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8 tech buzzwords that you need to know

Impress your friends at this year’s holiday gatherings by dropping a few of these terms

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A data-stuffed turkey on your Thanksgiving table

From shopping to cooking, from social interactions to sports, our lives are driven by data. Even your Thanksgiving meal is no exception. Let’s explore how to cook a splendid, juicy, data-stuffed turkey.

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Hopes for Hadoop security ride on Apache Ranger

Enterprise interest in Hadoop has been tempered by security worries. Apache Ranger wants to be the solution for authorization and access control

Teradata brings MapR Hadoop into the data warehouse

Enterprises benefit from extending their data warehouse architectures to handle big data workloads, Teradata says

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Splice Machine 1.0 offers speedy, scalable SQL on Hadoop

Splice Machine update offers cross-integration with Hadoop apps and supports migration paths from other databases

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MongoDB, Cassandra, and HBase -- the three NoSQL databases to watch

With so many NoSQL choices, how do you decide on one? Here’s a handy guide for narrowing your choice to three

HP plugs the Vertica analytics engine into Hadoop

HP Vertica for SQL on Hadoop promises to pair the reliability of SQL with the scalability of Hadoop

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When data drives sports

Statistics have always been part of sports. Moneyball (the book and the movie) introduced us to the science of analytics as used by major league teams, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Big data technologies now let every team...

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CouchDB 2.0 counters MongoDB with improved scaling

The new version of the CouchDB NoSQL database adds open-sourced contributions from Cloudant, including clustering

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The decline and fall of big data

The most hyped technology of the past decades, big data will soon be part of the daily life for 73% of IT organizations. When big data becomes just data, the hype will decline and fall but big data itself, and the associated...

The marketing of going public

Hortonworks’ early stage IPO filing raises questions about their relatively low revenue numbers, and high losses. It may be a way for them to raise their marketing profile, get a leadership aura, and benefit from Wall Street’s...

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Ballmer says machine learning will be the next era of computer science

Former Microsoft CEO makes donation to expand Harvard's computer science department

In-memory computing brings real-time intelligence to operational systems

In-memory data grids enable instant responses to financial transactions, shopping cart contents, monitoring streams, and other operational data

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Big data sparks interest in statistical programming languages

Statistical languages offer a great fit for big data, but due to their specific use cases, they're unlikely to catch to up to generalized stalwarts like Java and C

10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are making an impact

IBM is investing $1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson

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The canary in the data mine is dead

You already know that gobs of data about you are strewn across the Internet. The scary part is when they put it all together

Workday plots wave of predictive analytic apps

Series of specialized apps aims to help HR and financial management retain top workers and make more accurate forecasts

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Forecast 2015: IT spending on an upswing

As purse strings loosen up, CIOs blend innovation into 2015 IT budgets, but security and cost containment remain top priorities

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