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Andy Jassy Reinvent

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Meet Project Orca, SAP's new, Hana-based analytics tool

Due in Q4, Orca will be built natively on the Hana Cloud Platform

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Why self-service is everything in BI and big data

Empower users to acquire and manipulate the data they really need, and BI can become a magnitude more useful -- and much less work for IT

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Hadoop is slowly eating conventional analytics

The components of the Hadoop ecosystem won't overthrow Teradata or IBM Netezza any time soon, but ultimately, the commodity solution almost always wins

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Splunk updates platform, adds monitoring and analytics services

Splunk Enterprise 6.3 is intended to help the platform scale data collection for DevOps and Internet of Things devices, while the new Splunk IT Service Intelligence aims to deliver a central and unified view of critical IT services.

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Microsoft and Salesforce: Keep your friends close, your rivals closer

Microsoft stands to win in the long run in its collaboration with Salesforce for next-generation business analytics

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Microsoft's Cortana gives Salesforce customers insights into sales pipeline

Microsoft and Alpine Metrics have joined forces with to bring the power of predictive analytics to the sales pipeline

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Hadoop, in trouble? Only in Gartner-land

A new poll of customers provides a brighter, more detailed picture of Hadoop adoption than Gartner's famously downbeat survey

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Salesforce unveils a new CRM tool for 'relationship intelligence'

Brand-new SalesforceIQ tool taps RelateIQ technology and comes in separate versions for small businesses and enterprises

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Technology that predicts your next security fail

There's both art and science to predictive analytics in a security setting, early adopters say

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X marks the spot for digital transformation

Getting customer experience right is becoming a make-or-break for many businesses. And best-in-class digital transformation must be underpinned by enterprise, business, and IT roadmaps -- that is, by enterprise architecture

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Why are software vendors going private?

For many private IT companies, an IPO is the ultimate achievement -- and a way to attract and reward early-stage investors and employees. But another trend is picking up steam in the IT space: public companies going private

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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


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


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


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...

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