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Databricks Cloud is a big data platform that's based on the Apache Spark processing engine, with added features designed to simplify big data management and analytics for users.
Database expert Craig S. Mullins examines the top relational database management system software to determine which best fits your organization.
For many data management teams, going through application code is the only way to find NoSQL data models. But there are ways to change that, according to this Talking Data podcast.
Self-service business intelligence and data visualization tools can make it easier for business users to analyze BI data. But there's a lot that needs to be done up front to make that happen.
These days, it seems everyone is talking about data scientists. General interest in the role continues to grow, but that isn't leading to corresponding growth in jobs among employers.
BI software vendor Qlik has announced three new or updated products aimed at making it easier for end users to share data, analyses and applications.
Companies often customize SharePoint, but that’s not an option in the cloud. Will Microsoft remove that roadblock for SharePoint Online?
SharePoint 2016 is expected to improve hybrid scenarios. There's also room for upgrades with ECM, cloud configuration and data integration.
Hybrid SharePoint will be an important theme at the Microsoft Ignite show, where on-premises users may not be ready to go all-in on the cloud.
Customer service initiatives come and go. Could customer experience analytics be here to stay?
It's been a long journey, but are companies finally ready to incorporate the customer experience into their internal processes?
Companies constantly chase the "360-degree view of the customer," aiming to merge different data sources to provide timely, consistent service.
OAUG president Melissa English discusses her passion for mingling with attendees at the 2015 Collaborate event and how Oracle users old and new can learn from each other.
IOUG President John Matelski answers questions about Oracle users attending the big conferences, like Collaborate 15, and the process of integrating users from Oracle's new acquisitions.
John Matelski, an IT executive and current president of the International Oracle Users Group, makes bringing out the leadership skills of DBAs who are IOUG members a priority.
Working with a competent SAP consultant can go a long way toward ensuring a smooth SAP implementation. Here are professional traits to look for.
While the major ERP rewrite takes center stage, attendees will also look for progress on Fiori UX and SAP Business Network.
In this chapter from 'SAP Simple Finance: An Introduction,' SAP provides an inside look at Simple Finance and how HANA technology helps the system remove redundantly stored data.
Optimizing online analytical processing performance is critical. Fortunately, tools are available to help monitor and improve how OLAP cubes perform.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.