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  • Pivotal bulks up big data software portfolio

    While EMC and VMware spinoff Pivotal prepares to launch its While EMC and VMware spinoff Pivotal prepares to launch its [<a href=>business intelligence PaaS (platform-as-a-service), the new company has also been busy building its portfolio of data mining and analysis software.

    Written by Joab Jackson23 Oct. 13 17:07
  • How to ensure the ROI of your analytics implementation

    Although companies are increasingly investing in analytic capabilities, many fail
    to see a positive impact on the bottom-line. The good news is proven tactics exist to help businesses get it right. Here's how to overcome the five main challenges to achieving ROI from an analytics implementation.

    Written by Sajid Usman, global managing director for technology, Accenture Analytics15 Oct. 13 21:55
  • Monsanto bets nearly $1 billion on big data analytics

    Agribusiness giant Monsanto is paying US$930 million to acquire the Climate Corporation, maker of a software platform that crunches weather-related data in order to help farmers more effectively grow crops.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus02 Oct. 13 15:21
  • The America's Cup: nerves, skill and a lot of computers

    This year's America's Cup will be remembered for Oracle Team USA's jaw-dropping comeback against Emirates New Zealand, but it should also be remembered for the huge role computers have come to play in the competition.

    Written by James Niccolai26 Sept. 13 18:59
  • Enterprises confident about tackling big data Initiatives

    CompTIA's Big Data Insights and Opportunities study finds that a majority of organisations feel more positive about big data as a business initiative. They also see significant costs associated with falling behind in managing and using data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud25 Sept. 13 13:22
  • Oracle pushes into database-as-a-service

    Oracle has hyped its new 12c database as faster and more powerful than ones that have come before, and now it's highlighting the release's ability to easily serve up multiple databases of varying size and scope according to a particular user's needs.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Sept. 13 20:04
  • Oracle makes 'big data' push even bigger

    Oracle is doubling down on "big data" with a number of new products and enhancements to existing ones, in hopes that customers looking to analyze massive amounts of information for business insights will in turn invest further in Oracle.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus23 Sept. 13 17:04
  • SAP buying KXEN for predictive analytics

    SAP is expanding its arsenal of data-analysis software with the acquisition of predictive analytics vendor KXEN, announced Tuesday.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Sept. 13 17:56
  • Workday rolls out Big Data Analytics module

    Workday has unveiled a new software module for its cloud-based HCM (human capital management) application that allows customers to analyze data from both Workday and third-party sources.

    Written by Chris Kanaracus10 Sept. 13 11:03