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Small devices such as iPhones and iPads can't handle big data, but they can help you gain big data skills, access cloud-based data, and leverage that cloud-based data for insights. Here are 10 iOS data-centric apps for hardcore dataphiles.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/21/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM embarked on its first quarter breaking out "strategic imperatives," as part of an effort to showcase businesses such as cognitive computing that the company believes will shape its future. Yet, overall IBM's revenue experienced a decline compared to last year's first quarter.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

IBM is not a startup, and venture capital is still borrowed money.

Oracle has acquired a marketing technology company that helps organizations get a clearer, unified profile of their customers, regardless of whether the customer is using a smartphone or a PC.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/19/2016ReadPost a Comment

Google machine learning wants to harness your unscheduled minutes. Pivotal expands its alliance with Hortonworks. The big data-as-a-service market is forecast to grow in a big way. Dell updates Statistica for "citizen" data scientists. All that and how your emoji choices may be driving your friends away, in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 17, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/17/2016ReadPost a Comment

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.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/15/2016ReadPost a Comment

OpenText Release 16 addresses EIM customer demand for digital transformation and hybrid deployments. CEO Mark Barrenechea told us about the forces driving these demands and how OpenText is pursuing its own transformation, including standardizing on a single ERP system.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/13/2016ReadPost a Comment

SAP warned that its software license sales declined in the first quarter of 2016 and that business in the Americas was weaker than expected. Industry analysts said that SAP and other traditional software vendors will likely experience some tough quarters as they transition to offering cloud services.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/12/2016ReadPost a Comment

Red Hat was the first major software company to move away from license sales...

LinkedIn contributes new technology for monitoring and managing Hadoop and Spark, MapR announces Apache Drill 1.6, SAP and IBM take their relationship to the next level, and more in our Big Data Roundup for the week ending April 10, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/10/2016ReadPost a Comment

Salesforce's recent acquisitions of AI startups including MetaMind will enable it to keep pace with the functions that consumer-focused companies such as Facebook and Google have offered.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 4/6/2016ReadPost a Comment

As organizations consider analytics in an era of big data, they are also considering a range of new database types to accommodate the challenges that come with it. A new survey looks at the databases under consideration, the big concerns of IT pros in charge of these systems, and what compromises the pros may need to make.

William Terdoslavich

By Freelance Writer, 4/5/2016ReadPost a Comment

Hadoop creator Doug Cutting led off the keynote addresses at the Strata + Hadoop event in San Jose on March 30, marking the 10th anniversary of the big data technology and talking about what the future may hold.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/31/2016ReadPost a Comment

It hasn't been quite a year since chipmaker Intel introduced a free open source big data platform for managing and analyzing data. But the platform has gained momentum with new users, projects, partners, and roadmap plans. Here are the details.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/30/2016ReadPost a Comment

Organizations are purchasing all kinds of data and analytics solutions, but they still may not be meeting their business goals. If this describes your company, see how insight-driven (vs. data-driven) practices are helping other firms address the problem.

Lisa Morgan

By Freelance Writer, 3/28/2016ReadPost a Comment

All of these reasons for using Insights as a Service are key, but they suggest...

Cloudera has acquired a big data cloud services startup. Google has introduced a new machine learning option. Nvidia's CEO talks about AI. Companies are already making Strata + Hadoop announcements. We've got those items and more in the Big Data Roundup for the week ending March 27, 2016.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/27/2016ReadPost a Comment

Retailers are getting smarter about delivering better customer experiences across multiple channels. Yet in spite of ongoing technology investments, the promise of relevant, personalized marketing is still falling short. Here are some of the latest tools retailers are using, how they're using them, and what it all means to their businesses and customers.

Lisa Morgan

By Freelance Writer, 3/25/2016ReadPost a Comment

Great post! The rise of smartphones and IoT has lead to creating informed and...

CrescentCare Health in New Orleans has expanded beyond its original charter as the NO/AIDS Task Force to serve the broader community. CIO Seema Gai is leading the charge to incorporate data analytics to improve patient outcomes.

Jessica Davis

By Senior Editor, Enterprise Apps, 3/23/2016ReadPost a Comment

Seema Gai has done an impressive job with the legacy systems she inherited....

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