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SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth
SAP reported a strong growth in cloud revenue and fast adoption of its HANA platform in the first quarter, while its software revenue dipped from the...
Oracle in-memory app for J.D. Edwards aims to help juggle supply and demand
Oracle is rolling out a new in-memory application for its J.D. Edwards ERP (enterprise resource planning) software that's aimed at giving...
Teradata's QueryGrid to power multi-database analytics
Teradata is hoping to gain ground in the hotly competitive data-warehousing and analytics market with QueryGrid, a new product that allows users to...
Data analytics startup SimpleQL suggests questions
SimpleQL thinks the best way to bring business intelligence to people who've never drilled into big data is to help them decide what they want to...
Business groups see IT shops as roadblocks to data analytics projects
Business groups in a growing number of companies appear to be plowing ahead on data analytics projects with little input or help from their own IT...
SAP rolls out 'smart' new way to do data warehousing
SAP is continuing to merge its HANA in-memory database platform with its Business Warehouse data warehousing software, with the latest update adding...
Government open data proves a treasure trove for savvy businesses
Ever since President Obama signed the Open Data Executive Order, government agencies have been making their vast data stores available to the public....
Tip of the Hat: Data doomsday is coming
As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it's increasingly likely that many major organizations...
Splunk and Tableau Join Forces to Give Machine Data to Business Users
Splunk and Tableau have formed a strategic alliance through which Tableau's visual analytics business intelligence platform can connect to...
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Informatica promises speedier report development
Informatica hopes to save business analysts time by allowing them to build their own queries and reports, without requiring the IT department to do...
Microsoft marshals marketing, service, social for Dynamics CRM, aims anew at Salesforce.com
Microsoft is about to make a fresh run at its CRM (customer relationship management) rival Salesforce.com with new capabilities for marketing...
Intel wants to be the 'operating system' for big data
Intel is continuing to build out its array of software tools for the Hadoop open-source big data processing framework, with an emphasis on the...
Quick guide: Which freaking database should I use?
The big data era calls for NoSQL databases. Explore the new alternatives to old RDBMS and find out which one is best for you
Microsoft PowerBI puts Web and internal data on the map
Microsoft's new service, Power BI, provides a way to analyze data and present the results in a visually appealing way, without the bother of...
7 things marketing wants to say to IT
Attention, IT: As marketing goes all-digital, your CMO needs more from you than back-office support. Are you ready to be a marketing partner?
ThoughtSpot promises Google-like BI experience
Two items on BI (business intelligence) customers' wish lists have long been ease of use and a lower burden on IT. A startup called ThoughtSpot,...
Dell lets managers go 'off road' with self-serve analytics
Once upon a time within Dell, managers who needed a business analysis report had to put in an IT request, a drawn out process that drove business...
Big Data Helps Walgreens Treat Walk-in Patients
Cloud-based electronic medical records and analytics systems give Walgreens health data to diagnose and treat patients at in-store clinics.
Special report: The triumph of JavaScript
JavaScript is the reigning programming language across platforms and devices. Harness that power with the right frameworks and tools