Big Data

SAP confirms purchase of travel expenses platform Concur for $8.3B

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Following reports earlier this month about already seeking a buyer, Concur’s board of directors have unanimously approved the transaction.


Facebook tweaks News Feed again to surface ‘right content’

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The latest upgrade boils down to two main tweaks around trending topics and engagement (i.e., Likes and comments).


5 Best Practices For Agile Analytics Organizations

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New self-service analytics approaches provide an opportunity to dramatically improve analytics business agility and IT/business alignment. But this requires new cultures and new ways of working, and both business and IT organizations have to make compr…


Microsoft readies new Azure Data Factory service

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Microsoft is working on a service that will allow Azure users to take advantage of more analytics and data services. And Apache Storm support may be coming to Azure soon, as well.


Facebook upgrades analytics tools for app developers

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The latest Facebook app upgrades are designed to help developers better measure the performance and retention of their apps among their users.


Oracle acquires media storage company Front Porch Digital

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Oracle will likely pitch its database, content management tools and analytics packages to Front Porch customers such as A&E Television, BBC, Discovery and Nascar.


From startups to big box stores, retailers rethinks tools for Internet of Things

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Smart air monitors? Smart diapers? If you thought connected devices and wearables were limited to smart watches, you’re only on the cusp of the Internet of Things.


Cassandra gets a clean up and speed up in release 2.1

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Big Data users who swear by Cassandra should seriously consider upgrading to the new version.


Intel points toward customization as key to future of datacenters

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Following up a new chip debuted for datacenters earlier this week, Intel dives deeper into its software-defined strategy.