Consultant Wayne Eckerson says Hadoop offers a platform for reining in the spreadmarts set up by individual data analysts and business users, while still giving them a place to do self-service analytics.
The chief data officer role is becoming more common. This tip shows how businesses can implement it successfully.
Regardless of what industry you work in, you are likely to be left behind if you lack basic analytical skills. Taking a proactive approach may end up saving you time -- and a hassle – further down the line.
Consultant Rick Sherman discusses whether Hadoop has become a must-have technology for organizations and what to consider in weighing deployments.
Consultant Jill Dyché offers advice on when the time is right to hire a chief data officer -- and warns about what can happen if a company gets it wrong on adding a CDO.
What does open-source Hadoop really cost? A look at total cost of data over the full life cycle helps dispel uncertainties about the data framework and reveal the answer, an expert says.
Vendors have been serving vanilla cloud apps, but now they're mixing in more industry flavor. Should organizations sample that software or make their own?
Sage ERP X3 version 7, our product of the month, comes with advanced mobility and features to help SMBs meet their goals.
American apparel manufacturer Unionwear is surviving the global marketplace thanks to its Rootstock cloud ERP system.
The U.S. District Court in Las Vegas ruled that Oracle's claims of 'massive theft' of property by Rimini Street are true. Rimini Street customers are just waiting for this to blow over.
The OAUG has started a Young Professionals Forum, a group designed to create networking and educational opportunities for people between the ages of 25 and 35 who work with Oracle technologies.
Oracle released the SPARC M7 chip at the Hot Chips 26 conference in Cupertino, CA. It promises a major boost in performance, new features and 32 cores -- allowing you to make a really big machine and consolidate.
Varian Medical Systems needed new hardware and meticulous planning to gain a 'phenomenal' performance boost from its migration to a HANA system.
Varian's global SAP infrastructure had bogged down on an Oracle database, prompting a seven-month migration project to an SAP HANA system.
In this roundup, SAP inks a deal with FC Bayern Munich that includes sports analytics, and an Austrian retailer looks for better inventory control.
Robert Sheldon explains the new subscription model for Azure SQL Database coming out in 2015. The new model will have three service tiers -- basic, standard and premium. It will also have performance levels for each tier.
With DBAs rewarded for server performance and SAN specialists rewarded for server capacity, there can be a tug of war. Mavis Tire goes SANless with SIOS DataKeeper. SIOS Technology releases a survey about high availability and SAN.
Basit Farooq explains how to improve the performance of OLTP applications using SQL Server 2014 In-Memory. He details what makes SQL Server 2014 In-Memory different from other in-memory database engines and how to use that to your advantage.