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.
Businesses that overlook privacy in the age of big data do so at their own peril. Commentators say greater respect for privacy is needed.
Before starting the analytical modeling process for big data analytics applications, organizations need to have the right skills in place -- and figure out how much data needs to be analyzed to produce accurate findings.
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.
Despite finding their way into Gartner Magic Quadrant reports, vendors of NoSQL databases are still in the early-adopter stage with users. Is there a need for NoSQL software in your organization?
Consultant William McKnight talks about the potential uses of in-memory databases and the processing benefits they can provide to organizations.
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 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.
The State of Oregon is now countersuing Oracle for fraud, false claims, breach of contract and civil racketeering. Oracle was the primary contractor for state healthcare exchange project Cover Oregon, which did not perform as advertised.
In this roundup, SAP inks a deal with FC Bayern Munich that includes sports analytics, and an Austrian retailer looks for better inventory control.
Companies looking for one tool to produce sophisticated SAP BI reports against disparate data sources should consider SAP Crystal Reports, writes one consultant.
BI expert Ethan Jewett explains how SAP Data Services works, and how it fits into an ever-changing SAP data management landscape.
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.