Apache Spark: 3 Promising Use-Cases

Spark 2015 Vision

Spark is the shiny new thing in big data, but how will it stand out? Here’s a look at “fog computing,” cloud computing, and streaming data-analysis scenarios. by James Kobielus To survive the competitive struggles,…

Cassandra lowers the barriers to big data


An InfoWorld Test Center overview of the nuts and bolts of Cassandra: A free, open source NoSQL datastore that supports rapid and massive growth By Rick Grehan Apache Cassandra is a free, open source NoSQL database…

Google taps big data for universal translator

Google Translate (Credit: iStockphoto)

Statistical analysis beats algorithms for language translation, Google says, but which massive volumes of linguistic data will it use? By Serdar Yegulalp | InfoWorld Google Translate is currently best known for being a quick and dirty…

Big Data: The Mega-Trend That Will Impact All Our Lives

Big Data

There are some things that are so big that they have implications for everyone’s life, whether we want it or not. And Big Data is one of those mega trends that will impact everyone…

SAP Launches Free Online Training for HANA, Other New Technologies

OpenSap Hana course

IDG News Service (Boston Bureau) — SAP is hoping to sow more seeds of interest in its newest technologies, including the HANA in-memory database, through a new online training program available at no charge. Dubbed…

Fraud Prevention in a Big Data Environment


SAP announced Tuesday a new analytic application to help enterprises detect, investigate, analyze and prevent fraud in Big Data environments. March 19, 2013 by Derek Klobucher Christchurch, New Zealand is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake two…

Does Big Data Spell the End of Business Intelligence As We Know It?


Traditional BI requires human input to decide what correlated factors to query. As predictive data analytics gets increasingly powerful, the algorithms do the deciding. That spells the end of BI as CIO.com columnist Bernard…

SAP Speeds Deployment Time for Big Data Analytics

SAP Big Data

SAP’s Big Data Transition Strategy will be studied in MBA programs a few years from now. The company is disrupting its industry with revolutionary solutions without disrupting its customers. Needless to say, that’s a hard thing to do.