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

The company wants to increase uptake of its Hana platform


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

What to expect at Salesforce.com's Dreamforce

Cloud computing buzz, wearables, analytics and celebrities are all on tap

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Amazon juices DynamoDB with JSON support

Amazon's DynamoDB NoSQL document database now accepts JSON documents as database objects and offers an expanded free tier

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Cloud-hosted Hadoop as a service now does SQL

Altiscale's Hadoop-as-a-service in the cloud now has SQL querying courtesy of Apache's Hive project

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Gartner lays out its top 10 tech trends for 2015

Internet of things, smart machines, pervasive analytics, and 3D printing are all part of Gartner's list of strategic technologies for the year ahead

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Zoomdata's 'micro-query' tech speeds up analytics

The micro-query engine breaks requests into tiny queries so that it can start delivering results in under a second

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Couchbase readies next-generation NoSQL storage engine

Couchbase 3.0 promises faster performance, plus sneak peeks at the new ForestDB database engine and N1QL query language

Moving Hadoop beyond batch processing and MapReduce

Apache Tez framework opens the door to a new generation of high-performance, interactive, distributed data processing applications

Slideshow: 6 Key Attributes of CAOs [Chief Analytics Officers]

Chief analytics officer: The ultimate big data job?

As organizations seek to not simply corral data, but apply it strategically across the business, analytics experts are making their way into the C-suite

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Twitter's Hadoop project gets Apache's blessing

Twitter's open source, real-time computation framework picks up the Apache Foundation's full backing and support

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Bossies 2014: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

Discover the best: 130 open source projects in six categories, chosen by InfoWorld editors and contributors

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld's top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem

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Former iPhone manager: Apple will struggle to analyze watch data

Former iPhone engineer Andy Grignon questions whether Apple will be able to derive much value out of the upcoming glut of information

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