Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data and Organ Transplant Wait Lists

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by Angela Guess Eli Epstein of Mashable reports, “While the total number of organs transplanted [28,594 in 2013] seems like an impressive amount, nearly 18 people still die each day waiting for a new organ, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, the private, non-profit organization that manages the U.S.’s organ transplant system under a…

USAA and IBM Join Forces to Serve Military Members

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by Angela Guess In a new report out of IBM, the company has announced that “the cognitive capabilities of IBM Watson technology are now available to USAA members. USAA is the first to commercialize the use of Watson as a consumer-facing application. USAA, a financial services provider for the military community, is offering IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor in…

Teradata Acquires Hadapt and Revelytix

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Has the consolidation of the big data market already begun? Teradata’s twin acquisitions of Hadapt and Revelytix, announced Tuesday, would suggest that it has. Four-year-old Hadapt provides an all-in-one analytics environment designed to handle analysis across data in Hadoop as well as conventional structured data in SQL environments. Nine-year-old Revelytix has…

NoSQL Now! Announces 2014 Keynote Presentations

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by Angela Guess We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers and their discussion topics for the NoSQL Now! 2014 Conference taking place this August in San Jose, CA. The release states, ” The fourth annual NoSQL Now! Conference and Expo (NoSQL Now!) is the largest vendor-neutral forum focused on NoSQL (Not Only SQL) technologies. In…

Addressing the Big Data Talent Shortage

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by Gil Allouche Big data is growing at an enormous rate. There’s more data than ever, and there are more industries beginning to institute big data technology too. Each day there emerge more and more ways in which big data can positively affect our lives and increase effectiveness and efficiency. It’s also becoming easier and…

Big Data v. Deep Data

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by Angela Guess Otto Scharmer of the Huffington Post recently opined, “While big data has certainly opened up a whole new range of possibilities, I would like to suggest a distinction between surface big data and deep data. Surface data is just data about others: what others do and say. That is what almost all current big data is…

How Shutterstock Revamped Its Data Management with MemSQL

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by Angela Guess MemSQL has put together a case study on how one of its most prominent customers, Shutterstock, benefited by deploying MemSQL. According to the case study, “Shutterstock deployed MemSQL to be the foundation on which its platform is monitored, using MemSQL for immediate anomaly detection and real-time analysis of more than 20 thousand data…

New Report Finds Big Data Leads to Better Decision Making

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Enterprises should not be asking whether they have the data, APT‘s VP of client services Rupert Naylor said in a telephone interview with TechRepublic, but how to best analyze it and make better sales and marketing decisions. Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is a cloud-based predictive analytics software company headquartered…