Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Embracing Hybrid Cloud Architecture

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by Angela Guess Donald Rippert recently wrote for Information Week, “There is no standard, industry-accepted definition of hybrid cloud. Some definitions include connections between traditional systems and cloud systems as a form of hybridity (yes, that is a real word), and some do not. IBM defines hybrid as the connection of one or more clouds…

Cuba Turns to Big Data to Boost Tourism

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by Angela Guess Pablo Valerio recently wrote for Information Week, “While Cuba has never stopped receiving a regular influx of tourists from Canada, Latin America, and Europe, the potential growth the US market offers is enormous. Currently Cuba receives around 2.8 million visitors every year, half of them from Canada. Mintur, the Cuban Tourist Ministry,…

Big Data Can’t Stand Without Big Insight

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by Angela Guess Jef Cozza recently wrote for CIO Today, “Big data is often heralded as a transformative force that will usher in a new era of data-driven decision making for executives and business managers. However, many enterprises are finding themselves drowning in data, but with no better insight into the issues confronting their businesses,…

Google Launches Cloud Bigtable, A Service for Storing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for PC World, Joab Jackson reports, “Google has introduced a service for storing large amounts of data online, potentially enabling organizations to execute big data analysis as a cloud service. The offering, called Google Cloud Bigtable, ‘is based on technology that Google has been running internally for many years, so it…

Teradata Delivers World’s Most Advanced Hybrid Row and Column Database

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “To help organizations achieve extreme query performance for operational and analytical workloads, Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced enhancements to the Teradata Database’s  hybrid row and column capabilities. The enhancements provide quicker access to data stored on columnar tables,…

Big Data Governance, Big Data Modeling

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by Jelani Harper Prior to recent developments in Big Data Governance and Big Data Modeling, there was a perceived tradeoff between Big Data initiatives and Data Governance. The rapid implementation and generation of business value of the former would innately reduce the efficacy of the latter. According to Danny Sandwell, who works in product marketing…

IBM and Facebook Launch a Big Data Partnership

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by Angela Guess Aaron Pressman recently wrote for Yahoo! Finance, “As retailers increasingly turn to IBM for data analysis to help boost their marketing efforts, IBM is turning to a leading source of information about retailers’ customers for that data: Facebook. It’s a natural fit between two partners who don’t compete directly. Under the deal…

Cloud Benefits Small Businesses

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by Jelani Harper Andre Lavoie recently wrote: “Cloud computing can mean big changes for small businesses. Those changes have been realized by many of today’s small-business owners, from tech startups in the heart of Silicon Valley to urban and small-town mom-and-pop shops.Today, 37 percent of U.S. small businesses have fully adapted to cloud computing, and…

Microsoft Bolsters its Cloud Offerings

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by Jelani Harper A recent article on PC World states: “Two new IT management products from Microsoft continue the company’s push to help customers move their operations to the cloud. The Microsoft Azure Stack software collection combines the Azure infrastructure and platform services so they can be used for an enterprise’s internal operations. Meanwhile, the…