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Meet Apache Spot, a new open source project for cybersecurity

The effort taps big data analytics and machine learning for advanced threat detection

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Changing the customer conversation with predictive data analysis

From integrated big data platforms to location-based mobile apps to real-time package tracking, the ability to explore, segment and predict customer behavior is a rapidly expanding frontier.

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10% off SAP Crystal Reports 2016, Through Friday Only - Deal Alert

SAP Crystal Reports turns almost any data source into interactive, actionable information that can be accessed offline or online, from applications, portals and mobile devices. Currently discounted, for a limited time.

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IBM promises a one-stop analytics shop with AI-powered big data platform

The new Project DataWorks can ingest data faster than any other data platform, IBM said

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Tech leaders must act quickly to ensure algorithmic fairness

Do big data algorithms treat people differently based on characteristics such as race, religion, and gender? Tech leaders must take seriously the debate over data usage -- both because discrimination in any form has to be addressed,...

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A high-tech shirt made for speed

Worn by racing driver Tony Kanaan, this high-tech shirt from NTT Data and Toray provides his crew realtime measurements of his body during a race.

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Bossies 2016: The Best of Open Source Software Awards

InfoWorld editors and contributors pick the top open source software for datacenters, clouds, developers, big data analysts, and IT pros

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Bossie Awards 2016: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld’s top picks in large-scale search, SQL on Hadoop, streaming analytics, and other flavors of distributed data processing

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SAP woos small business developers with Express edition of Hana

The free download can be used to build apps on a laptop or desktop PC

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Salesforce is betting its Einstein AI will make CRM better

Machine learning, predictive analytics, and natural language processing are coming to all of Salesforce's clouds

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How MIT's C/C++ extension breaks parallel processing bottlenecks

A superparallel future may need new languages, but for now there's Milk, MIT's big data acceleration system that works with tools in existing C/C++ applications

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New programming language promises a 4X speed boost on big data

The Milk language from MIT offers better memory management for large, scattered sets of data

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Beyond Solr: Scale search across years of event data

Rocana’s dynamic sharding model takes ingest and search of IT operations data to petabyte scale, while maintaining low-latency queries

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Teradata expands analytics for hybrid cloud

Teradata adds features to weave together local and remote instances of its data warehousing product

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Review: Google Bigtable scales with ease

If your data runs to hundreds of terabytes or more, look to Cloud Bigtable for high performance, ease of use, and effortless scaling without downtime

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Big data hits $46 billion in revenue -- and counting

Big data has been a big buzzword for more than a few years already, and it has solid numbers to back that up, including $46 billion in 2016 revenues for vendors of related products and services. But the big data era is just beginning...

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How to answer the top three objections to a data lake

There is usually a set of stakeholders out there who are unfamiliar with Hadoop or the concept of a data lake or perhaps just not interested in changing the status quo of their organizations

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Google Analytics just got a new AI tool to help find insights faster

What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, Google says

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