IBM beefed up its Watson cognitive computing system to show formerly unseen connections in data that can lead to breakthrough discoveries.
Microsoft is getting ready to slash prices by up to 50 percent after Azure SQL's new service tiers are made generally available next month.
Newly added support for SQL auditing enhances regulatory compliance efforts and helps unearth potential security violations.
NEWS ANALYSIS: Google, Microsoft and Facebook, among other companies, are building databases with the promised goal of freeing our minds by serving as our collective memories.
IBM has set its sights on the vast market for big data and cloud technologies in China, closing deals with Inspur and China Telecom.
NEWS ANALYSIS: The health care industry spends less on IT security than other industries, and data shows that breaches are on the rise.
Microsoft lets the public take its new cloud-based NoSQL document service for a spin and launches a preview of its search-as-a-service offering.
Companies have long been using analytics to streamline business functions across the board—pricing products, maintaining inventory, hiring talent, etc.—to create a more strategic approach to resource deployment to deliver the best end product possible. The breadth and depth of companies using analytics today has grown exponentially as the field has matured. Businesses all want a slice of "big data," and while there are myriad tools to help collect data, the true value of that data is unlocked by analytics. Analytics help transform a mountain of data into personalized product recommendations for customers, drive synergies in a supply chain or even help channel product investments. Good, strong analytical talent also is a critical ingredient: There's never been more demand from businesses to enjoy the fruits of responsible data analytics. In this eWEEK slide show, Joe DeCosmo, chief analytics officer for global financial services provider Enova, provides insights on six ways enterprises are using analytics today to improve day-to-day business.
The file sharing service has a PCI Level 1 DSS data security certification, which is categorized as being more stringent than being "in compliance."
NEWS ANALYSIS: The hack of 4.5 million health care records might be the latest casualty from the Heartbleed SSL encryption flaw.
Fujitsu officials also talk about the company's upcoming SPARC64 XIfx processors that are targeted at HPC systems.
At a recent summit, officials with Boston-area sports teams talk about what they're doing to keep people coming to the games.
A judge specifies that Rimini Street installed unlicensed copies of Oracle PeopleSoft on its systems, violating copyrights.
Intel and the Michael J. Fox Foundation are developing a cloud-based big data analytics platform that will leverage wearable devices to collect data.
The new Splunk App for Stream helps enterprises capture and analyze streaming wire data in real-time.