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Big data architectures were in flux in many companies during 2014, as data professionals worked to incorporate Hadoop 2 and NoSQL technologies into existing data processing workflows.
Consultant and author Craig Mullins discusses some of his rules of thumb for helping database administrators contend with an increasingly complex set of responsibilities and duties.
Author Craig Mullins discusses the evolving responsibilities of database administrators due to NoSQL systems and a growing need for mixed database management system environments.
The holiday shopping season is the most important time of the year for retailers, and they're increasingly turning to data analytics to try to get an advantage over their competition.
Big data has been hyped up for years, but this past year businesses started to move beyond all this hype to find ways to get real value out of the technology.
Targeted-marketing campaigns don't always find their mark. When they go astray, the results can be ugly.
SAP SME success is tied to SAP's implementation partners. But making full use of the SAP suite remains a challenge for small to midsize businesses.
Developing SAP HANA applications can be challenging. This article describes tools that can ease HANA Web app development.
You've deployed the SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence platform. To ensure that your investment in analytics isn't wasted, track certain metrics to learn if the platform is being used effectively.
Having enough memory is critical to SQL Server's performance. To ensure optimum SQL Server performance, you need to monitor SQL Server memory usage regularly. This article describes built-in tools that can make the job easier.
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
Many organizations employ continuous integration strategies, but beyond simplifying DevOps, CI systems should contribute to continuous improvement of software quality as well. Here are some tips on how to ensure that happens.
Many organizations have adopted a continuous integration (CI) process. CI promises many benefits, but only if you're doing CI properly. Here are four tips to help you evaluate whether or not your continuous integration process is working.
The programming language’s new release gets help from nimble Project Lambda for easier and speedier development.
The rash of ever-changing DCIM vendors, the IT/facilities rift and other roadblocks make implementing DCIM a challenge. These tips get DCIM working in a real data center.
Who needs security more than the government? Military man and network security pro, Brad Casey, talks certs and why sometimes, you just need to flip a switch.
You can't measure airflow from raised floor tiles in the same way as any other air duct. Optimize data center airflow with the right tools.
Companies that don't get on board with social business, the sharing economy and the Internet of Things do so at their peril, says an expert.
Trends like the cloud, file sharing and mobile devices have changed traditional content management, said expert Ron Miller in this podcast.
Designing functional taxonomies is one of the first steps in making search-based applications more effective. How can organizations map out classification schemes that will help return the most relevant search results?
OpenSymmetry says cloud-based financials and professional services automation help it deliver projects more efficiently and profitably.
HR and finance need to share data. The metrics that finance uses and the metrics that HR uses, brought together, can help to measure an organization's success.
Cloud products often lacked the features or didn't perform as well as touted in the sales process.