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Weekly Recap: Big Data cheat sheet, how real-time analytics create a competitive advantage, and more…

EducationSummary: In this week’s article roundup, we learn how real-time analytics will boost your business, why APIs are so important, and more.

Big Data cheat sheet: What executives want to know
What can Hadoop do that my data warehouse can’t? If we’re not doing big data (or are you…?), do we still need Hadoop? Check out this cheat sheet to get the answers to all of these questions and more.

4 ways real-time analytics lead to competitive advantages
What happens when you combine unstructured data with real-time analytics? As explained in this article, the advantages are huge.

Modernizing enterprise apps for the mobile world
Employees want information on demand, wherever they are. They don’t want to be tethered to a laptop or desktop. How are you modernizing your enterprise applications to meet this mobile demand?

APIs are eating the world
Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) define how software programs communicate with each other. APIs enable innovation (and the destruction obsolete business models) by facilitating the rapid development and deployment of IT services. Are you building APIs and web services into your applications?

Hadoop and IBM i: Not As Far Apart As One Might Think
The worlds of IBM i and Apache Hadoop appear to be diametrically opposed. But as far apart as the two platforms seem to be, there may actually be some common ground between them. Learn why you might want to explore Hadoop, and use it alongside your existing RDBMS.