Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

Guardtime and Rainmaker Offer Security Tech to Make Big Data Governance More Practical

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of Rainmaker Solutions, “Ground-breaking security technology, developed in collaboration with the Estonian government to make big data governance practical, prevent data breaches and provide integrity and accountability, is being made available to the UK Government for the first time – by Guardtime and Rainmaker Solutions. Current…

Informatica is Hard at Work on a ‘Virtual Data Highway’

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by Angela Guess Vance McCarthy of Integration Developer News reports, “Informatica Corp. is working on an innovative Intelligent Data Platform (IDP), designed to spur the delivery of all types of data to apps, people and even devices. Informatica’s IDP creates what the company calls a ‘virtual data highway,’ and will do much more than transport…

Concurrent and Elasticsearch Team Up to Accelerate Data Application Deployment

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, and Elasticsearch, Inc., provider of an end-to-end real-time search and analytics stack, today announced a partnership to accelerate the time to market for Hadoop-based enterprise data applications. Enterprises seeking to make the most out of…

How Big Data Can Help Fight Climate Change in LA

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by Angela Guess Kiley Kroh of Think Progress reports, “New maps released Tuesday illustrate the toll climate change and pollution are taking on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment. The Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER) is the result of…

Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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by Angela Guess In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R…

Big Data, Data, And Governance

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by Ian Rowlands I’m wrestling with what started out as a simple question for me, but which is becoming more complex daily as I talk to people about it. As the Big Data phenomenon has more and more of an influence on the shape and direction of the way Information Technology supports business, what does…

Vital Big Data Jobs Still Going Unfilled

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by Angela Guess Rick Delgado of Data Center Knowledge recently wrote, “Although Big Data is no longer a foreign concept to businesses they still face significant challenges when implementing it into their organizations. And the problem doesn’t stem from understanding its importance. Rather, it lies in finding the right people for the job. There are…