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Big data refers to the trend of deriving insight from vast repositories unstructured or semi-structured data using Hadoop, NoSQL databases, and other new tools.

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Microsoft Azure dips into the NoSQL pool

New Azure DocumentDB service offers SQL-like transactions with NoSQL-like unstructured data, but SQL Server-like transactions

PostgreSQL ramps up its NoSQL game

New developer kit for PostgreSQL eases access to the open source database's recently introduced NoSQL features

Oracle works both sides of the SQL/NoSQL street

While continuing to push SQL, Oracle makes accommodations for newer technologies, including NoSQL and JSON

Review: Birst brings DIY to BI

With straightforward data access, automated modeling, and easy reporting tools, cloud-based Birst Enterprise is the data warehouse for the rest of us

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

5 ways to add machine learning to Java, JavaScript, and more

Here are the best libraries for four languages, plus Java on Hadoop, to help you turn machine learning into a business tool

Can a machine detect sarcasm? Yeah, right

Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea

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

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

Review: Apache Hive brings real-time queries to Hadoop

Hive's SQL-like query language and vastly improved speed on huge data sets make it the perfect partner for an enterprise data warehouse

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Applying analytics to social media? Good luck -- not all words can be taken at face value. Natural language processing helps, but it's no panacea
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