Big Data

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'Attack of the Data Silos 2': Coming soon to an enterprise near you

ERP was supposed to get rid of the silo problem, but today's do-it-yourself analytics trend threatens to bring it back


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MapR adds self-service SQL analytics

MapR Technologies updates its Hadoop distribution with Apache Drill 1.0 to support schema-free SQL analytics for big data.

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Security analytics scores high in value, low in penetration

Security analytics had the highest perceived value compared to its cost, according to a survey of information security professionals released Monday, but it scored next to last in penetration.

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Government security workers have a big data problem

Better analytics could help government workers improve security, but they are hindered by tight budgets and many say they're already overwhelmed by the data they have now.

IBM, Deloitte bring big data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans.

Tableau revs its analytics engines with an online speed injection

Also new in Tableau Online 9.0 is a sync feature for on-premises data

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with new analytics tool

New offering focuses on spatial and graph capabilities.

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Pentaho adds orchestration for Apache Spark jobs

Pentaho has announced native integration of Pentaho Data Integration (PDI) with Apache Spark, enabling the orchestration of Spark jobs.

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ADP delivers big data platform for workforce management insights

The payroll processing titan is leveraging data from its 600,000 clients and their 24 million employees to provide human resources professionals with benchmarking and predictive analytics.

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IBM aims to help developers build analytics-driven cloud apps

Big Blue has introduced new services for its Bluemix cloud development platform to help developers create cloud applications for mobile, Internet of Things, supply-chain analytics and intelligent infrastructure solutions.

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Pivotal rolls out Hadoop distro update, new query optimizer

Pivotal releases a new version of its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution built on the open source ODP big data kernel, along with a new cost-based query optimizer that promises up to 100x performance upgrades for Greenplum and HAWQ.

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Sensor detects wasted office space

Infrared sensors, coupled with algorithms, could allow enterprises to better identify unused space, and drive hot-desking forward.

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Anticipating IoT traffic growth? Why a colo, not the cloud, might be in your future

The Internet of Things is coming, and drastic traffic growth is going to blow your network sky-high. Should you scale up your on-premises data center? No. Should you move to the cloud? No. The best strategy may be to move your...

IBM's new Power Systems servers are custom-made for SAP Hana

Systems promise tailored support for SAP Business Warehouse version 7.31 or higher.

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Azure to feature a data warehouse, a 'data lake' and the ability to pool multiple databases

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Dell brings advanced visualization to analytics platform

A partnership with data visualization specialist Datawatch gives Dell's Statistica analytics platform new capabilities that better position it for business analysts.

DataTorrent grabs $15M in funding to help make sense of big data -- fast

DataTorrent, which claims its Hadoop-based software can process billions of events per second, has received $15 million in Series B funding.

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Getting the most out of big data

Without proper information governance, enterprises are likely to lose out on valuable insights.

SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS offers new tools for training, as well as for banking and network security

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