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Need more analytics speed? Cray wants to light a fire under your big data

It's no secret that analytics is eating the enterprise world, but if there's anything in perpetually short supply, it's speed.

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Data is being ‘hoarded,’ not commercialized

Loss of control and worries about leaks are behind the stockpiling of vast amounts of data that could be sold or morphed into products and services.

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Who's in your store right now? SAP's new data service can tell you

Marketers can tap virtually limitless volumes of data about customers' online activities, but the offline world isn't nearly as forthcoming. That's where SAP aims to help.

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Twitter location data reveals users' homes, workplaces

Geographic location stamps transmitted in tweets can provide enough information for non-technical people to deduce where a Twitter user lives and works.

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Will programmers in health IT have to take the Hippocratic Oath?

The rise of healthcare IT raises many questions, including the ethical decision making of software makers.

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SAP seeks to simplify IT with a beefier new version of Hana

SAP has updated its flagship Hana in-memory computing platform with a raft of new features designed to make IT simpler while giving organizations a better handle on their data.

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Challenges for IoT: Connectivity, protocols, funding

IoT faces technical challenges, as well as funding issues. Funding, however, could be surmountable with a change in approach.


Nyansa launches Voyance Live, a public networking statistics portal

IT analytics company Nyansa today rolled out a public web portal, offering anonymized data pulled from instances of its flagship Voyance product in operation around the world.

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5 things you need to know about data exhaust

Big data is now a familiar term in most of the business world, and companies large and small are scrambling to take advantage of it. Data exhaust, on the other hand, is less widely known, and in some ways it's an evil twin brother.

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How to define the evolving role of data scientist

Data science is a hot new career, but companies still aren't sure how to best use these employees. Here’s how to hire data scientists with a clear strategy in place.

AtScale scoops up $11 million in Series B funding for its Hadoop-based BI

There's still lots of potential for vendors in the Hadoop ecosystem. AtScale manages to avoid the funding crunch and picks up some cash.

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Half the Web's traffic comes from bots, and that's costing you more than you think

Roughly half of all Web traffic comes from bots and crawlers, and that's costing companies a boatload of money.

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Open Data Platform Initiative looks to ease fears

In an effort to address concerns that the ODPi is a vendor organization designed to exert undue influence on Apache Hadoop ecosystem projects, the Linux Foundation organization announced a gold sponsorship of the ASF.

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Adobe adds data-science muscle to its cloud services

Adobe on Wednesday announced a host of new algorithms in its cloud services designed to help brands uncover new patterns and put them to work.

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Review: 6 machine learning clouds

Amazon, Microsoft, Databricks, Google, HPE, and IBM machine learning toolkits run the gamut in breadth, depth, and ease

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Is your data safe when it's at rest? MarkLogic 9 aims to make sure it is

The database landscape is much more diverse than it once was, thanks in large part to big data, and on Tuesday, one of today's newer contenders unveiled an upcoming release featuring a major boost in security.

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5 key requirements of successful big data projects

In her keynote presentation at Apache: Big Data North America, Amy Gaskins, a data scientist with more than a decade of experience, shared five key requirements that can make or break big data projects.

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IBM's Watson is going to cybersecurity school

The result will be a cloud service called Watson for Cyber Security that's designed to provide insights into emerging threats as well as recommendations on how to stop them.

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