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How big data is changing the database landscape for good

Mention the word "database," and most people think of the venerable RDBMS that has dominated the landscape for more than 30 years. That, however, may soon change.

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Toyota plans $1B R&D push on A.I. and robotics in U.S.

Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research and development center in the U.S. to pursue those goals.

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Can A.I. influence human behavior? Two-year trial seeks an answer

Researchers in Singapore began a two-year trial this week of a smartphone app that attempts to use artificial intelligence to influence the real world decisions of users.

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This startup emerged from stealth to help SMBs get a grip on unstructured data

Signals is a new textual analytics platform that aims to help users in businesses of any size crunch a wide variety of data without having to rely on highly trained data scientists or IT experts for help.

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With a torrent of weather data, IBM hopes to know the world

IBM's deal to buy The Weather Company adds to its cognitive computing capabilities something IBM really needs -- data.

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How Devicescape handles its IoT data challenges

Technology is only part of the solution. For turning large amounts of data into useful information in real time, staffing and organization are key.

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R conference live blog: EARL Boston

Interesting tips and tidbits on how to make better use of R, live from the Effective Application of the R Language conference.

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data, or are you looking to improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros that should help anyone.

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How Apache Kafka is greasing the wheels for big data

Analytics is often described as one of the biggest challenges associated with big data, but even before that step can happen, data has to be ingested and made available to enterprise users. That's where Apache Kafka -- and similar...

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. It's a matter of competition. Here, experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data.

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Microsoft unveils new betas for SQL Server 2016, Azure Data Lake services

Microsoft unwrapped a smorgasbord of data-related announcements at the Professional Association for SQL Server Summit in Seattle on Wednesday, including news about the next beta for its flagship database server software and...

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IBM snaps up and more in Watson IoT push

IBM will acquire and other digital assets from The Weather Company for its new Watson IoT Unit and Watson IoT Cloud platform.

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5 interview questions for big data engineers… and how to answer them

Big data engineers are in demand and difficult to hire, making salaries skyrocket. Answering these 5 questions the right way will help you land the job.

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Oracle's Larry Ellison unveils new services, products in cloud push

Oracle Executive Chairman Larry Ellison unveiled Sunday new cloud applications and services, including a training tool that integrates with the company's human resources application, and gave a glimpse of the company's security...

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Dell steps up analytics push with Statistica 13, new vertical services

Dell got a jump start in the world of analytics software when it acquired StatSoft early last year, and it forged further ahead into the space with a new Statistica release and a variety of industry-specific services.

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Penn Medicine’s big data system triggers early detection of life-threatening infections

Insights drawn from a massively parallel computer cluster loaded with vast amounts of data help doctors develop new approaches to patient care.

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Drowning in security data? Here’s how to make threat intel work for you

Many companies think they know what the keys are to their kingdom and where the entry points are located. Unfortunately, they soon find out that the most serious breaches often take place somewhere else.

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Teradata doubles down on IoT with two new tools

The Internet of Things is a big part of what makes big data so big, and on Monday, analytics provider Teradata unleashed two new tools to help make sense of the vast troves of data it produces.

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