Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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,…

Google Refines its Big Data Cloud Services

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by Jelani Harper According to Derrick Harris of Gigaom, “The cloud computing news coming out of Google I/O might not set the larger world afire, but it might light a fire under market leader Amazon Web Services. Google used its annual developer conference to unveil a slew of new cloud services Wednesday, including one called…

Big Data: Separating the Facts from the Myths

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by Angela Guess Al Nugent of Adaptive Computing recently wrote, “In the time since I co-wrote Big Data for Dummies (Wiley, 2013), there has been an explosion in the interest around big data (and big analytics and big workflow). While the interest, and concomitant marketing, has been exploding, big data implementations have proceeded at a relatively normal…

How ThoughtSpot Raised $30M in Series B Funding

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by Angela Guess Ben Kepes of Forbes reports, “There is one sure fire way to raise a truckload of money from Venture Capitalists – deliver a compelling story that promises something related to big data. And this isn’t just hype fuelled funding – the promise that big data solutions hold to deliver actionable insights from the ever increasing…

Big Data Presents Big Opportunities for Improving Cities

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by Angela Guess Amina Elahi of the Chicago Tribune recently wrote, “For cities of all sizes, big data presents an opportunity to optimize and improve daily life. A panel of experts at a Chicago Council on Global Affairs event addressed four areas in which data collection and analysis could have the biggest effect: energy, transportation, education and public…