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Office 365 Taps Machine Learning, Tableau 10 Debuts: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/31/2016
Microsoft machine learning provides grammar coaching, Tableau 10 gives control back to IT, Teradata acquires Big Data Partnership, GE offers Predix IoT Kit, and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 31, 2016.
Amazon's Second Quarter Puts Competition In Rearview Mirror
News  |  7/29/2016
Amazon's cloud unit is disappointing competitors if they hoped it would slow down. In announcing its second quarter results, the company reported that its Amazon Web Services division grew at a 58% rate.
Oracle NetSuite Buy Creates Serious Cloud Contender
News  |  7/29/2016
Oracle announced plans to buy cloud-based ERP provider NetSuite, a company backed by Oracle CTO Larry Ellison. But how will the two companies resolve the overlap in functionality between their product portfolios?
Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse Update Storms Market
News  |  7/28/2016
Snowflake Computing has added automated administration features to its built-for-the-cloud modern data warehouse that enables analysis of multiple data types, big and small.
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
Google Puts Its Stamp On The Network Of The Future
InformationWeek Videos  |  7/28/2016
Amin Vadhat, Google Fellow and Networking Technical Lead, talked to Network Computing Editor-in-Chief Susan Fogarty about how Google is putting its stamp on the enterprise network.
GE Supplies IoT Developer Kit For Predix
News  |  7/27/2016
GE Digital is making it easier for IoT developers to tap into Predix analytics and use machine learning with the release of a new hardware and software kit.
Tableau 10 Puts Control Back In IT Hands
News  |  7/27/2016
Data visualization platform provider Tableau is updating its flagship product with new features that give oversight and data governance control back to IT organizations. It also makes a host of new advanced analytics capabilities accessible to more users.
Teradata Acquires London-Based Big Data Partnership
News  |  7/26/2016
Data warehouse and analytics company Teradata has added to its training and consulting bench with the acquisition of Big Data Partnership, a London-based startup that should also extend the company's global reach.
Gartner Sees $1 Trillion Shift In IT Spending To Cloud
News  |  7/25/2016
The shift in IT spending from traditional hardware and software to cloud computing will continue over the next five years. The transfer will total $1 trillion, according to Gartner.
Watson Offers Macy's AI Help, Workday Acquisition: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/24/2016
Watson's AI will help you find shoes at Macy's, Workday buys big data analytics company, Google releases machine learning APIs, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 24.
Hudl Sports Video Analysis Service Grows Fast On Amazon
News  |  7/22/2016
Fast-growing Hudl provides coaches and athletes with key feedback based on its customers' video uploaded to the cloud. Like many other startups, the company relies on Amazon Web Services for its backend support.
Google Cloud Platform Adds Machine Learning APIs
News  |  7/22/2016
Developers interested in creating apps that understand text or speech can look to Google's cloud for tools -- the Cloud Natural Language API and the Cloud Speech API. The two offerings have now advanced into open beta status.
Microsoft Moving Skype To Azure, Ditching P2P 
News  |  7/21/2016
The Redmond giant is wrapping up the final stages of migrating its Skype VoIP service to the cloud from its peer-to-peer backbone. The move will allow the company to offer new services including mobile group video calling and Skype Bots.
Boeing Win Positions Azure For Future Enterprise Growth
Commentary  |  7/21/2016
Microsoft Azure scored a big win by landing Boeing as a customer. Here's what it means for IT professionals.
SAP Second Quarter Earnings Shrug Off Brexit
News  |  7/21/2016
SAP second quarter earnings showed no sign of weakness from the recent Brexit vote in the UK. Instead, the company's revenue and earnings grew as SAP added new customers, particularly for its S/4 HANA platform.
Imperson Chatbot Platform For Enterprises Released
News  |  7/20/2016
Imperson.ai aspires to make it easier for enterprises to create and manage their bots designed for popular social platforms such as Facebook Messenger, Skype, and Twitter.
Microsoft Cloud Drives $22.6 Billion In Revenue
News  |  7/20/2016
Microsoft reported gains in its booming cloud business that propelled revenue to $22.6 billion and made up for declines in mobile phone earnings.
GE Plans Software Platform For Creating 'Digital Twins'
News  |  7/20/2016
GE already uses an internal platform for modeling jet engines, turbines, and other physical assets. Now, the company will be offering it as a service by the end of 2017.
IBM's Cloud, Analytics Investments Start Paying Off
News  |  7/19/2016
IBM's second quarter total revenues and earnings per share declined again, but executives and analysts put their focus on the company's strategic initiatives, which showed continued growth in the most recent quarter.
Can Big Data Help Cure Cancer?
News  |  7/19/2016
Genomic research and precision medicine are on the leading edge of cancer research and treatment, but the huge size of the data sets and the complexity of sharing those data sets among researchers thwarts progress. Here's one project that is aiming to remove those obstacles.
Data Science Skills Gap, Pokémon Go Maps: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/17/2016
The data and analytics skills gap is an obstacle to achieving digital transformation, according to a Gartner survey; Microsoft is looking to fill that skills gap with a new online degree program; and Pokemon Go's creator shares the secrets behind how the game's maps were created.
Microsoft Launches Online Data Science Degree Program
News  |  7/15/2016
Microsoft is addressing the shortage of workers with data science skills with a new professional degree program offered online. The company said the data science degree will serve as a pilot for future offerings.
AWS Expands Database Migration Service, Adds Replication
News  |  7/14/2016
At the Amazon Summit in Santa Clara this week, General Manager Matt Wood explained how much Amazon's Database Migration Service is being used and how the company is adding more resources for data migration.
IT Organizations Unprepared For Digital Business: Gartner
News  |  7/14/2016
Despite uncertainty of when their organizations will be ready for digital business, most IT pros say they will definitely play a part in the transformation when it does happen, according to a recent Gartner report.
Facebook CIO Likes Microsoft Office 365
News  |  7/13/2016
Facebook and Microsoft have inked a deal to migrate the social media giant's 13,000 employees to Office 365. Facebook will continue to use its own collaborative tools instead of Skype for Business and Yammer.
10 Hot SaaS Security Startups To Watch
Slideshows  |  7/13/2016
Leveraging cloud-based security services is helping to solve some major stumbling blocks when it comes to providing a robust architecture for organizations. To help you navigate your options, we're spotlighting 10 SaaS security startups whose tools are worth a look.
Microsoft, IBM Team Up For Surface Enterprise Push
News  |  7/12/2016
Microsoft put the focus on business customers with Surface as a Service, partnerships with IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton, and new Windows 10 options at WPC 2016.
Amazon Echo, Sisense Integration Connects BI With IoT
News  |  7/12/2016
Business intelligence platform provider Sisense is taking user self-service for analytics to the next level through integration with Amazon Echo and IoT devices.
Chef Automate Combines Three Tools Into One
News  |  7/12/2016
Chef has combined its popular configuration server with Chef Delivery and Chef Compliance to produce a more automated code workflow.
12 Barriers To Real-Time Analytics
Slideshows  |  7/12/2016
As organizations look to stay competitive by expanding their use of real-time analytics, implementation becomes a challenge. Finding options to effectively serve your company over the long term is often more difficult than it appears. We've identified 12 common obstacles you'll want to avoid as your company pursues real-time analytics.
Microsoft, GE Partnership Targets Industrial Cloud
News  |  7/11/2016
Microsoft and GE have announced a partnership that will make GE's Predix, a platform for the industrial internet, available on Azure.
Google's Machine Learning Buy, Alteryx Updates: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/10/2016
Google accelerates its machine learning efforts with acquisition, Alteryx and H2O.ai both enhance their platforms, and EHR growth continues to be driven by predictive analytics and wearables. All that and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 10, 2016.
Google Acquires Anvato, A Video Software Startup
News  |  7/8/2016
Google is looking to bolster its footing in the OTT video market with the purchase of Silicon Valley startup Anvato. The deal will help Google compete with similar services from Microsoft's Azure cloud.
AWS Helps Fermilab Researchers 'See' Neutrino Particles
News  |  7/8/2016
Researchers at the Fermilab National Accelerator Laboratory are using Amazon Web Services' cloud to help better understand neutrinos and to get a glimpse at what these elusive particles looks like.
Cloud Spending Will Top $37 Billion In 2016, IDC Reports
News  |  7/8/2016
A new forecast from IDC finds that spending on public and private cloud infrastructure will increase more than 15% this year, for a total of $37.1 billion. By 2020, IDC forecasts that spending on cloud services will nearly equal what is spent on traditional IT.
SAP Customer Satisfaction Findings May Point To Larger Trend  
News  |  7/8/2016
Nucleus Research conducted in-depth interviews with some 40 SAP customers to prepare a report which found that six out of 10 would not buy SAP again. Here's a closer look what it means.
AWS S3, Data Transfer Among Its Most Popular Services: Report
News  |  7/7/2016
AWS users liked S3 and Data Transfer, but customers were less impressed with Kinesis Streams, according to a report by third-party management platform for AWS customers, 2nd Watch.
12 Ways To Cultivate A Data-Savvy Workforce
Slideshows  |  7/7/2016
Organizations aspiring to become data-driven need to take a close look at their HR practices. If your company's hiring and retention standards aren't keeping up with the times, you may be losing valuable job candidates and employees. To minimize the pitfalls of building a data-savvy workforce, consider these tips.
Predictive Analytics, Wearables Data Driving EHR Growth
News  |  7/6/2016
Electronic health records may not be new, but they are gaining strong adoption. That's driven by trends such as integration with predictive analytics systems and telemedicine.
IT Skills Gap Hurts Enterprise Security: Survey
Commentary  |  7/6/2016
A survey of IT executives, managers, and practitioners finds the biggest challenges in infosec are around skills, not technology.
Red Hat, Eurotech Team Up On IoT Platform
News  |  7/5/2016
Red Hat and Eurotech have announced a jointly sponsored Eclipse Foundation project: a multi-device IoT platform based on donated Eurotech code.
The New IT: Driving Business Innovation With Tech 
Commentary  |  7/5/2016
Andi Mann, chief technology advocate at Splunk, sees major changes afoot in how IT and business are aligning. Here, he shares his experiences working with CIOs and other IT leaders as they look to derive real business outcomes from the technology they use every day.
Brexit Threatens London's Data Center Market
News  |  7/4/2016
The future of the UK, and specifically of London, as the leading market for data centers in Europe could be affected by Brexit, according to an analysis by 451 Research. However, the split could also provide opportunities for the US.
'No-Cloud' Policies Will Nearly Disappear By 2020, Gartner Says
News  |  7/4/2016
Within three years, more than 30% of the world's 100 largest vendors are expected to shift software investments from a cloud-first strategy to a cloud only strategy, according to Gartner.
Watson, WebEx Mashup, Hadoop Summit: Big Data Roundup
News  |  7/3/2016
IBM Watson gets close with Cisco WebEx to improve collaboration. Hortonworks rolls out updates and initiatives at Hadoop Summit. MapR offers an update to please admins. MongoDB Atlas goes live with a managed cloud-based MongoDB service. It's all in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending July 3, 2016.
IBM Opens Blockchain-Oriented, Bluemix Garage In NYC
News  |  7/1/2016
This week, IBM added a seventh "garage" for developers. Big Blue is opening a BlueMix Garage in New York City that will focus on financial services, including the use of blockchain technology.
Cloud Computing Profit Requires Trust Of Technology
News  |  7/1/2016
A Google-backed survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit finds that profiting from cloud computing requires trust in the technology.


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