Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

How Big Data is used for Good Game Matchmaking

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by Jonathan Buckley To some people, video games are more than just a hobby or a fun way to pass the time. In some cases, gamers are all about competition, and that’s seen the most through multiplayer games. Some gamers have even been able to carve out a career on the competitive gaming circuit, but…

9 Myths About Big Data and Your Business

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Big data analytics is one of the major trends every company is told it must jump on for competitive advantage, even survival. As a result, there’s a lot of mythology around big data. Those myths can lead you astray, wasting resources or putting you on…

CMOs, Big Data, And Practical Applications

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor John Rampton recently wrote, “While the vast majority of marketers understand the need for gathering and analyzing data, many still struggle with determining the best way to use that data. A recent survey showed that 45 percent of marketing executives rated their team’s use of data and analytics tools below…

How to Cut Big Data Blending Time

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett recently wrote for TechRepublic, “Big data revelations depend upon how well data from different incoming sources is blended. One reason why big data blending is so important is that blending enables uncommon types of data to coexist in a common data repository. Finding ways to bring together unusual data feeds…