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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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10 ways our data overlords could serve us better

Dear corporations: We've already ceded our privacy. Now implement the technology to serve us right

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Review: Tableau makes sophisticated analysis a snap

Innovative, self-service data visualization tool makes quick work of exploratory data analysis from 50-odd sources

Microsoft scoops up Datazen to help mobilize BI

The company's tools are designed for on-premises implementation and optimized for SQL Server

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Explore new ways to use your data

Doing the same old things with new data won’t take you very far in the digitalized world. Leverage all data that is now available to you, to look at new ideas, new processes, and get more value.

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Microsoft's Satya Nadella is picking March Madness winners better than Bing

Google has also been more accurate than Bing in predicting the winners of the annual March Madness competition

Why analytics is eating the world

New tools promise to empower an increasingly diverse set of business users, but there are potential pitfalls

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Turbocharge business processes with analytics

Operational business intelligence integrates insights into business processes. The degree of integration and sophistication required to enable the digitalization of business is higher than it has ever been, but done right it will give...

Microsoft Dynamics CRM gets an analytics-infused update

Highlights include new social and mobility features, closer Office 365 integration

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The drive toward real-time business intelligence

Turning business intelligence into a real-time proposition is a key to unlock digitalization. A number of challenges abound on that path, ranging from upstream data collection all the way to usage of insights.

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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,...

Hitachi buying Pentaho to boost its IoT business

Pentaho's software will provide data analysis in IoT systems Hitachi Data Systems plans to build for vertical industries

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How to make big data beautiful -- and useful

For big data to be more than a buzzword, companies need to focus on design

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