Looker Wants To Bring Big Data Down To Earth

Big data has gone from hot to warm, and most companies are now more interested in how to pull real business insights from big data implementations. Analytics tool company Looker wants to help them do that, and this week released Looker Blocks. Dreamforce 2015: 8 Ways Analytics Changes Business (Click image for larger view and

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Big Data Ethics: 8 Key Facts To Ponder

There’s a lot of gray area when it comes to the ethical collection, use, and analysis of data. Consider these 8 issues organizations should ponder when assessing their data use practices. (Image: Geralt via Pixabay) The volume and types of data describing individuals and organizations continue to expand, and this trend will continue as sensors

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Data And Analytics Strategies: What Investors Think

Whether raising a round of funding or creating shareholder wealth, companies increasingly need a well-articulated and demonstrable data and analytics strategy. Here are some things that can sway an investor’s opinion, for good or bad. (Image: Geralt via Pixabay) Data and analytics strategies are no longer merely nice-to-have. They’re becoming mandatory because data and analytics

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Real-Time Analytics: 10 Ways To Get It Right

While real-time analytics is getting more affordable, it’s still not right for everything. Here are 10 ways to get the most from real time, near real time, and batch use cases. (Image: alan8197 via Pixabay) Real time, near real time, batch. Organizations need actionable insights faster than ever before to stay competitive, reduce risks, meet

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Hortonworks Reports Growing Customer Base, Posts Loss

Hortonworks, the Hadoop system pioneer, continues to invest in the management of unstructured big data. However, the company reported a second-quarter financial loss. 7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Hortonworks, a firm representing a concentration of the Hadoop brain trust, turned in a strong second quarter, with

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IBM Buys Database-as-a-Service Startup Compose

IBM’s Derek Schoettle said Big Blue bought Database-as-a-Service provider Compose to reach the next generation of developers trying to build cloud-native applications. How To Use Data To Outsmart Your Competitors (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) IBM purchased San Mateo, CA-basedCompose on Thursday. Compose is a privately held company that provides MongoDB, Redis, Elasticsearch,

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7 Smart Ways To Leverage Social Data

Social media data is not just for marketing anymore. Learn how companies are using these insights in novel ways to turn that data into dollars and cents. (Image: Geralt via Pixabay) Social media data is morphing into a new kind of ammunition for companies open to using it. Marketers have been monitoring the effectiveness of

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