Understanding This ‘Big Data’ Thing

Steven Gara,

Given how much businesses toss around terms like “Big Data” and “data analytics,” you’d think every employee at every organization


Google Wants to Make Cities Smarter

Nick Kolakowski,

Over the past decade or so, new technologies have promised to make cities “smarter.” Advocates suggest that the right combination


Is Hadoop an Overhyped Technology?

Nick Kolakowski,

For years, Apache Hadoop appeared ubiquitous within the data-analytics community. Every week, it seemed, more companies voiced their reliance on


Evolving From SQL Monkey to BI Pro

Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson,

The notion that business intelligence (BI) developers are no more than SQL monkeys who crank out reports is outdated. Companies