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4 no-bull takeaways about Google's machine learning project

TensorFlow, originally designed to support Google's systems at scale, is now available for everyone to use. Here's why it matters

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Six secrets of top enterprise architects

Over the past 20 years I've worked with some hugely talented enterprise architects, and I've noticed there are some skills common to the very best of them

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Make analytics pay off for you and your customers

When customers got a better experience, these companies got a revenue kick, thanks to accurate and timely analytics data in the hands of salespeople

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IoT and the data-driven enterprise: How to dive into the data flood

Virtually every kind of company will eventually have to become a data-driven enterprise. Experts share strategies for making the most of IoT data

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6 tips for working with IoT and big data

Is your company looking to get started with IoT and big data or improve on how you’re handling it now? Here are six tips from the pros

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All the cool companies are doing big data

A survey from Dell says that growth companies are turning to big data in droves

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Microsoft expands Power BI's visualizations with help from users

Microsoft launched new capabilities for its BI service that allow users to add custom visualizations to their dashboards


Build analytics into business applications

How can vendors of business applications get analytics features to their users? From data extraction to APIs to deep integration, controlling the data delivery chain is critical. Zendesk’s acquisition of BIME Analytics is a perfect...


Analytics and the state of knowing

Abetted by technology, our capacity to know is far outstripping what we actually know

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Ingest, upload, analyze: AWS wraps up data in the cloud

At Re:Invent, Amazon Web Services offer new options for all phases of data in the cloud

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

The new service pulls in data from AWS and produces charts quickly

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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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