Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

A Closer Look at Apache Storm

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by Angela Guess Nathan Marz recently wrote, “Apache Storm recently became a top-level project, marking a huge milestone for the project and for me personally. It’s crazy to think that four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea in my head, and now it’s a thriving project with a large community used by…

Pattern Recognition: The Paragon of Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper  Many vendors and end users of data driven products, services and processes, believe predictive analytics represents the epitome of predictive capabilities. When augmented with Machine Learning algorithms that establish data-derived precedents and incorporate them into future processes, predictive analytics can enhance analytics operations for any number of vertical industries including retail, health…

Big Data as a Service v. Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Tim Waltermire of Forbes recently wrote, “If you’re a CMO today, I expect you are chomping at the bit to get into this whole ‘big data’ craze: taking the data sets you have already collected and mining them for insights and trends you can then leverage to market your products, connect with…

Melissa Data Advocates Big Data Quality and Big Data Blend Practices for Authoritative Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data enrichment solutions, today advocated data quality practices as critical to maintaining the validity and power of Big Data analytics. The firm will provide details in a PentahoWorld training presentation slated for October…