 12 months, according to Evans Data.
8 Smart Ways To Use Prescriptive Analytics
Slideshows  |  6/28/2016
Somewhere between blind faith and skepticism is the world of prescriptive analytics. Here, machine-generated action items and potential outcomes meet human decision-making. Finding the right balance between algorithms and common sense can be tricky, so consider these tips.
Hadoop Public Cloud Service, Couchbase Updated: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/26/2016
BlueData embraces the enterprise with a big data hybrid service for public cloud. Couchbase updates server with features that bridge SQL and NoSQL. Samsung bets big on IoT. Dell sells Statistica. It's our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 26, 2016.
The Brexit Effect: 8 Ways Tech Will Feel The Pain
Slideshows  |  6/26/2016
Brexit -- the vote by the UK to exit the European Union -- will have far-reaching impact on the enterprise tech business, not only in Europe and the UK, but also in the US and Asia for companies doing business in the region.
Drivers Prefer Autonomous Cars That Don't Kill Them
News  |  6/25/2016
A new study shows that most people prefer that self-driving cars be programmed to save the most people in the event of an accident, even if it kills the driver. Unless they are the drivers.
Salesforce Unifies Mobile App Dev, Updates Marketing Automation
News  |  6/22/2016
Salesforce has introduced Cloud App Mobile, an app dev platform that unifies all its efforts to help non-coders develop business applications. The company has also released its Pardot Engagement Studio for marketing automation to general availability.
Software Industry's $1 Trillion Impact On US Economy
News  |  6/22/2016
BSA|The Software Alliance has issued its first report looking beyond GDP and direct employment statistics to estimate the direct and indirect ways the software industry influences the US economy.
10 SaaS Startups Every Enterprise Should Know
Slideshows  |  6/22/2016
Often thought of as a small-business tool, Software-as-a-Service offers plenty of potential for large enterprise customers, as evidenced by the 10 startups we're exploring here. Our list includes SaaS applications for big organizational challenges, such as supply-chain, payroll, sales, recruiting, and company-wide collaboration.
Dell Software Businesses Sold To Private Equity Firms
News  |  6/21/2016
Dell Software, which includes Quest, SonicWall, and Statistica, is being snapped up by private equity firms for a reported price of more than $2 billion. The selloff comes as Dell positions itself for an expected October closing for its acquisition of tech giant EMC.
IBM Watson's Big Moves, Machine Learning Everywhere, Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/19/2016
IBM Watson IoT and Health groups announce new moves. Google opens a new AI and machine learning research center. Microsoft will soon own a huge big data open source incubator -- LinkedIn. Those are some items in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 19, 2016.
IBM's Watson Powering Olli, A 3D-Printed Self-Driving Bus
News  |  6/17/2016
Olli is more than just a 3D-printed self-driving vehicle. By leveraging IBM's Watson cognitive computing platform, the bus can foster a more interactive journey with riders.
Oracle Cloud Shift Continues As Q4, Full-Year Revenues Dip
News  |  6/17/2016
Oracle revenues declined slightly year-over-year in the fourth fiscal quarter, but they still beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, Chairman and CTO Larry Ellison told financial analysts the company is ready to meet customer demand in the Infrastructure-as-a-Service market with its second-generation data center technology.
IBM's Deep Thunder Shows How Weather Is Big Business
News  |  6/17/2016
IBM Research and The Weather Company are putting forecasting models and machine learning to work on historical data. The result? Deep Thunder, a hyper-local forecasting tool offering precision insights and predictions for business customers.
Sapho Gives Enterprise Applications A Millennial-Friendly Makeover
News  |  6/16/2016
Logging into and performing tasks on what can be dozens of different enterprise applications can eat up a lot of an enterprise employee's workday. A company called Sapho is looking to solve that with a "micro app" on-premises platform that delivers a unified interface of tasks to users via desktop or smartphone.
IBM Watson Health Tackles Diabetes
News  |  6/15/2016
IBM Watson Health is teaming with the American Diabetes Association to apply cognitive computing to the ADA's 66 years worth of research and data. The results will be used to help entrepreneurs, developers, healthcare providers, and patients learn more about diabetes, prevention, complications, and care.
The Rise Of The Bots: 11 Ways Your Business Can Prepare
Slideshows  |  6/15/2016
Business is ripe for a bot explosion. The foundational technologies are available, industry behemoths are fanning the fire, users are demanding better experiences, and companies are looking for new ways to optimize their financial performance. Are you ready?
AI, Machine Learning Drive Autonomous Vehicle Development
News  |  6/14/2016
The applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning in self-driving vehicles range from infotainment systems to advanced driver assistance systems, according to new report from IHS.
Will Microsoft Keep LinkedIn's Commitment To Open Source?
Commentary  |  6/14/2016
Microsoft's acquisition of LinkedIn gives the software giant a social network for professional and business users. But does the deal threaten LinkedIn's ongoing involvement and commitment to the open source community?
9 Tech Giants Embracing The Open Source Revolution
Slideshows  |  6/13/2016
It was only 15 years ago that Microsoft's then-CEO likened open source software licenses to "a cancer." But today, Redmond is joining other tech giants in donating intellectual property to the hive mind of open source. Here's why it matters.
Microsoft, Intel Pledge Apache Spark Support: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/12/2016
Microsoft, Databricks, and Intel were among those lining up in support of Spark at this week's Spark Summit. We've got the full story in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending June 12, 2016.
HPE Unveils Converged IoT Systems, Partnerships
News  |  6/9/2016
Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at its Discover 2016 event, announced a multifaceted strategy for IoT that includes converged systems at the network edge, security, analytics, and partnerships with some of the big players in IoT platforms for business.
HPE Updates Helion, Opens 'The Machine' To Developers
News  |  6/8/2016
At its Discover conference in Las Vegas Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced updates to its Helion Cloud Portfolio, and touted breakthroughs in its software-defined data center strategy. The company also welcomed developers to work on The Machine, its next-generation computer architecture.
IBM Unveils Data Science Experience Dev Environment
News  |  6/7/2016
IBM rolls out a new integrated development environment in the cloud to build on its investment in Apache Spark and enable data scientists to collaborate with each other, regardless of their preferred language or data source.
Tony Fadell's Nest Exit: What's Next?
News  |  6/7/2016
The Nest cofounder and former CEO plans to advise Alphabet and Larry Page, while Nest looks to improve revenue.
Salesforce Cements CRM Leadership With Demandware Buy
News  |  6/6/2016
How can a SaaS-based market leader in customer relationship management leave the competition further behind, even in the dust? Salesforce just acquired one of the fastest-growing companies in one of the fastest-growing sub-segments of CRM.
Wearables At Work: 9 Security Steps Worth Taking
Slideshows  |  6/6/2016
Wearables are finding their way into organizations, whether or not IT departments are prepared to deal with them. As the number of endpoints continues to grow, so does the potential for hacks. These nine pointers will help you prepare your organization to keep ahead of threats.
Spark Summit Preview, Tableau Comes To Android: Big Data Roundup
News  |  6/5/2016
The Spark Summit heads to San Francisco. Tableau is bringing its mobile client to Android. Microsoft Ventures eyes machine learning startups. We have all this and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ended June 5, 2016.
Thoma Bravo Buys BI Firm Qlik For $3 Billion
News  |  6/3/2016
Qlik bowed to pressure to sell itself to private equity, announcing that it will be acquired by Thoma Bravo. Qlik was one of three companies ranked as Leaders in Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms.
9 Secrets Of Data-Driven Companies
Slideshows  |  6/2/2016
What does it mean to call your company "data-driven?" Definitions range from simple reporting to viewing data science as a core business strategy. We asked executives from a variety of businesses to help us identify which traits are essential for becoming a truly data-driven company. See what we learned, and tell us how your organization stacks up.
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Targets Oracle Customers
News  |  6/1/2016
Microsoft SQL Server 2016 hits general availability on June 1, and the company is looking to win Oracle customers with better pricing, security, hybrid cloud capabilities, and other features.
10 Data Visualization Tools To Bring Analytics Into Focus
Slideshows  |  6/1/2016
Data visualizations can help business users understand analytics insights and actually see the reasons why certain recommendations make the most sense. Traditional business intelligence and analytics vendors, as well as newer market entrants, are offering data visualization technologies and platforms. Here's a collection of 10 data visualization tools worthy of your consideration.


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