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Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]
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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld's top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem

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Former iPhone manager: Apple will struggle to analyze watch data

Former iPhone engineer Andy Grignon questions whether Apple will be able to derive much value out of the upcoming glut of information

Cloud will be key for Oracle at OpenWorld

The massive annual conference, which gets underway Sunday, will also introduce Oracle's new executive structure

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Tech companies: Stop wasting your talent and do this instead

While the digerati droll over toys and services for the rich, innovation in manufacturing is creating jobs and wealth for the companies that get it

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Hortonworks reignites Spark to boost Hadoop

Hortonworks puts its development expertise into bolstering Spark, Hadoop's in-memory processing system, to craft a next-generation tool

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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

IBM Watson Analytics preps the data so you don't have to

The new IBM Watson Analytics service aims to remove many of the headaches around data cleansing and analysis

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10 ways to query Hadoop with SQL

Here's a look at different ways to query Hadoop via SQL, some of which are part of the latest edition of MapR's Hadoop distribution

How to build a great data science team

Select the mix of skills right for your data analytics business goals

SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Highlights of the update include Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects

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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

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When big data is truly better

Take advantage of scale when past experience indicates greater analytic value will result. But big data is not a hammer -- nor is every problem a nail

Teradata continues big data buying spree, scoops up Think Big Analytics

The acquisition gives Teradata's consulting arm an injection of Hadoop and NoSQL know-how

Big data: There's signal in that noise

When the data you capture and crunch is large and disorderly, interesting bits may come along for the ride. Don't squeeze the life out of it -- explore it

Big databases jump on the JSON bandwagon

Database titans like Oracle and IBM can no longer ignore the NoSQL insurgents. Are their efforts to accommodate JSON serious, or superficial?

Microsoft Azure dips into the NoSQL pool

New Azure DocumentDB service offers SQL-like transactions with NoSQL-like unstructured data, but SQL Server-like transactions

Microsoft jumps into NoSQL market with new Azure data store

Microsoft Azure DocumentDB offers NoSQL data storage as a service on Azure

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