Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Cloud Data Protection

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by Jelani Harper The adoption rates of Cloud Computing and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) will continue to climb with the recent release of Zetta.net’s Zetta DataProtect 4.5. The benefits of this Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product that enables both data backups and disaster recovery for a multitude of files, databases, and entire servers are myriad, and most…

The Keys to a Business-Centric Big Data Strategy

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by Angela Guess Martha Bennett of Forrester Research recently wrote, “To compete in the age of the customer, it’s essential to make the most of the data you have access to, whether it’s from internal or external sources. For most organizations, this implies a need to review and challenge existing approaches to how they capture,…

SPARQL City’s Benchmark Results Showcase New Possibilities in Enterprise Graph Analytics

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In another big announcement from the NoSQL Now! and Semantic Technology and Business Conferences this week, “SPARQL City, which introduced its scalable graph analytic engine to market earlier this year, today announced that it has successfully run the SP2 SPARQL benchmark on 100 times the data volume as other graph solution providers.”by Angela Guess In…

The Larger Stakes Behind Big Data Ethics

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by James Kobielus Ethics isn’t just a bunch of guidelines to help us refrain from spying on and stalking each other. But you wouldn’t know that if you’re following popular discussions of so-called “big data ethics.” As far as most commentators on the subject are concerned, the ethical dilemmas surrounding big data can all be…

Syapse Selects SYSTAP’s Bigdata® as Semantic Database for Precision Medicine Data Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that, “SYSTAP, LLC. [yesterday] announced that Syapse, the leading provider of software for enabling precision medicine, has selected Bigdata® as its backend semantic database. Syapse, which launched the Precision Medicine Data Platform in 2011, will use the Bigdata® database as a key element of…

Community Health Says Data Stolen from 4.5 Million Patients

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by Angela Guess Jim Finkle and Caroline Humer of MSN Money report, “Community Health Systems Inc , one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. Security…

Speaker Spotlight: Gary Heitman on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Gary Heitman, the Director of Marketing at Scientel Corp. Gary will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 19-21, 2014. The session is titled “NoSQL on HPC – (SQL Queries/Tables, OLTP transactions): See How Gensonix is the “ALL BIG DATA” Solution.”…

In Defense of Care.data and the Opportunity to Save Lives

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by Angela Guess James Mucklow and Peter Bull recently wrote for The Guardian, “A colleague of ours visited his out of hours doctor service because of a painfully swollen knee, a condition he’d had once before. While there, he asked whether they could see any useful information from a previous GP visit for the same…