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IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile, and analytics

By 2018 IBM expects to reap a combined $40 billion in annual revenue from its investments

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A closer look at the fight for Hadoop

Several vendors are fighting for mindshare and leadership in the Hadoop distro space. Sitting on the sidelines of this fight, let’s take a closer look at their claims and how they differentiate each other.

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Hadoop HBase 1.0 debuts amid stiff NoSQL competition

The database's 1.0 version clears away legacy API clutter and improves documentation as it takes on Cassandra and MongoDB

How IBM analyzes Twitter for the enterprise developer

Developers can parse massive amounts of Twitter data through Watson Analytics or IBM's Bluemix platform services

How to choose a database for your mobile apps

Data synchronization and offline capabilities are key to successful mobile apps. Follow these guidelines to selecting a provider

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Spark, Open Data Platform court innovation, controversy at Strata+Hadoop World

Hadoop is evolving thanks to projects like Spark and third-party integrations, but the proposed ODP was greeted with skepticism

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Apache Spark jumps on the R bandwagon

The big data processing technology looks to draw in data scientists

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In six months, the White House has replaced its top IT leaders

The White House may be trying to improve its IT operations by aligning itself more with Silicon Valley thinking

Oracle steps up its big-data push with new products

New tools aim to make it easier for enterprises to wrest value from their information stores

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Open source Graylog puts Splunk on notice

The real battle between the big data suites will be waged in ecosystem development, not platform specs

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What Pivotal's big open source move really means

Now that Pivotal has partnered with Hortonworks and open-sourced Big Data Suite, the future of the business looks to be in Cloud Foundry's court

Pivotal goes all-in with open source in Big Data Suite

Enterprises demand it because they're taking a more active role in software development, Pivotal says

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Open Data Platform strives for Hadoop unity

A consortium of Hadoop vendors and users aims to define a core Hadoop and create a standardized base for future distributions

HP extends R programming language for big data use

Distributed R can be used to analyze data across multiple file servers

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3 security pain points NoSQL must remedy

From data governance policies to at-rest encryption, NoSQL systems need to be secured on several fronts

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What happens to open source vendors when they get mature

Red Hat has long been the only significant publicly traded open source vendor, and after MySQL's acquisition not much happened in terms of open source exits for several years. Pentaho’s pending acquisition, Hortonworks’ recent IPO,...

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The Oculus Rift could change big data analytics forever

Data isn't the real world, it only describes it. A new company wants to let you drill past the numbers to lifelike, real-time representations of what's going on

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Learn to crunch big data with R

Get started using the open source R programming language to do statistical computing and graphics on large data sets

Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

The regulatory agency should conduct stricter reviews before granting approval to big data deals, four groups say

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