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IBM has added massively parallel processing and R language support to its dashDB software -- important steps for a data warehouse database tailored for distributed cloud computing.
The Hadoop data lake concept presents plenty of challenges for organizations. But the experiences of early adopters point the way toward successful data lake architecture deployments.
Data preparation processes are changing as business users cope with big data in all its variations, according to the latest Talking Data podcast.
A lack of standards and best practices can hold back businesses from becoming more data-driven, says Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief for FiveThirtyEight. But they can overcome challenges.
Hadoop is one of the most popular big data technologies. But when it comes to predictive modeling and data visualization, its utility is somewhat limited, users of HP's Vertica system say.
Consultant Lee Feinberg says organizations need to build up their data storytelling and visualization capabilities -- and details a competition for finding people with the right business intelligence skills.
Office 365 provides new options for lightweight collaboration, but experts at SPTechCon Boston said some features aren't ready for prime time yet.
SharePoint 2016 beta makes some solid improvements for the user experience, but feels more like an update than a major new release, said one expert.
In recent years, text analytics tools have simplified the time-consuming and onerous work of records management.
When Salesforce rolled out its development platform, Salesforce Lightning, it showed promise. But what are the real-world applications of it today?
CRM systems abound with different functionality and features in today's market. But is that a blessing or a curse for CRM buyers?
With Dreamforce 2015 approaching, Salesforce is applying its new Lightning application to customer service, with the Service Cloud Lightning Console.
Oracle licenses are a tricky subject and Oracle licensing for VMware environments doubly so. Find out about the important documents and policies that guide Oracle licensing and VMware.
At Hot Chips 27, Oracle presented its new, lower-cost SPARC processor, Sonoma, which puts Oracle into competition with Intel x86 and the Xeon chip.
Oracle Mobile Cloud Services will integrate with the Xamarin platform, which lets developers build, test and model mobile applications in C#.
SAP announces SAP HANA Vora, an in-memory query engine for Apache Spark/Hadoop frameworks. Also, an ASUG survey reports on members' SuccessFactors plans.
In this video clip, consultant Don Loden discusses how a company can use the data lake concept in its SAP environment. He also looks at how data governance ties to S/4HANA.
Led by Sara Marshall, the state's digital transformation taps SAP HANA for data analysis to fight complex problems, such as infant mortality.
If you're tired of decrypting data to perform operations on it, the new SQL Server data encryption feature Always Encrypted may be the answer.
An expert explains the Microsoft Sync Framework, a platform for synchronizing heterogeneous data distributed across applications, services and devices.
With Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service, you can easily perform database backup and restore. Here is a step-by-step approach to using the service.