Big Data News, Articles, & Education

How to Get More Out of Your Big Data Investments

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by Angela Guess Joanna Schloss of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Big data has finally arrived and is quickly maturing. IT leaders are now shifting from thinking about the possibility of making investments in big data platforms to thinking about how to get more out of the investments they’ve already made. And with good reason. When…

Can Big Data Feed a Hungry Planet?

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by Angela Guess John Roach of NBC News recently wrote, “With a population set to hit 9 billion human beings by 2050, the world needs to grow more food —without cutting down forests and jungles, which are the climate’s huge lungs. The solution, according to one soil management scientist, is Big Data. Kenneth Cassman, an…

Nvidia Unveils Super-Charged Tesla GPU Accelerator

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by Angela Guess Natalie Gagliordi of ZDnet reports, “Nvidia today has released a new super-charged Tesla GPU accelerator that is its fastest to date. Designed for a bevy of high performance computing applications, the Tesla K80 dual-GPU crams in twice as many flops and double the memory bandwidth of its predecessor, the Tesla K40 GPU…

How the Hortonworks IPO Could Change the Big Data Landscape

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by Angela Guess Conner Forrest of Tech Republic recently wrote, “There’s no doubt that the Apache Hadoop open source framework is one of the foundational elements of the recent rise of big data. Hadoop, which allows users to store and process large data sets, is the cornerstone of many big data software stacks. Companies such…

Can Design and Data Peacefully Coexist?

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by Angela Guess Phil Simon of Wired recently wrote, “Since its inception, Google hasn’t been the ideal place for design purists. After all, the company has always been all about data. Up until recently, it did not sell any tangible products. Without perhaps the world’s largest trove of information, Google’s might not even exist. One…

DATAVERSITY Launches Research Paper, “Status of the Chief Data Officer: An Update on the CDO Role in Organizations Today”

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by Angela Guess DATAVERSITY and our Executive Editor, Shannon Kempe are pleased to announce “ the launch of DATAVERSITY’s most recent research paper, Status of the Chief Data Officer: An Update on the CDO Role in Organizations Today. Ms. Kempe tells us, ‘The paper was co-authored by none other than DATAVERSITY Founder and CEO Tony…

Big Data is Changing the Way We Design

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by Angela Guess Paul Papas of Wired recently wrote, “Picture an architect laboring over a blueprint, or an auto designer working out the basics of next year’s model. Once upon a time, this mental image probably included a drafting table and a clay model, but not much else. With some variation, those were creative tools…

Beyond Moneyball: How Big Data is Changing Baseball

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by Angela Guess Rick Delgado of Sport Techie recently wrote, “The amount of data being generated today is mind-blowing. In fact, one baseball game is close to generating up to 1TB of data. This is all possible thanks to new technologies dedicated to data generation, which include high-speed video equipment and even doppler radar. The technology…

BI May Finally Meet Its Potential Via Big Data

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Business Intelligence was the buzzword of the 1990s, scoring oodles of venture capital cash and plenty of customers, a huge percentage of which never got much value from their hefty investments. The promise of BI, like Big Data today, was to give business users the tools…