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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


TPC takes the measure of big data systems

The fresh TPCx-HS benchmark could provide an apples-to-apples comparison of commercial Hadoop systems

When to use Hadoop (and when not to)

Hadoop is a huge advancement in big data technology, but there are better choices for real-time analytics

Hadoop meets Google Docs: Analytics made easy

Adatao's analytics suite puts a Web-friendly front end on Hadoop data and eases access to self-serve reporting

The right cloud for the job: Multicloud database processing is here

Today's one-size-fits-all database processing will give way to a cheaper, but more complex heterogeneous approach

Team of rivals: Hortonworks, Pivotal join up for Hadoop project

Competitors band together to contribute to Apache Ambari project for Hadoop provisioning, monitoring, and management

HP invests in Hortonworks' Hadoop

With the Hortonworks partnership, HP has a full data analysis software stack to present to enterprise customers

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

The truth about big data: It's more than technology

Big data is a maddeningly broad concept, in part because it represents a new, iterative approach to solving problems

The 10 worst big data practices

It's a new world full of shiny toys, but some have sharp edges. Don't hurt yourself or others. Learn to play nice with them

How much is Hadoop worth? For Google, $80 million

With Google's $80 million, MapR gets a chance to expand, and Google can hoard the rewards

Why Google Cloud Dataflow is no Hadoop killer

Google's new data processing service may look like it's designed to lure users away from Hadoop, but its focus is more selective

Dell aims Cloudera-powered appliance at enterprise Hadoop users

New Cloudera Hadoop appliance uses in-memory processing and newest-generation data analysis tools

Hadoop analysis now tackling IoT to improve transit

Urban Insights crunches data from different Internet of things sources for insights into transit agencies' operations

Moving a database to the cloud? Wrap it in a services layer

Databases need to be logically and physically decoupled from applications in the cloud, despite what worked in the data center

Fast data: The next step after big data

Open source tools help companies process data streams. To bring in complex queries and transactional capabilities, VoltDB's John Hugg suggests adding an in-memory NewSQL data store

Facebook HydraBase adds reliability to Hadoop's HBase

Facebook revamps its HBase implementation for faster recovery from downtime and higher reliability

Despite gains, Hadoop still has big holes to fill

Analysts see the distributed computing system lacking in areas like security and ease-of-use

Straight talk on Apache Spark -- and why you should care

Apache Spark is not the 'speedy Swiss army knife,' but it could be the ticket for getting faster answers from your Hadoop cluster

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