Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Google’s Struggle with the Right to be Forgotten

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of Information Week reports, “Since the Court of Justice of the European Union affirmed in May that Europeans enjoy a ‘right to be forgotten,’ Google has received 70,000 search result removal requests related to 250,000 webpages. In an op-ed piece published in British, French, German, and Spanish newspapers, as well as…

A Capability Maturity Model for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas H. Davenport recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal, “Maturity models are undoubtedly useful, but they are pretty easy to create. God decreed that they must have five levels, and that Level 1 basically means ‘All Screwed Up’ and Level 5 means ‘Really Humming Along’ on whatever the capability is. I observed…

Moving Databases to the Cloud

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by Gerardo Dada It seems like every organization is looking at what can be moved—or should be moved—to the cloud. However, the cloud is clearly not for everything; as with any technology there are benefits and tradeoffs. As such, it is important for all IT professionals to understand when and how the cloud is advantageous…

Testing the Limits of Data Analytics with the World’s Largest Repository of Electoral Data

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by Angela Guess Srikanth RP of Information Week India reports, “Hyderabad-based Modak Analytics, a data analytics startup, built India’s first Big Data-based electoral data repository of 81.4 crore [814 million] voters for the just concluded elections. The project leaders, Aarti Joshi (Co-founder) and Milind Chitgupakar (Chief Analytics Officer), share their experiences, insights and important lessons learnt…

IBM Launches $100M Big Data Skills Creation Program in China

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by Angela Guess Infotech reports, “IBM today announced $100 million Big Data and Analytics skills creation program for China. As per the IBM U-100 program, IBM will donate IBM BD&A software worth $100 million and provide expertise to support 100 universities in China. The long term program aims to create the next generation of data scientists…

Big Data is No Excuse for Hoarding

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently wrote, “The save-everything mantra chanted by many big data proponents is a waste of money and resources, as organizations will gain little, if any, actionable insights from massive stockpiles of archived data. Rather, the real big data payback comes from near-real-time analysis of information as it’s collected.…

Dataguise on the Incredible Importance of Big Data Security

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently interviewed officials from Big Data security firm Dataguise regarding the growing importance of securing Big Data. Dataguise told Gutierrez, “From our perspective, security for big data has not gotten the attention it deserves, for two main reasons: (1) It’s an afterthought. We’re seeing more and more…

Safeguarding the Smart Energy Grid

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by Angela Guess Adam Stone of Emergency Management recently wrote, ” Sci-fi movies have warned us again and again: Sooner or later, our technology will destroy us. The moment will come when machines become so smart, they will become a force for destruction rather than the engine of our general betterment. Will it be the smart energy grid that…

How IBM is Tackling Beijing’s Smog Problem with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Gwynn Guilford of Quartz recently wrote, “Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a ‘war on pollution,’ including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the particles that pose the greatest risk to…