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Consultant Jill Dyché offers advice on when the time is right to hire a chief data officer -- and warns about what can happen if a company gets it wrong on adding a CDO.
What does open-source Hadoop really cost? A look at total cost of data over the full life cycle helps dispel uncertainties about the data framework and reveal the answer, an expert says.
Despite finding their way into Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, vendors of NoSQL databases are still in the early-adopter stage with users. Is there a need for NoSQL software in your organization?
The chief data officer role is becoming more common. This tip shows how businesses can implement it successfully.
Regardless of what industry you work in, you are likely to be left behind if you lack basic analytical skills. Taking a proactive approach may end up saving you time -- and a hassle – further down the line.
Businesses that overlook privacy in the age of big data do so at their own peril. Commentators say greater respect for privacy is needed.
Web content management systems may become central to delivering information wherever customers are. But to create a positive customer experience, a WCM system needs to be shaped around its audiences' needs.
How can enterprises translate social media buzz into social media intelligence? Here are some lessons from one digital marketing agency's quest to connect social media engagement to the company's business goals.
Monitoring is a critical part of social media in the enterprise, but now companies face the challenge of analyzing, engaging and acting rather than just listening.
Is customer lifecycle management really just about iterations of contact with customers and prospects?
In the era of multichannel retail, companies are struggling with customer data management, inventory fulfillment and more.
Native advertising is effective when it's up front about selling -- and packaged in good storytelling. But consumers can sense when it's disingenuous.
The OAUG has started a Young Professionals Forum, a group designed to create networking and educational opportunities for people between the ages of 25 and 35 who work with Oracle technologies.
Oracle released the SPARC M7 chip at the Hot Chips 26 conference in Cupertino, CA. It promises a major boost in performance, new features and 32 cores -- allowing you to make a really big machine and consolidate.
The State of Oregon is now countersuing Oracle for fraud, false claims, breach of contract and civil racketeering. Oracle was the primary contractor for state healthcare exchange project Cover Oregon, which did not perform as advertised.
Varian's global SAP infrastructure had bogged down on an Oracle database, prompting a seven-month migration project to an SAP HANA system.
In this roundup, SAP inks a deal with FC Bayern Munich that includes sports analytics, and an Austrian retailer looks for better inventory control.
Companies looking for one tool to produce sophisticated SAP BI reports against disparate data sources should consider SAP Crystal Reports, writes one consultant.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.