What open data really means for government

The open data movement purports to cultivate an informed citizenry and rescue government offices from the dark ages -- but can it tell me which streets to avoid on my bike?

02/26/15

What Pivotal's big open source move really means

What Pivotal's big open source move really means

Now that Pivotal has partnered with Hortonworks and open-sourced Big Data Suite, the future of the business looks to be in Cloud Foundry's court

02/18/15

The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on

02/12/15

First look: MongoDB 3.0, for mature audiences

First look: MongoDB 3.0, for mature audiences

The new MongoDB features document-level locking, better write performance, big memory support, and more. At last, MongoDB is all grown up

02/03/15

Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools

Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools

The Internet of things seems futuristic, but real systems are delivering real analytics value today. Here's some real-world IoT advice from the field

01/29/15

10 things you should worry about in 2015

10 things you should worry about in 2015

We live in an age of uncertainty, where old assumptions suddenly become open questions. Generalized anxiety is bad for you, though, so focus on these 10 points

01/22/15

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2015

10 things you don't need to worry about in 2015

We all have enough to worry about. Read this list and you'll have 10 fewer reasons to stay up all night

01/15/15

How to get a successful BI project off the ground

How to get a successful BI project off the ground

Establish the proper requirements, and you're halfway to a successful BI project. But gathering and rationalizing those requirements demands a rigorous approach

01/08/15

Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Hands on: Build a Storm analytics solution

Storm lets you create real-time analytics for every conceivable need. Here's a tasty example using Twitter data and source code hosted on GitHub

12/18/14

MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

MongoDB gets its first native analytics tool

SlamData adds its own extensions to the SQL language, enabling analysts to query MongoDB directly, without conversion to an RDBMS or Hadoop database

12/11/14

Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Storm or Spark: Choose your real-time weapon

Real-time business intelligence is going mainstream, thanks in part to the Storm and Spark open source projects. Here's how to choose between them

12/04/14

Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

Enterprise interest in Hadoop has been tempered by security worries. Apache Ranger wants to be the solution for authorization and access control

11/20/14

Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

Complex tools, simple developers: A match made in hell

The developer shortage is coinciding with newer, more complicated tools that most workers can't really use

11/13/14

The canary in the data mine is dead

The canary in the data mine is dead

You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they put it all together

11/06/14

3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

3 big universities proclaim: Learn data science online!

You want to be a unicorn -- er, data scientist? Three pillars of higher learning promise to make that happen via the magic of the InterWebs

10/30/14

Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

10/23/14

Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Shellshock proves it: CGI must die

Remember that incredibly stupid thing you did a decade or two ago? You wouldn't want to live it down every day. Neither should the Internet

10/02/14

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

John McAfee advises Larry Ellison on his retirement

Now that Larry Ellison has stepped down as Oracle CEO, what should he do? InfoWorld's Andrew Oliver asked the legendary John McAfee and got a surprisingly serious answer

09/25/14

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

3 make-or-break interview questions for developers

It's developer season at my company. Unlike with deer season, we’re hiring rather than shooting, though not all survive the interview process

09/18/14

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

APIs will glue together the Internet of things

The so-called Internet of things can be up close and personal, and APIs are the key to making it happen

09/11/14

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