Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Can Big Data Cure Cancer?

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by Angela Guess Miguel Helft of Fortune recently wrote, “You’ve heard the story before. A couple of whiz kids meet at an elite college, bond over their love of computers, and after a few late-night hacking sessions, build a website or an app… At first glance, Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg seem to fit the…

Big Data, Accurate Data Models, & the Vietnam War

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Salem Baskin of Forbes recently wrote, “When the last helicopter rose above the American embassy in Saigon on April 29, 1975, the US had been winning the Vietnam War for over a decade. The data said so. The strategy had been driven by a simple hypothesis, proven by history: Wars were…

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…

How Big Data Improves the Hiring Process

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by Angela Guess Rob Asghar of Forbes recently wrote, “Might computers today have a better nose for human talent than humans do? Why not? Human hiring managers may feel cranky, overwhelmed or cynical on many days. Or they may be using rigid, out-of-date talent-measurement stereotypes that are out of step with the culture their company seeks…

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…