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 Nordics lead initiative to share European patient records data (ComputerWeekly.com)
The Nordic countries have played a leading role in epSOS, an EU project to establish infrastructure for patient records data exchanges
Hadoop has the ability ultimately to break down siloed data stores, Ron Bodkin says in a Q&A.
07 Apr 2014 New BI reporting, data analytics tools give users a business edge (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
More affordable and easier-to-use software is enabling companies in various industries to embrace the power of business intelligence and analytics.
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
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.
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.
The sweet spot for NoSQL databases is running Web applications, especially in cloud computing environments that support easy upward scalability.
Leading RDBMS makers are bringing in-memory traits to their flagship offerings. Faster analytics and operations are in the offing.
31 Mar 2014 Enterprises take a long view on big data programs and purchases (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
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.
In a Q&A, author William McKnight discusses the importance of building a robust information architecture -- and having the right person in the lead.
In a book excerpt, consultant William McKnight frames a plan for building and managing an effective information architecture to benefit the business.
Panel: Customer experience analytics points to process problems (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Analyzing feedback on customer experiences can help companies ensure they treat customers like royalty, said participants in a panel discussion.
Selecting the right SQL-on-Hadoop engine to access big data (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
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.
28 Mar 2014 Developing business decision-making models that really work (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
David Loshin defines weighting factors and offers advice for beginning a decision-modeling effort that ultimately leads to the best business outcome.
Apache Spark is moving up a notch in the Apache stable; Embarcadero gets set to buy ERwin; and JSR-107 crosses finish line.
Organizations shouldn't lock themselves into using Hadoop or other big data technologies before making sure they've found the best business fit.
Using NoSQL databases to gain competitive advantage (ComputerWeekly.com)
NoSQL is attracting growing interest from businesses - we examine three case studies: Amadeus, i2O and Temetra
In a Q&A, consultant William McKnight discusses the potential benefits of in-memory processing and its recent inroads with top relational databases.
R programming language demands the right use case (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
The R programming language is becoming more popular in commercial settings, but users have to make sure it fits their needs.
18 Mar 2014 Close the deal on using CRM analysis to boost customer knowledge (SearchBusinessAnalytics.com)
Customer relationship analysis holds the key to improved marketing and customer engagement. But it starts with having the right tools and skills.
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Hadoop 2 release adds potential uses -- and new issues to consider SearchDataManagement.com | 17 Oct 2013
Hadoop is finding uses as a batch-processing engine and big data landing pad. Version 2 heralds wider applications, but new users face challenges.