Big Data News, Articles, & Education

11 Great Things Being Done with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Dennis McCafferty of CIO Insight recently wrote, “One company is using big data to improve the aviation industry’s on-time performance. Another is turning to analytics to streamline the launch of complex marketing campaigns. A third is reducing its environmental impact through these tools. By now, it’s clear that the potential for data…

Could Your Big Data Use a Little Cold Storage?

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of TechRepublic recently wrote, “There has been significant enterprise focus on tiered storage algorithms that route data to the most appropriate storage media based upon how frequently the data needs to be accessed, with particular attention paid to tier one, the most rapid access storage for data that requires quick…

Big Data, Not a Robot, is the Workforce of the Future

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by Angela Guess Mark P. Mills of Forbes recently wrote, “Just in time for Labor Day, in the thick of the restaurant-heavy summer season, the New York Times reported: ‘Restaurant industry experts are predicting that the fast food business will undergo a technological revolution in the next few years that will place increasing numbers of…

What Comes After “Big Data”?

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Gregory T. Huang of Xconomy recently wrote, “The premise of big data, at least, is easy to grasp: more and more information is being collected, stored, and analyzed, from click streams to sales records to mobile-device locations. What hasn’t been easy is translating all that data into insights that help organizations make better decisions. That…

A Next Generation of Big Data “Fabrics”

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by Angela Guess Michael Bushong of Plexxi recently wrote for Inside Big Data, “In the data center, we are seeing applications move to a scale out model – lots and lots of nodes with distributed operation. This is a direct result of large increases in the amount of data required for certain types of calculations…

5 Reasons Not to Overlook Small Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gordon of Destination CRM recently wrote, “Seven out of 10 CIOs and other top executives say data analytics is a “crucial” or “very important” business driver, according to KPMG. While there’s no debate about the value of data analytics in all aspects of the business organization, there’s often confusion about what…

How Small Startups Are Monetizing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Brian T. Horowitz of Dell’s blog, Tech Page One recently wrote, “Startups have plenty of opportunities to use big data to make money, and small businesses are trying to keep pace with larger enterprises in this space. Startups leveraging big data include PlaceIQ, which offers a data-driven mobile advertising platform to identify…

Powerful Facts about Big Data

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by Gil Allouche Maybe your company is considering implementing some sort of big data strategy for the first time. Or, maybe you already have implemented a big data strategy, but you’re not sure if it was the right decision. Maybe you’ve just heard about big data and want to understand a little more about this…

HP’s Big Internet of Things Play

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by Angela Guess David Roe of CMS Wire reports, “The pieces are finally falling into place. Over the past two years since that acquisition, HP has been building up Autonomy’s portfolio and pushing it in a million different directions. Late last [week] the master plan became clear. HP is pulling Vertica, HP Autonomy’s core IDOL…

IBM Partners with DESY to Bring Big Data Analytics to Science

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by Angela Guess Chaiti Sen of Phys.org recently wrote, “IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than…