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  • November 21, 2014 21 Nov'14

    Businesses double down on big data value, analytics ROI

    Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.

  • November 20, 2014 20 Nov'14

    Data-driven danger

    Data-driven business looks like its emerging as the next big buzz phrase. Should you be worried? Back in Cape Town after six weeks on the road in the US and Europe, my first task was to step on ...

  • October 29, 2014 29 Oct'14

    Businesses urged to put big data and security analytics together

    Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.

  • October 22, 2014 22 Oct'14

    Time has come for analytics and BI in the cloud, vendors say

    A slew of new cloud BI and analytics announcements could give businesses more reasons to consider whether now is the time to jump into the cloud for data analysis applications.

  • October 09, 2014 09 Oct'14

    Survey: Big variance in BI and big data salaries, raises

    TechTarget's 2014 IT Salary and Careers Survey shows that the pay of BI and big data respondents varies widely -- and that many aren't cashing in with big raises.

  • September 25, 2014 25 Sep'14

    Smaller World, Bigger Data, Faster Change

    Let’s meet in New York, complements of Cisco Information Server, NuoDB, Strata, and Waterline Data. The latest McKinsey Quarterly, celebrating its 50th anniversary, suggests we need a significantly ...

  • September 18, 2014 18 Sep'14

    Big Data Lake Governance

    Doing big data governance can save you from drowning in the Data Lake. How do you design and build a lake? You don’t. That’s nature’s job. So, how do you design and build a reservoir? ...

  • September 11, 2014 11 Sep'14

    Data Virtualization vs. Data Lake

    With Cisco’s Data Virtualization Day, where I’m a panelist along with Rick van der Lans, coming up fast on 1 Oct in New York, it’s a good moment to revisit the topic. Data virtualization has come ...

  • September 03, 2014 03 Sep'14

    News recap: Jawbone's data publication and SAS on YARN

    Reactions were mixed when Jawbone dropped published its data on how the California earthquake affected people's sleep. SAS also made news, announcing better integration with YARN.

  • August 18, 2014 18 Aug'14

    Big Data and the Return of the Data Marts

    Datameer demonstrates Hadoop-based data mart. Stefan Groschupf, CEO of @Datameer (from the German Sea of Data), has a great way with one-liners. At the #BBBT last Friday, he suggested that doing ...

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    Linthicum: Cloud analytics apps need solid data architecture

    At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant David Linthicum explained the importance of a well-planned cloud architecture for data analytics applications and offered tips on avoiding common cloud deployment mistakes.

  • August 06, 2014 06 Aug'14

    Data… Network… Action!

    Cisco’s acquisition of Composite Software begins to bear fruit. Last Friday, the Cisco / Composite crowd turned up at the #BBBT. And I do mean crowd; seven participants from Cisco were present, ...

  • July 22, 2014 22 Jul'14

    Big data management

    Data management is back on the agenda, finally with a big data flavor. I’d like to think that Teradata was driven by my blog of 10 July, “So, how do you eat a Hadoop Elephant?” in the acquisitions ...

  • July 17, 2014 17 Jul'14

    GraphLab Create looks to scale machine learning to the enterprise

    GraphLab releases new analytics platform to take machine learning techniques to enterprise scale.

  • July 17, 2014 17 Jul'14

    Big data: necessary but insufficient for analytics

    As the big data market matures, the focus shifts from the new data itself to its use in concert with traditional operational business data. For the business analyst, big data can be very seductive. ...

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