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IBM launches new threat-analytics tools in the cloud

Based on QRadar, the new security-focused offerings are available as SaaS


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Why you need to control your data supply chain

One year after acquiring its primary reseller of data, Twitter is cutting off its other resellers. If you are selling data, you should analyze how and why Twitter is integrating its supply chain, and how far you should go with your...

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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

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Big data has changed things less than you think

According to a new survey, 75 percent of enterprise data remains structured, although modern data technologies are growing fast

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use

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IBM launches Watson Health global analytics cloud

New business unit will offer cloud-based access to its Watson supercomputer for analyzing healthcare data

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How data analytics can drive workforce diversity

Many companies are struggling to make their IT teams more inclusive. Is it time for data analytics to take over the job?

Need to plumb Hadoop data lakes? This new tool can help

Think Big's Dashboard Engine aims to put big-data insights within closer reach for business users

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The shut-off of Twitter's firehose is a hazard of the API economy

Twitter wants to sell access to its data directly via its own API set, but some see this as an innovation-destroying idea

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Hortonworks to acquire SequenceIQ to speed Hadoop cloud deployments

Budapest-based SequenceIQ is an open source provider of rapid deployment tools for Hadoop

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Hello Geode: Pivotal GemFire is now open source

Pivotal's GemFire database for Hadoop is becoming the Apache-incubated Geode project

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No, the data warehouse is not dead

Every surge in new tech prompts declarations that existing tech is circling the drain, but the data warehouse isn't going anywhere -- in fact, it's healthier than ever

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How PayPal beats the bad guys with machine learning

As big cloud players roll out machine learning tools to developers, Dr. Hui Wang of PayPal offers a peek at some of the most advanced work in the field

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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

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Apache project paves path to easier Hadoop

Ambari 2.0 promises a lot, but competition remains strong from the proprietary offerings in the field

Oracle brings big data back to database administrators

The Oracle Data Integrator for Big Data gives DBAs a more familiar view of their big data collections

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Big data is all about the cloud

Picking between Spark or Hadoop isn’t the key to big data success. Picking the right infrastructure is

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Explore new ways to use your data

Doing the same old things with new data won’t take you very far in the digitalized world. Leverage all data that is now available to you, to look at new ideas, new processes, and get more value.

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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

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