- November 20, 2014
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
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
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
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
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 ...
Sponsored by Intel - Hyperconverged infrastructure promises to make organisations more agile and cost-effective, with new storage technologies replacing legacy systems within a high-performance software-defined IT architecture. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - As enterprises continue to add new use cases and workloads to their cloud portfolio, the stakes keep rising for potential governance speed bumps. Business users and IT professionals alike are now using the cloud for everything from compliance and security to cloud-native application development and infrastructure optimization. But this makes policy management more difficult, time consuming and costly, especially with so many cloud services being purchased and deployed outside the scope, visibility and control of a centralized IT operations group. See More
Sponsored by Intel - It’s a modern truism that there’s no such thing as digital transformation―only business transformation in the digital age. But one technological factor is common no matter which terminology you prefer: Making the right use of the cloud for your organisation is essential. See More
Sponsored by CloudHealth - In the era of Cloud 1.0, early adopters were often drawn to the cloud because it allowed them to reduce Capex and move to a more predictable subscription pricing model. In recent years, cloud adoption has surged because organizations have recognized that it not only reduces their hardware purchases and per-seat software licenses but provides many operational benefits as well. See More
- September 18, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
GraphLab releases new analytics platform to take machine learning techniques to enterprise scale.
- July 17, 2014
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. ...
- July 16, 2014
The Spark Summit recently wrapped and the big data framework continues to grow in prominence. In this edition of Talking Data, Ed Burns and Jack Vaughan recap the conference and answer some key questions.