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Three Ways HTAP Boosts the Bottom Line

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by Eric Frenkiel Speeding up databases and business infrastructure only adds value to a business’s bottom line when that speed opens up new channels of revenue or delivers new savings. Often it’s real-time analytics that makes the difference because it enables companies to extract value from data before it reaches some time threshold. Unfortunately, many…

The Endless Search for Data Scientist Unicorns

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “For his Ph.D. in astrophysics, Chris Farrell spent five years mining data from a giant particle accelerator. Now, he spends his days analyzing ratings for Yelp Inc.’s online business-review site. Mr. Farrell, 28 years old, is a data scientist, a job title that…

GE Announces First Data Lake Approach for Industrial Internet

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by Angela Guess In more big news out of GE this week, the company announced “that it has created, in collaboration with Pivotal, the first-ever industrial data lake approach to help global industrial customers like airlines, railroads, hospitals and utilities better access, analyze and store terabytes or even petabytes of industrial-strength Big Data, which is…

Startup Adatao Promises the Next Big Thing in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Ron Miller of Tech Crunch reports, “Big data has emerged as a big trend over the last several years, but as an area it has remained ill-defined and focused for the most part on data scientists, while ignoring business users. Adatao wants to change that by offering a solution that has something…

Sponsor Spotlight: Tokutek and Dave Rosenlund on Big Data

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by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Dave Rosenlund of Tokutek, the creators of Fractal Tree™ indexing and TokuMX,…

CMOs & CIOs: ‘Data Is What Brings Us Together’

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Overby of CMO.com recently wrote for Fox Business, “It’s a sign of the digital marketing times that CMOs now spend more on technology than any other corporate officer outside the CIO’s office. And the biggest driver of that tech spending is big data, which accounts for 37 percent of the marketing…

For Full Effect, Big Data Needs Into the Boardroom

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by Angela Guess Bill Schmarzo of Entrepreneur recently wrote, “To get the full business value from big data, companies are focusing less on the three Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety) and more on the four Ms of big data:  Make me more money! New sources of data, coupled with advanced analytics, can improve…

Monetizing the Industrial Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper The Industrial Internet of Things may well be the ultimate expression of where the data sphere is heading in the next couple of years. It combines Big Data sets with real time and predictive analytics (Operational Intelligence) capabilities through the Cloud to influence decision making and to create and tailor a variety…

Can Google Predict the Rise and Fall of the Stock Market?

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “A group of British researchers believes they can harness the power of Wikipedia and Google searches to predict where the economy is going. The research comes just a few months after Google Search’s Big Data was dismissed as a predictive tool, following reports that Google Flu…

Why are Banks Struggling with Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Michael Flynn of BankTech reports, “In a recent Said Business School study, 63% of banks recognized proficiency in big data as a competitive advantage. However, 91% indicated that they lack key skills necessary to execute more effectively, and only 3% reported that their organizations had deployed big data initiatives on a continuous…