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DataStax sets sights on customer experience

With companies increasingly making customer experience projects top priorities, DataStax is marshaling its resources in a move to help its customers build the data infrastructures to support them.

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Data the key ingredient for restaurant chain success

ArrowStream’s OnDemand software gives CraftWorks Restaurants and Breweries a full view of its supply chain data, helping it reduce food costs.

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Machine learning proves its worth to business

AI on the verge: Early adopters reap business benefits, as machine learning nears the mainstream

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Worldwide revenues for big data and business analytics is expected to grow to more than $187 billion by 2019 and the project management industry is projected to hit $5.81 trillion by 2020. Here is how some organizations are leveraging...

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Why great chief data officers are hard to find

CEOs and boards are seeking chief data officers who are capable of using data analytics to transform their businesses, says Heidrick & Struggles, which has identified eight CDO archetypes to help companies find these purple squirrels....

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Google makes AI talent play with Kaggle buy

In acquiring the crowdsourcing platform for predictive modeling and machine learning competitions, Google gains access to 600,000 data scientists in a notoriously talent-strapped market. The company says the deal will help it...

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SAP adds new features to Vora and readies a cloud version

SAP has added some new capabilities to SAP Vora, its in-memory distributed computing system based on Apache Spark and Hadoop.

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MapR unveils platform for IoT analytics at the edge

MapR Edge is a new small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform geared for capturing, processing and analyzing data from internet of things devices at the edge.

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Google's new cloud service eases data preparation for machine learning

Google launched a bundle of big data features on Thursday, including one that's supposed to ease the preparation of data for machine learning applications.

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Teradata releases data lake platform to open source

The Kylo data lake management software platform, available via the Apache 2.0 license, aims to help organizations address common challenges in data lake implementation.

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MongoDB adds free tier and migration utility to cloud service

Seeking to reduce barriers to entry, NoSQL database specialist MongoDB has added a free tier to its MongoDB Atlas database-as-a-service (DaaS) offering. The company has also announced a new utility to make it easier to migrate data...

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HPE refocuses tech services group on cloud, big data

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revamped its existing technology services unit to focus on helping customers adopt emerging technologies, including cloud computing, the internet of things, and big data.

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How Trillium Precise enhances customer interaction and satisfaction

The Trillium Precise data-as-a-service product is a data quality and enrichment offering that’s designed to provide single view of your customers enhancing identification, communication and interaction.

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Facebook releases 'Prophet' -- its free forecasting tools -- for Python and R

Prophet is aimed specifically at business problems such as computer infrastructure capacity planning.

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Trump expected to cut federal IT spending

President Donald Trump said this week that the federal budget is a "mess" and is promising to make it leaner. This means that federal IT spending -- now at $81.6 billion -- is likely to see cuts, analysts said.

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H&R Block turns to A.I. to tackle your tax return

H&R Block is betting that customers will be willing to have IBM's Watson assist their human tax preparers in getting them the biggest refunds possible or at least reduce how much they owe.

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MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

With its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location.

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15 data and analytics trends that will dominate 2017

These 15 predicted trends will shape the big data and analytics market in 2017.

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