Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics

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by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…

Taking Interdisciplinary Approaches to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Lisa Morgan wrote yesterday, “Getting the most from data requires information sharing across departmental boundaries. Even though information silos remain common, CIOs and business leaders in many organizations are cooperating to enable cross-functional data sharing to improve business process efficiencies, lower costs, reduce risks, and identify new opportunities.…

Data Scientists Alone Aren’t a Scalable Solution

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Stuart Frankel recently opined, “Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us… It’s not that we haven’t…

Big Data is Trash Unless It’s Mined by Data Geniuses

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by Angela Guess Vin Gupta recently wrote for Entrepreneur.com, “Big Data, Mega Data or Meta Data are the buzzwords in corporate lingo. It is like a bunch of high school boys bragging in the locker room. But “Big Data” can be a “big pile of trash,” unless mined by geniuses. This whole new phenomenon seems…

Ryft Open API Library Extends Lightning-Fast Batch and Streaming Analysis to Existing Big Data Environments

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Ryft announced today the availability of the Ryft Open API Library, expanding the company’s Ryft ONE high-performance data analysis capabilities into existing big data environments. Developers can now invoke or extend the Ryft Open API to add hardware-driven acceleration to applications that demand real-time intelligence from all…

The Cloud Can Handle Big Data… Sort Of

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Joe McKendrick recently wrote, “Is cloud making a difference in Big Data efforts?  Can it deliver the agility and scalability required to handle petabytes and exabytes’ worth of data coming out of enterprises and the Internet of Things? The answer to both questions is ‘yes, but,’ according to highly engaging…

IBM and Deloitte Partner to Bring Big Data to Risk Management

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson reports for ComputerWorld, “IBM and Deloitte are betting that computers can understand reams of financial regulatory guidelines more thoroughly, and speedily, than humans. The two companies have developed a system that can parse complex government regulations related to financial matters, and compare them to a company’s own plans for meeting…

Naive Bayes: Letting Your Data Science Be Imperfect

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by Angela Guess John Weathington recently wrote for TechRepublic, “The quest for perfection often gets in the way of success. For example, Coca-Cola wasted millions on New Coke when the Old Coke was just fine. It might surprise you to learn that a frequently used data science technique can serve as a good reminder for…