Big Data News, Articles, & Education

No Such Thing as a Business Too Small for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nicole Fallon of Business News Daily recently wrote, “In the business world, there’s no such thing as being too small for Big Data. The term Big Data refers to the vast amount of customer information gathered from social networks, chat and email correspondences, browsing history and other online and offline sources. And it has offered businesses…

Big Data Set to Take Over Medicine

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by Angela Guess Jacqueline Vanacek of Forbes recently opined, “In ten years, eighty percent of the work people do in medicine will be replaced by technology.  And medicine will not look anything like what it does today. Those stunning possibilities were shared by Dr. John Mattison, Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) of Kaiser Permanente and Panelist at DatumFora’s DATA…

Hortonworks Partners with LucidWorks to Bring Search to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Computer Technology Review reports, “Hortonworks announced Thursday a partnership with LucidWorks, to enable Hortonworks users to access and analyze their data via Solr, the open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. The combination of Apache Solr and Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP) makes big data accessible to more people within an organization, not just…

The Vital Intersection Between Science and Technology

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by Jelani Harper One of the most critical factors in effecting a viable treatment for debilitating, genetic-related diseases such as cancer is time. It takes copious amounts of time to sift through the particulars of genome sequencing to identify a driver mutation cell. It takes a substantial amount of time to identify all of the…

Pivotal Introduces Its Big Data Suite

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of The New York Times reports, “The technologies that fly under the banner of ‘big data’ may be new, but the business strategies have a familiar look. A prime example is the announcement on Wednesday from Pivotal, the big data and cloud computing company, a joint venture of EMC and VMware, in…

ScaleOut Software Brings Live Analytics to Cloudera 5 With New Certification

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced certification on Cloudera 5, the latest version of Cloudera Enterprise. ScaleOut hServer® enables Hadoop MapReduce to run continuously on fast-changing data, delivering live analytics in milliseconds. Now certified with Cloudera 5, deploying ScaleOut…

Big Data Initiative in WA Cuts Emergency Room Visits by 10%

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by Angela Guess Valerie Bauman of the Puget Sound Business Journal reports, “A big data initiative in Washington has helped the state cut emergency room visits among Medicaid patients by 10 percent, according to a new report. The state introduced an Information Exchange program in 2012, which required hospitals to track patient use of the emergency room.…

Asking the Right Questions of Your Big Data

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by Angela Guess Robert D. Behn of GovExec.com recently asked, “What kind of patterns might your organization seek to extract [from big data]? If you are looking for crime patterns in your city, you don’t start with sophisticated software. For policing, as CompStat illustrated, an excellent first-order analytical tool is dots on a map. When the…

The Apache Software Foundation Announces Apache Tajo as a Top-Level Project

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the organization, “The Apache Software Foundation (ASF), the all-volunteer developers, stewards, and incubators of more than 170 Open Source projects and initiatives, announced today that Apache Tajo has graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP), signifying that the project’s community and products…

Continuent Releases Tungsten Replicator 3.O

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, today announced the immediate availability of Continuent Tungsten Replicator 3.0, a progressive, open source replication solution for Hadoop. Recognizing that fast decision-making depends on real-time data movement, Tungsten Replicator 3.0 replicates…