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The Internet of Things Meets Disruptive Technologies

How will the IoT affect social, mobile, the cloud and analytics? Full Story »

SAP reports strong growth in cloud amid slow overall revenue growth

The company had a dip in software revenue in the first quarter as the cloud business took off


10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch

As data volumes grow, figuring out how to unlock value becomes vastly important. Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.


Airlines and Airports Invest in Business Intelligence But Must Do More to Avoid Problems

All airlines and 90 percent of airports are investing in business intelligence systems to better serve the needs of their passengers, although more progess is needed to make these investments count, according to air industry IT supplier Sita.


Oracle In-memory App for J.d. Edwards Aims to Help Juggle Supply and Demand

The software is run in conjunction with Oracle's 'engineered systems' like Exadata


Teradata's Querygrid to Power Multi-database Analytics

Teradata version 15 adds support for 'Internet of things' standard JSON


Data Analytics Startup SimpleQL Suggests Questions

SimpleQL learns about databases and applications to help non-specialists decide what to mine them for


Pivotal Looks to Simplify Building 'Business Data Lakes'

Pivotal unveils the Pivotal Big Data Suite, an all-you-can-eat software, support and maintenance platform that's designed to provide access to all the technologies required to build a business data lake with a single pricing metric.


CIOs Predict IT Spending to Increase

Mobile apps and tablets are the areas identified most frequently for investment, according to CIO Research's poll of IT executives. However, analytics, cloud and enterprise security spending aren't far behind.


Why CIOs Should Look Outside for Data Expertise

Still building your in-house data analytics operation? External providers can supplement your capabilities -- fast.


Business Groups See IT Shops as Roadblocks to Data Analytics Projects

Business groups in a growing number of companies appear to be plowing ahead on data analytics projects with little input or help from their own IT organizations.


SAP Rolls Out 'smart' New Way to Do Data Warehousing

The update to Business Warehouse incorporates what SAP calls an in-memory data fabric


Government Open Data Proves a Treasure Trove for Savvy Businesses

Hoping to capitalize on free government information, IT leaders are discovering the value -- and vexation -- of converting terabytes of data into new revenue streams.

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 to Manufacturing

The newest version of Microsoft's relational database management system touts in-memory transaction processing and hybrid deployment scenarios.


Data Doomsday is Coming

As corporate stockpiles of data continue to grow, mostly unmanaged, to massive levels, it becomes more likely that many major organizations will face a crisis very soon.