Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Stop Thinking Big Data, Start Thinking Smart Data

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by Angela Guess Kevin Coleman recently wrote for Extreme Tech, “It’s tough to pick up a publication today without seeing something about big data. Everyone is talking about it, and there are some very good reasons for that. In fact, the equation is pretty simple, and goes like this: Data when processed becomes information, information…

Which NoSQL Solution is Right For You?

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by Angela Guess Craig S. Mullins recently wrote for SearchDataManagement, “Reviewing NoSQL database management system (DBMS) offerings is a more difficult task than comparing and contrasting relational DBMSes, as there’s more than one type of NoSQL database and a large number of individual NoSQL DBMSes. Part of the process of vetting a NoSQL DBMS is…

Datameer Brings Data Governance Tools to Hadoop

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by Angela Guess Writing for IT Business Edge, Mike Vizard reports, “One of the biggest inhibitors to applying Hadoop in any production environment is the general lack of governance tools for IT organizations to use to manage access permissions for the data that resides there. To address that issue, Datameer today announced it has embedded…

Small Business, Big Data, Huge Opportunities

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Howard Baldwin recently wrote, “I’ve been wondering recently about big data and small business. No one can avoid the statistics around the importance of small business to the U.S. economy: as Forbes noted not long ago, there are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S., and more than 50%…

#Talkpay: Metanautix Uses Big Data to Analyze Inequality of Pay

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by Angela Guess Nikos Michalakis recently wrote in the Metanautix blog, “Social media technologies like Facebook and Twitter have changed how soon and far news travels. And on top of that, because the reaction of the audience is recorded instantly via likes, comments, tweets and retweets, we have trends emerging in a matter of hours.…

The Growing Market of Big Data as a Service

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “We’ve had software as a service, platform as a service and data as a service. Now, by mixing them all together and massively upscaling the amount of data involved, we’ve arrived at Big Data as a Service (BDaaS). It might not be a term…

Big Data Tools for Publishers

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by Angela Guess Writing for EContent Magazine, Kashyap Kompella reports, “After a period of relentless hype, clarity is emerging on use cases for Big Data, and the toolsets are also showing signs of maturity. Digital media publishers may have been slow to join the Big Data party, but it is not too late. This article…

Infographic: Decoding Big Data for Business Growth

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by Angela Guess Single Grain CEO Eric Siu recently wrote for Entrepreneur, “These days, everybody wants to throw around the phrase ‘big data’ like it’s some kind of savior that’ll combat shorter attention spans and the demand for increasingly granular marketing messages tailored to the ‘personalized generation.’ The thing is, big data is only helpful…

Spreadsheets v. Databases

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by Angela Guess InfoWorld contributor Howie Liu recently wrote, “For a long stretch of early personal computing history, three software products dominated the software market: WordPerfect for word processing, Lotus 1–2–3 for spreadsheets, and dBase for databases. Why, then, did the word processor and spreadsheet remain as the stalwart core of the knowledge worker’s toolkit,…

The Internet of Things Transforms Transactions with Apache Spark

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by Jelani Harper The Internet of Things (IoT) is slated to transform the nature of transactional data from a rigid, performance optimized process, to a dynamic, on-the-fly one capable of handling the pace and variety of Big Data. There are several reasons to believe Apache Spark will play a formidable role in this transformation: In-Memory…