Big Data News, Articles, & Education

New Report: Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge

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by Angela Guess William McKnight of GigaOM Research recently authored a report entitled Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge. In the summary, McKnight writes, “Fully utilized big data can give organizations a competitive advantage if they can get it to decision-makers, or what we call the ‘executive edge.’ But getting big data to that…

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways.…

Give Thanks for Data!

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by Angela Guess From all of us here at DATAVERSITY, happy Thanksgiving! We realize that many of our readers don’t reside in the US, but we hope that all of you, regardless of where this day finds you, take a moment to reflect on the things you’re thankful for. The team at DATAVERSITY is taking…

Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…

The Search for Big Data Security Solutions

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by Gil Allouche By this point, it’s undeniable that big data is experiencing some monumental growth throughout the world. This observation is even backed up by the statistics. In fact, in 2013 alone, the big data market experienced growth of 58%, with experts predicting it to hit more than $50 billion by the time 2017…

IBM Scales DevOps for Large Enterprises with New Hybrid Cloud Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that IBM has announced “new, cloud-based DevOps services, software and infrastructure designed to help large organizations develop and deliver quality software faster. By tapping into the collaborative power of IBM’s Cloud portfolio and deep business transformation experience, enterprises can speed the delivery of software…

How to Manage Big Data Pipeline Problems

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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

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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…