Big Data

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

privacy

How much is a good deal worth?

When advertising crosses the line into invasion of privacy, consumers need to ask hard questions about what personal data they’re giving away.

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What is data mining? How analytics uncovers insights

Data mining is the automated process of sorting through huge data sets to identify trends and patterns and establish relationships

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When identity data eclipses digital identity

Digital identity needs to be redefined as verified identity data. Identity data, using the right tools, can be used to carry out online jobs on behalf of the real me. But the right technology, aka personal data stores, need to be in...

13 frameworks for mastering machine learning

13 frameworks for mastering machine learning

Venturing into machine learning? These open source tools do the heavy lifting for you

Cloud

Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

In this Q&A, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talk about their deal to work together to migrate thousands of databases to the cloud

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What is machine learning? Software derived from data

Building systems that learn from data is a better way to solve complex problems, given enough meaningful data to learn from

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IBM speeds deep learning by using multiple servers

IBM's Distributed Deep Learning spreads model training across any number of hardware nodes—as long as they’re IBM nodes

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All your streaming data are belong to Kafka

Apache Kafka continues its ascent as attention shifts from lumbering Hadoop and data lakes to real-time streams

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Data is eating the software that is eating the world

The data-driven machine learning algorithms that power AI will not only upend programming, but lower the barriers to AI itself

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Enterprises can put Oracle's entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in a good deal of the money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking...

Sparks

Apache Spark 2.2 gets streaming, R language boosts

The latest additions to Apache's all-in-one in-memory processing framework simplify stream processing and flesh out support for the R language

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Nvidia's new TensorRT speeds machine learning predictions

Serving predictions from a GPU is also more power-efficient and delivers results with lower latency, Nvidia claims

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Q&A: Hortonworks and IBM double down on Hadoop

New alliance brings IBM's DSX data science and machine learning toolkit to the Hortonworks Data Platform

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Blockchain integration turns ERP into a collaboration platform

Several big vendors are working to place blockchain's distributed ledger technology next to ERP systems so trusted entities can share data on everything from shipping manifests and supply chains to equipment maintenance and...

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The AI fight is escalating: This is the IT giants' next move

Artificial intelligence is where the competition is in IT, with Microsoft and Google both parading powerful, always-available AI tools for the enterprise at their respective developer conferences, Build and I/O, in May.

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New tool tallies your big data debt

The free Dremio Big Data Debt Calculator is a new tool from data analytics startup Dremio designed to help enterprises estimate the unplanned cost that stems from the use of non-relational data management technologies.

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How to make Fully Homomorphic Encryption "practical and usable"

Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE) for years has been a promising approach to protecting data while it’s being computed on, but making it fast enough and easy enough to use has been a challenge.

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Automated mitigation on endpoint devices and networks can be tricky

Many companies have automated systems in place for preventing, detecting, and investigating security incidents, but automating the incident response and mitigation process for networks and endpoint devices has been a tougher nut to...

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Security automation is maturing, but many firms not ready for adoption

The security automation industry is still in its infancy, with most vendors just a year or two old, but there are already some promising technologies that enterprises can put to use - if they have already laid the required ground work....

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

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