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Managed data services are growing in use, as types of data stores proliferate and cloud becomes the home for more data. DevOps is a driver behind the changes.
Even before the hot title of data scientist was fully defined, a complementary role began to bubble up: data engineer. Here's how they differ and why companies may need one, the other or both.
With Hadoop reaching several 10-year milestones, proponents laud the big data framework for making organizations more data-driven. And there's some merit in what they're saying.
Nonprofits don't generally have the resources of traditional enterprises, which can make implementing a big data analytics strategy difficult. But one group showed it's possible.
The business value of machine learning algorithms isn't always obvious. As one service provider knows, they often require some explanation to business audiences.
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There are many factors that CIOs, CFOs and their companies should consider to help determine whether a move to SAP HANA cloud is justified. Here's a look at four of those factors.
In an interview, SAP's chief design officer discusses how enterprises and especially IT need to embrace a design thinking process to meet the challenges of business disruption.
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Consultant Michael Otey provides a step-by-step guide to upgrading from SQL Server 2014 to the 2016 release using the SQL Server Installation Center and Microsoft's upgrade wizard.
Before you upgrade to SQL Server 2016, review the hardware and software requirements and the supported upgrade paths to help make sure your deployment of the database goes smoothly.
SQL Server licensing is always complicated, and licensing for SQL Server 2016 adds new wrinkles. Expert Michael Otey provides guidance on licensing for different editions and situations.
Word in the Java community is that it is slowly becoming outdated. Some beg to differ, including those who suggest that COBOL is the dying language.
Why is it that twenty years after the release of Java, the lapidary toString() method still spits out nothing more than a useless hashcode?
Many are scared off by the prospect of technical debt, but the flipside of debt is often the acquisition of an asset. Joe Ottinger explains why technical debt isn't always scary.
Administrators are pursuing software-defined data centers to take their IT strategy to new heights. But before getting started, learn these 10 essential terms.
OpenStack has turned to Docker containers to help simplify its lifecycle management, as it also works to find ways to run containers itself.
Software-defined storage presents data center managers with new options, but they aren't free from challenges, particularly around hardware limitations and budgeting cycles.
Microsoft enhances its productivity suite with natural language processing tool Genee, while also keeping up with recent Salesforce upgrades.
With the Ignite 2016 show on the way, Microsoft has a job ahead of it to make Office 365 services clearer to users.
Power BI, the analytics tool, is bringing new functionality to Microsoft SQL Server 2016 with beneficial developments including new mobile dashboards and advanced algorithms.
An effort to reduce inventory without seeing the amount in context is a recipe for disaster. Here's information that can help the finance team avoid such costly mistakes.
Chatbots are suddenly getting a tremendous amount of attention, but fewer conversations are happening about their potential for HR specifically. Here’s why that’s a mistake.
Randstad Holding bought Monster Worldwide to complement its staffing services, while Workday purchased Platfora to expand its capabilities for big data analytics.