Big Data

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted -- the question is, which half? That's the age-old question in adland. Now Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects...


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5 big data technology predictions for 2015

Big data technologies have evolved at a torrid pace that shows every sign of continuing in 2015. MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

Why organizations fail to create value from analytics, part 1

Many companies are striving to expand their data analysis initiatives, but struggle to understand how to create economic value from analytics

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Growth spurt: Julia’s popularity with programmers is on the uptick

GitHub data shows that developers are showing a healthy interest in the programming language that was designed to do everything

IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Cognitive computing could improve the ability to spot melanoma early on

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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

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How predictive analytics can help set perfect hotel room prices

By mashing together years of data from a multitude of sources, startup Duetto is helping hotels optimize their room pricing. And in this tight-margin world, a small increase in revenue per available room makes a big difference in...

Startup rethinks databases for the real-time geospatial era

SpaceCurve's new database platform offers large scale real-time geographic data analysis

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Finding critical business data -- fast

These CIOs are jumping on a fast-moving trend — mining small data sets to deliver valuable insights quickly to the right people at the right time.

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How IBM’s Watson could change your business

Watson Group Chief Mike Rhodin talks about how IBM’s cognitive computing tech is rolling out to enterprises, developers and end users.

FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing over 14 million records per second

The CIO's top 3 priorities for 2015

The CIO will have three top priorities heading into 2015 -- all related to how data is used, shared and monetized.

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The 5 worst big data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

There are enormous benefits from Big Data analytics, but also massive potential for exposure that could result in anything from embarrassment to outright discrimination. Here's what to look out for - and how to protect yourself and...

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Most workers in developed countries worry about tech of the future

Workers believe that smartphones, tablets and other computing devices have made them more productive, but they have a nagging worry about the increasing role of technology in their lives.

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IBM Watson Analytics now open for business

After a lot of buildup, IBM Watson is now open for business.

11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement libraries and frameworks.

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Big data gives Santa a big headache [CARTOON]

Determining who was naughty or nice isn’t so easy in the age of data analytics

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What does all that healthcare data really mean?

Amid the push to open access to more healthcare data, government and industry officials caution that datasets must come with context in order to provide meaningful insights for patients and researchers.

Google, Facebook's hunger for servers drives market

Enterprise need for real-time analytics also helps fuels server sales in the face of uncertain economy.

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