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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

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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

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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

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Interview Qs for Pentaho’s Data Toolset

Leslie Stevens-Huffman,

Pentaho builds open-source business intelligence (BI) tools for companies, and its data-integration toolset—also known as Kettle—has gained in popularity among

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The notion that business intelligence (BI) developers are no more than SQL monkeys who crank out reports is outdated.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