Big Data News, Articles, & Education

(Unstructured) Big Data: Context is King

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by Bryan Bell Structured and unstructured content require a separate approach to manage and extract business value. The large amounts of structured data requires a high performance computing solution. The unstructured data requires a solution with a similar ability to scale, but for the solution to be effective, it must possess a unique ability to…

3 Big Data Predictions for Business Intelligence

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by Angela Guess Writing for Firstpost, Doug Laney recently stated, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Three trends Gartner has identified describe information’s ability to transform…

NuoDB Raises the Bar on Continuous Availability in Larks Release 2.2

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by Angela Guess A recent article of the company reports, “NuoDB, the leader in scale-out SQL database technology, today announced the general availability of NuoDB Larks Release 2.2, featuring new resiliency and disaster recovery capabilities designed to further advance NuoDB’s inherent support for continuous availability. The release also features SQL, usability, performance, and scalability enhancements…

How the Internet of Things & Big Data Tie Together

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by Angela Guess Teena Hammond recently wrote for ZDnet, “The Internet of Things, or IoT, is projected to undergo massive growth with 4.9 billion IoT-connected devices in 2015 and more than 25 billion predicted to be in use by 2020, according to Gartner. The IoT appeals across a broad base of industry sectors and fields…

Starting Small with Big Data

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by Jelani Harper The inhibitors of Big Data initiatives are abundant and include: Upfront capital: There is a general perception that the infrastructure to apply Big Data and options for advanced analytics are costly, and that such initiatives are widely reserved for large organizations instead of small- and mid-sized ones. Technological gaps: Costs notwithstanding, many…

Infographic: How to Make More Money with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Catherine Clifford recently wrote for Entrepreneur.com, “Big data is buzzy, and if you drop the phrase at a cocktail party, you will probably earn yourself some serious street cred. And rightfully so. Big data is big news these days, because it has the potential to make a pretty profound impact on the…

How to Make the Buy-or-Build Cloud Services Decision

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by Angela Guess Barb Darrow recently wrote for GigaOM, “If you need proof that cloud deployment stories can touch off religious disputes, my recent report about @Walmartlabs deploying 100K cores of OpenStack to run the retail giant’s e-commerce operations is Exhibit A. This is, by any measure, a massive private cloud, and some readers were…

Apache HBase NoSQL Database Finally Reaches Version 1.0 Status

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by Angela Guess Serdar Yegulalp writing for InfoWorld recently reported, “Corks popped earlier this week in the halls of the Apache Foundation, as its Apache HBase project finally reached 1.0 status after more than four years of work. HBase, sometimes called ‘the Hadoop database,’ is a distributed, column-oriented key-value store along the lines of Cassandra.…

IBM Brings the Power of the Cloud to the Mainframe

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM posted on eWeek reports that “IBM has announced new solutions that help enterprises take the power, performance and security of their mainframe systems to the cloud. At its IBM InterConnect 2015 conference here, IBM delivered new offerings that combine the power of the z13 mainframe—launched in…