Many members of the general public, which includes business executives, don't really understand what analytics is all about. It's up to data scientists to educate them.
The adoption of self-service BI and analytics tools continues to grow. But understanding how to support their use is a must -- and that starts with a solid architecture for analytics.
Technologies that support real-time data streaming and analytics aren't for everyone, but they can aid organizations that need to quickly assess large volumes of incoming information.
NoSQL represents the fastest-growing type of DBMS being adopted today. Is it right for you?
Cloud applications are no longer curious IT experiments -- now they're often on shortlists of deployment options.
New database updates address large-scale applications. Included are Couchbase Server 4.0 with multidimensional scaling support and VoltDB 5.0 with links to Hadoop data streaming tools.
While the Internet of Things concept emerged from the RFID community, it has since expanded well beyond its origins. But RFID will still play an important role in the growing IoT world.
A demand signal repository can aggregate sales data to help business users make better short-term demand planning decisions. But is a DSR right for your needs?
Companies evaluating manufacturing ERP products have many options. Understand your needs to ensure a vendor can meet your specific requirements.
During the Google vs. Oracle court case, a lower court ruled to invalidate an Oracle patent. Now, a federal court has given Oracle the patent back.
Oracle releases Oracle Marketing Cloud products for colleges and data-as-a-service users, and a judge decides to keep the Oregon lawsuit in-state.
Oracle's third-quarter financial results look very similar to last year's, but with constant currency the picture is much brighter. And the Oracle cloud business was particularly strong, company execs said.
SAP ProMan can be a one-stop tool for executing a project's procurement-related functions and providing better visibility into procurement processes.
Previously available only in the PLM/CRM modules, Audit Management is now part of SAP ERP as well, providing a one-stop tool that can help companies meet a variety of audit requirements.
SuccessFactors Presentations can merge static PowerPoint slides with dynamic, real-time information from the SuccessFactors talent management system. Here's how to use the Presentations application.
If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.
Support for early versions of SQL Server has ended. But rather than upgrade to SQL Server 2014, companies are turning to SQL Server 2012. Here is why.
Upgrading to a SQL Server 2014 installation isn't always easy, but it has the features to make it worth your time. Here are some tips for avoiding the pitfalls along the way.