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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.
When upgrading SAP BI, companies often give short shrift to project management and capacity testing. Here are tips for managing those tasks more easily.
Integrating SAP ERP with CRM gives companies a whole view of the customer experience. But do you use SAP's own CRM product or look elsewhere?
SAP HANA offers many analytics tools that can benefit a company's supply chain -- but choose carefully when considering supply chain analytics options.
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).
Aerospike's developer discusses how the NoSQL database recently moved its IP to open source at DeveloperWeek 2015.
Java platform architects reminisce about the design of Java and how the platform is being pushed forward.
Developer advocate Jenny Tong discusses coding troublemaking with Node.js at DeveloperWeek 2015.
What is the best way to access large multicore servers for benchmarking? How do I know what needs to be benchmarked?
The specs of the 480-V power equipment are all the same as a 400-V step-up transformer. The only difference is voltage. Can we use the 480-V transformer with 400-V servers?
Performance monitoring tools preemptively thwart run-the-business application problems, but only when you have the right APM tool for the job.
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.
If Release 9.2 is the last version of PeopleSoft, customers must decide whether to stay with Oracle or move to a competing cloud alternative.
Finance and procurement must be partners, working together to contribute to a company's goals, including operational and financial performance objectives
Travel and expense software improved record keeping, speeded reporting and approvals and tightened compliance.