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What does open-source Hadoop really cost? A look at total cost of data over the full life cycle helps dispel uncertainties about the data framework and reveal the answer, an expert says.
Despite finding their way into Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, vendors of NoSQL databases are still in the early-adopter stage with users. Is there a need for NoSQL software in your organization?
Consultant William McKnight talks about the potential uses of in-memory databases and the processing benefits they can provide to organizations.
Businesses that overlook privacy in the age of big data do so at their own peril. Commentators say greater respect for privacy is needed.
Before starting the analytical modeling process for big data analytics applications, organizations need to have the right skills in place -- and figure out how much data needs to be analyzed to produce accurate findings.
Consultant David Loshin explains the business benefits that self-service BI tools can provide to help users circumvent IT challenges in CRM analytics.
In this roundup, SAP inks a deal with FC Bayern Munich that includes sports analytics, and an Austrian retailer looks for better inventory control.
Companies looking for one tool to produce sophisticated SAP BI reports against disparate data sources should consider SAP Crystal Reports, writes one consultant.
BI expert Ethan Jewett explains how SAP Data Services works, and how it fits into an ever-changing SAP data management landscape.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.
There was a time when even the suggestion of storing an organization's data in anything but a relational database would seem foolish. But NoSQL has flipped that equation on its head, as organizations who are looking for speed and scalability are looking for new ways to integration non-relational technology into their solutions.
The big vendors in the mobile DevOps space have been slow to move, which has allowed a number of niche players to lead the way in the world of mobile software ALM and cloud based testing. Here's how Perfecto Mobile is making a name for themselves in this space.
HTML5 is changing the game for both mobile and desktop developers, but that doesn't mean HTML5 is a panacea. Performance problems, a lack of tooling and missing features are causing a roadblock for some organizations, especially in the mobile space. Should you go with HTML5, or is a hybrid or native approach right for you?
We use an IBM System z mainframe and it's time to update some aging tape drives. How big of a difference is there between the tape storage products on the market?
Tape, disk, virtual disk and other storage media all work with my mainframe, but how do I decide which is the best option for storing data?
I want to share a tape drive between the IBM System z mainframe and other IBM systems. Are there prerequisites for tape drive sharing?
A successful DAM system is more than just a place to offload rich media. John DeMarco of 3M discusses how to make digital asset management a valuable part of a company's strategy.
Document co-authoring in SharePoint 2013 is somewhat easier than in previous versions, but administrators need to configure the platform correctly.
Creating a social media strategy that engages customers and aligns with company goals is the key to social business.
More companies are using branding, market analysis and targeted messaging to attract and retain top talent.
Vendors are staring at an abyss: SaaS subscriptions siphoning off revenue from huge, upfront licenses. Get ready for new flavors of cloud -- and say goodbye to more legacy systems.
In one of IT's most-saturated markets, organizations need guidance before buying. Here are five tips to help make shopping more fun.