DATA TO DECISIONS

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Monthly Archives: June, 2015

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 … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oracle PaaS: 6 Important Developments For Data

Oracle steps up data and analytic services as part of its platform-as-a-service push. New Exadata, Big Data and Analytic cloud services are all in the mix, but the strongest appeal … Continue reading

June 23, 2015 · 2 Comments

Salesforce Sales Wave Analytics: Full Menu or À La Carte?

News Analysis: Salesforce offers the Salesforce Wave, the platform, and Sales Wave Analytics, the first of multiple apps to come. Should you choose focused apps, the all-purpose platform, or both? … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Spark On Fire: Why All The Hype?

Spark Summit event report: IBM unveiled big plans for Apache Spark this week, but it’s not alone in banking on this open-source analytics platform. Here’s why this still-green technology is … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

IBM Joins Apache Spark Bandwagon (and Coopetition)

IBM stole the day-one headlines at Spark Summit 2015 in San Francisco with a big endorsement of the open-source, big-data-analysis platform. But it’s sure to be a selective embrace, as … Continue reading

June 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Hadoop Enters Awkward Teenage Years

Hadoop Summit Event Report: Hortonworks highlights technology progress and growing enterprise adoption amid growing pains and intra-Hadoop-family conflict. Hadoop is enterprise viable and growing quickly. That’s the message Hortonworks CEO … Continue reading

June 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teradata Backs Presto, Evolves Big Data Strategy

Teradata adds Presto SQL-on-Hadoop option plus new streaming and analytics offerings. They’re all part of the vendor’s Unified Data Architecture strategy, but Teradata’s biggest challenge remains cost-per-terabyte thinking. CEO’s are … Continue reading

June 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

MongoDB Adds BI Tie, Gears Up For Growth

MongoDB World 2015 Event Report: NoSQL database vendor previews connector for BI and data-visualization options like Tableau, Qlik, IBM Cognos, and SAP BusinessObject. The bigger story is behind-the-scenes preparation for … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment