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Why Does Data Decay so Fast?

December 14, 2016 by Martin Doyle

People change jobs, get promoted and move home. Companies go out of business, expand and relocate. Every one of these changes contributes to data decay. It’s been said that business databases degrade by around 30% per year, but why?[read more]

Buyers Beware: Data Visualization is Not Data Analytics

December 13, 2016 by Eran Levy

The term Business Intelligence solution can be a deceiving one. Many software solutions that call themselves BI can actually only offer you half of what you need.Here it’s important to make the distinction between two types of business analysis and intelligence tools: end-to-end solutions and ones that are merely front-end. An end-to-end...[read more]

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Understanding the Evolution from Relationship Databases to Semantic Graph Databases

December 13, 2016 by Sean Martin

In the ever-changing world of computing and data analytics, organizations are increasingly overcoming the technological constraints that come with the “data age” by transitioning from relational databases to graph databases.[read more]

IBM betting big on blockchain by creating an 'ecosystem'

December 9, 2016 by CIO Dive

IBM announced it's building a blockchain ecosystem to help expedite development of blockchain-based business applications.[read more]

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Cloud Metadata Is Making Waves with Business Intelligence

December 8, 2016 by Sean Mallon

Over the past year, the cloud computing industry has reached an inflection point. Cloud providers used to focus on delivering state-of-the-art IT services. However, demand for their technology has grown exponentially, which has forced them to focus on improving business intelligence for their customers.Metadata Transforms Business...[read more]

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Big Data SQL 3.0 Bridges Multiple Data Platforms Like Never Before

December 7, 2016 by Rehan Sheikh

Oracle has been a leader in the big data movement since its inception. Back in March, they introduced a new solution called Big Data SQL 3.0.Oracle Database customers frequently use Hadoop and NoSQL, so Big Data SQL 3.0 was developed with them in mind. Here are the three main benefits.Compatible With Major Hadoop ServicesThe biggest...[read more]

In it for the long haul: AWS will now truck data to the cloud

December 5, 2016 by CIO Dive

To help with large-scale data migrations, AWS on Wednesday announced Snowmobile, a secure data truck that holds 100 petabytes of data.[read more]

Artificial Intelligence: The New Killer Feature

December 5, 2016 by Timo Elliott

Artificial intelligence is gaining traction faster than anybody imagined — quickly knocking down the dominoes of complex tasks that computers have long struggled with.[read more]

Day To Day Data: How To Build Knowledge From Daily Life

December 3, 2016 by Larry Alton

Personal data has always been a valuable part of our lives, from counting calories to Nielson surveys, but in the past collecting data was more labor intensive. Families filled out careful charts to return to Nielson, people attended community focus groups, and companies undertook elaborate studies to determine what their customers...[read more]

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Using Big Data to Achieve Sales Excellence

December 1, 2016 by Andrew Armstrong

Discover how using big data allows today's leading businesses to "skate to where the puck is going" to win deals in today's dynamic marketplace.[read more]

IIoT Benefits & Security Considerations for Sensor-2-Server

November 30, 2016 by Scott Allen

SCADA will likely always have value for industrial communications but, going forward, there will be an increase in the use other technologies as well. Additionally, with more technology physically in the field, there is always going to be a focus on data security.[read more]

Common Ground: Solving the Survey-GIS Gap

November 29, 2016 by Ron Bisio

Surveying and GIS both provide answers to the same basic questions: “Where is it?” “What is it?” “How does it relate to things around it?” “What about it is interesting or important?” And they both seek to address the most important question: “How can I get the information to people who need it?” So, given the similarities, why the gap, be it real or perceived?[read more]

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Five Data Preparation and Analytics Predictions for 2017

November 29, 2016 by Jon Pilkington

 Believe it or not, 2017 is fast approaching. And while 2016 was a breakthrough year in the self-service data preparation and analytics world, 2017 will bring just as many – if not more – innovations that continue to transform how data scientists, data analysts, and business users harness insights to deliver business value and...[read more]

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How Big Data Helps Boost Marketing Conversion Rates

November 28, 2016 by Philip Piletic
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The many new resources and techniques continuously entering the marketplace mean that advertisers have no shortage of new methods for attracting buyers and boosting sales conversions. Big data is one of these developments, and it has the potential to transform the manner in which advertising is approached.[read more]

The Alibaba, Amazon, and eBay Way to Black Friday Success

November 23, 2016 by Eran Levy

On Black Friday in 2015, online shoppers spent an estimated $2.7 billion. So, when do you think the big E-guys start to prepare for Black Friday? Here’s one hint: e-commerce sales on Thanksgiving Day, 2015, already totaled $1.73 billion (Adobe Digital Index figures.) Here’s another hint. The National Retail Federation recently stated...[read more]