Big Data

Microsoft Access alternatives at a glance
Free Microsoft Access alternatives
  • Tools

MS Access is widely used office software and enables people with no prior programming knowledge to work with databases. The license for the program, however, is not exactly cheap. Several free alternatives to Microsoft Access promise to do essentially the same thing. But which are the best Microsoft Access alternatives? And can they actually keep up with the range of functions and standard of...

Free Microsoft Access alternatives
Symfony: useful PHP library for your web project
Symfony: changeable PHP framework with strong community
  • Web development

Over 30 independent components, long-term support for four years, and over 500 million downloads: the PHP framework Symfony is undoubtedly one of the most successful component collections of this popular script language. But what exactly is this project created by the French company SensioLabs? And which types of web applications can benefit from using this web application framework?

Symfony: changeable PHP framework with strong community
The best Alexa Skills
Alexa Skills: the best additional features for Amazon Echo
  • Online sales

So you think Alexa can do a lot? Well, it’s now possible to add even more capabilities to the smart Amazon Echo speaker. If you network it with external providers, you can extend the pre-configured functions with different applications. With Amazon Alexa Skills, Alexa becomes a personal assistant who can coordinate your everyday life, if you want it to. But not all of the 10,000 additional...

Alexa Skills: the best additional features for Amazon Echo
Google Alerts setup
Set up Google Alerts: How to get the best results
  • Web analytics

Google Alerts can help you stay up to date both in a private and a professional context without having to repeat a search to do so. We will explain how to set up Google Alerts and which search operators you can use to further improve your search results. This is the ideal way for you to use alerts to suit your purposes.

Set up Google Alerts: How to get the best results
A comparison of data mining tools
Data mining tools for better data analysis
  • Web analytics

In the digital age, it’s normal for data from small and medium-sized companies to grow to unmanageable amounts. Data mining tools are used to extract desired information from data sets. These extract recurring patterns from the data and make them available to marketers and statisticians. We have compared the most important data mining software and show where their strengths and weaknesses lie.

Data mining tools for better data analysis
Predictive analytics | Definition and examples
Predictive analytics – definition and examples
  • Web analytics

What is predictive analytics? The subsection of big data analysis has similarities to data mining. But what exactly is the difference and how does predictive analysis actually work? We provide the answers on this method of data analysis, show you what it is used for, and what tools there are for using the technique of predictive analytics.

Predictive analytics – definition and examples
Open source databases comparison
5 open source databases in comparison
  • Technical matters

Open source databases are a much cheaper and often very reliable alternative to the well-known commercial providers. Even large corporations therefore now rely on these free options. But which system is suitable for which purpose? How do open source databases perform in terms of handling large amounts of data? We created a comparison of popular databases.

5 open source databases in comparison
Intelligent edge
What is intelligent edge?
  • Know-how

When data has to be processed in real-time, high latency or connection issues can cause big problems. With intelligent edge, the analysis and evaluation of data takes place where it is collected. This saves time and increases security. Here, we will explain exactly what intelligent edge is, how it works and what it can do for you.

What is intelligent edge?
Dark Web
What is the dark web?
  • Web development

The dark web is the dark side of the Internet – a digital sphere without rules or laws. But what’s behind this space where criminal activity runs rampant? How does access to the dark web work and what are the dangers?

What is the dark web?
Deep Web
What is the deep web?
  • Web development

The Internet is huge. When you search for content on Google only a fraction of what is really there can be found – the content in the so-called “deep web” is access-restricted. Read on to find out what lurks in the deep web and why and how content is hidden here.

What is the deep web?