Big Data

Get the most from your organization's data. Advice on data analytics, backup, data deduplication, mobile data, security, and more.

Scott McNealy sees gold in the hills of social data

Now head of Wayin, the former Sun CEO aims to wrest enterprise value from all the chatter

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Update: Google, Microsoft, Oracle back new R Consortium at Linux Foundation

A new R Consortium of major vendors launched today aimed at "strengthen[ing] both the technical and user communities," according to a Linux Foundation announcement.

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R Consortium aims to strengthen data analysis

Representatives from the R Foundation and industry representatives including Microsoft, Google and Oracle have formed the R Consortium to strengthen the technical and user communities around the R programming language for statistical...

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Why R? The pros and cons of the R language

Package ecosystem and graphics are strengths; security and memory management are weaknesses.

Blazent brings big data to IT operations management

Blazent enterprise customers can now get immediate glimpses into the health and performance of their IT systems

New Box Governance tool helps companies manage sensitive data

The cloud storage provider makes good on its promise to deliver full FINRA compliance

SAP Hana users warned of security vulnerability

Default encryption keys are the problem

Salesforce's new analytics apps will be tailored for specific roles

The first to arrive is Sales Wave Analytics, targeting salespeople

SAS automates data modeling for fast analysis

SAS Factory Miner can automate the buidling of data models and pick the best ones to predict the future

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Benchmarking engine compares hospital performance data

Self-described benchmarking engine OnlyBoth released a public tool for comparing hospitals on Tuesday, showing off its clever comparative capabilities to the cloud and IoT vendors it hopes to woo.

Alabama researcher devises a way to harness unused IoT power

The Aura system could generate income from unused computer cycles

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How to collect and analyze data from 100,000 weather stations

Want to know what it’s like to analyze massive amounts of data under pressure? Talk to Bryson Koehler, CIO of The Weather Company (which owns the Weather Channel), who must interpret data sets from around the world to predict...

SAP steps up its IoT push with new Hana, analytics releases

SAP Cloud for Planning gets a new mobile app

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8 ways to make the most out of your customer data

Big bata, business analytics and marketing experts discuss how organizations can best put to use all that consumer data they’ve been collecting.

IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM has contributed SystemML language to the Spark community and will offer Spark as a Bluemix service

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Log management is leading use case for Big Data

Companies that have deployed Big Data solutions are most likely to be using them for log management, followed closely by data archiving, operational data storage, advanced analytics, data discovery and search.


IBM commits to Apache Spark compute engine

Big Blue will embed Spark in its platforms and offer it as a service on its IBM Bluemix cloud. It will also an donate its IBM SystemML machine learning technology to the Spark open source ecosystem.

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Is big data really for you? Things to consider before diving in

For the likes of Google, Twitter and Facebook, Big Data is an intrinsic part of their business and plays a key role in their ability to survive and thrive. However, it is not for everyone. Here's how to know for sure if Big Data is...

Spark update brings R support and machine learning chops

Spark users can run R jobs across data stored on multiple servers

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