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Big Data Digest: How many Hadoops do we really need?

This week, the Apache Software Foundation unveiled Apache Flink as its newest Top-Level Project (TLP

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Uber offers Boston the gift of data

Boston city officials will be the first to dip their fingers into Uber's pot of data under plans laid out by the mobile car-summoning service.

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Computers may soon know you better than your spouse

How good are you at sizing someone up? Perhaps not as good as a computer, according to researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University.

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Big Data and CRM help public broadcaster attract more donors

Data quality projects show Boston's WGBH how to segment customers for more lucrative target marketing.

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Now on CIO: 5 big data technology predictions for 2015

MapR CEO and co-founder John Schroeder predicts five major developments will dominate big data technology in the new year.

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Oracle hopes to better target online advertising with Datalogix acquisition

Half the money spent on advertising is wasted, but which half? Oracle is hoping to help its customers answer that question with the acquisition of Datalogix, which collects offline consumer spending data in a bid to help online...

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Infor’s future in the enterprise looks cloudy and bright

Charles Phillips, CEO of Infor, discusses the state of company’s cloud migration, the competitive landscape and why it prefers talking to line-of-business executives before selling to the CIO. He also discusses Infor’s big...

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2015 CRM predictions to fire up customer success and growth

Nearly every company is working towards a digital frontier and as we close out 2014, it’s important for companies to reflect on the strategic initiatives that will impact and accelerate customer success and business results for 2015....

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IBM detects skin cancer more quickly with visual machine learning

Skin cancer can be detected more quickly and accurately by using cognitive computing-based visual analytics, researchers at IBM Research have found, in collaboration with New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

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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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