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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.
Led by Sara Marshall, the state's digital transformation taps SAP HANA for data analysis to fight complex problems, such as infant mortality.
HANA powers real-time analytics tablets with courtside performance stats, and SuccessFactors adds "intelligent" self-service.
Given a choice, 10% of Ariba users opted for the new user interface in the first three days of its rollout.
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.
DH2i's DxEnterprise is the first application container management software designed for SQL Server. Containerization boosts mobility and reduces downtimes.
Finding the right metrics for optimizing system performance is challenging. A software engineer offers tips for removing barriers to top performance.
NetBeans IDE set to include Node.js support in the latest 8.1 version.
Hortonworks has recently introduced new products to help enhance Apache Hadoop performance.
Technologies like cloud and virtualization mean IT service continuity no longer requires an extra data center or two.
Some colocation providers say the best way to prevent data center downtime is to regularly pull the plug and see what happens. (Hopefully, nothing.)
By moving to the cloud, a business can offload some responsibility for lost or stolen data, but external penetration testing in the data center remains critical.
Social media provides a direct conduit to consumers that can supplement traditional marketing. But it's important to craft that message carefully.
Creating a paperless office has been a strategic goal for companies for some time. But a myopic focus on scanning prevents it from becoming a reality.
Website localization isn't for everyone, but it can help enterprises bridge geographical barriers and cope with multilingual markets.
On-call scheduling software gets criticized in workers' rights debate, but top employment lawyer says the software helps manage costs.
If you're buying CPM software, consider getting CPM consulting services as well. Consultants can help to ensure a successful software implementation.
To ensure a smart choice, an expert explains the five pillars of budgeting best practices that your company should consider before evaluating budgeting automation software.