Big Data

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

Google takes on real-time big data analysis with new cloud services

Google has unveiled a real-time data processing service and updated its BigQuery analysis tool

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4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)

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How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Best known for driving hiring decisions and identifying skills gaps, data analytics can also deliver the visibility, workforce intelligence and employee engagement needed to improve gender, ethnic and racial diversity of IT teams.

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

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Hortonworks to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Hortonworks has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Budapest-based SequenceIQ, a specialist in deployment automation technology for launching on-demand Hadoop clusters in the cloud or any environment that supports Docker...

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AWS offers machine-learning service to make sense of big data

Enterprises will soon be able to do the kind of big data analysis that allows Amazon to recommend books, video games and toasters to its customers.

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Data analytics firm Mixpanel tracks 45 billion user actions every month

If you want to grow your business, you must measure the right things. That's the Mixpanel model. As it turns out, measuring how customers behave is a very big business.

Informatica goes private in $5.3B buyout

The move will take the data-integration giant away from Wall Street's prying eyes

AtScale opens Hadoop's big-data vaults to nonexpert business users

New platform enables Hadoop analyses from within standard BI tools such as Microsoft Excel

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Microsoft closes acquisition of R software and services provider

Microsoft acquires Revolution Analytics, a commercial provider of services for the open source R programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics.

Oracle brings big data back to database administrators

The Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data gives DBAs a more familiar view of their big data collections

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New Office tool brings analytics for everyone

Analytics tools are useful, if you’re a data scientist. If you’re not, then all you have is lots of useless data. BeyondCore Apps for Office is a potential game-changer because it puts an easy to use, affordable, analytics tool into...

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Why a data-driven transformation requires a cultural shift

Metrics and analytics power nearly everything IT does at online marketplace Etsy. Its CTO attributes its success at becoming data-driven to the creation of a culture of learning and discovery.

Oracle bolsters Marketing Cloud to show CMOs the big picture

New features aim to offer a more holistic view of customers, even as they switch devices and channels

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What is data-driven marketing?

Once considered a mysterious black art, marketing is now a quantifiable, data-based function. But how do businesses use data analytics to drive marketing decisions?

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Hadoop powers big data digital marketing platform

Splice Machine and RedPoint Global join forces to provide customers with an omni-channel marketing platform powered by Hadoop.

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France’s laws are now on GitHub

A new repository traces the entire change history of France’s civil codes going back to the times of Napoleon.

In a haystack of data, Alation helps find the needle

The startup's new platform looks not just at the data but at how it's been used over time

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7 principles of data-driven transformation

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

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