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New Mobile Analytics Report Shows Surprising Data Trends

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by Angela Guess Brandy Shaul of AdWeek reports, “Citrix today published its Mobile Analytics Report for the first half of 2015, highlighting new global trends in the worlds of consumer and enterprise mobility. The report drew data from a cross-section of mobile network operators and enterprises, and analyzed (in part) how and when consumers are…

Real-Time Analysis for High-Scale Geospatial, Location Data

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by Jennifer Zaino Nearly a decade ago, there was a vision at Google that sprung from its work on BigTable, the storage system for managing structured data designed to scale to a very large size, and its efforts on Google Earth, the satellite imagery-based mapping service. The sparse, distributed, persistent multidimensional sorted map, which is…

Successful Big Data Projects Require a New Business Attitude

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Hope springs eternal, especially in Big Data. Despite widespread failure to achieve much of anything with Big Data projects, gargantuan piles of cash keep flowing into such projects, hitting $31 billion in 2013 and expected to top $114 billion by 2018.  Yet while 60% of executives…

Do We Need a Magna Carta for Data?

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Baker of The Register reports, “More than 350 Irish boffins [scientists and engineers] have signed a white paper calling for nothing less than a Magna Carta for Data. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics says it wants to ‘put Europe on the road to fair and relevant legislation,’ but most of…

How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

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by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at…

Obama’s Big Data Privacy Plan Gets a Boost from Congress

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by Angela Guess Roberta Rampton of Reuters reports, “The White House is working with a Republican congressman on the U.S. House of Representatives’ leadership team and Democrats in both the House and Senate on a bill to protect data collected from students through educational apps. The legislation, aimed at ensuring kids’ data is used only…

MapR Earns Highest Score in Hadoop / Data Warehouse Interoperability Report

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that its SQL-on-Hadoop solution earned the highest score for Hadoop / data warehouse interoperability in Gigaom Research’s latest Sector Roadmap. MapR was among six vendors featured in Gigaom Research’s January…

The Companies That Are Tapping Data for Social Good

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by Angela Guess Leslie Pascaud of Forbes recently wrote, “In recent years, organizations such as the Data-Pop Alliance and DataLook have emerged to tap data for social good. Marquis Cabrera wrote last year about the collaboration between the UN and 500 startups to invest in Big Data for Social Good. One example is Glow, a…

What to Expect from MongoDB 3.0

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “MongoDB is trying to silence its critics, please its customers, and look toward the future of database performance — all with one software release. The release in question is MongoDB 3.0, which was announced on Tuesday as is expected to be generally available in March. The…