Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Securing Big Data: A Look at the Numbers

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by Angela Guess Cynthia Leonard reports for Datanami, “If you are using any sort of Big Data in your enterprise environment, you are no doubt concerned about securing that data. As more and more organizations are seeing the potential and utilizing the power of Big Data, they are using Hadoop to easily process these large…

Spur HealthCare Advances by Speeding Up and Enhancing Biological Big Data Analysis

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by Jennifer Zaino Biological data is easy and even cheap to generate, but analyzing such Big Data it to advance the study of gene functions and genes’ potential impact on diseases can be very challenging and time-consuming. That’s particularly true for genomics and transcriptomics data that is generated by next-generation, high-throughput DNA sequencing equipment. “Analyzing…

9 Pain Points Every Big Data Professional Contends Against

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by Angela Guess Andrew C. Oliver recently wrote for InfoWorld, “Sometimes, there’s a big hole in the side of the ship, and the industry decides to wait until the ship starts sinking in hope of selling lifeboats. At other times, less severe flaws resemble the door in my downstairs bathroom, which opens only if you…

The Role of Database Administrators in the Wild West of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Chloe Green of Information Age recently noted, “Once upon a time they were the undisputed sheriffs of the IT infrastructure, but Database Administrators (DBAs) are fast becoming less and less popular, particularly in today’s world of ‘shadow IT.’ Some compare the agile development model and web-based applications to the Wild West with…

MapR Continues Expansion of Free Hadoop On-Demand Training

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced availability of a complete Apache HBase design and development curriculum on its free Hadoop On-Demand Training program. These courses can lead to HBase certification, allowing developers to deploy complex operational applications…

Want Better Data Science? Collect More Data

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by Angela Guess Computer World contributor Lukas Biewald recently opined, “If you look at a data science job posting, chances are it will ask for experience with machine-learning techniques, statistical programming languages, nosql databases and maybe some visualization tools. If you look at the curriculum of the new data scientist ‘boot camps,’ the material will…

Webinar: Smarter Data

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 4, 2015 To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar   Let there be no doubt, Data IS getting smarter. Whether it be with embedded semantics, or contextual awareness, or the ability to automatically find and link to related information,…

Slides: Smarter Data

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on August 4, 2015 Smarter Data from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this presentation, click HERE>> About the Webinar Let there be no doubt, Data IS getting smarter. Whether it be with embedded semantics, or contextual awareness, or the ability to automatically find and…

A New Data-Driven Vision at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board

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by Jennifer Zaino Take a look at the Federal Reserve Board’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress issued in July and you’ll see a lot of data about the U.S. economy. In her testimony about the report, Board Chair Janet Yellen cited statistics ranging from an unemployment rate of 5.3 percent to inflation that continues…

Free Registration Now Open for Neo4j GraphDay at NoSQL Now!

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by Angela Guess The team here at DATAVERSITY™ is pleased to announce Neo4j GraphDay at the upcoming 2015 NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose. This free one-day event will provide hands-on Neo4j training. The announcement states, “We’re teaming up with Neo4j to bring you a Neo4j GraphDays event at the NoSQL Now! Conference. During this…