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What’s Next for IT: Taking a Glimpse into the Future

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by Jonathan Buckley When dealing with technology, it’s common for people to always be asking, what’s next? After all, with the speed at which technology advances, looking forward to what’s coming down the pipeline isn’t just a fascinating hobby, it’s just good business sense. Even companies that may not rely heavily on technology still depend on…

Clearing the Air on Databases in the Cloud

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by Gerardo Dada Make no mistake, the cloud is here and it’s here to stay. The cost savings, flexibility and agility benefits cloud computing offers are too great to assume otherwise. However, many organizations are struggling to figure out exactly how to most intelligently leverage the cloud; specifically, what infrastructure elements to migrate off-premises and…

Self-Service Data Integration

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by Jelani Harper The self-service movement throughout the data landscape predicated on empowering the business end user is a reality. The numerous analytics and Data Discovery options designed to give the business more ownership and access to their data and data integration techniques with an unparalleled degree of swiftness largely attests to this fact. Nonetheless,…

The Internet of Things Transforms Transactions with Apache Spark

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by Jelani Harper The Internet of Things (IoT) is slated to transform the nature of transactional data from a rigid, performance optimized process, to a dynamic, on-the-fly one capable of handling the pace and variety of Big Data. There are several reasons to believe Apache Spark will play a formidable role in this transformation: In-Memory…

Cloud Benefits Small Businesses

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by Jelani Harper Andre Lavoie recently wrote: “Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and…

Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offerings

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by Jelani Harper A recent article on PC World states: “Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company’s push to help customers move their operations to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure Stack software collection combines the Azure infrastructure and platform services so they can be used for an enterprise’s internal operations. Meanwhile, the…

2015 Trends in Business Intelligence: Self Service

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by Jelani Harper The transformation of Business Intelligence (BI) from an IT-centric, centralized process to a self-service, decentralized process is clear: According to Gartner, “By 2017, most business users and analysts in organizations will have access to self-service tools to prepare data for analysis” (Parenteau et al, 2014). Forrester’s top prediction for BI is, “Managed…

The Power of Cloud Computing

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by Jelani Harper Of all the technologies to radically alter the landscape of Data Management today—Big Data, mobile, analytics, and others—Cloud Computing is arguably one of the most important, as it enables these technologies to apply to one another with an efficacy that would otherwise not be possible. While various Cloud Computing applications regularly receive…

Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of Wired recently wrote, “The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone…

Monetizing the Industrial Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper The Industrial Internet of Things may well be the ultimate expression of where the data sphere is heading in the next couple of years. It combines Big Data sets with real time and predictive analytics (Operational Intelligence) capabilities through the Cloud to influence decision making and to create and tailor a variety…