Big Data

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Mix data sets with analytics tools for business results

Marketing firm Crossmark uncovers valuable consumer insights for its customers with high-powered analytics.

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No, it’s not always quicker to do things in memory

New research finds that, contrary to popular belief, in-memory computing isn’t automatically the fastest way to do things.

Why analytics is eating the world

New tools promise to empower an increasingly diverse set of business users, but there are potential pitfalls.

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4 ways to beat the big data talent shortage

Big Data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

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Researchers use A.I. to reimagine health care

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh are working to use artificial intelligence to cull through electronic health records, diagnostic imaging, prescriptions and other sources to create health care...

EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data 'lakes'

Technology from VMware, Pivotal and EMC storage will go into big-data analytics systems.

Six features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Queries will be as much as 10 times faster

Databricks takes the human intervention out of Spark processing

A new workflow feature for Databricks Cloud can automate routine deployment tasks

Oracle introduces big data-infused marketing services

Oracle has unveiled new services around customer service and prospect marketing.

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Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

Technology officials look to enrich the value of large datasets by collaborating on open source projects with developer community.

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Why businesses should focus on wide data, not big data

Data doesn't have to be big to provide your organization with important insights.

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Survey: Big data interest still growing

It's not all positive, however: Security issues and problems with some existing products leave room for improvement.

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American Cancer Society embraces big data

Teradata data warehouse delivers impressive performance gains, opens doors to additional data-driven improvements.

1010data gets the religion on R

Big data platform provider 1010data now offers the R programming language for customer-analysis needs.

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Big data and battle tanks: Inside World of Tanks’ powerful infrastructure

Tracking the scores, progress and behavior of millions of players around the globe playing an online game is no laughing matter, according to T.J. Wagner, an executive producer and creative director for World of Tanks publisher...

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Tableau adds new enticements to its free data visualization tool

Tableau Public gets new tools and data sets to better withstand growing competition -- at the same free price.

Ryft claims extreme speed for analytics by shunning x86

The x86 architecture can do a lot of processing jobs, but there are some tasks where you would want a different processor architecture. For example, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) are much better suited to perform search...

Apache Tajo brings data warehousing to Hadoop

A relatively obscure open source Apache package provides a way to put Hadoop data in a data warehouse for further analysis

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