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  • Big Data Solutions with MS SQL ColumnStore Index

    by Aleksandr Shavlyuga on  Oct 11, 2015

    Columnar data storage can offer significant performance improvements over the way database tables are traditionally stored, but they aren’t always faster. Aleksandr Shavlyuga explores the power, and limitations of SQL Server’s ColumnStore Indexes.

  • The Estimation Game - Techniques for Informed Guessing

    by Carlos Bueno on  Sep 26, 2015

    In this article, author Carlos Bueno discusses the strategies for estimating the server capacity for big data projects and initiatives, with the help of two case studies.

  • Machine Learning and Cognitive Computing

    by Seth Earley on  Sep 19, 2015

    Based on a webinar on analytics, this article covers the topics of machine learning and cognitive computing, and how these fields are related to artificial intelligence (AI). Panelists discuss how this technology is being applied in digital marketing space and what concerns organizations have in providing machine learning services.

Garage Door Openers: An Internet of Things Case Study

Posted by Jonathan Margulies on  Sep 13, 2015

Author discusses how to design an Internet-connected garage door opener ("IoT opener") to be secure and the security infrastructure for IoT devices, like authentication & access policy enforcement.

Breaking Down Data Silos with Foreign Data Wrappers

Posted by Lenley Hensarling on  Sep 09, 2015

Author Lenley Hensarling discusses Foreign Data Wrapper (FDW) feature in Postgres database. FDW provides a SQL interface for accessing data from disparate sources like NoSQL databases.

The Lean Machine: Bringing Agile Thinking to the Database

Posted by Matt Hilbert on  Aug 05, 2015

For years now, Agile practices have been promising short iterations, fast releases, and software that gets out there sooner. But how can database development teams adapt, and where should they start? 2

7 Habits of Highly Effective Monitoring Infrastructures

Posted by Dave Josephsen on  Jul 20, 2015

If you are building or designing your next monitoring system, take a look at this short list of habits exhibited by the most successful monitoring systems in the world today. 1

Big Data as a Service, an Interview with Google's William Vambenepe

Posted by Chris Swan on  Jul 06, 2015

An interview with Google's William Vambenepe, who's lead product manager for Big Data services, to ask him about the shift from products to services when working with Big Data.

The Promise of Healthcare Analytics

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 21, 2015

In this article, author describes the role of data analytics in healthcare space with emerging wearable technologies like biophysical interfaces, physiological sensors and embedded diagnostic tools.

NoSQL For Mere Mortals Review and Author Q&A

Posted by Sergio De Simone on  Jun 16, 2015

NoSQL for Mere Mortals introduces the major types of databases that fall under the NoSQL umbrella and explains both their advantages and shortcomings. Review and interview with the author.

Big Data and IT-Enabled Services: Ecosystem and Coevolution?

Posted by Bongsug (Kevin) Chae on  Jun 13, 2015

In this article, based on a research study, author presents big data as service-oriented and evolutionary case of disruptive IT-enabled services (IESs) rather than as datasets.

Analytics, Machine Learning, and the Internet of Things

Posted by Seth Earley on  Jun 07, 2015

In this article, author discusses evolving technologies like Machine Learning and IoT, how organizations can benefit from these new sources of information and intelligence.

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