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How big data is disrupting the gaming industry

For gaming companies that are in it for the long-run, they need to use all the tools they have access to and use them to their fullest potential – and this now includes big data analysis.

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Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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Data is not the new oil or the infrastructure of the digital economy

Some are claiming that data is the “new oil.” Some claim that data is infrastructure. Both of these assertions are false.

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4 weather trends that will play out in 2018

No matter what Mother Nature decides to throw at us this year, the key to all weather trends is to be prepared.

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Data enrichment – a force multiplier in a big data environment

As data usage increases, data quality will only continue to evolve.

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Lifting big data to the sky: Hadoop-as-a-Service is gaining rapid traction

The cloud is becoming the location of choice for organizations expediting their digital activities. Here's what to consider when evaluating a HaaS provider.

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Why weather data is now your business

4 strategies for CIOs to maximize the value of advanced weather data.

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4 ways big data analytics is disrupting the agriculture industry

Big data analytics has made such a widespread impact in the agriculture industry that it’s hard to pinpoint all of its effects, and harder still to predict what changes it might bring. These four ways are just a taste of that impact.

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5 companies using big data to disrupt healthcare

Big data analytics are disrupting industries everywhere, but health care is especially feeling the seismic shift in technology.

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Oracle leverages AI to push enterprise apps as users move to cloud

Ratcheting up the pace of enhancements to its software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) offerings, Oracle is riding the wave of companies that are ditching on-premises enterprise apps and heading to the cloud.

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Informatica brings AI to GDPR compliance, data governance

Companies that are scrambling to comply with the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a new tool to consider: Informatica's Compliance Data Lake, unveiled this week at the Strata Data Conference in New York....

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SAP wants to embrace all your data stores with Data Hub

If data warehouses are for tidiness freaks (information packaged into neat inferences, sorted and stacked, the rest discarded) and data lakes are for hoarders (tip everything in, you never know what might be useful) then SAP's new...

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3 ways CIOs can save money by capturing more data

Corporations are eager to embrace new efficiencies and creatively apply new insights.

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4 pillars of analytics strategies

If you are not actively leading your data analytics strategy, you are not fully leveraging the power of data in your company. Start today.

What is BI? Business intelligence strategies and solutions

Business intelligence (BI) leverages software and services to transform data into actionable intelligence that informs an organization’s strategic and tactical business decisions.

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Your data accessibility problem is costing you $65 million

According to Forrester, less than 0.5% of all data is ever analyzed and used. Yet, just a 10% increase in data accessibility will result in more than $65 million additional net income for a typical Fortune 1000 company. For all the...

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Oracle's Hurd, AT&T's Donovan on their massive cloud migration deal

In this Q&A, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan and Oracle CEO Mark Hurd talk about their deal to collaborate on AT&T's digital transformation by migrating thousands of databases to the cloud

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Data governance in the world of “data everywhere”

With data sources, uses and solutions on the rise, data governance is becoming even more important. But what are the phases of a successful and scalable data governance program?

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