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SAP CEO touts tighter Google ties

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

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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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Build an IoT analytics solution with big data tools

The Internet of things seems futuristic, but real systems are delivering real analytics value today. Here's some real-world IoT advice from the field

New SAP Hana tool aims to put big data insights within closer reach

Featuring Hadoop support, the rapid-deployment service targets enterprise users with streaming and unstructured data

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Data is the new black

Information management architectures evolve constantly, and the pendulum is in full swing between data and applications. The latter managed to displace the former as the center of IT. New data sources and requirements are changing the...

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Microsoft expands Power BI's data analysis reach

New connectivity features and pricing expand Power BI's appeal beyond Office users -- and complicate its relationship with Salesforce

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InfoWorld's 2015 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld picks the best hardware, software, development tools, and cloud services of the year

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How to get a successful BI project off the ground

Establish the proper requirements, and you're halfway to a successful BI project. But gathering and rationalizing those requirements demands a rigorous approach

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The Twelve Days of Christmas (a Data Carol)

Rediscover the breadth of the big data ecosystem in The Twelve Days of Christmas, Big Data edition! And please sing along.

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