Many organizations may be tempted to forgo data quality management during a recession, but it is important to assess the ROI for managing data quality.
Hadoop vendor MapR's latest release puts the focus on database replication across data centers. Also, Microsoft has built a Python-friendly Azure service for machine learning in the cloud.
The Open Data Platform has arrived, but not all Hadoop vendors are on board. The initiative, aimed at boosting interoperability, formed a backdrop for discussion at the Strata + Hadoop World 2015 conference.
Database expert Craig S. Mullins examines the criteria and characteristics you should consider when determining if a relational database management system is right for your company.
Expert contributor Wayne Kernochan describes the different types of business intelligence analytics tools on the market and how they can benefit corporate strategies and operations.
Major data breaches keep happening, even though businesses have security analytics tools available to them that could put a stop to the problem.
Health data is notoriously difficult to analyze due to privacy rules, but a new project is showing it can be done.
As companies strive for a 360-degree view of their customers, mastering big data can help make sense of consumer interactions.
Microsoft's SharePoint may be ubiquitous, but several alternatives to SharePoint have like functionality -- and fewer management headaches.
Information security used to focus on securing a company's network. But cloud computing and mobility have blown traditional models wide open.
Companies jumping on the mobile payment bandwagon need to tread carefully as consumers are still skeptical about the security of their data.
Mark Roberge, chief revenue officer at HubSpot, uses serious data analysis when hiring sales staff. But science doesn't crowd out instinct.
No matter the size of your company, you need to consider the skill sets staff should have to competently manage and develop a CRM system.
The 2015 OAUG president, Melissa English, found a love of education in teaching her peers. Now she brings global change management skills to the OAUG.
Oracle is going directly after the core data center server market with the Virtual Compute Appliance X5 and what CTO Larry Ellison calls 'a new strategy' -- competing on price.
The Exadata X5 release has more updates to it than any previous release. This guide provides summaries of the changes Oracle has made for Exadata X5.
SAP's Talent Hybrid packaged integration could make qualifications management a smoother process. Here's what you need to know.
SuccessFactors releases enhancements on a quarterly and ongoing basis -- here's how to stay on top of important updates and select the features your company needs.
When upgrading SAP BI, companies often give short shrift to project management and capacity testing. Here are tips for managing those tasks more easily.
Kroll Ontrack's new SQL Server database recovery tool was developed from customer feedback. It recovers selected tables instead of the whole database.
Direct-sales food distributor Epicure deployed a new server cluster to keep its websites from being overwhelmed -- and saved money on SQL Server and storage in the process.
Basit Farooq explains the pros and cons of scaling out and scaling up when increasing the workload on the SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS).