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SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

Highlights of the update include Hadoop support and a tie-in to BusinessObjects

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Splunk's log analysis framework adds C#, .Net tools

The new tools leverage recently added features and allow Splunk to be accessed in cross-platform development

Tibco going up against Oracle, IBM and Adobe with new customer engagement platform

Tibco Engage seeks to go beyond mere customer loyalty programs

Big data: There's signal in that noise

When the data you capture and crunch is large and disorderly, interesting bits may come along for the ride. Don't squeeze the life out of it -- explore it

Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek

9 common BI software mistakes and how to avoid them

Business intelligence experts and business leaders discuss common mistakes companies make when selecting and implementing a BI solution

How to create a data lake for fun and profit

The idea of data lakes has been fermenting, and now real companies are using them for real analysis. Here's why you might want one -- and how to create it

Yahoo buys Flurry to make more money from mobile apps

The deal could help Yahoo better target ads on mobile devices

IBM plus Apple: It's all about the apps

What will IBM on iOS look like? Phil Buckellew, vice president of IBM Enterprise Mobile, explains how IBM will deliver a new experience in enterprise applications

Getting your hands on data with mobile analytics

Mobile touchscreen interfaces, when designed correctly, provide a more intimate relationship with business data. Donald Farmer of Qlik offers his take on three key UI design principles

Actuate software offers free data analysis to enterprise business units

Departments can create reports and embed analysis results directly into Web pages using a teaser version of Actuate's software

Microstrategy simplifies licensing, pricing

The market demands agility and flexibility from BI vendors, according to one analyst

Cloud-based analytics offer insight to all

Conventional analytics deliver value to an elite few. Tidemark CEO Christian Gheorghe explains how his cloud-based analytics platform offers insight to the whole organization

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison wades into the in-memory database wars

Oracle's in-memory option takes advantage of the core platform's maturity, according to an executive

3 mobile apps bring home IBM Watson's power

Health, education, and retail apps win competition to harness Watson's machine learning and cognitive computing capabilities

SAP: Put a little more HANA in your Red Hat

SAP's in-memory database product will be supported on hardware appliances and Amazon images running Red Hat Enterprise Linux

SAP to buy SeeWhy for targeted marketing technology

The deal will give SAP real-time targeting capabilities

Head games: What we saw at NeuroGaming Conference 2014

The premier event on brain-controlled games had plenty of devices to bend the mind around

Salesforce combining Radian6 with Buddy Media to create Social Studio

New product gives teams a unified way to collaborate on content marketing campaigns

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