• March 02, 2015 02 Mar'15

    MapR Hadoop update plies data center waters; Azure learns new tricks

    Hadoop vendor MapR's latest release puts the focus on database replication across data centers. Also, Microsoft has built a Python-friendly Azure service for machine learning in the cloud.

  • February 24, 2015 24 Feb'15

    Ferment accompanies new Hadoop ecosystem initiative

    The Open Data Platform has arrived, but not all Hadoop vendors are on board. The initiative, aimed at boosting interoperability, formed a backdrop for discussion at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference.

  • February 20, 2015 20 Feb'15

    Western Union connects the dots to enable enterprise Hadoop use

    Building and running enterprise Hadoop applications takes more than data crunching. First, Hadoop data must be absorbed into company processes, a Western Union IT manager says.

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    Hadoop data lakes must get more efficient, less 'messy' to oust EDWs

    In a Q&A, Forrester analyst Mike Gualtieri said Hadoop-based data lakes can become an alternative to enterprise data warehouses. But first, faster I/O and better data governance are needed.

  • February 09, 2015 09 Feb'15

    Forget meaningful use; for healthcare providers, it's all about interoperability

    With digital records finally the norm in healthcare organizations, providers are today looking at how to use that data to help achieve more positive medical outcomes.

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  • February 06, 2015 06 Feb'15

    Hadoop data lake not a place for just lounging around

    A new Gartner report says the storage repository isn’t the trouble-free panacea many observers hail it to be. New data governance practices -- and new skills -- are critical.

  • January 30, 2015 30 Jan'15

    Initiative targets Hadoop data management, better data policies

    Hortonworks forms a data management initiative with Merck and others. Meanwhile, SQL and NoSQL may blur a bit.

  • January 22, 2015 22 Jan'15

    Oracle GoldenGate updates; Xplenty, Segment in deal

    An update to Oracle's GoldenGate replicator is on tap. And, Xplenty and Segment connect on Hadoop processing in the cloud.

  • January 20, 2015 20 Jan'15

    IBM works to deliver on Watson's cognitive computing promise

    Watson Analytics and a Watson school competition look to bring IBM cognitive computing initiatives to the commercial sphere.

  • January 16, 2015 16 Jan'15

    Data management plan with integration focus drives healthy analytics

    Don't let the buzz around analytics fool you. Solid data management capabilities are required to enable advanced analytics, as an example from the healthcare sector attests.

  • January 06, 2015 06 Jan'15

    Data warehouse software not ready for retirement in age of big data

    Hadoop clusters, NoSQL databases and other modern technologies have roles to play in business intelligence and analytics environments. But traditional data warehouses still do, too.

  • December 19, 2014 19 Dec'14

    The Time Is Ripe for Self-Service Data Preparation

    Implementing rules for detecting and cleansing incorrect data is almost always done by BI specialists and not by business users themselves. Is that going to change with the introduction of ...

  • December 16, 2014 16 Dec'14

    The Wondrous World of Data

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  • December 15, 2014 15 Dec'14

    Ignore customer data quality at your peril

    Customer data management is not high on many organizations' lists of priorities -- until it has to be. Customers get the same ads over and over again. They say a company they've done business with for years doesn't know them. Or thinks they're ...

  • December 11, 2014 11 Dec'14

    Talend 5.6 adopts Apache Storm and Spark for real-time BI

    A German company vies with the likes of Amazon by adding Apache Storm and Spark to its portfolio, along with Talend 5.6 data integration.