Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

10 Big Data Startups You Want to Work For

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite reports, “Worldwide IT spending is expected to increase this year, but it’s nothing compared to how much money will flow into Big Data. And for employees at those companies, more money is certainly a good thing. As a new IDC report reveals, spending in the Big Data market will reach $32.4 billion…

Merck and Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Producing pharmaceuticals of any kind is an expensive, highly regulated endeavor, but producing vaccines is particularly challenging. Vaccines often contain attenuated viruses, meaning they’re altered so they give you immunity but not the actual disease, and thus they have to be handled under precise conditions during every…

No Such Thing as a Business Too Small for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nicole Fallon of Business News Daily recently wrote, “In the business world, there’s no such thing as being too small for Big Data. The term Big Data refers to the vast amount of customer information gathered from social networks, chat and email correspondences, browsing history and other online and offline sources. And it has offered businesses…

Big Data Set to Take Over Medicine

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by Angela Guess Jacqueline Vanacek of Forbes recently opined, “In ten years, eighty percent of the work people do in medicine will be replaced by technology.  And medicine will not look anything like what it does today. Those stunning possibilities were shared by Dr. John Mattison, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Kaiser Permanente and Panelist at DatumFora’s DATA…

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks to Bring Search to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Computer Technology Review reports, “Hortonworks announced Thursday a partnership with LucidWorks, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. The combination of Apache Solr and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) makes big data accessible to more people within an organization, not just…

The Vital Intersection Between Science and Technology

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by Jelani Harper One of the most critical factors in effecting a viable treatment for debilitating, genetic-related diseases such as cancer is time. It takes copious amounts of time to sift through the particulars of genome sequencing to identify a driver mutation cell. It takes a substantial amount of time to identify all of the…

Pivotal Introduces Its Big Data Suite

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times reports, “The technologies that fly under the banner of ‘big data’ may be new, but the business strategies have a familiar look. A prime example is the announcement on Wednesday from Pivotal, the big data and cloud computing company, a joint venture of EMC and VMware, in…

ScaleOut Software Brings Live Analytics to Cloudera 5 With New Certification

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced certification on Cloudera 5, the latest version of Cloudera Enterprise. ScaleOut hServer® enables Hadoop MapReduce to run continuously on fast-changing data, delivering live analytics in milliseconds. Now certified with Cloudera 5, deploying ScaleOut…

Big Data Initiative in WA Cuts Emergency Room Visits by 10%

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by Angela Guess Valerie Bauman of the Puget Sound Business Journal reports, “A big data initiative in Washington has helped the state cut emergency room visits among Medicaid patients by 10 percent, according to a new report. The state introduced an Information Exchange program in 2012, which required hospitals to track patient use of the emergency room.…