Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Internet of Things Tops Big Data as Most Hyped Technology

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by Angela Guess Earlier this month, Gartner announced, “The journey to digital business is the key theme of Gartner, Inc.’s ‘Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2014.’ As the Gartner Hype Cycle celebrates its 20th year, Gartner said that as enterprises set out on the journey to becoming digital businesses, identifying and employing the right technologies…

cPacket’s Novel Technology Delivers Unified Performance Monitoring for Today’s Cloudy Virtual Network Environments

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by Angela Guess A new article reports, “cPacket Networks today announced cClear technology for performance monitoring and optimization across physical and virtual realms of modern networks. This becomes increasingly important with the trend toward application delivery in the cloud, which poses new operational challenges of more distributed, virtual, and complex infrastructure. cClear is the first…

Speaker Spotlight: Andreas Kollegger on Graph Databases

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Andreas Kollegger, Chief Product Designer at Neo Technology. Andreas will be part of a Panel Discussion at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 19-21, 2014. The session is titled “Evaluating Your Graph Database Options.” The other members of the panel are William McKnight, President of…

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…