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IBM drills into the energy industry for cognitive computing advances

A new partnership with Spanish energy company Repsol offers a chance to test new kinds of decision-making applications

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IBM-Twitter deal gives Watson something to chew on

The IBM-Twitter partnership gives customers better analytics and offers IBM's Watson a body of real-world data to eat up

Twitter, IBM form partnership around analytic apps

Industry-specific products and tie-ins to IBM's cloud development platform are just some of the companies' plans

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Review: Connect your data better with Neo4j

Designed for linking relationships, the Neo4j graph database combines speed, ease, and extreme flexibility, though the query language may take some getting used to

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Cloud and analytics galore: IBM finally reveals its master plan

At its big data event, IBM lays out an end-to-end cloud and analytics strategy, with a vision for the future that makes sense for developers and big enterprise customers

IBM sends Cognos, SPSS to the cloud

IBM continues to migrate its portfolio of enterprise software to the cloud

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NoSQL takes the database market by storm

NoSQL is a small but increasingly important segment of the database market, and it’s giving SQL database vendors and users a scare

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IBM's new data tools are low-maintenance, Watson-powered

IBM's data-related services -- dashDB, DataWorks, Cloudant Local, and Watson Analytics -- aim to be easier and more intuitive

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Hadoop's growth opens up demand for data migration tools

As more companies adopt Hadoop, they need help getting their data onto the platform -- and a new need is born

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8 big trends in big data analytics

Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game

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Why BI projects fail -- and how to succeed instead

You can't simply shop for a BI solution and expect good results -- you need to think through your strategy first. Here's how to go about it

SAP offering customers 'simpler' way to buy its Hana in-memory platform

The company wants to increase uptake of its Hana platform

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Ex-Microsofter Muglia melds SQL analytics, data warehouse as a service

Snowflake's new data warehouse is designed from the ground up for the cloud and is aimed at analytics users who need high elasticity

BI startup's cloud service makes big data understandable

ClearStory Data's Collaborative Storyboards offers a way to present data in a series of live visualizations

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Why your future is in the public cloud

It's not a question of if, but of when: Most of enterprise computing will eventually be sucked up into the public cloud, kind of like the rapture in slow motion. This is not exactly a radical notion, but signs of a great skyward...

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Building a Hadoop cluster? Start with these five vendors

If you're building a Hadoop cluster in-house and want more than the white-box experience, these hardware makers offer a gamut of Hadoop bundles

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12 things I hate about Hadoop

Hadoop is a wonderful creation, but it's evolving quickly and it can exhibit flaws. Here are my dozen downers

Hortonworks adds security, Spark, and Stinger-powered SQL to Hadoop

Hortonworks's HDP 2.2 rolls new features into many underlying Apache projects, including an open-sourced security framework

Salesforce unveils Wave, its play in cloud analytics

Wave uses a search-like medium along with extensive visualizations

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