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Where is Big Data in the Hype Cycle?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote that the Gartner hype cycle “kicks off with the ‘trigger’ phase, a stage of rabid excitement about a new technology that leads to huge public interest. This morphs into phase two, a ‘peak of inflated expectations’, before tumbling into a steep decline as people learn that…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Massimo Ruffolo on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Massimo Ruffolo, the CTO at Altilia. Massimo will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His session is titled “How to Turn Big Data into Smart Data and Make Sense Of It All.” The Speaker…

5 Ways to Make Customers Happy with Big Data

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by Angela Guess IDA Singapore recently wrote in Venture Beat, “Here are five ways companies are using big data to treat customers more like individuals — and build better long-term relationships so those customers happily buy more and more. 1. Predict exactly what customers want before they ask for it. Remember when that shopkeeper had your…

Miami’s Big Data Solutions to City Problems

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by Angela Guess Michael Dixon, GM of Smarter Cities IBM, recently wrote for Forbes, “Analysis of popularly named ’big data’ has enabled professionals throughout cities to analyze data, explain behaviors, or use modeling to predict the future. The application of these techniques had enabled cities to discover that they can meet new challenges and solve existing thorny problems…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Derly Almanza on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Derly Almanza, a Data Management and Business Analytics Expert at Independent. Derly will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “The Big 3: Big Data, Big Mining, Big Profit.” The Speaker…

Making Cities and Services Smarter with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Jennings of Public CEO recently wrote, “Imagine: you’re a loyal public servant working for a large city. You understand the critical role cities play in 21st Century societies. You take your job seriously and want to make smart, informed decisions. But you’re very busy, and keeping up with the dizzying array of…

Datameer 4.0 Empowers Clients with Instant Big Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Hadoop big data analytics firm Datameer released the 4.0 version of its flagship product in March 2014. What’s new in this release is the ‘flipside’ feature to the spreadsheet interface, which allows a user to visually check the data during each step of the analytics process. Its value proposition…

Data is the Lifeblood of Microsoft Says CEO Nadella

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by Angela Guess Cliff Saran of Computer Weekly reports, “In 2002, Microsoft chief Bill Gates sent out the Trustworthy Computing memo to staff. Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, had his Trustworthy Computing moment this week, with the company’s data strategy. Microsoft’s core data product is the new SQL Sever 2014 relational database server, but it has bigger ambitions beyond…

Cloud Database Market Worth Over $14B by 2019

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of MarketsandMarkets, “The report ‘Cloud Database and DBaaS Market by Databases (SQL, Nosql), Software (Database Application Builder, Data Scaling and Replication, Back-Up and Recovery, Database Encryption), Deployment Models (Iaas, Paas, Dbaas) and Service Models (Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud) & Organization Size (Small…