Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Putting the DATA Act to Good Use

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Belissent of Forrester Research recently wrote for NextGov, “The full promise of the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act Act — DATA Act for short — won’t be realized anytime soon. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Many agencies are in no position to comply just yet. According to a recent…

How Highly Should Employers Value IT Certifications?

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by Angela Guess Lizetta Staplefoote of PC World recently wrote, “Innovations in business technology are driving demand for IT professionals with certifications that prove an area of expertise. Certifications cover specific knowledge around a technology unlike computer science degrees, often criticized as too general and impractical. Meanwhile, evolving technologies like cloud, big data, mobile and…

Google Expands Cloud Presence by Acquiring Firebase

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of InformationWeek reports, “In an effort to expand the capabilities of its Cloud Platform, Google has acquired Firebase, a service that helps developers create mobile and web apps that store and sync data in real-time. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Google product management director Greg DeMichillie said…

Cognitive Scale Tackles Big Data’s Rising Failure Rate with the First Industry Specific Cognitive Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Cognitive Scale reports, “After 18 months focused on product and technology development, Cognitive Scale today emerged from stealth with the industry’s first technology independent cognitive cloud platform, four vertical industry applications, new customers, partnerships with technology titans, and 22 patents filed. The company is on track to…

What Zulily is Doing with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Alsever of Fortune Magazine recently wrote, “Each day, 9,000 new products are added to [Zulily]’s website to be sold in flash sales. Each day, Zulily staff takes thousands of photographs of those products—everything from canvas shoes and leather boots to jewelry and plastic doll houses. Upstairs, engineering director Mike Errecart has…

Accelerating Internet of Things Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of data projected to emerge in the wake of the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT)—and which is a daily occurrence in the Industrial Internet—requires specific needs for analytics that are unique to this facet of Data Management. In order to effectively glean insight into the continuous streams of real-time event…

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation Launch Lenovo Scholar Network

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Lenovo today announced a new agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a robust mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies in the United States. The two organizations will provide innovative curriculum and technology to provide exposure and encourage…

Xplenty Raises $3M in Series A Funding

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, today announced it has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Waarde Capital and existing seed investor Magma Venture Partners of Israel. The investment will allow Xplenty to expand its platform’s features and…