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How to build a great data science team

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


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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

TPC takes the measure of big data systems

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

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

Gartner gets the 'data lake' concept all wrong

For $200, Gartner tells you 'data lakes' are bad and advises you to try real hard, plan far in advance, and get governance correct

Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

The truth about big data: It's more than technology

Big data is a maddeningly broad concept, in part because it represents a new, iterative approach to solving problems

The 10 worst big data practices

It's a new world full of shiny toys, but some have sharp edges. Don't hurt yourself or others. Learn to play nice with them

IBM plus Apple: It's all about the apps

What will IBM on iOS look like? Phil Buckellew, vice president of IBM Enterprise Mobile, explains how IBM will deliver a new experience in enterprise applications

Getting your hands on data with mobile analytics

Mobile touchscreen interfaces, when designed correctly, provide a more intimate relationship with business data. Donald Farmer of Qlik offers his take on three key UI design principles

IBM goes full-bore on an Apple-based enterprise strategy

IBM gets to ride atop the 'new PC,' and Apple gets serious enterprise credibility

Why Google Cloud Dataflow is no Hadoop killer

Google's new data processing service may look like it's designed to lure users away from Hadoop, but its focus is more selective

Google service analyzes live streaming data

Google Cloud Dataflow can analyze both streaming and batched data with the same programming models

Dell aims Cloudera-powered appliance at enterprise Hadoop users

New Cloudera Hadoop appliance uses in-memory processing and newest-generation data analysis tools

Native data analysis comes to MongoDB

Latest version of Pentaho's business analytics and data integration platform makes it easier to apply analytics to big data stores

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