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Hadoop has yet to be as widely adopted as consultant Joe Caserta expected -- and maturity issues are a big reason, he says in a Q&A on the much-discussed big data framework.
Version 3.0 of the Couchbase NoSQL database adds tunable memory capabilities, a streaming replication protocol, and other features designed to ease enterprise development and boost performance.
Hadoop may get most of the big data glory. But Strata + Hadoop World attendees said combining it with other technologies is what's really needed to power big data applications.
Casino operations traditionally haven't been very data-driven, but the Sands casino group is using analytics tools to try to get an edge in a very competitive industry.
Consultant Rick van der Lans says most self-service business intelligence tools fall short at the operational level, leaving some key business users locked out of the self-service BI process.
Many companies don't apply data analytics tools to IT security processes. But commentators at a SAS conference said doing so could help them identify and stop security threats.
This year Microsoft started offering Dynamics AX on its Azure public cloud. Experts explain what it means for SAP users considering a two-tier ERP strategy.
Many agree that SAP's plans to converge its BI portfolio as a part of its 'Run Simple' strategy is wise. But the way forward for users isn't clear -- yet.
Packaged integrations can help ease integrating core SAP HCM data from SuccessFactors Employee Central into SAP ERP, writes Luke Marson.
Robert Sheldon explains the business continuity features added to SQL Azure, including automatic backup, self-service restore, manual copy, and export and geo-replication. These features are meant to keep the data available, even when the system fails.
Basit Farooq provides two different methods for provisioning a SQL Server virtual machine on Windows Azure. He also explains the benefits of the Windows Azure virtual machine and how to migrate from on-premises to Windows Azure.
Basit Farooq provides a step-by-step explanation for using the SQL Server Import and Export Wizard to transfer data between SQL Server databases and Microsoft Excel worksheets.
It's amazing how what was once a pet project that provided simple installers to fellow developers turned into a profitable business on the leading edge of cloud hosting and managed virtual servers. Here we take a look at the Bitnami story.
At JavaOne 2014, Steve Millidge discusses EAI tools that fit with SaaS and mobile integration growth.
Rob Terpilowski discusses how he and his architect team brought Google Maps to the Java desktop.
Where data center manager monsters creep lies the scariest, ugliest, darkest sight you've ever seen. Follow the stairs through our haunted data center -- if you dare.
Choose the right data center provider or facility now, and prevent costly errors and inadequate services later.
What goes into your data center chiller might be warmer than expected, as energy use reduction efforts threaten the capacity of CRAHs and other cooling systems.
It's far more difficult to fine-tune enterprise search in SharePoint Online because you can break core functionality.
SharePoint 2013 has made strides but still comes up short in retrieving relevant information with its enterprise search features.
With rumor and misinformation going viral during the Ebola crisis, the CDC hasn't adjusted its social media strategy, says a staffer.
IBM Kenexa Talent Insights with HR analytics from Watson cognitive computing leads a roundup of innovative software demonstrated at the 2014 HR Technology Conference & Exposition.
Before switching from Excel spreadsheets to financial management software, companies need a plan that aligns with their finance processes -- and one that will scale as the business evolves.
Keynoter Didier Bonnet of Capgemini Consulting shares findings from his new book on digital transformation in a video interview from Oracle OpenWorld 2014.