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New SAP Hana tool aims to put big data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

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Microsoft expands Power BI's data analysis reach

New connectivity features and pricing expand Power BI's appeal beyond Office users -- and complicate its relationship with Salesforce

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Data is the new black

Information management architectures evolve constantly, and the pendulum is in full swing between data and applications. The latter managed to displace the former as the center of IT. New data sources and requirements are changing the...

2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects germinated by the global open source community

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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Technology of the Year 2015: The best hardware and software of the year

InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners showcase the best tools and technologies for developers, IT professionals, and businesses

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Technology adoption crystalizes privacy concerns

Two recent surveys, released respectively by technology giant Microsoft and by a startup in the API space, Restlet, highlight the perception of technology and connected objects by consumers, from their impact on quality of life to the...

Microsoft to acquire R language powerhouse Revolution Analytics

Microsoft will plant the R statistical language in its Azure machine learning services

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Hortonworks' Hadoop now launches from Google Cloud Platform

Support for Hadoop includes the HDP distribution and connections to Google's other data-crunching services

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Shifting privacy and ethics in data-land

Data governance requires a thorough understanding of both data origin and data purpose. The big data world makes this more difficult than ever, placing the onus on the business analyst to measure the impact of data usage on privacy...

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Thank the cloud for making big data and IoT possible

The ability to analyze massive amounts of data and to connect devices as the Internet of things became a reality when the cloud coalesced

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Big data is simply another name for complicated business intelligence

Big data promises to upend the business intelligence market, but it won't do so until the tools around it become easier to use

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In 2015, big data will slowly permeate the borders of the enterprise

Big data projects either improve/accelerate existing processes, or enable an organization invent new business models. In both cases, integration with data that originates and resides in external systems, and exposition of data/insight...

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Prevent phishing attacks with OpenDNS, 'Minority Report'-style

The use of big data analytics means potential threats can be blocked before your traditional malware defenses even know they exist

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Analytics and measurements: A recipe for sustainable food chains

Our food chain is full of waste, but widely distributed sensors and big data analytics together hold potential for dramatic conservation of resources

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In 2015, big data will drive the Internet of things

Connected objects are not smart on their own, they only provide value when connected to a backend (often cloud-based) service. The recent advances in big data technologies enables providers of connected objects to deliver high-value...

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