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Improving Big Data Analytics with Machine Learning-as-a-Service

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by Jelani Harper  Machine Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) exists as the nexus point for some of the most promising technologies and applications of Big Data analytics. The availability of sophisticated Machine Learning algorithms on demand via the Cloud has significant ramifications for: Big Data: In many ways, the predictive capabilities of Machine Learning are the only means…

3 Types of Big Data to Focus On

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by Angela Guess Larisa Bedgood recently wrote for Business2Community, “I was recently at a marketing conference and one of the attendees told me, ‘Whoever has the most data wins.’ This is the mentality for most companies — collect as much data as quickly as possible. After all, more is better, right? Well, not exactly. Really…

PostgreSQL Powers All New Apps for 77% of the Database’s Users

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by Angela Guess According to a new article, “EnterpriseDB (EDB), the leading provider of enterprise-class Postgres products and database compatibility solutions, today announced the results of its ‘PostgreSQL Adoption Survey 2015,’ a biennial survey of open source PostgreSQL users. Conducted by EnterpriseDB, the survey found PostgreSQL adoption continuing to rise, with 55% of users –…

Clearing the Air on Databases in the Cloud

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by Gerardo Dada Make no mistake, the cloud is here and it’s here to stay. The cost savings, flexibility and agility benefits cloud computing offers are too great to assume otherwise. However, many organizations are struggling to figure out exactly how to most intelligently leverage the cloud; specifically, what infrastructure elements to migrate off-premises and…

The Inherent Bias of Big Data Gathered Via Social Media

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by Angela Guess Phys.org contributor Julie Deardorff reports, “With every click, Facebook, Twitter and other social media users leave behind digital traces of themselves, information that can be used by businesses, government agencies and other groups that rely on ‘big data.’ But while the information derived from social network sites can shed light on social…

Clarifying the Spark vs. Hadoop Question

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “One question I get asked a lot by my clients is: Should we go for Hadoop or Spark as our big data framework? Spark has overtaken Hadoop as the most active open source Big Data project. While they are not directly comparable products, they both have…

How Big Data Will Enable Continuous Healthcare

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by Angela Guess Shomit Ghose of ONSET Ventures recently wrote in VentureBeat, “Medical care today is episodic. We’re assessed by our doctors at our annual physical exams, and we’re treated by our doctors when symptoms of ill-health become manifest… Going forward, our cell phones and wearables will be by far our biggest source of health-related…