Deep Data Trumps Big Data
Finding smaller, more relevant morsels of information is the key to unlocking big data's potential, says FirstFuel's CTO.
When Data Hoarding Makes Sense
To hoard or not to hoard? EMC's Bill Schmarzo defends the practice of saving all the data you can, even when its value is uncertain.
Microsoft Earnings: 3 Things To Watch
Wall Street has given Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella two thumbs up, so far. But with Windows growth uncertain and Microsoft's cloud businesses still in infancy, Nadella will face questions.
Oracle Big Data SQL: 5 Key Points
Oracle's new big data tool won't cover all the analysis bases, but it will enable SQL-savvy professionals to query Hadoop and NoSQL sources.
Microsoft Pushes Partners To Cloud
At its Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft urged partners to focus on cloud services and revealed new programs and resources to help them transition.
Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
Big Data: No Hoarding Allowed
The best insights come from data you've just collected, not the musty bits you've saved for years, argues SumAll's CEO.
Google's API Riddle
Google services are everywhere -- but the company's lack of long-term commitment to products and APIs make it tough to know which ones to include in new apps.
Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
Data Scientist Role: How Will It Evolve?
As mainstream industries such as retail increasingly adopt big data initiatives, the roles of data scientists and other data professionals will change during the next few years. Here's a peek.