Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

Seven Israeli Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Napier Lopez of The Next Web reports, “UpWest Labs  is a US-based accelerator that brings promising Israeli startups to a four month program in Silicon Valley for a chance to break out big. This is UpWest Labs’ eighth class to make it to California – here’s a look at what they have…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…

Could One Big Data Acquisition Upend the Entire Market?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “It has become de rigueur to read eulogies for Oracle, IBM and other enterprise stalwarts as more nimble, data-rich upstarts like Cloudera and DataStax threaten to upend them. I’ve certainly done my share of eulogizing. But in a recent conversation with me, former Wall Street technology…

How Much ROI Should You Expect from Big Data Projects?

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri of Information Management reports, “Results from two recent surveys (conducted by NewVantage Partners and Wikibon, respectively) show some key ROI (return on investment) challenges facing Big Data projects. First up, Wikibon’s Big Data Analytics Survey 2014 survey results — which shows a disconnect between corporate IT and their business users.…