Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Why Apple Should Get Into the Big Data Game

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat recently opined, “Apple captures billions in revenue every quarter by selling devices, music, and movies, but it could be missing out on a big opportunity: big data. Analysts at Wells Fargo believe the company could become smarter when it comes to tapping lots of the data it’s privy…

Why Big Data Needs “Thick Data”

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by Angela Guess Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg of Wired recently wrote, “In a generation, the relationship between the ‘tech genius’ and society has been transformed: from shut-in to savior, from antisocial to society’s best hope. Many now seem convinced that the best way to make sense of our world is by sitting behind a screen…

Hadoop is Securing Its Status in the World of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Clint Boulton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “As companies collect more data on how consumers interact with their businesses, the Hadoop open source storage system is emerging as a key technology for breaking up large chunks of data into smaller pieces. Companies use Hadoop to manage data businesses generate through websites,…

Heartbleed: What It Means For Your Data

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by Angela Guess Rusty Foster of The New Yorker reports, “The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the ‘catastrophic bug’ known as Heartbleed, ‘On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,’…

Earning Consumer Trust in a Big Data World

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by Angela Guess Katrina Lerman of Communispace recently wrote for Venture Beat, “By now, you’ve probably heard about the father who found out his daughter was pregnant when Target sent her coupons for diapers.  Or the dad who opened his mailbox to find direct mail from OfficeMax addressed to “Mike Seay, Daughter Killed in Car Crash, or Current Business.” In…

Learn Big Data, Make More Money

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by Angela Guess Nikki Waller of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Sick of hearing about Big Data? Get used to it. Whether you believe analytics is a tired corporate buzzword or the key to future business growth, hundreds of companies are searching, and paying richly, for hires with quantitative skills. During her three decades at…

Zettaset and Simba Streamline Big Data Connectivity to Analytics Applications

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Zettaset, the leader in secure Big Data management, today announced a strategic technology partnership with Simba Technologies, the recognized leader in standards-based data access and analytics solutions for both relational and multi-dimensional data sources. The partnership will streamline interoperability between Hadoop and analytics applications, as…

GE Power & Water CIO on Big Data Breakthroughs

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “GE Power & Water has been monitoring its industrial turbines and predicting maintenance and part-replacement needs for nearly 10 years. But three changes in recent years have really enabled this $28 billion unit of GE to up its game, according to CIO Jim Fowler. The first trend…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Daragh O Brien on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Daragh O Brien, the Managing Director at Castlebridge Associates. Daragh will be giving two sessions at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. His first session is titled “Data Privacy & Protection in a Big Data World.” His second session…

When to Delete Unnecessary Data

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by Angela Guess Paul Luehr of CFO.com recently wrote, “CFOs and accountants have heard the call to expand their big data analytical skills. With this newfangled know-how comes the promise to identify workplace efficiencies, evaluate prospective business opportunities and better understand customers. But this rosy perspective focuses only on the upside of big data. A downside lurks in the disorganized…