Big Data News, Articles, & Education

BlueData Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a free 5-node license of EPIC™ Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premises. The deployment is fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData…

Maximizing Cloud Utility

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by Jelani Harper Cloud Computing is arguably the hub of the technologies that are at the forefront of the contemporary Data Management landscape. It enables the best of them—Big Data, analytics, mobile access—to work together as a synthesis that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Whether it’s being used as a means…

Big Data and the Greater Good

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by Angela Guess Anjali Acharya of NetApp recently wrote for Forbes, “Big data offers huge opportunity. We often discuss its many benefits to businesses, but it can also be used to dramatically improve the lives of millions of people. What if we knew when crops would be affected by bad climate? What if we could…

Big Data is a Double-Edged Sword

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by Angela Guess Daniel Riedel of Wired recently discussed the potential good and the potential harm that can be accomplished via Big Data. He writes, “The issue is that big data is a double-edged sword, and it’s razor sharp on both sides. Although it has amazing potential to improve our world, it can easily be…

How Much is Big Data Worth?

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by Angela Guess Vipal Monga of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “What groceries you buy, what Facebook posts you ‘like’ and how you use GPS in your car: Companies are building their entire businesses around the collection and sale of such data. The problem is that no one really knows what all that information…

Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM, today announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action…

NIH Awards $11M Grant for Biomedical Big Data Center

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by Angela Guess David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “With huge biomedical data sets scattered nationwide, often with incompatible computer software systems, accessing and analyzing the data for research and health care benefits can be challenging. The National Institutes of Health now is working to correct the problem. The NIH has awarded the University…

New Survey Finds Growing Urgency to Embrace Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than one-third (29 percent) of the 250 executives surveyed…

Dataguise Announces Industry’s First Data-Centric Security Solution for Hadoop-in-the-Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Dataguise, the leading provider of data-centric security and data governance solutions for Big Data, today announced it has expanded its DgSecure platform to support Hadoop-in-the-Cloud, including the largest cloud Hadoop implementation, Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce). Additionally, key Big Data cloud service providers, Altiscale and…