Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

Learn data science and more with new and improved MOOCs

With recent enhancements, you can now get a truly useful education from Coursera and its ilk -- in data science, machine learning, and many other subjects

05/28/15

The mythical Hadoop skills gap

The mythical Hadoop skills gap

Oh no! Big data is failing because we can't find enough people who know the technology! Relax, they're out there -- but don't fall for the buzzwords

05/21/15

Sick of ETL? Database virtualization can help

Sick of ETL? Database virtualization can help

Database virtualization, a seemingly bad idea from the past, turns out to be a good idea in the present

05/14/15

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

Apache Flink: New Hadoop contender squares off against Spark

A flexible replacement for Hadoop MapReduce that supports real-time and batch processing, Flink offers advantages over Spark

05/07/15

10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

04/30/15

Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Machine learning and the strategic snake oil reserve

Outside of programmatic trading and fraud detection, we're only starting to use machine learning in business. The biggest inhibitor may be our lack of imagination in applying it

04/16/15

Big data is dead -- long live big data

Big data is dead -- long live big data

Soon, we'll see 'prepacked' applications that incorporate the distributed processing, machine learning, and analytics of today's overhyped, custom-made solutions

04/09/15

Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark, big data's brightest star, needs to grow up

Spark is the hottest project in big data -- but Databricks, the company behind it, needs to ensure its implementation has a plausible path to maturity

04/02/15

Crunch data from your car for fun and profit

Crunch data from your car for fun and profit

A $99 device and a Spark back end creates an ecosystem of car-connected data and applications

03/26/15

It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

It came from the cloud: The looming change in IT

PaaS is finally getting traction, and when it takes hold, the lives of developers will change forever

03/19/15

What you need to know about Hadoop right now

What you need to know about Hadoop right now

Ten months ago, we published a cheat sheet for learning about Hadoop, the center of the big data vortex. Check out what's been added since then

03/12/15

3D printers: The next wave of robots

3D printers: The next wave of robots

When combined with scanners, today's 3D printers do more than mold figurines out of plastic goop. They're closer to displacing a broad swath of everyday jobs than you think

03/05/15

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

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