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Salesforce's Wave for Big Data
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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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SAS enlarges its palette for big data analysis

SAS Institute did big data decades before big data was the buzz, and now the company is expanding on the ways large-scale computerized analysis can help organizations.


Can gamification solve enterprises' engagement problem?

Big data and other new technologies are fueling the use of gaming principles in the workplace.

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Getting the most out of big data

Without proper information governance, enterprises are likely to lose out on valuable insights. (Insider; registration required)

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Big Data and cloud projects can go horribly wrong. Don’t let this happen to you.

IT projects are not bulletproof. They are as likely to fail or encounter obstacles before coming to completion than they are to go smoothly. But when it comes to cloud and Big Data projects, the failure rate is disturbingly high.

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Google adds real-time big data analysis to two of its cloud services

Google is betting that real-time processing is the future of big data analysis.

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use.

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Apple and IBM say big data will save lives

You can expect much more on Apple’s journey to digital health at WWDC 2015, which begins on June 8.

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IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

IBM today announced a new business unit based on the Watson supercomputer that will allow physicians, researchers and others to share healthcare data over a secure analytics platform massive data stores to be culled for deep insight...

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4 data wrangling tasks in R for advanced beginners

R is mighty, but it can be complex for data tasks. Learn how to get summaries, sort and do other tasks with relative ease. (Now updated with dplyr examples.)


The data science ecosystem, part 3: Data applications

The third part in a series on the data science ecosystem looks at the applications that turn data into insights or models.

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AWS offers machine-learning service to make sense of big data

Enterprises will soon be able to do the kind of big data analysis that allows Amazon to recommend books, video games and toasters to its customers,

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