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  • Oracle ups memory, storage of Exalytics analytics appliance

    Posted July 15, 2013 - 8:47 am

    Oracle is introducing a new generation of its Exalytics appliance for high-speed data analysis that comes with a slightly higher price tag but major increases in memory and storage capacity.
  • Unix: Chopping up CSV files

    Posted July 13, 2013 - 8:31 pm

    CSV (comma-separated values) files represent a common standard for transmitting data between applications. Like the more generic "flat files", each line in a CSV file represents a record. Exporting or importing data from and to applications such as Excel in CSV format is standard practice for a lot of applications. Hand a CSV file to a tool such as awk, however, and you may run into some problems. Let's look at the problems and at a handy Perl module that takes the stress out of working with CSV files on Unix systems.
  • White Paper

    Enterprise Storage eGuide

    Posted July 11, 2013 - 2:30 pm

    Storage professionals today are dealing with the ramification of a number of new technologies. Trends such as cloud, virtualization, mobility and big data are having a significant impact on how enterprises store data today.
  • Businesses are loaded with customer information, but unable to act upon it

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    Business owners think they have a great understanding of their customers, but a new survey shows they're completely clueless.
  • Webcast

    Content Analytics Explained

    Posted July 10, 2013 - 1:00 pm

    Content Analytics Explained - Listen to Bob Foyle, Sr. Product Manager, IBM talk about Content Analytics and the Analytics Imperative.
  • Microsoft makes data mining self-service with BI for Office 365

    Posted July 8, 2013 - 7:29 pm

    Microsoft is attempting to break down the barriers to business intelligence with Power BI for Office 365, which is designed to let companies gain new insights by tapping both structured and unstructured and internal and external data.
  • Big Data jumps to the cloud

    Posted July 8, 2013 - 11:17 am

    Big Data-as-a-Service offers quick, inexpensive, targeted analytics.
  • MIT researchers immerse you in your Gmail data

    Posted July 8, 2013 - 10:37 am

    A new visual data program called Immersion from the MIT Media Lab invites users to hand over their Gmail address and password in exchange for seeing how they really use the Google messaging system.
  • Groping through big data with grep

    Posted July 6, 2013 - 4:49 pm

    The grep command has a lot more options and "flavors" than the casual command line pioneer might expect, but there are some options and limitations that you should know about when you're working with big data files.
  • The Fortress of Solitude just got less solitude-y [CARTOON]

    Posted July 5, 2013 - 6:00 am

    Even the Man of Steel can’t escape the NSA’s prying eyes
  • Oracle quietly slashes BI software prices

    Posted July 3, 2013 - 3:51 pm

    Oracle has quietly cut the list price of its flagship BI (business intelligence) Foundation Suite significantly, possibly in response to increased market competition.
  • How analytics is helping IT vendors sell actual solutions

    Posted July 3, 2013 - 1:43 pm

    For decades, IT vendors have offered small 's' solutions that were really bundles of hardware, software and services that they wanted to sell regardless of what customers actually needed. Now firms such as Dell, IBM and EMC are using analytics to help customers decide which products are best for their needs. Oracle, HP and others struggling with big 'S' solutions may get left behind.
  • Slideshow

    8 great sites for one-stop data visualization

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 3:00 pm

    These are places to find, analyze and visualize publicly available data to use in your own materials.
  • Splunk woos Hadoop users

    Posted July 1, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    The need by corporate IT operations to enable easier interaction with massive -- and fast growing -- data sets in Hadoop environments is driving a flurry of vendor activity.
  • What Unix can teach you about big data

    Posted June 30, 2013 - 2:58 pm

    Big data may be a tech buzzword of the moment, but Unix admins who need to hunt through logs to figure out what's going with their systems have been grappling with huge data sets for decades. Here are tips on command-line tools and techniques that can make sense of seemingly overwhelming data sets.
  • Teradata expands Hadoop support

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 3:17 pm

    Teradata's enterprise customers have a fresh set of options for integrating Hadoop into their environments.
  • Spotlight on Big Data

    Posted June 28, 2013 - 2:49 pm

    "Big data is about looking ahead, beyond what everybody else sees" - Peter Sondergaard, Gartner
  • RainStor adds enterprise-grade security, search to Hadoop

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    The idea of big data--of unlocking the power of data you already have--is a seductive one.
  • Big data analytics moves to the cloud

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:40 am

    What if you could store your data in the cloud and run complex queries and analytics on it where it resides, without moving it? That's the question high-performance cloud infrastructure and big data analytics specialist Joyent looks to answer with its new Joyent Manta Storage Service.
  • Big virtualization: VMware is virtualizing Hadoop

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:19 am

    VMware today announced advancements that will allow vSphere to manage Hadoop clusters.
  • In-memory technology speeds up data analytics

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 11:07 am

    Long the purview of financial firms looking for an edge as they make lightning-fast transactions, in-memory technology is starting to catch the attention of many firms that conduct real-time analysis.
  • 8 ways business intelligence software improves the bottom line

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:51 am

    Business intelligence experts and IT executives share their tips on how BI software can improve your bottom line and make your organization more efficient.
  • Splunk targets Hadoop (and unstructured data) with Hunk

    Posted June 27, 2013 - 10:43 am

    If you deal with machine data, chances are you're familiar with Splunk, a big data tool geared specifically for machine data. Splunk collects, indexes and correlates real-time data generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile devices, sensors and RFID assets. The idea is to generate insight and "operational intelligence" from customer clickstreams, transactions, network activity, call records and so forth.
  • Teradata portfolio for Hadoop looks to ease big data deployments

    Posted June 26, 2013 - 9:06 pm

    Working with partner Hortonworks, Teradata aims to reduce the pain of implementing big data solutions with a host of appliances, customer support and consulting services for Apache Hadoop.
  • Question

    Need sugessitions on Hadoop Admin

    Posted June 26, 2013 - 7:31 am

    This Suneel working as Sr.Quality Assurance(Manual tester), i would like to change my job profile to DBA side. I heard that current hot technology is "Hadoop" and while google it got the information like it is mostly related to programmers, but i didn't have any programming knowledge.
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