Top 8 Big Data Best Practices

Big Data can easily get out of control and become a monster that consumes you, instead of the other way around. Here are some Big Data best practices to avoid that mess.

Tableau Software rolls out new analytics solutions on a subscription basis

Tableau Software has announced new offerings that will allow organizations to scale their data analytics processes. It is releasing Tableau Prep as well as releasing new analytics solutions Tableau Creator, Tableau Explorer, and Tableau Viewer.

SAP plans CRM challenge as cloud computing business leaps forward

Cloud revenues top €1 billion as the European software giant targets CRM next

U.S. data protection laws fall short in the age of big data

Data breaches and a history of data abuse led the EU to adopt GDPR, but it might take massive scale data security crises for the U.S. to legislate similar data protection laws.

How Microsoft Azure Databricks can help companies speed big data and AI adoption

The analytics platform based on Apache Spark and optimized for Microsoft Azure will help businesses better integrate and scale machine learning projects.

IBM Launches New Cloud for Data Science and Engineering

IBM today unveiled a new cloud offering called Cloud Private Data that’s designed to help organizations utilize data science and machine learning techniques to generate insight from data, and then engineer AI products that put those insights into use. Separately, Big Blue announced the creation of a new consulting group dubbed the Data Science Elite Team.

Microsoft releases preview of Power BI for Mixed Reality

Microsoft is lighting up new features in its Power BI app for use with the HoloLens, in another example of the company reemphasizing business-use cases for the devices.

Big Data: Looking back at advancements in 2017 and likely trends for 2018

2018 will be remembered as a growth year with technology convergence between Big Data and other technologies

Deciphering SAP’s Amazon strategy

With its multi-cloud strategy, the burden of proof is on SAP to demonstrate that its platforms and databases are optimized the cloud that the customer chooses. In recent years, SAP has significantly ramped up its engagement with Amazon to deliver better fit for purpose.

Tableau vs. Qlik Sense: Pros and cons of the rival analytics tools

Products from the two top data visualization vendors are starting to resemble each other as the need for strong visualizations and scalability has crystalized.
While there are rising challengers, the battle for No. 1 among self-service business intelligence and analytics tools still comes down to Tableau vs. Qlik Sense.