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  • February 16, 2015 16 Feb'15

    HDS Buys Pentaho – What’s the Deal? (Part 2)

    In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? See also Part 1 The Data Lake has been filling up nicely since its 2010 introduction by James ...

  • February 13, 2015 13 Feb'15

    Spark Streaming project looks to shed new light on medical claims

    To give healthcare providers a real-time view of the claims processing operations its systems support, RelayHealth is augmenting its Hadoop cluster with Spark's stream processing module.

  • February 12, 2015 12 Feb'15

    Teradata unveils new suite of big data applications

    Teradata is the latest technology vendor making a play for businesses looking for easy-to-implement big data apps.

  • February 12, 2015 12 Feb'15

    HDS Buys Pentaho: What’s the Deal? (Part 1)

    In building out its Internet of Things, is HDS acquiring a data refinery, a data lake or a data swamp? This week’s announcement of Hitachi Data Systems’ (HDS, @HDScorp) intention to acquire ...

  • February 10, 2015 10 Feb'15

    IBM adds cloud analytics platform for utilities; de-anonymizing data

    This news recap looks at IBM's announcement of a cloud analytics suite for energy and utility companies and a study showing that anonymized data sets can easily be reidentified.

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  • February 06, 2015 06 Feb'15

    Approach big data projects with care, purpose

    IT observers caution organizations against data for data’s sake, urging instead a focus on the best technology for the business problem at hand.

  • January 29, 2015 29 Jan'15

    Survey: Big data projects sneak up on basic BI on IT priority list

    TechTarget's 2015 IT Priorities Survey shows that while businesses are still investing in basic BI and data warehousing capabilities, big data initiatives are becoming almost as prevalent.

  • January 27, 2015 27 Jan'15

    Obama data security laws fail to address business uncertainty

    President Barack Obama has introduced proposals for data security, but not everyone thinks they will address key questions for businesses.

  • January 20, 2015 20 Jan'15

    Report: Execs see analytics programs as more successful than staff does

    In this news recap, executives assess analytic success and marketers realign their technology spending priorities.

  • January 05, 2015 05 Jan'15

    Analytics, Automation, Profit and Employment

    Why, oh why does the relationship between analytics, automation, profit and employment seem to elude so many people? A nicely rounded post by Scott Mongeau, “Manager-machine: analytics, artificial ...

  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Businesses moved beyond big data hype in 2014

    Big data has been hyped up for years, but this past year businesses started to move beyond all this hype to find ways to get real value out of the technology.

  • December 09, 2014 09 Dec'14

    Dirty Data Lakes and Dubious Analytics

    “Gold is down almost 40% since it peaked in 2011. But it’s still up almost 350% since 2000. Although since 1980, on an inflation-adjusted basis, it’s basically flat. However, since the early-1970s ...

  • November 25, 2014 25 Nov'14

    The world of Hybrid Transaction/Analytical Processing

    Gartner’s new acronym, HTAP. What does it mean and why should you care? What if we lived in a world where business users didn’t have to think about using different systems, depending on whether ...

  • 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 ...

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