Big Data/Business Intelligence

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Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

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Baidu partners with U.N. to tackle e-waste in China

Baidu and the United Nations Development Programme have opened a joint lab

Philadelphia uses Salesforce.com for upgraded 311 system

Community portals, social media analysis and better insight into problem resolution are on tap for Philly residents

3D printing makes its move into production

IT needs to get ready

Microsoft makes Bing search more chatty

A new feature lets people simplify how they phrase their questions

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Big Data scientists get 100 recruiter emails a day

Surprise: Today’s hottest tech skill isn’t programming, it’s data analysis--and that’s changing the world in unexpected ways.

Oracle E-Business Suite upgrade points to its Fusion dilemma

A slew of upgrades in E-Business Suite 12.2.4 makes the question of adopting Fusion Applications more difficult, one analyst says

Former exec says HP 'bungled' the Autonomy acquisition, alleges cover-up

An HP spokesperson calls ex-Autonomy CFO Sushovan Hussain's statements 'preposterous'

Lawsuit against NetSuite over 'manifestly unusable' software set to be dismissed

It's far more preferable to avoid going to court altogether when you've got a problem with your vendor, one analyst says

Oracle issues fix for Java update that crippled some Web apps

A work-around is available for users who are unable to apply Java upgrades, Oracle says

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5 Big Data projects that could change your life

Real-world Big Data projects that are already paying rewards.

Microsoft continues global CRM expansion in battle against Salesforce.com

The company is targeting growth markets, according to one analyst

11 Big Data Certifications That Will Pay Off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

Hortonworks, Pivotal team to better manage Hadoop

Two Hadoop distributors will join forces to work on Apache Ambari, a Hadoop management tool

'Canvas fingerprinting' tracking is sneaky but easy to halt

At least two browser extensions can stop the tracking method, which was in wide use earlier this year

Wolfram fortifies SystemModeler with more libraries

Wolfram has opened an online store for third-party modeling libraries

US Social Security Administration spent nearly $300M on IT project 'boondoggle,' lawmakers say

The SSA may have also tried to temporarily keep a damaging report on the project secret, a House committee alleges

Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse

Teradata acquires assets of Hadapt, Revelytix for big data

The deals give Teradata SQL querying and metadata management for Hadoop

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