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SQL remains a useful foundation for building tools to analyze data

A lot of editorial content about data, and tools built for data analysis, includes a Pavlov-like association between “big data” and “modern” computing. Relational database approaches to addressing data in a form built to accommodate analysis with Structured Query Language Read more ›

Hadoop attracts support from Microsoft and Intel

The Apache Hadoop project “develops open-source software for reliable, scalable, distributed computing” (quoted from the “What is Apache Hadoop?” section of the site). So it makes sense for Microsoft and Intel to enthusiastically support the project. Microsoft is deeply committed Read more ›

Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Predictive Analytics all make up a segment of the Productivity theme of computing in late 2014

An important segment of the productivity theme for computing in the fall of 2014 is composed of big data, business intelligence and predictive analytics. Early stage ISVs with solutions in one of these three high demand needs will benefit by Read more ›