Databases

5 Cities Where Big Data Is Driving Demand for Business Intelligence

Big Data jobs focus on collecting, analyzing and interpreting data to help a business further its goals. As the sector grows, business intelligence has never been a bigger deal. So where are the jobs? Not exactly where you might think. IT staffing firm Modis has identified five cities where big data is driving job growth: San Francisco: It’s home to large companies in the retail, insurance, healthcare and e-commerce sectors, all of which rely on an aggressive use of data.… continue…

Analytics Specialists: Pay Attention to SAP HANA [DiceTV]

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SAP is placing a big bet on its in-memory database platform SAP HANA and, as a result, its hundreds of thousands of customers may too. And though the platform’s only been on the market for a year, indications are it’s had strong sales. As a result, the demand for professionals familiar with SAP HANA is likely to grow.

SAP HANA’s Sales Bode Well for Data, Analytics Specialists

SAP is placing a big bet on its in-memory database platform SAP HANA and, as a result, its hundreds of thousands of customers may too. And though the platform’s only been on the market for a year, last week’s pre-announced earnings point to its having strong sales. As a result, the demand for professionals familiar with SAP HANA is likely to grow. Jason Lovinger, SAP’s vice president of database and technology developer ecosystem, and Christopher Curtis, global vice president of… continue…

SQL vs. NoSQL: Which Is Better?

Tech pros debate the merits of SQL vs. NoSQL. It’s a fight worth examining on the programming level. continue…

SAP to Designate HANA Distinguished Engineers

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As SAP plans to run its core ERP on HANA by the end of this year, the enterprise software giant is planning to create the role of “distinguished engineer” for its HANA in-memory database platform. About 1,800 people have undergone training since HANA was released a year ago, but this new title will involve a deeper engagement with the technology, says PCWorld. Distinguished engineer titles will be bestowed on developers, database administrators and other SAP HANA technologists who have an… continue…

The Basics of Cloud Storage

There are many aspects of cloud computing, but the low-hanging fruit is cloud storage.  Meaning, cloud storage is the easiest and least expensive place to start your cloud computing journey. The players in the cloud storage field are increasing daily, it seems. The most well-known are Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Google, AT&T, OpenStack (Rackspace), Oracle and IBM.  As a developer, where do you start? If you have ever worked with corporate storage you may be used to different brand names… continue…

Intel/MIT Effort Showcases Massachusetts’ Commitment to Big Data

Massachusetts wants to “own” Big Data, and it helps that Intel has decided that the latest of its Science and Technology Centers, this one devoted to Big Data, should be located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has announced an  initiative called bigdata@CSAIL that will drive multi-disciplinary research through algorithms, architecture and data management, among other things. The idea is to tackle Big Data problems too big for current technology. MIT beat out… continue…

SAP HANA May Be a Faster Way into Big Data Development

App developers looking to move into Big Data would be wise to get themselves up to speed on SAP HANA, even as they slog their way through learning Hadoop. Maybe I should clarify. Chances are you may have already aligned yourself with the Hadoop ecosystem, given the opportunities created by an absence of available apps and tech executives offering to help line up the funding needed to create them. But taking advantage of this isn’t easy. To develop apps for… continue…

Six of Our Favorite Stories On Big Data

The need for real-time information by business leaders and the development of technology that can meet them have been growing steadily for some time, so the rise of Big Data jobs isn’t much of a surprise. As tools to harness detailed information and analytics spread into more corners of management — even small businesses are looking for ways to use them — the need for people who can build applications and understand the meaning behind the numbers is only going… continue…

Big Data Jobs Are Driving Opportunities in Tech

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Data architects, analytics professionals and data scientists are among the people organizations are looking for as they embrace Big Data — the tools and systems that allow them to obtain, process and analyze huge amounts of information in real time. Linux.com just posted an interview with our Managing Director Alice Hill to get some insight into the demand for specialists who can handle these challenges, and others involved in their implementation. As Alice notes, companies have a lot of data,… continue…