Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

Big Data as a Service: A Comprehensive Guide

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by Angela Guess Varun Sharma recently wrote an in-depth article for Service Technology Magazine to “showcase and highlight some potential use case and user scenarios where B2C and B2B marketers and pioneers of IoT could use data from previously overlooked sources and pull information in great details to influence buying and possibly many other user behaviors,…

Big Data Governance Software: Sensitive Data

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by Jelani Harper There are numerous reasons as to why Big Data Governance is one of the foremost concerns for enterprises across vertical industries: Compliance and regulatory issues: Industry specific compliance standards are becoming more strictly enforced, requiring organizations to know what data they have, where it is, and who can access it to avoid…

Cloud Computing Excellence Award Goes to Porticor

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by Jelani Harper Porticor recently unveiled that, “Porticor®, a leading cloud data security company delivering the only cloud-based data encryption and key management solution that infuses trust into the cloud and keeps cloud data confidential, today announced that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named its Porticor Virtual Private Data (VPD) system as a…

Keyrus Group Further Pursues Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from The Keyrus Group reveals that, “The Keyrus Group, an international player in performance management consulting and Business Intelligence, Big Data & Analytics solutions, has made a strategic investment in the BIPB Group, a major provider of Big Data & Analytics with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dubai and…

IBM Cloud Marketplace Enhances Big Data Capabilities

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release from IBM states, “IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is transforming how organizations engage with business content and make it more usable and interactive across the enterprise to deliver better results and improve decision making. Through a new Big Data service available on the IBM Cloud marketplace,…

Big Data Analytics Transforms Users

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by Jelani Harper Bob Picciano recently noted on Forbes that, “Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest. Destroyers of our attention span or innovations that make us smarter and closer? We’re still trying to understand how today’s technologies—which many can’t seem to live without—are transforming us. Still, there is one change they’ve brought about that’s indisputably positive, one that…

Zendesk Insights Provides Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper According to Ron Miller of TechCrunch, “Last month, I wrote an article called Actually, Every Company Is A Big Data Company in which I postulated that simply by the act of collecting data as an artifact of doing business, every company is in the Big Data business. Zendesk is putting this idea into practice,…