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Stanford 'high-rise' chip takes on IoT and big data

Stanford University researchers have built a multi-layered "high-rise" chip that could significantly outperform traditional computer chips, taking on the hefty workloads that will be needed for the Internet of Things and big data.

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Finding critical business data -- fast

These CIOs are jumping on a fast-moving trend — mining small data sets to deliver valuable insights quickly to the right people at the right time.

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Cisco sees a data analytics fortune at the network's edge

The company that commercialized routers 30 years ago is now using them to bring big-data analysis to the edges of networks, where some types of information may be valuable for a few seconds but not worth storing long-term.

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Apple and IBM -- the new enterprise IT

Apple is now in the enterprise, and, with help from IBM, at the leading edge of enterprise IT deployment.

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FoundationDB preps for the Internet of Things

When the expected tsunami of data from the Internet of Things hits the enterprise, FoundationDB's flagship NoSQL database should be ready for the deluge.

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Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior capabilities for richer and more timely analysis.

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HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

The pool of online data analysis services available for corporate users is about to get larger, with HP set to offer two of its own, key products as hosted cloud services by early next year.

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Customer analytics in emerging markets: Leveraging a growing digital footprint to drive business insights

Leveraging data to drive customer insights is nothing new, but the massive growth of customers in emerging markets, like India, dramatically alters the game. Learn more about how to use data to drive customer interactions in emerging...

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Review: Spark lights a fire under big-data processing

Apache Spark brings high-speed, in-memory analytics to Hadoop clusters, crunching large-scale data sets in minutes instead of hours.

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How to navigate big data in healthcare

Kaiser Permanente CMIO John Mattison cautions healthcare organizations to take a hard look at the way they approach data to ensure that health information is an asset, not a liability. He also cites the need for a new role: a health...

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Study says social-media analyses are off target

Rigorous methodologies, sophisticated analytic engines can still be wrong if no one corrects for flaws in data fed to them.

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Doing digital right

When it comes to going digital, companies often make three big mistakes.


7 great MOOCs for techies -- all free, starting soon!

To keep up in the world of high tech, IT pros must be constantly refining their existing skills and picking up new ones along the way. These seven free online courses can help.

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SAP talks up Hana, but small companies slow to sign up

SAP says its Hana platform can help small and medium-sized businesses leverage big data, cloud computing and mobility.

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Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprise data sets have gotten so voluminous that they can't fit into even the largest data warehouses, many businesses find. Now, companies running these overstuffed data stores have an on-ramp to newfangled, big-data style...

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HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

HP has released a package that will allow organizations to harness its Vertica analytical database engine to comb through reams of unstructured data residing in Hadoop systems.

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Enterprises Moving Big Data Workloads to Public Cloud

More than half of large enterprises are either already using public cloud resources for their big data analytic needs or plan to do so, according to a report by Gigaom Research.

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Google taps cloud, big data -- and satellites -- to track overfishing

Google has helped launch an ambitious project combining cloud computing, big data and satellite networks to monitor global fishing activity with an eye to curb overfishing.

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