Big Data

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Study reveals that most companies are failing at big data

Research from PwC and Iron Mountain reports some surprising statistics about how companies are using the data they collect.

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How big data is changing the database landscape for good

Mention the word "database," and most people think of the venerable RDBMS that has dominated the landscape for more than 30 years. That, however, may soon change.

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Toyota to make $1B artificial intelligence, robotics R&D push in US

Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research and development center in the U.S. to pursue those goals.

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Can artificial intelligence influence human behavior? A trial will find out

Researchers in Singapore began a two-year trial this week of a smartphone app that attempts to use artificial intelligence to influence the real world decisions of users.

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This analytics startup just emerged from stealth to help SMBs get a grip on unstructured data

Signals is a new textual analytics platform that aims to help users in businesses of any size crunch a wide variety of data without having to rely on highly trained data scientists or IT experts for help.


Partnership powers predictive and prescriptive analytics

The combination of GoodData's cloud-based analytics distribution platform and Absolutdata's big data analytics consulting expertise will help the partners accelerate their clients' ability to deploy predictive and prescriptive...

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MongoDB extends database to new users, adds enterprise features

The latest version of MongoDB features graphical tools, business intelligence connectors and application performance monitoring tool integration designed to make data in the NoSQL database accessible to business analysts, data...

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National Science Foundation invests $5M-plus in big data hubs

The National Science Foundation announced Monday that it is awarding a handful of universities more than $5 million to establish four regional hubs devoted to furthering the ability of organizations in fields ranging from agriculture...

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How Apache Kafka is greasing the wheels for big data

Analytics is often described as one of the biggest challenges associated with big data, but even before that step can happen, data has to be ingested and made available to enterprise users. That's where Apache Kafka comes in.

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Microsoft unveils new betas for SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake services

Microsoft unwrapped a smorgasbord of data-related announcements at the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit in Seattle on Wednesday, including news about the next beta for its flagship database server software and...

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IBM snaps up and more in Watson IoT push

IBM will acquire and other digital assets from The Weather Company for its new Watson IoT Unit and Watson IoT Cloud platform, it announced Wednesday.

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How Devicescape handles its IoT data challenges

Technology is only part of the solution. For turning large amounts of data into useful information in real time, staffing and organization are key.

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros that should help anyone.

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. It's a matter of competition. Here, experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data.

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IBM stirs Spark-as-a-service into IBM Bluemix

The new IBM Analytics on Apache Spark service is designed to allow developers to infuse applications on the Bluemix cloud platform with real-time analytics.

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5 interview questions for big data engineers… and how to answer them

Big data engineers are in-demand and difficult to hire, making salaries skyrocket. Answering these 5 questions the right way will help you land the job.

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7 steps to IoT data security

As Internet of Things (IoT) invades the enterprise, companies need to revamp their approach to protecting data because the old ways aren’t going to get the job done. Not in a world of 25 billion or more IoT devices connected to the...

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5 tips for working with data science interns

Interns want valuable experience, and with a little effort, an internship can become just as fruitful for your department as it is for their resume. Here are five tips on how to get the best out of your data science interns.

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