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.

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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).

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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