Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Using PDF to Address Healthcare’s Unstructured Data Challenge

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by Angela Guess Bruno Lowagie recently wrote in Image & Data Manager, “A typical healthcare office handles tens of thousands of documents for patient records, legal, finance, billing processes. In pharma and biotech, a typical FDA drug review process, involves multiple stages of trials, testing, applications, marketing and manufacturing for the new drug – all…

5 Big Data Open Source Projects Worth Watching

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by Angela Guess Andrew Brust recently wrote for ZDnet, “Take a look at the Apache Software Foundation’s (ASF’s) list of projects and you may feel overwhelmed. Between top-level and incubating projects, there are far too many to keep track of. Filtering down the list to Big Data projects may not help, because that “smaller” list…

Is the Cloud the Right Place for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote in Network World, “Is the cloud a good spot for big data? That’s a controversial question, and the answer changes depending on who you ask. Last week I attended the HP Big Data Conference in Boston and both an HP customer and an executive told me that big…

Integrating Big Data the Right Way

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by Jelani Harper The true value in incorporating a Big Data initiative into an overall Enterprise Data Management scheme comes from integrating, and in some cases aggregating, external Big Data with more conventional sources of data. Doing so correctly involves accounting for issues of Data Governance, Metadata Management, traceability, and Semantic consistency that frequently require…

Nate Silver on Common Big Data Problems

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by Angela Guess Brandon Butler recently wrote for Network World, “when data gets big, big problems can arise. That’s the message from Nate Silver, who works with data a lot. Silver is the founder of data-driven journalism site FiveThirtyEight (now owned by ESPN); he spoke at the HP Big Data Conference in Boston recently, outlining…

Gartner Does Away With Its Hype Cycle for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Simon Sharwood reports in The Register, “Analyst outfit Gartner has decided that Big Data hype is so last year and canned its hype cycle for Big Data. In new research titled ‘The Demise of Big Data, Its Lessons and the State of Things to Come’ the firm says ‘we did it to…

Qualitative Data More Important Than General Big Data

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by Angela Guess Katherine Noyes recently wrote for ComputerWorld, “What’s commonly referred to as big data — all those vast ‘lakes’ of numerical measures captured by the enterprise resource planning (ERP), consumer relationship management (CRM) and other business systems so enthusiastically mined by today’s analytics tools — actually amounts to only 10 percent of the…

Big Data Management Courses at Universities: Data Science and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper Traditional university level tracks to careers in Data Management have pertained to Computer Science, Information Management, and Computer Engineering. However, the growing prominence of Big Data in operations and analytics has resulted in an increasing number of collegiate programs expressly designed to account for Big Data. The majority of these programs pertain…

Accenture Launches Advanced Analytics Applications for the Telecom Industry

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Accenture is launching five advanced analytics applications for the telecommunications industry, equipping users with customized analytics insights that can empower them to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Developed through the Accenture Analytics Applications Platform – a scalable platform that develops industry- and function-specific advanced analytics…