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Oracle Day 2012 - Oracle is coming to a city near you

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If you cannot attend this year's OpenWorld event in San Francisco then make sure you checkout our Oracle Day 2012 programme. This is a series of roadshows touring major cities around the globe and each one promises to be a great event.Oracle Day 2012 features learning tracks and sessions tailored for accelerating your business in today’s environment. Oracle simplifies IT by investing in best-of-breed technologies at every layer of the technology stack and engineering them to work together so you can focus on driving your business forward. Throughout its history, Oracle has proved it can address the most complex IT challenges and solve the business problems of our customers. Discover more about Oracle’s strategy for powering innovation in Data Warehousing, Big Data and Analytics.As with OpenWorld, Big Data is going to be a huge part of these events and the sessions we have scheduled will reinforce the message that Oracle is different because only Oracle offers the complete end-to-e…

IBM admits Oracle's Big Data Appliance, Exadata, Database and Exalytics are central to your big data strategy

Not often I agree with IBM but thanks for the name-check and confirmation that our big data strategy is the best way forward for customers: http://www.enterpriseappstoday.com/business-intelligence/7-enterprise-friendly-ways-of-dealing-with-big-data.htmlIn an interview in Enterprise Apps Today online magazine, former Forrester Research analyst and current IBM Big Data evangelist James Kobielus said:"This is where Hadoop MapReduce — which Kobielus calls the real “core” of Hadoop — comes into play. “What MapReduce represents is the industry’s first-ever vendor-agnostic framework for building a broad range of advanced analytics. What we think of as advanced analytics is supported within this sort of abstraction framework for development called MapReduce.”After the data is transformed, it’s fed downstream into another database, such as an Oracle Exadata data warehouse or OLAP cubes, or even to an in-memory platform such as Oracle Exalytics"Nice to know that IBM is advising its cu…

Do your food shopping at the airport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19148154Tesco (UK's largest food retailer) is branching out into the world of virtual shopping. I have already seen this type of system running in Japan and now it has finally reached the UK. For the next couple of weeks Tesco will be trialling its interactive virtual grocery store in the departure lounge at Gatwick Airport. They have installed four interactive screens that you slide by hand to display different sets of shelves. There will be about 80 products available to order. If you want to buy one, you scan the barcode with your smartphone. This allows you to order your basket of basic essentials and have them delivered the day you get home from your vacation or business trip.The virtual shop front creates some interesting big data opportunities. As Tesco owns the app then they are freed from working with the mobile phone provider since the app itself can capture all the relevant data - GPS location, selections and identification of the cu…

From Overload to Impact: An Industry Scorecard on Big Data Business Challenges

We have just released a new report based on a survey of 333 C-level executives from U.S. and Canadian enterprises spanning 11 industries to determine the pain points they face regarding managing the deluge of data coming into their organizations and how well they are able to use information to drive profit and growth.
There are some very interesting findings, such as the following:
94% of C-level executives say their organization is collecting and managing more business information today than two years ago, by an average of 86% more29% of executives give their organization a “D” or “F” in preparedness to manage the data deluge93% of executives believe their organization is losing revenue – on average, 14% annually – as a result of not being able to fully leverage the information they collectNearly all surveyed (97%) say their organization must make a change to improve information optimization over the next two yearsIndustry-specific applications are an important part of the mix; 77% of…