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Database pioneer Stonebraker rocks $1M “Nobel Prize in Computing”

Michael Stonebraker, whose database software breakthroughs helped to tame information overload long before we referred to it as big data, has been named as the recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award, a.k.a. the “Nobel Prize in...

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FTC wants to keep closer watch on the Internet of Things

A new office will look at the privacy implications of smart homes, connected cars, mobile payments, and big data.

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Mix data sets with analytics tools for business results

Marketing firm Crossmark uncovers valuable consumer insights for its customers with high-powered analytics.

Why analytics is eating the world

New tools promise to empower an increasingly diverse set of business users, but there are potential pitfalls

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4 ways to beat the Big Data talent shortage

Big Data will continue to be hamstrung by a lack of talent for the coming years. IDC predicts that in the U.S. there will be 181,000 deep analytics roles in 2018 and five times that many positions requiring related skills in data...

Six features coming to Tableau's new BI analytics suite

Queries will be as much as 10 times faster

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Internet of Things connections to quadruple by 2020

A new report by Verizon predicts that the Internet of Things is poised to transform virtually every major market sector, growing to more than 5.4 billion connections by 2020.

Pizza Hut puts big data on the menu

UK restaurant chain getting a pizza the big data action

Databricks takes the human intervention out of Spark processing

A new workflow feature for Databricks Cloud can automate routine deployment tasks

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The IoT will force us to delegate our privacy

A look at the impact of IoT on how users will deal with their privacy and why the delegated privacy will empower users.

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Facebook releases open source ORC reader for Presto

Aiming to optimize performance of open source distributed SQL query engine Presto, Facebook has designed a new Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) file format reader that supports columnar reads, predicate pushdown and lazy reads.

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Survey: Big data interest still growing

It's not all positive, however: Security issues and problems with some existing products leave room for improvement.

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Feds look to developers to improve big data, open source projects

Technology officials look to enrich the value of large datasets by collaborating on open source projects with developer community.

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American Cancer Society embraces big data

Teradata data warehouse delivers impressive performance gains, opens doors to additional data-driven improvements.

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Why businesses should focus on wide data, not big data

Data doesn't have to be big to provide your organization with important insights. True insight lies at the intersection of different data sets.

1010data gets the religion on R

Big data platform provider 1010data now offers the R programming language for customer-analysis needs

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Forget CIO vs CMO: Worry about the CIA of data

The debate today in healthcare comes down to data and how the data can be used to target patient populations for new offerings and treatment decisions. Chief Analytics Officers (CAO) and Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIO) who...

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Tech hotshots: The rise of the chief data officer

As CIOs become overwhelmed by IT demands, chief data officers (CDOs) are stepping in to serve as a centralized point of data governance and data management.

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