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Weather Company forecasts more big data for IBM Watson Analytics

IBM acquired the Weather Company for its capability to analyze and gain insights from a vast array of sensors situated on planes, trains, automobiles and other machines. CIO Bryson Koehler discusses some of the other opportunities the...

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New Splice Machine RDBMS unites OLTP and OLAP

The 2.0 version of Splice Machine's relational database brings together the scalability of Hadoop and the in-memory performance of Spark.

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Microsoft's Graph wants to turn user data into business intelligence it can sell

Microsoft Graph aggregates everything that you give it permission to and provides that context to apps, including those written by Microsoft as well as third parties.

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How AI will take over health IT

Artificial intelligence is after our jobs. And those in health IT will be the first to go.

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How the Bass-O-Matic explains predictive analytics

Perhaps the most natural way to explain predictive analytics is through the prism of Dan Aykroyd’s 1976 SNL skit about the Bass-O-Matic.

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Microsoft rolls out open source toolkit for machine learning

The newly-open sourced Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit features fast, parallelized, and easy-to-deploy machine learning algorithms

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A tale of two women: Same birthday, same Social Security number, same big-data mess

Two Florida women were born on the same day in the same state and given almost the same name. Though no one realized it at the time, it turns out they were also given the same Social Security number.

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IDC says big data spending to hit $48.6 billion in 2019

The research firm predicts the market for big data technology and services will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 23.1 percent through 2019.


4 big reasons why healthcare needs data science

In the healthcare industry, what could be more important than having better healthcare outcomes? Each and everyday healthcare workers around the globe are striving hard to find more ways of improving our lives. However, the world is...

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How big data is changing the database landscape for good

Mention the word "database," and most people think of the venerable RDBMS that has dominated the landscape for more than 30 years. That, however, may soon change.

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Study reveals that most companies are failing at big data

Research from PwC and Iron Mountain reports some surprising statistics about how companies are using the data they collect.

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The future of tech lies in data, privacy and robots

EmTech 2015, MIT Technology Review's annual conference, focused on the future of technology and what we can expect in the coming years.

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Thinking algorithm ready to take on conventional medicine

An algorithm built by a San Francisco startup soon will begin using images archived at operating at imaging centers to teach itself to spot the signs of disease. If it succeeds, medicine will never be the same.

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Toyota to make $1B artificial intelligence, robotics R&D push in US

Toyota plans a major push into artificial intelligence and robotics technology research and will invest $1 billion over the next five years in a research and development center in the U.S. to pursue those goals.

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Can artificial intelligence influence human behavior? A trial will find out

Researchers in Singapore began a two-year trial this week of a smartphone app that attempts to use artificial intelligence to influence the real world decisions of users.

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This analytics startup just emerged from stealth to help SMBs get a grip on unstructured data

Signals is a new textual analytics platform that aims to help users in businesses of any size crunch a wide variety of data without having to rely on highly trained data scientists or IT experts for help.

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With a torrent of weather data, IBM hopes to know the world

IBM's deal to buy The Weather Company adds to its cognitive computing capabilities something IBM really needs -- data.

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MongoDB extends database to new users, adds enterprise features

The latest version of MongoDB features graphical tools, business intelligence connectors and application performance monitoring tool integration designed to make data in the NoSQL database accessible to business analysts, data...

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