Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of Wired recently wrote, “The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone…

How Tagging Big Data Could Protect Privacy

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–As our digital trails explode, privacy is being eroded. At the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday, two heavyweights in predictive analytics debated whether it’s possible to use data-mining technologies and protect privacy at the same time. Alex Karp, chief executive…

IBM Launches DashDB and DataWorks

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of InformationWeek reports, “DashDB and DataWorks, now available on IBM’s Bluemix cloud apps platform, are outgrowths of IBM’s February purchase of Cloudant. DashDB is a cloud-based data warehouse service, while DataWorks is a cloud-based data-integration service. IBM is being cagey about the technological roots of these new services, though it’s…

Is Big Data Analytics as a Service the Right Choice for Your Business?

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently asked, “If you’re ready to pull insights from big data, but analytics isn’t a core competency of your business, what’s the right move? A Long Island, N.Y.-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider is hoping you’ll outsource your analytics chores to its new streaming analytics service rather than tackling…

Skytree and IBM Partner to Elevate Big Data Analytics with Advanced Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Skytree, The Machine Learning Company, today announced a partnership with IBM, global leader in cutting-edge technology. The technical integration allows Skytree’s scalable, enterprise-grade machine learning platform, Skytree Infinity, to run on top of IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza technology.…

Big Data Is Not the Death Knell of ETL

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by James Kobielus Data is useless if it lacks structure or if there is no opportunity to add structure downstream so that it can be processed, analyzed, and delivered into real-world applications. Structure is the contextual matrix within which data’s value is realized. It refers to the formats, schemas, models, tags, ontologies, patterns, and other…

New Round of Big Data Startups Focus on Machine Learning, AI

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of CMO.com recently wrote, “It turns out that a vital missing ingredient in the long-sought after goal of getting machines to think like humans — artificial intelligence — has been lots and lots of data. Last week, at the O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference in New York, Salesforce.com’s head…

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…