Despite the overwhelming importance of data to business, too little attention is paid to benchmarks that demonstrate which databases and architectures are fastest.
One of the most critical contributors to the Obama campaign’s success was the direct access it had to a massive database of voter data stored in Vertica.
A first draft of a program for finding and making use of external data to improve business results.
Start planning for a world where signals are harvested from external repositories through APIs with built-in analytics.
Wal-Mart had a big data problem before it was called “big data.” So did McDonald’s and any number of other massive companies.
Everybody knows about IRS audits. Much less well understood are Oracle audits where the software behemoth comes into a company and – much as the IRS wields the proverbial fine-toothed comb to hunt for irregularities – Oracle uses its version of a fine-toothed comb to sift through a company’s software library and its licenses. Every piece of software is inspected, and so are the appropriate Oracle licenses and contracts.