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BI & Analytics

Big Data and analytics go hand-in-hand. New and improved tools allow vast data sets to be finessed, and previously unmanageable data structures to be tamed.

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Almost six months after the purchase of BlueKai, Oracle has announced two new services to “help business users drive smarter, more informed decisions across the enterprise.” The newly released service, dubbed Oracle Data Cloud, will have two offerings involved: Oracle DaaS (Data-as-a-Service) for Marketing and Oracle DaaS for Social. The

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Tata Consultancy Services (TSC) announced earlier this week a new partnership with MapR to help enterprise customers leverage big data to capture “critical insights.” The partnership will see both company’s develop turn-key big data and business intelligence solutions – through MapR’s Hadoop distribution — and offer TSC’s clients services and

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In the 1940s, IMB President Thomas Watson allegedly predicted the world would need only five computers. Over the past decade, this statement has been recirculated and mocked as the consumerisation of technology has led to the creation of an estimated 2.35 billion devices (PCs, tablets and mobile phones) as of

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Teradata has announced the acquisition of two companies to accelerate the growth of its big data capabilities. On Tuesday, Teradata purchased assets of Revelytix, a company based in Maryland that is best known for developing Loom – a metadata management technology compatible with numerous Hadoop distributions such as Cloudera, Pivotal,

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Alpine Data Labs today unveiled Alpine Chorus 4.0, “the industry’s first Advanced Analytics enterprise platform that enables universal data discovery and search”. It also introduces a first-of-its-kind life cycle management facility for Hadoop and non-Hadoop platforms, allowing for machine learning algorithms & analytics to managed simply and in a timely

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BI & AnalyticsData Science 101

Our three part Business Intelligence series has looked at the key developments in BI from the 1960’s all the way to the late 1990’s. In the first edition, we focused on the way data storage changed from hierarchical database management systems (DBMS), like IBM’s IMS in the 60’s, to network

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The German software giant SAP announced yesterday that it has expanded its integration with Esri, a mapping specialist that provides geospatial services and content. The partnership brings high-performance spatial analytics, self-service mapping and collaboration to geographic information system (GIS) and business users to allow them to leverage real-time location intelligence

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BI & AnalyticsUnderstanding Big Data

In our cartographic overview of the big data ecosystem, we stated a Big Data environment should allow you to store, process, analyse and visualise data. Thus far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve been breaking down the ecosystem into composite parts, focusing on software which specifically focuses one or

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SAP announced yesterday two initiatives that will aim to use Big Data to help better understand the planet’s diversity and food safety. The announcement, which was made during the SAP Big Data for Industry Influencer Event, said that the initiatives would involve the use of SAP HANA to collect and

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Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: BIRT), The BIRT Company™ and the leader in personalized analytics and insights, today announced the immediate availability of BIRT iHub F-Type.™ The new software boosts open source BIRT developers’ productivity through free access to the features and power of the commercial BIRT iHub™ enterprise-grade deployment platform, with metered output

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