Oracle Launches First AI App: Adaptive Intelligent Offers

Oracle demos Adaptive Intelligent Offers app for commerce, marketing. Next up are more CX capabilities as well as ERP, HR and supply chain apps. The biggest reveal at the April 25-27 Oracle Modern Customer Experience (CX) Event in Las Vegas was the debut of Oracle Adaptive Intelligent Offers (AI Offers). It’s the first app in a planned portfolio […]

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Spark Summit East Report: Enterprise Appeal Grows

Spark adopters including Bloomberg, Comcast, Capital One and EBay share compelling use cases. Data processing, streaming and analytics use-case scenarios multiply. What’s the business case for Apache Spark? After the opening (general-session) day of Spark Summit East 2016 in New York, I was thinking that Spark promoter and Summit host Databricks needed to do a […]

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Top 5 Data-to-Decisions News Trends of 2015

Apache Spark, real-time, cloud BI & analytics, IoT, and self-service where the trends to watch in 2015, and they’ll continue to make waves into 2016. It’s that time of year again. Here’s a look back on the big stories of 2015 and a look forward on the trends that will carry on into 2016. 1. […]

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Informatica Takes Comprehensive Approach To Big Data Management

Informatica addresses big-data integration, governance and security through a subscription-based portfolio. But will big data remain a separate world? One irrefutable trend in 2015 has been growing enterprise adoption of big data platforms including Hadoop and NoSQL databases. Yet as companies move beyond big data pilot projects and try to do more with their deployments, many […]

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AWS re:Invent: Five Takeaways On New Services

Amazon challenges ‘old-guard’ IBM, Microsoft and Oracle with QuickSight, Kinesis Firehose, Snowball, and new database services. Here’s a quick rundown with cautions for would-be adopters. Make no mistake: Amazon Web Services (AWS) is doing everything it can to make it easy for enterprises large and small to bring all, or at least part, of their data […]

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Strata + Hadoop World Report: Spark, Real-Time In the Spotlight

MapR, Pivotal and Teradata were among the who’s who of big data vendors making announcements at Strata + Hadoop World 2015. Here’s a quick analysis. If Strata + Hadoop World 2014 seemed to be all about Hadoop, Hadoop, Hadoop, the 2015 buzzword was Spark, Spark, Spark. Initial impressions aside, there was more going on than […]

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Cloudera Introduces RecordService For Security, Kudu For Streaming Data Analysis

Cloudera announces access control layer and columnar storage engine for Hadoop. News analysis from Strata + Hadoop World 2015. It’s going to be a big week for big data as Strata + Hodoop World 2015 kicks off this week at New York’s Jacob Javits Center. Ahead of the show there were two big announcements from […]

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Cloud Analytics: Six Tips For Success

We still live in a hybrid world, but data analysis is moving steadily into the cloud. Here are six tips on how to succeed with online BI and analytics. The cloud movement that started more than a decade ago has turned into a stampede in nearly every category of enterprise software. It’s no different in […]

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Genpact Brings Data-Driven Decision-Making To Scale

How do you get to repeatable, analytical decision making? IT services and outsourcing firm Genpact helps companies bring automated, predictive systems into production so they can sense, act and respond in real-time. “I’ve heard consultants suggest that business problems are an equation that can be solved, but it’s not as simple as doing the math,” […]

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Spark On Fire: Why All The Hype?

Spark Summit event report: IBM unveiled big plans for Apache Spark this week, but it’s not alone in banking on this open-source analytics platform. Here’s why this still-green technology is quickly gaining adoption. Why is Apache Spark, an open-source project that only reached its 1.0 release a little more than a year ago, getting so […]

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