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Twitter, IBM ink big data deal

Twitter and IBM are joining forces to jointly deliver solutions leveraging IBM's technology and consulting expertise with Twitter's vast data troves

Twitter and IBM have inked a deal that will see the companies jointly develop big data analytics services and applications that deliver insights using Twitter data.

Singapore government, AWS trialling data as a service

The IDA is keen to use big data, IoT and cloud to improve efficiency in the public and private sectors

The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) is working with Amazon Web Services to trial a data as a service project the organisations believe will help increase the visibility of privately-held data sets.

IBM unveils big data, analytics hybrid cloud offerings

IBM has unveiled a slew of data tools designed to improve confidence in big data

IBM has unveiled a number of cloud-based and on premise big data and analytics tools the company said will help ease application and data integration across multiple platforms and improve confidence in the quality of the data being used for analysis.

Mobile, cloud, big data platform helping to contain Ebola outbreak

A heat map showing the size and nature of Ebola-related activity as reported by citizens

IBM, working in conjunction with a number of organisations, is using a combination of mobile, cloud and analytics platforms to help Sierra Leone and Nigeria’s public health authorities contain Ebola outbreaks and help coordinate disaster relief efforts in the region.

European Commission, IT companies and telcos pump €2.5bn into big data initiatives

Kroes: 'Data is the motor and foundation of our economy'

The European Commission and the Big Data Value Association have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the Commission and private sector firms pump €2.5bn into a number of big data-focused initiatives between 2015 and 2020.

Infosys targets cloud, big data with slew of partnerships

Infosys is doubling down on cloud and big data with the recently announced partnerships with Microsoft, Huawei and HDS

Infosys announced a series of partnerships – with Microsoft, Huawei and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) – that will see the Indian outsourcing giant redouble its efforts to capture a growing share of demand for cloud and big data technologies and services.

Larry Ellison becomes chairman, CTO in executive re-shuffle at Oracle

Oracle's Larry Ellison is going to be much more heavily involved in developing Oracle technology

Oracle announced Larry Ellison will step down from his current role as chief executive officer to take on executive chairmanship of the company as well as the role of chief technology officer. The move will also see co-presidents Mark Hurd and Safra Catz jointly take the helm as CEO.

Yonyou partners with IBM in China

Yonyou is using IBM's DB" and BLU Acceleration to underpin its enterprise software offerings in China

Yonyou Software has announced a strategic collaboration with IBM that will see the ISV used IBM’s database and big data technologies to underpin it software solutions in China.

Empirix picks up telco big data analytics provider Verios

Empirix has acquired big data analytics provider Verios for an undisclosed sum

Network performance specialist Empirix has acquired real-time analytics firm Verios Software & Systems for an undisclosed sum. Combining the two product suites, Empirix said it aims to create a service operation centre management suite that will analyse and troubleshoot wireless network customer experience from end-user devices to the core network in real time.

Saudi Airlines CIO: “Our survival depends on data”

Saudi Airlines has implemented a combination of Microsoft technologies in a bid to generate efficiency savings from big data

Saudi Airlines, one of the largest airlines in the Middle East, has recently completed the implementation of a combination of Microsoft’s on premise cloud-based business intelligence solutions in a bid to improve how the airline analyses, visualises and shares operational data. Muhammad Albakri, chief financial officer and chief information officer of Saudi Airlines said the move has enabled the company to improve operations and generate savings in the tens of millions.

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