Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Despite All This Data, Execs Still Go with Their Gut

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by Angela Guess T.L. Stanley of Mashable recently asked, “Do you ever worry that robots will one day run our major corporations, making dispassionate decisions based strictly on big data and cold statistical analyses? Or maybe some of us think that time has already come? Fear not, says a new study that looks at the roles of gut…

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools. Big data projects often start…

Oracle Unveils Big Data SQL

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by Angela Guess Rachel King of ZDNet reports, “Hadoop continues to operate as a looming influence in the world of big data, and that holds true with the unveiling of the next step in Oracle’s big data roadmap. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-headquartered corporation introduced Oracle Big Data SQL, SQL-based software streamlining data running between the Oracle Database…

The Open Source Analytics Invasion

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by Jelani Harper Open Source analytics have transformed the analytics space in Data Management in much the same way that Hadoop (another Open Source technology) has transformed Big Data. Open Source analytics have almost single-handedly transfigured the way: Commercial and proprietary Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics providers provide script support to and integration options with…

The Most Common Big Data Management Issues (And Their Solutions)

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by Angela Guess Jason Bowden of Business2Community recently wrote, “Business studies revealed that few companies are ready to use big data for business. Managing unstructured data also makes it more complex and difficult to manage big data within organizations. Small and big business enterprises are often tempted to jump the gun and trigger a massive big data…

The 3 Companies that Stand to Profit Most from Big Data

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by Angela Guess   Piyush Arora of The Motley Fool reports, “Owing to the gradual rise in global Internet penetration, and the shift to higher-resolution media content, the big data and analytics industry has been on a tear lately. IDC estimates that the industry — worth about $14.26 billion in 2014 — will expand approximately 66%…

Making Big Data More Available and Useful to Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess John Gorssmann of the New York Times reports, “In 2010, just 1.7 percent of small businesses were using business intelligence software, according to a survey of companies with fewer than 100 employees conducted by IDC, whose analysts provide information technology advice to businesses small and large. By last year, 9.2 percent had adopted such…

Google’s Struggle with the Right to be Forgotten

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of Information Week reports, “Since the Court of Justice of the European Union affirmed in May that Europeans enjoy a ‘right to be forgotten,’ Google has received 70,000 search result removal requests related to 250,000 webpages. In an op-ed piece published in British, French, German, and Spanish newspapers, as well as…