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The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects

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4 cases where the ancient skill of data story telling will come in handy

The data interpreter is one of the 5 hottest jobs in data. Data interpreters are in fact data story tellers, who help executives make sense of the data they get

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Search versus analytics: what is the difference?

Despite serving seemingly very different purposes, search engine and an analytics engine could gain to be unified for better use by knowledge workers

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Why streaming analytics is such a big deal

Analytics drive decisions, but some decisions shouldn't wait until batch processes complete -- which is why, eventually, we'll all analyze data as it streams in

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2 ways to expand business intelligence to the outside world

Most business intelligence projects primarily deal with information and serve consumers inside the enterprise. How, and why, should you expand these projects to the outside world?

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6 innovations from Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

New offerings around business intelligence, collaboration, data visualization, email, and private clouds should be on your radar

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5 hot jobs in data

Not so long ago the "sexiest job of the 21st century," the Data Scientist is now joined by a couple other hot job titles in the data industry. Do you think you may be a Data Wrangler, a Data Shaman, a Data Interpreter, or even a Data...

Microsoft's Power BI visualization service will be generally available July 24

After six months of beta availability, the service is coming out, with more updates on the horizon

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Self-service BI review: Tableau vs. Qlik Sense vs. Power BI

All three next-gen BI solutions make data discovery and analysis remarkably easy, but Tableau does it best

Kyvos serves up Hadoop on easy-to-parse data cubes

New big data software from startup Kyvos Insights can format Hadoop data into OLAP repositories

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Don't use the cloud like a data warehouse

The 'single source of truth' data model is what IT knows, but not what it should be doing today

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Review: Qlik Sense 2 chases Tableau

Combining rich visualizations with ease-of-use extras, Qlik brings powerful analytics to the rest of us

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What will enterprise architecture look like in 5 years?

Numerous challenges face EA over the next 5 years but if it plays its cards right a seat at the top-table is assured. From the data mining gold rush to the algorithm economy, without it, executives risk playing Jenga with critical...

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A better mousetrap: A JSON data warehouse takes on Hadoop

Sure, a NoSQL or JSON data warehouse sounds faddish, but SonarW is a better solution for many

MicroStrategy 10 promises enhanced BI with more governance, security

New enterprise controls ensure that a "single version of the truth" is preserved

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Review: Microsoft Power BI is no Tableau (yet)

Microsoft’s BI as a service offering is capable and inexpensive, but lacks fine-grained control over visualizations

New query language could turn log files into business insights

There's gold in them thar hills of log data, Logentries says

SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

He also said SAP has "zero interest" to acquire Salesforce

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