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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

FoundationDB gears up for the Internet of Things

The latest FoundationDB database is capable of writing more than 14 million records per second

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IT leaders: pitchers or catchers?

Lines of business, which will soon be controlling over half of all technology spend, drive the digital transformation of the enterprise. Unless they want to keep dealing with curveballs thrown to them by business executives, IT...

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Moving past the illusion of data democracy

Americans want the power to dictate exactly how our personal data is collected and used, but pervasive data gathering and analytical techniques are rendering true data democracy obsolete.

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The 5 worst big data privacy risks (and how to guard against them)

There are enormous benefits from big data analytics, but also massive potential for exposure. Here's how to protect yourself and your employees

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Breaking free from real-time data

There is no such thing as “real” real-time data. Some programs and systems run faster than others, and shortening the execution time comes at a high cost. And it is often moot anyway: it only makes sense to accelerate data if this...

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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

Peeling back the layers of the smarter city

What's the key to making cities smarter? Extend data-driven analytic infrastructure across every aspect of urban existence

Beyond Storm for streaming data applications

Why a distributed, in-memory, SQL-relational database beats Apache Storm for apps that make real-time decisions on streaming data

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Why Hortonworks can’t sustain a billion-dollar unicorn valuation

Hortonworks wants its software to be 100 percent free. Wall Street? Not so much

HP rolls data analysis tools into the cloud

Online versions of HP Vertica and IDOL will be available as cloud services in 2015

Manage data responsibly, even if it's big

The advent of modern data management technologies and the popularity of big data projects create many opportunities to ignore information management best practices. Nevertheless, data quality, governance, metadata and security remain...

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9 key enterprise tech trends for 2015 and beyond

Enterprise tech is developing at breakneck speed. Here are the trends that will make an impact for years to come

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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

43 percent of marketing organizations sell data

A survey by Gartner has found that more than four out of ten companies sell their data, with the marketing organization in charge of this business. In fact, the sale of data is only distanced in marketing P&Ls by digital advertising...

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8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms

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A data-stuffed turkey on your Thanksgiving table

From shopping to cooking, from social interactions to sports, our lives are driven by data. Even your Thanksgiving meal is no exception. Let’s explore how to cook a splendid, juicy, data-stuffed turkey.

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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

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