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Tencent adding five data centers to target cloud users outside China

Tencent Holdings has opened a data center in Silicon Valley with four more planned outside China as part of its bid to grow its cloud business outside the country.

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3 things to know before launching machine intelligence

Is artificial intelligence too generic? Maybe we should be talking more about machine intelligence and less about artificial intelligence. How do we discover the theory of trust and reasoning for advanced autonomous A.I. systems?

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IBM service will use Watson to unlock data insights from video

A new IBM Cloud service, slated for release later this year, will use the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate metadata from video and help media and entertainment companies deliver customized content to...

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MongoDB database as a service offering goes global

MongoDB's Atlas database as a service offering is now available in 14 Amazon Web services regions, giving users around the globe the capability to co-locate the operational database service near the applications it powers.

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Why data quality is key to successful digital transformation

Informatica CEO Anil Chakravarthy says mastering data integration and integrity are critical to both innovation efforts and securing the enterprise.

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The human side of the data revolution

We the people are the source of most of the massive data accumulation now taking place. But are we being left out of the equation?

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Why CEOs believe problem solving through data is the future of business

The collective CEO future vision is one where technology and data enabled capabilities will be the future of business decision making, but many IT decision-makers still experience challenges regarding 'problem solving through data.'

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Oracle announces it is not pursuing Accenture, but maybe it should

Oracle Founder and Chairman Larry Ellison stated that Oracle is not interested in acquiring Accenture. Maybe they never intended to, despite the report of rumored due diligence. But, quite frankly, maybe they should, and there are two...

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Decoding banks digital customers’ expectations

Digital has become the pulse of banking customers’ interactions, and it continues to strongly influence their behavior, expectations and needs. Yet, banks are still vulnerable as the new digital customers still find difficulties in...

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Predictive analytics can stop ransomware dead in its tracks

Predictive analytics is a necessity because the malware of tomorrow is unknown and will surely evolve to our detriment. Find out how it finds traces of ransomware before the network goes down.

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21 hot programming trends—and 21 going cold

Hot or not? From the web to the motherboard to the training ground, get the scoop on what's in and what's out in app dev

Hortonworks investing in major international growth to cut reliance on U.S. market

The vendor of big data solutions based on open source technology is planning a major international expansion this year, backed by serious investment and a new vice president of international

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Why Google BigQuery excels at BI on big data concurrency

Should you use Hadoop for your big data business intelligence needs? BigQuery? What's the difference between on-premises Hadoop, in-cloud Hadoop and a serverless model like Google BigQuery's? A new benchmark from AtScale seeks to help...

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10 steps for creating a single view of your business

Many data-driven enterprises are seeking a single view of their customer data, which is often siloed and fragmented. MongoDB has developed a 10-step methodology to help you cut through the data management complexity to create that...

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Tableau switches to subscription pricing for its BI products

Tableau is making a big change in the way it sells its business intelligence products. The company announced Thursday that all of its software will be available as a subscription, rather than a single license plus a service fee.

Cloud security fears persist, but data migration is a bigger issue

Businesses that consider moving their analytics to the cloud should be more concerned with data migration and network connectivity challenges than worries around security, according to Marc Clark, head of cloud strategy at data...

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types

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New Hortonworks release focuses on SQL and EDW

With the release of its HDP 2.6 Hadoop distribution, Hortonworks seeks to help you boost the performance of SQL interactive queries and optimize their existing enterprise data warehouse investments.

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