Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

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by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Nate Silver on Common Big Data Problems

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “when data gets big, big problems can arise. That’s the message from Nate Silver, who works with data a lot. Silver is the founder of data-driven journalism site FiveThirtyEight (now owned by ESPN); he spoke at the HP Big Data Conference in Boston recently, outlining…

Gartner Does Away With Its Hype Cycle for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Simon Sharwood reports in The Register, “Analyst outfit Gartner has decided that Big Data hype is so last year and canned its hype cycle for Big Data. In new research titled ‘The Demise of Big Data, Its Lessons and the State of Things to Come’ the firm says ‘we did it to…

Qualitative Data More Important Than General Big Data

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by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes recently wrote for ComputerWorld, “What’s commonly referred to as big data — all those vast ‘lakes’ of numerical measures captured by the enterprise resource planning (ERP), consumer relationship management (CRM) and other business systems so enthusiastically mined by today’s analytics tools — actually amounts to only 10 percent of the…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…

Book Review: Actionable Intelligence

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by Angela Guess IEDP.com recently wrote, “In his book, Actionable Intelligence, Keith Carter, who helped establish the global intelligence operations for Estée Lauder and is now Visiting Senior Fellow at NUS Business School in Singapore, offers a framework for gathering the right data — more is not merrier in this case — and for transforming…

The Issues Around Using Big Data to Track Employee Performance

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by Angela Guess Joe Sherwood of SAP recently wrote in Forbes, “The recent leak that exposed the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) for their global surveillance practices (i.e., collecting and storing phone and email records en masse) sparked quite a controversy regarding the invasion of privacy.  It became quickly apparent that people were uncomfortable with…