Big Data News, Articles, & Education

How to Manage Big Data Pipeline Problems

Pipes! Pipes!

by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Organizations that elect to develop their own big data analytics are fast discovering what they learn on every other IT project: vendors’ inability to agree on standards in a timely manner can obstruct integration and delay the smooth throughput of data through big data pipelines.…

NTT Comware Deploys MapR to Power Hadoop-as-a-Service for SmartCloud

mr

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that NTT Comware is using the MapR Distribution including Hadoop to power its new SmartCloud service. Launched earlier this month for customers in Japan, SmartCloud provides Hadoop-as-a-service to leverage its big…

Big Data’s Rise in Economics

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

by Angela Guess Matt Phillips of Quartz recently wrote, “With the heady perfume of big data permeating much of the intellectual atmosphere, the field of economics is increasingly tilting toward empirical efforts, according to a recent paper published by Stanford economics professors Liran Einav and Jonathan Levin in the journal Science. That means in order…

Teradata and MapR Partnership Expands Hadoop Choices within Teradata’s Unified Data Architecture

td

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, and MapR Technologies, Inc., a provider of Apache™ Hadoop, today announced an expanded partnership that covers technology integration, road map alignment, and a unified go-to-market offering. The two companies are optimizing integration of the…

How to Get More Out of Your Big Data Investments

Stock market quotes in newspaper

by Angela Guess Joanna Schloss of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Big data has finally arrived and is quickly maturing. IT leaders are now shifting from thinking about the possibility of making investments in big data platforms to thinking about how to get more out of the investments they’ve already made. And with good reason. When…

Can Big Data Feed a Hungry Planet?

Tea farm

by Angela Guess John Roach of NBC News recently wrote, “With a population set to hit 9 billion human beings by 2050, the world needs to grow more food —without cutting down forests and jungles, which are the climate’s huge lungs. The solution, according to one soil management scientist, is Big Data. Kenneth Cassman, an…

Nvidia Unveils Super-Charged Tesla GPU Accelerator

nv

by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet reports, “Nvidia today has released a new super-charged Tesla GPU accelerator that is its fastest to date. Designed for a bevy of high performance computing applications, the Tesla K80 dual-GPU crams in twice as many flops and double the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, the Tesla K40 GPU…

How the Hortonworks IPO Could Change the Big Data Landscape

hortonworks

by Angela Guess Conner Forrest of Tech Republic recently wrote, “There’s no doubt that the Apache Hadoop open source framework is one of the foundational elements of the recent rise of big data. Hadoop, which allows users to store and process large data sets, is the cornerstone of many big data software stacks. Companies such…

Can Design and Data Peacefully Coexist?

Yin yang frio -azul-

by Angela Guess Phil Simon of Wired recently wrote, “Since its inception, Google hasn’t been the ideal place for design purists. After all, the company has always been all about data. Up until recently, it did not sell any tangible products. Without perhaps the world’s largest trove of information, Google’s might not even exist. One…