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"It's tough to make predictions…

… especially about the future" as a wise man once said (though check #36). But we've been doing this for a few years now, and 2017's list finally made it to oracle.com/bigdata or here's a direct link to the PDF. With some additional help from Yogi, we did a webcast with O'Reilly back in December which is still up for you to view if you'd like some more background. "You can observe a lot just by watching" aptly describes machine learning which was the subject of our first prediction. Simplifying hugely,…

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BIWA Summit’17, January 31 – February 2, 2017 REGISTRATION STILL OPEN

  BIWA Summit’17 – THE Big Data + Analytics + Spatial + Cloud + IoT + Everything Cool Oracle User Conference January 31 – February 2, 2017 @ the Oracle HQ Conference Center in Redwood Shores, CA. The BIWA Summit’17, held in conjunction with Spatial Summit’17 at the Oracle HQ Conference Center, annually draws several hundred customers, partners and Oracle experts who share best practices, “novel and interesting” use cases, customer case studies, and present on emerging technologies.   Featured talks by Oracle executives, technical sessions delivered by experts and user…

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Oracle BIWA Summit '17 – THE Big Data + Analytics + Spatial + Cloud + IoT …

THE Big Data + Analytics + Spatial + Cloud + IoT + Everything “Cool"  Oracle User Conference 2017 January 31 – February 2, 2017 Oracle Conference Center at Oracle Head Quarters Campus, Redwood Shores, CA   What Oracle Big Data + Analytics + Spatial + Cloud + IoT + Everything “Cool” Successes Can You Share? We want to hear your story. Submit your proposal today for Oracle BIWA Summit 2017, January 31– February 2, 2017 and share your successes with Oracle technology. Speaker proposals now are being accepted through October 1, 2016. Submit now for…

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Three Successful Customers Using IoT and Big Data

When I wrote about the convergence of IoT and big data I mentioned that we have successful customers. Here I want to pick three that highlight different aspects of the complete story. There are a lot of different components to a complete big data solution. These customers are using different pieces of the Oracle solution, integrating them with existing software and processes.  Gemü manufactures precision valves used to make things like pharmaceuticals. As you can imagine, it's critical that valves operate correctly to avoid adding too much or too little…

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Focus On Big Data at Oracle OpenWorld!

Oracle OpenWorld is fast approaching and you won’t want to miss the big data highlights. Participate in our live demos, attend a theater session, or take part in one of our many hands-on labs, user forums, and conference sessions all dedicated to big data. Whether you’re interested in machine learning, predictive maintenance, real-time analytics, the internet of things (IoT), data-driven marketing, or learning how Oracle supports open source technologies such as Kafka, Apache Spark, and Hadoop as part of our core strategy, we have the information for you. For more…

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Internet of Things and Big Data – Better Together

What's the difference between the Internet of Things and Big Data? That's not really the best question to ask, because these two are much more alike than they are different. And they complement each other very strongly which is one reason we've written a white paper on the convergence. Big data is all about enabling organizations to use more of the data around them: things customers write in social media; log files from applications and processes; sensor and device data. And there's IoT! One way to think of it is…

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DIY Hadoop: Proceed At Your Own Risk

Could your security and performance be in jeopardy? Nearly half (3.2 billion, or 45%) of the seven billion people in the world used the Internet in 2015, according to a BBC news report. If you think all those people generate a huge amount of data (in the form of website visits, clicks, likes, tweets, photos, online transactions, and blog posts), wait for the data explosion that will happen when the Internet of Things (IoT) meets the Internet of People. Gartner, Inc. forecast that there will be twice as many–6.4 billion–Internet-connected gadgets (everything from…

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The Surprising Economics of Engineered Systems

The title's not mine. It comes from a video done for us by ESG, based on their white paper, which looks at the TCO of building your own Hadoop cluster vs buying one ready-built (Oracle Big Data Appliance). You should watch or read, depending on your preference, or even just check out the infographic. The conclusion could be summed up as "better, faster, cheaper, pick all three". Which is not what you'd expect. But they found that it's better (quicker to deploy, lower risk, easier to support), faster (from 2X…

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Predictions for Big Data Security in 2016

Leading into 2016, Oracle made ten big data predictions, and one in particular around security. We are nearly four months into the year and we’ve seen these predictions coming to light. Increase in regulatory protections of personal information Early February saw the creation of the Federal Privacy Council, "which will bring together the privacy officials from across the Government to help ensure the implementation of more strategic and comprehensive Federal privacy guidelines. Like cyber security, privacy must be effectively and continuously addressed as our nation embraces new technologies, promotes innovation,…

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Delegation and (Data) Management

Every business book you read talks about delegation. It's a core requirement for successful managers: surround yourself with good people, delegate authority and responsibility to them, and get out of their way. It turns out that this is a guiding principle for Big Data SQL as well. I'll show you how. And without resorting to code. (If you want code examples, start here). Imagine a not uncommon situation where you have customer data about payments and billing in your data warehouse, while data derived from log files about customer access…

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