6 In-Demand Internet of Things (IoT) Security Technologies

Internet of Things (IoT) security breaches have been dominating the headlines lately. WikiLeaks’s trove of CIA documents revealed that internet-connected televisions can be used to secretly record conversations. Trump’s advisor Kellyanne Conway believes that microwave ovens can spy on you—maybe she was referring to microwave cameras which indeed can be used for surveillance. And don’t […]

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SAP Reportedly Buying Altiscale to Power Big Data Services

SAP needs to address big data, streaming and IoT apps. Altiscale would accelerate efforts to deliver high-scale and high-performance cloud data services. SAP is acquiring Altiscale, VentureBeat reported on August 25. SAP neither confirmed nor denied the report, offering a statement that it “does not comment on market rumors or speculation.” If the acquisition is […]

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Salesforce Reboots Wave Analytics, Preps IoT Cloud

Salesforce Analyst Summit 2016 highlights Wave Analytics Cloud makeover and work in progress on the Internet of Things strategy and Salesforce Thunder. Salesforce has successfully rebooted its Wave Analytics Cloud. It’s also apparent that company is trying to avoid the sorts of missteps that plagued Wave as it prepares Salesforce Thunder and the Internet of […]

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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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Oracle Open World 2015: Three Important Cloud Services

Oracle Open World 2015 announcements included three data-related standouts: Oracle Cloud Platform For Big Data, Oracle Data Visualization Cloud Service, and Oracle Data Cloud. Here’s a deeper dive on what stands out. Our cloud is integrated, it’s ready, and it’s bigger than and superior to any rival cloud. That was the big-picture message Oracle offered […]

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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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Looking for Innovators and Disruptors!

Constellation Research has extended the deadline for the annual SuperNova Awards! The new deadline for awards is August 14, 2015. We’re looking for innovators in eight categories, but as the chair of judges in the “Data to Decisions” area, I’m most looking forward to reading about innovators who are using data to make informed business decisions or to create […]

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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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Internet of Things in 2025: $3 Trillion Market, 27 Billion Connections

M2M Application Groups covered in Machina Research’s M2M Forecast Database Machina Research: The total number of IoT connections will grow from 6 billion in 2015 to 27 billion in 2025, a CAGR of 16%. Today 71% of all IoT connections are connected using a short range technology (e.g. WiFi, Zigbee, or in-building PLC), by 2025 that will have grown […]

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