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14 big data certifications that will pay off

Data scientists and data analysts as well as engineers and developers with the skills to work with big data technologies are sought after and well-compensated. Want an extra edge looking for your next job? Get big data certified.

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iMac Kaby Lake (2017) review: The iMac’s excellence continues on

Apple has finally updated the iMac, so if you're in the market for a new computer, now's the time to do some shopping.

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The big-time benefits of a centralized data analytics team

Micron overhauled its data management strategy, embedding crack teams of data scientists within an array of business units. Here’s how that centralized strategy has delivered impressive results.

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‘DVR for data’ gives TIAA deep insights into its digital business

Retirement wealth manager TIAA built an analytics system to gauge how its digital services are performing in real time, giving IT an immediate pulse on how consumers are responding to them.

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Q&A: Hortonworks and IBM double down on Hadoop

New alliance brings IBM's DSX data science and machine learning toolkit to the Hortonworks Data Platform

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Easier, faster: The next steps for deep learning

Rapidly advancing software frameworks, dedicated silicon, Spark integrations, and higher level APIs aim to put deep learning within reach

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22 free tools for data visualization and analysis

Make your data sing. We look at 22 free tools that will help you use visualization and analysis to turn your data into informative, engaging graphics.

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Improved continuous monitoring of hospital patients boosts staff efficiency

Healthcare CIOs should study CEM and alarms and notifications platforms for potential productivity gains.

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New tool tallies your big data debt

The free Dremio Big Data Debt Calculator is a new tool from data analytics startup Dremio designed to help enterprises estimate the unplanned cost that stems from the use of non-relational data management technologies.

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SAP seeks to speed analytics with AI technology

SAP wants to speed up how analytics adapt to change. It's doing that by embedding SAP Predictive Analytics' machine learning capabilities in S/4Hana.

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IBM makes leap in quantum computing power

IBM has some new options for businesses wanting to experiment with quantum computing.

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SAP wants to help enterprises learn from their smart devices

SAP has added machine-learning to its Leonardo IoT software suite to help businesses handle data gathered from smart devices more intelligently.

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FAQ: 3D XPoint memory – NAND flash killer or DRAM replacement?

3D XPoint is a new class of non-volatile memory that can boost server and PC performance for real-time data processing. In the future, it will likely take on the data center DRAM’s role.

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Power BI to add Premium service; private dashboard is free no more

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a Premium enterprise service for its Power BI data visualization platform.

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Aggregating with Apache Spark

Get an overview of threadless, multithreaded, and distributed aggregation using the Streams API, Java threads, and MapReduce, then see for yourself what Spark's cluster computing engine brings to the equation

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How to derive real, actionable insights from your data lake: Five best practices

By taking steps to ensure the quality of assets within the data lake, organizations can prevent their lakes becoming data swamps

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IBM service will use Watson to unlock data insights from video

A new IBM Cloud service, slated for release later this year, will use the power of machine learning and artificial intelligence to generate metadata from video and help media and entertainment companies deliver customized content to...

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Demystifying network analytics

Understanding how analytics should work is key to the future of network operations

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