The Past, Present and Future of Finance

The Past, Present and Future of Finance

Until recently, the personal finance industry was stuck in the past. Consumers could only capture data and insights on spending that had already occurred. Read more…

Financial Statements Now Audited by Big Data

Financial Statements Now Audited by Big Data

Investors around the world rely on financial statements to determine whether they should buy or sell equities. But how can they know if those statements are accurate? Read more…

Charting a Course Out of the Big Data Doldrums

Charting a Course Out of the Big Data Doldrums

It’s no secret, but it bears repeating: big data is hard. According to Gartner, 60% of advanced analytics projects will fail before reaching production. Read more…

Why Data Science Needs To Be Simpler for Marketers

Why Data Science Needs To Be Simpler for Marketers

Overall IT budgets might be flat, but marketing budgets are growing as companies try to maximize outreach to customers across multiple channels. Read more…

Datanami Headlines

AWS Redshift Feels the Heat

Amazon Web Service’s Redshift data warehouse service is taking a beating this week, with database analytics competitors Oracle Corp. and Cloudera claiming their platforms run much faster for less money. To back up its claims, Cloudera released benchmark results said to show advanced capabilities for cloud-native workloads running on its analytics platform as well as improved price performance compared to Amazon Redshift. Read more…

Flink Distro Now Available from data Artisans

The company behind Apache Flink, data Artisans, today launched the first commercial distribution of the upstart stream processing engine. The new software product, called the dA Platform, is identical to the open source Flink project at this time, and comes with 24/7 technical support from the team that develops Flink. Read more…

Oracle Bolsters Cloud Gambit With Expanded Analytics

As it looks to challenge public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, Oracle Corp. is rolling out an analytics package spanning data services, applications and infrastructure.

Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) unveiled its analytics cloud this week during a company event used by company cofounder and CTO Larry Ellison to declare the database giant was taking on AWS (NASDAQ: Read more…

HPE Extreme Performance Solutions

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Big Data Insights Help Personalize the Shopping Experience

A state of perpetual connectivity combined with proliferating digital channels and the explosion of social media has fundamentally transformed how customers interact with brands. Today’s consumers are increasingly seeking retail experiences that are not only fast, convenient, and completely on their terms, but ones that are also highly tailored to their exact needs and preferences. Read more…

More Datanami Headlines

Latest BI Tool Targets Online Retailers

A market analysis tool that combines self-service data management and “analytics at scale” targets online merchants looking to measure how they stack up against competitors over time in local markets.

The market insights tool released this week by New York-based 1010data Inc. Read more…

Does ‘Cognitive Era’ Mean Fewer Jobs?

A recent technology study forecasts that artificial intelligence and machine learning could fill 7 percent of existing U.S. jobs over the next decade. Whether or not that’s a good thing is a subject of intense debate as automation and machine learning make steady inroads in the U.S. Read more…

SAP Debuts Free HANA Express Edition

SAP today unveiled a scaled-down version of HANA designed to let developers play around with the in-memory platform on a PC or a laptop. The software, which is free, gives developers access to all of HANA’s analytic capabilities for data sets 32 GB or smaller. Read more…

Can Hadoop Be Simple Again?

In the beginning, Hadoop had two pieces: HDFS and MapReduce. Developers knew how to use them to build applications, and IT teams knew what it took to operate them. Fast forward to 2016, and developers have a cornucopia of technologies and frameworks at their disposal. Read more…

Forrester Sees Steady Growth for Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL

A new report from Forrester predicts the big data market growing at nearly 13% rate over the next five years, with “non-relational” platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL segments growing nearly twice as fast.

In the Forrester ForecastView, titled “New, Evolving Tools To Manage Big Data Will Grow At Double-Digit Rates,” Read more…

Flink: Worth a Second Look

The big data ecosphere has evolved to the point where there are clear technology leaders. In the category of SQL engines that run on Hadoop, Hive and Spark are clearly the dominant products among open source developers. Read more…

How Do You Value Information?

If you’re like most people, you recognize that information has value. The value isn’t always clear, but it’s clearly there. But according to some professional organizations, digital information literally has no value. As Gartner’s Doug Laney explains, the emerging field of Infonomics provides a starting point for getting answers. Read more…

Big Data Career Notes (Sept. 2016)

In this monthly feature, we’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest career developments for individuals in the big data community. Whether it’s a promotion, new company hire, or even an accolade, we’ve got the details. Read more…

MIT Programmers Attack Big Data Memory Gap

Among the computing challenges presented by big data is the scattering of unstructured items across huge datasets. Pulling together that data from arbitrary locations in main memory is therefore emerging as a major performance bottleneck in CPUs. Read more…

Manufacturers Not Sold on Data Analytics

U.S. manufacturing executives are increasingly aware of data analytics as a way of implementing platforms such as the industrial Internet of Things, yet not all are convinced that the hefty investment will yield a quick return in a tough business climate. Read more…