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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail
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About Big Data
There may not be a consensus with respect to just how big

sybase select from  Warehouse Microsoft Sybase IQ Sybase , an SAP company Vectorwise Actian (formerly Ingres) Vertica Advanced In-Database Analytics Vertica , an HP company WX2 Kognitio Big data has had a rapid uptake by traditional BI vendors. Some of them offer connectors to big data applications in order to be able to analyze the data. A few of these vendors are Pentaho , Tableau Software , Endeca (acquired by Oracle), Jaspersoft , and MicroStrategy . Getting Started Here’s a summary of some basic things to take into ac

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

We’ve opened the hood on every major category of enterprise software. Learn about thousands of features and functions, and how enterprise software really works.

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Recruitment and Staffing

Recruitment and Staffing functionality allows the user to select and hire the right people with the right skill sets, as well as track the information regarding their recruitment for later analysis. It covers criteria such as Organization Structures and Modeling, Corporate Branding, Sourcing, Applicant Tracking, Assessment and Selection, Governance and Compliance, Vendor Management Systems (VMS) Portal, Recruitment Analytics and Reporting, and Product Technology. 

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