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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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IBM and Deloitte bring big data to risk management

IBM and Deloitte think computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines better than humans.

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SQL Server 2016 to include R

This looks to be one of the first concrete results of Microsoft's acquisition of R vendor Revolution Analytics.

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Google self-driving car soon set free (and on public streets)

Google just announced its self-driving car will soon be trundling the mean streets of Silly Valley. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers signal before passing...

Oracle zeroes in on Hadoop data with analytics tool

Oracle Big Data Spatial and Graph brings new analytic capabilities to Hadoop and NoSQL.

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Google launches a service for storing big data

Google finally opens up its speedy BigTable technology for third-party use.

Microsoft to offer three new ways to store big data on Azure

Microsoft will soon offer three additional ways for enterprises to store data on Azure.

Hitachi's big-data tools should help IT, mobile health workers

Hitachi Data Systems is now aiming its big-data expertise at health care and enterprise IT departments.

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