Consultant David Loshin explains the business benefits that self-service BI tools can provide to help users circumvent IT challenges in CRM analytics.
The City of Palo Alto Utility has turned to customer behavior analytics to help smooth spikes in demand, helping to keep the city cool.
At the 2014 TDWI Executive Summit in Boston, consultant Tony Bodoh provided tips and outlined a step-by-step process for creating effective business intelligence presentations that motivate business executives to take action.
A Carnegie Mellon University off-shoot applies maturity model techniques to big data. Cross-group communications are a key. The result is the Data Management Maturity Model.
Data industry veteran Anne Marie Smith discusses pressing issues, including the barriers to unstructured data governance. Part one in a series on data matters.
Hadoop vendors are pushing an approach that puts the distributed processing framework at the center of data management architectures. But some issues could sink the idea.
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.
In a round-up of recent Oracle news events, Oracle released Oracle Database 12c Release 184.108.40.206, along with Oracle Solaris 11.2 and Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.2. Oracle also acquired TAO Technologies.
The new option for the Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Big Data SQL, can simultaneously query Hadoop, NoSQL and SQL data and extend Oracle's management and security tools to all of them.
OpenDaylight is a project to approach software-defined networking from an open source perspective, and now Oracle is a part of it.
Avery Brewing Co. is a small business based in Colorado that wants to focus on brewing beer, and not much else. Using SAP in the cloud has helped.
There are a growing number of cloud-based platforms and technologies for SAP developers wanting to build HANA applications, many of which have overlapping use cases. Consultant Ethan Jewett sorts through the options -- and the confusion.
Considering deploying SuccessFactors software? The type of deployment model an organization chooses affects the integration effort, data flow and designation of which system shall be the master system of record.
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.
Don Jones discusses how database developers are taking the easy road for database security and going with the lowest common denominator instead of taking into account the unique security of each database platform.