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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...

MapR adds in-Hadoop document database

MapR Technologies has added native JSON support to its MapR-DB NoSQL database, giving developers the capability to quickly deliver scalable applications that leverage continuous analytics on real-time data.

OnlyBoth cracks big data wide open

The benchmarking engine, OnlyBoth, uses 'discovery algorithms' to ferret out unique aspects of persons, places or things in a database; compares them to others in the database; then describes results in natural language. The engine...

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7 principles of data-driven transformation

Becoming a data-driven enterprise requires a plan and the right people, technology and culture. These seven principles of data-driven transformation will help you successfully make the journey.

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How a University's Data Center Overhaul Makes a Green Impact

University of Cambridge's recent data center consolidation aims to reduce the university's carbon footprint as well as centralize resources, management and monitoring.

Building a Culture of Content as Data

CIOs must ride the wave of content marketing by emphasizing the content over the containers.

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Hadoop Platform, Apps Represent $1 Trillion Opportunity

Hadoop will evolve into an invisible foundational data infrastructure technology this year, says Cloudera Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer Mike Olson. Now's the time to focus on building applications on top of the platform, he says....

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Is It Time to Move Your Databases to the Cloud?

Faster time to market increasingly drives firms of all sizes to move their databases to the cloud. Options range from managed services to more of a databases-as-a-service. Even companies used to rolling their own technology solutions...

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Federal CIOs Lean on Virtualization, Shared Services to Trim Data Centers

Government IT leaders, operating under a mandate to consolidate their agencies' data centers, look to new technologies and operating models to cut costs and improve efficiency.

Making the CIO-CTO Connection

Jeff Owens, CTO at Delphi, works with IT and engineers to deliver a digital lifestyle to the automobile.

Meet the Most Profitable PC Company You've Never Heard Of

Dell's Original Equipment Manufacturer division makes custom PCs for companies in a variety of industries. It also makes money. With sales of plain ol' out-of-the-box machines on the decline, this might point to the future of the PC.

Will the Internet of Things Become the Internet of Broken Things?

Fifty billion devices will connect to the Internet in the next few years. It's up to vendors to make sure they do, in fact, connect to the Internet -- and provide reliable data, security and customer experience. Otherwise, analysts...

Industrial Internet Can't Succeed Without Big Data and Cloud, GE Says

Hear the phrases 'Industrial Internet' or 'Internet of Things' and you probably think of billions of connected devices. That's all well and good, but without the computing power to assess all the data coming from these devices, GE...

Government Eager (But Struggling) to Make Data Available to Businesses

The Obama administration is pressing agencies to unlock data sets to provide a foundation for startup businesses in sectors ranging from healthcare to transportation. But for now much of that data remains trapped in government systems....

4G Data Service in Cars Offers Amazing Potential, Familiar Challenges

Audi plans to introduce 4G to the 2015 A3. Other carmakers are sure to follow. This will provide better vehicle diagnostics and analytics (along with better Wi-Fi for passengers), and though there are obstacles, they will sound...

How GIS Skills Can Help You Find Your Next Tech Job

If you're looking to land a job in the hot big data arena, having geographic information services skills can give you a competitive edge.

Measuring Social Media ROI Takes Off for Virgin America

The airline, using Sprinklr and other tools, is seeking hard-dollar returns from conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, among other social networks.

Toyota Goes All-in With Social Media Monitoring

Toyota's CIO says the carmaker analyzes social media commentary to learn what customers think of specific vehicles, identify quality problems and increase the accuracy of sales predictions
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Data Security Lagging at Midmarket Industrial Firms

Executives at midsized industrial firms believe their data is at little or no risk, even though they hold valuable intellectual property and business process data sought by criminals, according to consulting firm McGladrey.

Big Data Will Drive the Industrial Internet

While most big data headlines focus on sentiment analysis and other marketing activities, multinational conglomerate GE sees a future in which machine-to-machine communication and big data analytics spur a wave of innovation on par...

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