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Microsoft Azure: More Mature Cloud Platform
News  |  9/30/2015
With Azure, Microsoft stakes claim against Amazon and Google, touting its ability to serve as a more muscular cloud partner for the enterprise data center.
IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data
News  |  9/30/2015
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn't have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.
GE: IoT Makes Power Plants $50M More Valuable
News  |  9/29/2015
GE preps general availability of its Predix analytics platform, says managing utility output with Internet of Things data will increase an electric plant's value by $50 million over its lifespan.
Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite Is Now Available
News  |  9/29/2015
Azure users now have the option of joining the Internet of Things and collecting and analyzing their machine data with Microsoft's IoT Suite.
SnapLogic Update Adds Spark, Apache Cassandra Connectors
News  |  9/29/2015
Elastic Integration Platform update aims to trim processing overhead in big data systems making greater use of Hadoop.
MapR Drafts JSON To Work With Hadoop
News  |  9/29/2015
Adding JSON to MapR-DB bolsters the trend of moving Hadoop from ETL to real-time analytics. This means vendors are placing their products and services one step ahead of what their enterprise customers.
Microsoft Azure Data Lake Offers Enhanced Analytics Tools
News  |  9/28/2015
An expansion of Microsoft's Azure Data Lake will include a new analytics service, and it will be ready for public preview by the end of the year.
Cloudera Boosts Hadoop Portfolio With Security, Data Update Offerings
News  |  9/28/2015
Cloudera is filling the gaps in its Hadoop portfolio with two new products. RecordService provides security management across multiple Hadoop data access apps, while Kudu combines fast analytics and data updates, slims workloads.
IBM's Watson Gets San Francisco Office, Added Capabilities
Commentary  |  9/24/2015
IBM is building new West Coast office in San Francisco for its IBM Watson system, while Big Blue has added some capabilities, including ones for social media and productivity.
Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth
News  |  9/24/2015
Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks.
Bitcoin, Security Concerns Drive Blockchain Technology Adoption
Commentary  |  9/22/2015
Surprising players, such as IBM, are adopting the blockchain technology known best for Bitcoin transactions.
Apple Acquires Mapsense To Boost Location Visualization Offerings
News  |  9/21/2015
Apple has acquired location-based analytics and visualization developer Mapsense. The deal is only the most recent by Apple and other companies looking to scoop up location data visualization startups.
Windows 10 Hardware, Cortana Meets Salesforce: Microsoft Roundup
News  |  9/19/2015
Windows 10 and Cortana Analytics Suite were hot topics during a week when Microsoft also appointed a new company-wide president.
Hadoop Adoption Poised For Growth: Survey
News  |  9/17/2015
More than three quarters of respondents to a recent AtScale survey said they plan to do more with Hadoop in the next three months. Learn how they intend to derive business value from these efforts.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick: Every Car Should Be Ours
News  |  9/16/2015
Uber's CEO thinks his company should handle every car and truck on the road, and that if this happened, you'd like it.
Salesforce Brings Internet Of Things Data Into CRM
News  |  9/16/2015
IoT Cloud will enable customers to use sensor-gathered data in their customer relationship management software and take action on what they find.
Salesforce Expands Wave Analytics Platform Capabilities
News  |  9/15/2015
Salesforce tries to inject more analytics into customers' operations as they use CRM data and third-party applications.
Vint Cerf Wants Your Help Re-Imagining The Internet
News  |  9/10/2015
Vint Cerf, recognized as one of the fathers of the Internet, is using social media to generate new ideas about how the Web should evolve.
Cloudera Sees Spark Emerging As Hadoop Engine
News  |  9/9/2015
Cloudera launches the One Platform Initiative to advance Spark as the data processing successor to MapReduce inside Hadoop.
Big Data And ROI: An Uneasy Pairing For CIOs
Commentary  |  9/8/2015
CIOs need to rethink traditional cost justifications when making investments in big data projects.
ARM, Thundersoft Plan IoT Accelerators In China
News  |  9/7/2015
The initiative is the latest in a recent spate of major investment in in the Internet of Things by vendors worldwide, even as two US industry trade groups call for greater commitment to the space.
Toyota Investing $50 Million In AI Development
News  |  9/6/2015
Toyota is investing $50 million to create research programs at Stanford and MIT to study and facilitate the advancement of artificial intelligence.
Data Visualizations: 11 Ways To Bring Analytics To Life
Slideshows  |  9/4/2015
Data visualizations, used well, can help people make sense of large, complex data. Learn how data visualizations are changing and best practices for making the most of them.
IBM, ARM Partner On IoT Development
News  |  9/4/2015
The deal gives IBM access to ARM's IoT sensor technology and provides developers better and faster ways to analyze and process the data once it has been collected.
SmartThings Hub Gets Smarter
News  |  9/3/2015
The IoT controller has gained battery backup and the ability to handle streaming video.
Using Data To Fight Wildfires: An Inside Look
Slideshows  |  9/3/2015
Data gathering and analysis are now part of an array of tools used to fight wildfires in the US. Here's what it all looks like.
Data, Analytics Help Fight Forest Fires
Commentary  |  9/3/2015
Cameron Tongier of the US Fish and Wildlife Service Fire Management Branch spoke with InformationWeek from his temporary office near a fire line in Idaho. He's one of several front-line wildfire managers we spoke with about the long arc of data analysis that leads up to daily situation reports for wildfire managers.


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