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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

PostgreSQL ramps up its NoSQL game

New developer kit for PostgreSQL eases access to the open source database's recently introduced NoSQL features

Oracle works both sides of the SQL/NoSQL street

While continuing to push SQL, Oracle makes accommodations for newer technologies, including NoSQL and JSON

Hadoop gets real

Here's how four IT leaders managed to bring Hadoop systems from the sandbox into production

TPC takes the measure of big data systems

The fresh TPCx-HS benchmark could provide an apples-to-apples comparison of commercial Hadoop systems

When to use Hadoop (and when not to)

Hadoop is a huge advancement in big data technology, but there are better choices for real-time analytics

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, cloud-based Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

The rise of machines that learn

A new big data analytics startup, Adatao, reminds us that we're just at the beginning of a new phase of computing when systems become much, much smarter

Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting

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