Laws on data collection and use remain foggy, leaving businesses to feel their way through big data and privacy laws.
Wayne Eckerson examines the roles of data warehouses and big data systems in analytical environments -- and says he's tired of data warehouse bashing.
The increasing emphasis on collecting and analyzing big data is driving a debate on whether tighter privacy rules are needed to protect customers.
Software budget spending is increasing more than in other areas such as hardware and cloud, according to TechTarget's 2014 IT Priorities Survey.
TechTarget's IT Priorities Survey shows that business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing projects are the top software priority this year.
14 Apr 2014 Supermarket co-op stocks up on big data platform to help spur sales (SearchDataManagement.com)
Co-operative Allegiance Retail Services is deploying a cloud-based big data stack to replace a homegrown system that fell short on analytics power.
11 Apr 2014 Undercover economist Tim Harford decries data visualisation dazzle (ComputerWeekly.com)
The Undercover Economist author says 200 years of statistical science should not be cast aside for the blandishments of ‘big data’ propagandists
10 Apr 2014 Think Big Analytics' Bodkin: Big data adoption means breaking silos (SearchDataManagement.com)
Hadoop has the ability ultimately to break down siloed data stores, Ron Bodkin says in a Q&A.
More affordable and easier-to-use software is enabling companies in various industries to embrace the power of business intelligence and analytics.
Bywaters waste management uses BI to improve customers’ recycling (ComputerWeekly.com)
Bywaters, a recycling and waste management company, has improved productivity by 4% using Pentaho data integration and business intelligence software
Teradata Database 15 adds JSON, addresses internet of things (ComputerWeekly.com)
Teradata has added JSON to its data warehouse. Teradata Database 15 is said to fill out the logical data warehouse, much vaunted in the industry in recent years
04 Apr 2014 NoSQL databases dent relational software's data processing dominance (SearchDataManagement.com)
NoSQL software has broken the IT monopoly of relational databases, but it isn't likely to completely break the bonds between users and SQL technology.
NewSQL database sends NoSQL technology packing at logistics exchange (SearchDataManagement.com)
DropShip Commerce went from SQL to NoSQL to NewSQL software to run its B2B platform, settling on a NuoDB database to help support its business growth.
NoSQL database software enjoys rarefied cloud air (SearchDataManagement.com)
The sweet spot for NoSQL databases is running Web applications, especially in cloud computing environments that support easy upward scalability.
03 Apr 2014 In-memory technology gets the relational treatment (SearchDataManagement.com)
Leading RDBMS makers are bringing in-memory traits to their flagship offerings. Faster analytics and operations are in the offing.
01 Apr 2014 Accenture’s UK analytics head sees clients reorganising for digital (ComputerWeekly.com)
Ray Eitel-Porter is managing director of analytics for Accenture UK & Ireland. He talks to Computer Weekly about how data management has assumed a more elevated strategic role as companies go digital
Health system UPMC and financial services firm CIBC are taking big data projects from pilot mode to production in stages, buying tools as they go.
Chief information architect: A compass for information management (SearchDataManagement.com)
In a Q&A, author William McKnight discusses the importance of building a robust information architecture -- and having the right person in the lead.
Creating an information management strategy for high ROI, low TCO (SearchDataManagement.com)
In a book excerpt, consultant William McKnight frames a plan for building and managing an effective information architecture to benefit the business.
Analyzing feedback on customer experiences can help companies ensure they treat customers like royalty, said participants in a panel discussion.
Rick van der Lans explains why it's important to evaluate the differences in the technologies that make it possible to access Hadoop data using SQL.
David Loshin defines weighting factors and offers advice for beginning a decision-modeling effort that ultimately leads to the best business outcome.
27 Mar 2014 Apache Spark steps up, offers Hadoop 2 a new take on processing (SearchDataManagement.com)
Apache Spark is moving up a notch in the Apache stable; Embarcadero gets set to buy ERwin; and JSR-107 crosses finish line.
25 Mar 2014 Clear thinking, business focus needed on big data software purchases (SearchDataManagement.com)
Organizations shouldn't lock themselves into using Hadoop or other big data technologies before making sure they've found the best business fit.
21 Mar 2014 London data science summer school approaches PhD grads (ComputerWeekly.com)
A summer school aimed at turning quantitative PhD graduates, from the UK and other European countries, into data scientists is being held in London this summer, at the University of Westminster
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