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Opinion: Apple and IBM have big data plans for education

Apple and IBM are developing solutions that underpin a future of personalized mobile learning that lasts a lifetime.

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Cybersecurity and machine learning: The right features can lead to success

Choosing the right features when building a machine-learning model can be the key difference between success and failure.

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MIT proves flash is as fast as RAM, and cheaper, for big data

MIT researchers built a server network for large-scale databases that proves RAM is not always the best memory for the job as it's vastly more expensive and isn't even faster than flash.

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Microsoft's Cortana Analytics looks to democratize big data

Microsoft has fused a number of its new data processing technologies into a single package to help companies extract more value from their growing piles of data.

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Big data: The 100-year-old buzzword

Visual analytics and data science are hot. As we create more data than ever before, we seek newer, better, faster ways to make sense of it and to know what actions we should take to improve our world. We’re told that this is the age...

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Google's A.I. system gets its snark from humans

A Google computer recently made headlines for appearing to become agitated and verbally lashing out at the human working with it.

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Kyvos serves up Hadoop on cubes

What good is big data if you don't have the proper tools to make sense of it? A startup, Kyvos Insights, can transform terabytes of information stored on Hadoop clusters into easy-to-parse data cubes, the format business analysts...

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8 ways to get the most from customer data

While everyone talks about big data, many organizations don't know how to best use the customer data they collect and store.

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IBM prepares Spark for machine learning

IBM is putting considerable resources behind Apache Software Foundation's Spark to ready the platform for machine learning duties such as pattern recognition and object classification.

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Aiming for SEC's big data project, Sungard and Google bet on the cloud

Sungard is using Google cloud services to prototype a system that stores and formats all U.S. financial trading data.

Spark update adds R support and machine learning chops

One of the most popular big data processing platforms, Spark, now supports one of the premier statistical programming languages, R.

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SAP previews new analytics tools for IT, business users

SAP has made no secret of its desire to be front and center in the trend toward easy-to-use analytics tools, and the company offered a glimpse at several upcoming capabilities for different types of enterprise users.

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Diffbot organizing Web data for enterprise use

The company claims to have created a structured representation of much of the data on the Web.

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Google cloud strategy focuses on analyzing big data

Google may not have caught up to Amazon in the cloud market, but that's OK, according to a Google executive. The company is heading in a slightly different direction with cloud computing that involves helping customers analyze their...

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New query language could turn log files into business insights

IT departments have long relied on log data to help keep systems up and running, but they're not the only ones who can benefit from these vast stores of information. A new analytics language from Logentries could help managers tap log...

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals

Expertise drawn from 50,000 user engagements went into the new IBM software.

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Salesforce doubles down on big data with new analytics tool

Through a variety of partnerships, Wave for Big Data aims to open new data sources to Salesforce's Analytics Cloud.

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EU regulators misunderstand big data

More data doesn’t mean less competition.

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