Big Data News, Articles, & Education

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…

Using Big Data to Find Entrepreneurs Before They Start Companies?

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by Angela Guess Priska Neely of NPR reports, “With predictive analytics, Amazon can figure out what you’ll buy next, Netflix knows what you’ll watch next and Target can guess if you’re pregnant. In the world of venture capitalism, some firms have used predictive analytics to try to figure out which startups to invest in to…

IBM Provides Clients Superior Alternative to x86-Based Commodity Servers

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “IBM [on Friday] introduced a new range of systems capable of handling massive amounts of computational data faster at nearly 20 percent better price/performance than comparable Intel Xeon v3 Processor-based systems – providing clients a superior alternative to closed, commodity-based data center servers.The…

GoodData Raises $25.7 Million for Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden of Tech Crunch reports, “GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and…

CENTRI Technology Launches BitCloud for Enterprises, Delivering Increased Efficiency and Transport Security for Cloud Applications

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “CENTRI Technology, a leading provider of mobile data optimization and bandwidth management technologies, today announced the availability of its BitCloud product for enterprises. Recognized as a thought leader, CENTRI has introduced the first software-only product that dynamically and simultaneously optimizes data and security…

The 7 Most Data-Rich Companies

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realize size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes…

Is Chief Analytics Officer the Latest Addition to the C-Suite?

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by Angela Guess Rob O’Regan of Computer World recently wrote, “The C-suite may need a bigger boardroom. As organizations expand their executive teams with new C-level titles that underscore their digital transformations in-progress, the role of chief analytics officer is gaining traction. Driven by organizations’ desire to turn big data into a strategic asset, the…

Your Next Big Data Investment: MIT’s Online Big Data Class

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently wrote, “What’s the best way to learn about big data? An online program may be the preferred option for students who can’t attend on-campus classes during the day or evening. Schools increasingly are catering to the needs of the online student who, unlike most undergrads, tends to…

Ebola, Big Data, and the Need for Better Prevention

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by Angela Guess Kalev Leetaru of Foreign Policy reports, “With the Centers for Disease Control now forecasting up to 1.4 million new infections from the current Ebola outbreak, what could “big data” do to help us identify the earliest warnings of future outbreaks and track the movements of the current outbreak in realtime? It turns…