Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Do You Have Big Data or Crappy Data?

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by Angela Guess TechCrunch contributor Jeremy Levy recently wrote, “Companies often tout all their terabytes and petabytes of data, and their massive teams of data scientists running huge Hadoop clusters with Apache Kafka streams that are such a competitive advantage. The truth is, most of them suffer from one of the old adages in computing:…

How to Overcome the Big Data Hoarding Monster

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by Angela Guess Writing for ZDnet, Steve Ranger recently noted, “Companies are generating huge amounts of data – from their own internal systems and from contacts with customers and social media, to name just two sources, and then storing it for as long as possible. While some of it is certainly useful and can provide…

Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service

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by Jelani Harper  Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) exists as the nexus point for some of the most promising technologies and applications of Big Data analytics. The availability of sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud has significant ramifications for: Big Data: In many ways, the predictive capabilities of Machine Learning are the only means…

3 Types of Big Data to Focus On

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by Angela Guess Larisa Bedgood recently wrote for Business2Community, “I was recently at a marketing conference and one of the attendees told me, ‘Whoever has the most data wins.’ This is the mentality for most companies — collect as much data as quickly as possible. After all, more is better, right? Well, not exactly. Really…

PostgreSQL Powers All New Apps for 77% of the Database’s Users

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by Angela Guess According to a new article, “EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced the results of its ‘PostgreSQL Adoption Survey 2015,’ a biennial survey of open source PostgreSQL users. Conducted by EnterpriseDB, the survey found PostgreSQL adoption continuing to rise, with 55% of users –…

Clearing the Air on Databases in the Cloud

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by Gerardo Dada Make no mistake, the cloud is here and it’s here to stay. The cost savings, flexibility and agility benefits cloud computing offers are too great to assume otherwise. However, many organizations are struggling to figure out exactly how to most intelligently leverage the cloud; specifically, what infrastructure elements to migrate off-premises and…

The Inherent Bias of Big Data Gathered Via Social Media

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by Angela Guess Phys.org contributor Julie Deardorff reports, “With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on ‘big data.’ But while the information derived from social network sites can shed light on social…