Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Dataguise Announces Industry’s First Data-Centric Security Solution for Hadoop-in-the-Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Dataguise, the leading provider of data-centric security and data governance solutions for Big Data, today announced it has expanded its DgSecure platform to support Hadoop-in-the-Cloud, including the largest cloud Hadoop implementation, Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce). Additionally, key Big Data cloud service providers, Altiscale and…

A Closer Look at Apache Storm

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by Angela Guess Nathan Marz recently wrote, “Apache Storm recently became a top-level project, marking a huge milestone for the project and for me personally. It’s crazy to think that four years ago Storm was nothing more than an idea in my head, and now it’s a thriving project with a large community used by…

Pattern Recognition: The Paragon of Big Data Analytics

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by Jelani Harper  Many vendors and end users of data driven products, services and processes, believe predictive analytics represents the epitome of predictive capabilities. When augmented with Machine Learning algorithms that establish data-derived precedents and incorporate them into future processes, predictive analytics can enhance analytics operations for any number of vertical industries including retail, health…

Big Data as a Service v. Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Tim Waltermire of Forbes recently wrote, “If you’re a CMO today, I expect you are chomping at the bit to get into this whole ‘big data’ craze: taking the data sets you have already collected and mining them for insights and trends you can then leverage to market your products, connect with…

Melissa Data Advocates Big Data Quality and Big Data Blend Practices for Authoritative Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Melissa Data, a leading provider of contact data quality and data enrichment solutions, today advocated data quality practices as critical to maintaining the validity and power of Big Data analytics. The firm will provide details in a PentahoWorld training presentation slated for October…

Wharton and IBM Partner on Big Data Education Program for Marketing Execs

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by Angela Guess Nathalie Tadena of The Wall Street Journal reports, “To help chief marketing officers navigate the explosion of data available, International Business Machine Corp. and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are launching a new executive education program focused on big data and analytics for marketing executives. Forty-eight CMOs, chief customer officers and others…

Big Data, The God Particle, and a Natural Symphony

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by Angela Guess Steven Kotler of Forbes recently wrote, “It’s a puzzle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a symphony. It’s the Higgs boson, the so-called God particle, the greatest physics find of the 21st century, turned into music. Chamber music, to be exact… To commemorate the 60th anniversary of CERN—the Swiss institute where the…

3 Key Ways Semantic Web Technologies Can Make Big Data Smarter

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by Angela Guess Alok Prasad and Lee Feigenbaum recently shared three key benefits that semantic web technologies can bring to Big Data in a business setting. First off, semantic technologies “[Provide] end-users increased ability to self-manage data from varied sources Users need to be able to search, access, aggregate, curate, filter, visualize, analyze, collaborate and…

Big Data is Helping Us Explore Space Like Never Before

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by Angela Guess Ilya Golubovich of Venture Beat reports, “In 2018, a group of organizations from all of the world will begin construction of the largest radio telescope ever built, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). With one million square meters of collecting area and enough optical fiber to wrap around the Earth twice, this marvel…