Two new resources released over the past month reinforce the notion that companies are becoming more focused on getting real business value from their analytics initiatives.
Sports teams have been adopting analytics tools to improve in-game performance for years, but now some are also focusing on using data analysis to boost their business operations.
Predictive modeling is great for optimizing operations to the current business environment, but a Harvard professor says its value diminishes in the face of disruptive innovation.
Startup vendor Splice Machine has put SQL capabilities on top of Hadoop to create a hybrid database that it said can run both transaction processing and analytics applications.
Consultant Rick Sherman talks about the maturity of cloud-based data warehousing and big data management services, and predicts how extensively they'll be used in the future.
Data management product announcements by HP, SAP and NuoDB show greater support for SQL on Hadoop analytics, enhanced cloud deployment and mixed processing workloads.
To compete, businesses must undergo a transformational change in how they operate, which begins by transforming company culture. How can companies motivate employees to take a new approach to work?
Interest is high in cloud-based mobile ERP, and it can make your life easier. But you should look before you leap.
Business sustainability has moved beyond green initiatives to become an indicator of long-term success in many areas, requiring companies to carefully collect and disseminate data on their sustainable business practices.
Karen Brownfield provides instructions for Oracle patching. The Patch Wizard recommends the patches you need for Oracle EBS.
Karen Brownfield shows the advantages of using Patch Wizard for Oracle EBS and how to use the Applied Patches, File History and Register Flagged Files components.
Oracle and SAP settled a 2007 copyright infringement lawsuit, agreeing that SAP will pay Oracle a total of $359.2 million. But third-party maintenance law is still far from settled.
An SAP ERP implementation or upgrade requires careful system integration. An expert shares tips for ensuring a successful project.
Small-business panelists at SAP conference say Millennial customer experience preferences driving recruitment, B2B technology.
Stock transport order in SAP MM helps you transfer, track and monitor goods movement between supplying and receiving plants.
Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.
Energy company Enbridge Inc. is in the process of virtualizing all of its servers to increase flexibility and cut costs. Not everyone is happy with this new direction.
Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.