Rocket Internet Leaves Us Groping in the Dark

Rocket Internet Leaves Us Groping in the Dark – Bloomberg Gadfly Leila Abboud is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering technology. She previously worked for Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. Writing about Rocket Internet sometimes feels like assembling a puzzle in the dark. Investors deciding whether to back the German start-up incubator will wish they could find

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Hortonworks, Pivotal Expand Open Source Big Data Alliance

Pivotal has ditched its own Hadoop distribution in favor of Hortonworks’ Hadoop as the two companies expanded their alliance to distribute each other’s open source big data implementations to customers. 12 Inspiring Women In Data Science, Big Data (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Hadoop distribution is really concentrated among three major vendors who

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Big data needs big security changes

Access control for big data analytics needs policy-based security that includes context as well as users and roles Security for big data analytics is challenging. Here’s why: When you can’t analyze in place, you need to copy that data — at which point all the stipulations about who can see or change all manner of

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9 Ways To Tap Into Smart Data-Driven Decisions

Today’s real-time business world requires organizations to make smarter decisions faster. The good news: The technology exists to accelerate decision-making. What’s holding you back? (Image: unsplash via Pixabay) Today’s real-time economy requires companies to leverage data faster than ever before. While real-time insights aren’t always necessary, the accelerating pace of business is forcing companies to

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Data-Driven Marketing in 2016: Bigger, Faster, Better

As technology-savvy, data-driven marketers, our job is to get out the right message, in front of the right audience, at the right time, to drive the right (desired ) onsumer behavior. Related: Without Good Analysis, Big Data Is Just a Big Trash Dump And we have to do that more efficiently and more effectively than we’ve seen traditional approaches do Our job,

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Big Data Moves From Hype To Reality, CompTIA Finds

Organizations are moving past the hype and into actual value when it comes to big data and analytics implementation, according to a new survey by CompTIA. But challenges remain, including a skills gap and the struggle to wrangle the growing quantity of data generated. 14 Ways IoT Will Change Big Data And Business Forever (Click

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Microsoft Integrates Cortana, Power BI

Microsoft is making the connection between Cortana and Power BI available for public preview starting Dec. 1. 8 Ways You’re Failing At Data Science (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) Microsoft is giving Cortana an upgrade with Power BI integration. The digital assistant’s new capabilities are available for public preview starting Dec. 1. The

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