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InfoWorld’s 2018 Technology of the Year Award winners

InfoWorld editors and reviewers pick the year’s best software development, cloud computing, data analytics, and machine learning tools

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What is big data? Everything you need to know

Analyzing lots of data is only part of what makes big data analytics different from previous data analytics. Learn what the other aspects are

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Snowflake, now a unicorn, eyes global growth for cloud data warehouse

Fueled by a capital injection of $263 million making it the first cloud-native data warehouse startup to achieve "unicorn" status, Snowflake is set this year to expand its global footprint, offer cross-regional, data-sharing...

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Julia vs. Python: Julia language rises for data science

Python has turned into a data science and machine learning mainstay, while Julia was built from the ground up to do the job

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No, you shouldn’t keep all that data forever

Most of your old data is useless trash. So throw it away, rather than spend all the time and money hoping AI will figure something out about it

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IBM is set to ship its first Power9 system this month, claiming AI leadership in the data center

With the release this month of the first commercial server based on its Power9 processor, IBM hits another milestone in its quest to be the AI-workload leader for data centers and web service providers.

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7 power tips for Microsoft Power BI

Microsoft’s Power BI service can visualize a lot more than chart data; from asking questions to analyzing the services you use, here’s how to make the most of it.

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HPE offers SaaS-based tool for hybrid cloud management

While cloud computing holds out the promise of operational efficiency and cost optimization, most companies -- especially large ones -- will be operating hybrid computing environments for the foreseeable future. As a result, cloud...

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HPE pushes toward autonomous data center with InfoSight AI recommendation engine

HPE is adding an AI-based recommendation engine to the InfoSight predictive analytics platform for flash storage, taking another step toward what it calls the autonomous data center. The ultimate goal is to simplify and automate...

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9 ways you’re failing at business intelligence

Solid business intelligence is essential to making strategic business decisions, but for many organizations, BI efforts are derailed by poor data practices, tactical mistakes and more.

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What is Apache Spark? The big data analytics platform explained

Fast, flexible, and developer-friendly, Apache Spark is the leading platform for large-scale SQL, batch processing, stream processing, and machine learning

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Why your BI strategy needs a universal semantic data layer

A universal semantic data layer is a single business representation of all corporate data aimed at helping users access data using common business terms via the BI and analytics tools of their choice.

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Create maps in R in 10 (fairly) easy steps

Use the R programming language to turn location-based data into interactive maps

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How to select the best self-service BI tool for your business

Domo vs. Power BI vs. Qlik Sense vs. QuickSight vs. Tableau: Self-service BI has become the go-to tool for agile, fluid business decisions. Here’s how to select the right platform for your business.

What quantum computing could do for a marketer's data and information management

The digital era has been hard enough to come to grips with. But at its heart the term ‘digital’ is rooted in a very simple binary code of ones and zeros.

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Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

An open source project now under Apache’s guidance uses a template system for easy training and deployment of Spark-powered machine learning models

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GE adds edge analytics, AI capabilities to Predix industrial IoT suite

To solidify its position at the center of the industrial IoT, GE Digital is going to the edge.

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5 pitfalls of self-service BI

Self-service business intelligence offers many benefits, but bringing analytics and reporting closer to business units by bypassing IT can have unintended — and costly — consequences.

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