Big Data News, Articles, & Education

HP’s Big Split and Its New Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Vanian of Fortune reports, “In just a little under three months, Hewlett Packard will officially split into two separate companies, with one (Hewlett-Packard Enterprise) focusing on enterprise technology, including data center hardware, and the other (HP Inc.) selling personal computers and printers. At a recent HP conference in June, CEO Meg…

Sisense CEO on the Intersection of Cybersecurity and Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Gil Press writes, “Cybersecurity and big data analytics are two set of technologies that are frequently mentioned by CEOs and CIOs as top investment priorities. But what about marrying the two? Many organizations are not yet there. For example, a recent survey of government cybersecurity professionals found that 86 percent…

Using Big Data to Deliver on Customer Expectations

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by Angela Guess Writing for Forbes, Daniel Newman recently opined, “Big data and analytics have become the Holy Grail of marketing speak. Being more data driven has definitely become hip, but it’s not hype. Brands and marketers are using data to track customer journeys, to target and capture new customers, and to retain existing ones.…

What’s Next for IT: Taking a Glimpse into the Future

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by Jonathan Buckley When dealing with technology, it’s common for people to always be asking, what’s next? After all, with the speed at which technology advances, looking forward to what’s coming down the pipeline isn’t just a fascinating hobby, it’s just good business sense. Even companies that may not rely heavily on technology still depend on…

5 Ways to Grow Your Business with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Jonha Revesencio recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Looking at the future of big data, around 53-percent of Internet experts and observers believe that it will cause a huge positive impact for society in nearly all aspects. It’s useful in a way that it can create transparency and allow better analysis of…

Securing Big Data: A Look at the Numbers

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by Angela Guess Cynthia Leonard reports for Datanami, “If you are using any sort of Big Data in your enterprise environment, you are no doubt concerned about securing that data. As more and more organizations are seeing the potential and utilizing the power of Big Data, they are using Hadoop to easily process these large…

Spur HealthCare Advances by Speeding Up and Enhancing Biological Big Data Analysis

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by Jennifer Zaino Biological data is easy and even cheap to generate, but analyzing such Big Data it to advance the study of gene functions and genes’ potential impact on diseases can be very challenging and time-consuming. That’s particularly true for genomics and transcriptomics data that is generated by next-generation, high-throughput DNA sequencing equipment. “Analyzing…

9 Pain Points Every Big Data Professional Contends Against

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Sometimes, there’s a big hole in the side of the ship, and the industry decides to wait until the ship starts sinking in hope of selling lifeboats. At other times, less severe flaws resemble the door in my downstairs bathroom, which opens only if you…

The Role of Database Administrators in the Wild West of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Chloe Green of Information Age recently noted, “Once upon a time they were the undisputed sheriffs of the IT infrastructure, but Database Administrators (DBAs) are fast becoming less and less popular, particularly in today’s world of ‘shadow IT.’ Some compare the agile development model and web-based applications to the Wild West with…