Big Data

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Why – and how – to do a better job of listening to your end user customers

IT managers haven't always been the best listeners. Here are some strategies to consider, taken from the best and worst customer interaction stories heard at a recent conference.

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Waiting for Hadoop is like Waiting for Godot, says Gartner

Most companies who have invested in big data have only done so for pilots

Booz Allen takes data science training online

Aiming to make data science training more accessible, Booz Allen Hamilton introduces a hands-on online training course complete with gamification elements.

Ask Watson or Siri: Artificial intelligence is as elusive as ever

In 1966, some Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers reckoned that they could develop computer vision as a summer project, perhaps even get a few smart undergrads to complete the task. The world has been working on the...

Startup offers a big-data storyteller

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

Cray announces monster 1,500 core Big Data system

Turnkey Big Data analytics, integrated software for high performance data processing

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Salesforce's big opportunity is in keeping it simple

Salesforce is growing revenues fast and its developer ecosystem faster, meaning there are piles and piles of customer data just waiting to be studied.

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Here's a bird’s eye view of Ebola epidemic

Data-publishing platform Silk has created a world map depicting the spread of the Ebola epidemic worldwide.

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Hadoop platform, apps represent $1 trillion opportunity

Hadoop will evolve into an invisible foundational data infrastructure technology this year, says Cloudera Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson. Now's the time to focus on building applications on top of the platform, he says....

Hadoop World: The executive dashboard is on the way out

The O'Reilly Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York points to new ways of analyzing data.

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How-to: Get started with MariaDB

An easy step-by-step guide to setting up a MariaDB database server and phpMyAdmin on Fedora, CentOS, or Ubuntu.

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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers.

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Density vs. Isolation in the data center

When filling your rack space with servers, is it better to go high density with fewer physical boxes or many isolated servers?

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MapR makes its NoSQL database freely available in community edition

The in-Hadoop NoSQL database is now available for unlimited production use as part of the free MapR Community Edition of Hadoop.

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Hortonworks boosts support for enterprise needs in HDP 2.2

The latest version of the Hortonworks Data Platform distribution of Hadoop adds numerous features with a special focus on enterprise requirements around governance, security and operations.

The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

The Weather Channel has found that MongoDB is speedy and hastens the process of developing new apps.

Europe to get €2.5 billion big data boost from Commission, industry

Europe is lagging behind and urgently needs a big data investment to get on the bandwagon, Neelie Kroes said.

Watson shows the power of intelligent computing

It was a big week for Watson, which opened a new headquarters in the Big Apple and took center stage at IBM's Think Forum. The type of intelligent computing that Watson provides (or other vendors will soon provide) can improve...

If you're a programmer, here's why you should move to Washington state

New (and old) data show that the Evergreen State is a particularly good place for software developers

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