• 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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  • July 16, 2014 16 Jul'14

    Talking data: The Spark big data framework

    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.

  • July 15, 2014 15 Jul'14

    Why 'logical data warehouse' is no longer a logical term

    Consultant Rick van der Lans contends that data warehouses are inherently logical and don't need to be qualified as such. What really matters, he says, is that they present an integrated view of enterprise data, no matter where it's stored.

  • July 10, 2014 10 Jul'14

    So, how do you eat a Hadoop Elephant?

    With MapR’s recent announcement of $110 million in funding, following on from Hortonwork’s $100 million and Cloudera’s $900 million, both in March, debate is rife about their different approaches ...

  • July 07, 2014 07 Jul'14

    Spark is latest hyped-up big data framework

    Spark has been getting a lot of attention lately, but is the big data framework ready for enterprise use?

  • July 03, 2014 03 Jul'14

    News recap: Apache Spark's big week and organizing BI

    A number of vendors announced new Apache Spark integrations this week, and a report from Dresner Advisory Services explains how businesses are organizing their BI programs.

  • June 30, 2014 30 Jun'14

    The Ethics of Big Data… Again

    Outrage about Facebook’s psychological experiment is misplaced. The past weekend saw another outpouring of outrage about Facebook’s abuse of personal data. An article in the scientific journal ...

  • June 27, 2014 27 Jun'14

    Teradata is latest in string of analytics vendors eyeing R

    Analytics vendors like the commercial potential of R. Teradata is set to become the latest to make a play for users of this popular open-source tool.

  • June 26, 2014 26 Jun'14

    Hadoop: the Third Wave Breaks

    Although the yellow elephant continues to trample all over the world of Information Management, it is becoming increasingly difficult to say where more traditional technologies end and Hadoop ...

  • June 20, 2014 20 Jun'14

    News recap: Survey spotlights top data mining tools

    This news recap looks at survey data on top data mining tools and a report on the degree to which executives trust analytic findings.

  • June 18, 2014 18 Jun'14

    Analytics, Big Data and Protecting Privacy

    In the year since Edward Snowden spoke out on governmental spying, much has been written about privacy but little enough done to protect personal information, either from governments or from big ...