Big Data News, Articles, & Education

The FDA, Big Data, and Cutting Administrative Complexity

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bill Frist recently wrote, “In looking at the $2.8 trillion a year—20% of our Gross Domestic Product—that our nation spends on healthcare, we see that about $900 billion of that is waste and $248 billion can be attributed to administrative complexity. This costly complexity stems from the ACA, insurance regulations,…

Why Apple Bought NoSQL Company FoundationDB

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for Read Write, “Apple has quietly—and not so quietly—been buying up Big Data companies over the past few years, most recently acquiring FoundationDB but in 2013 also purchasing Acunu, maker of a real-time analytics platform. The intent seems to be to purchase data infrastructure talent—and very particular talent at…

Snowflake Computing Survey Reveals Growing Investment in Data Warehousing

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Snowflake Computing, the cloud data warehousing company, announced today the results of an independent, national survey of more than 315 technology and analytics professionals with responsibility for corporate data initiatives. Conducted by Dimensional Research, the goal of the research was to understand the state…

A Look Inside Humanizing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Franklin recently wrote for Small Business Trends, “There has never been any point in history where owners had access to so much information about the consumer. Business owners can tell within days, weeks, or even minutes (in some cases seconds) whether their messages are making an impression or not. They can…

Mtell and MapR Deploy Big Data Platform for Oil and Gas

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Mtelligence Corporation (dba Mtell), and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced a new Big Data platform called Mtell Reservoir that combines the MapR Distribution including Hadoop, Mtell Previse Software, and Open TSDB (time-series database) software technology. The…

Is the Term Big Data No Longer Useful?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Bernard Marr recently noted, “From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough. You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half…

Infographic: How Startups Can Successfully Leverage Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bluenose has created an infographic on how startups can successfully leverage Big Data for business insights and improved profits. Bluenose reports that 73% of startups say their collection of data has significantly increased, but only 35% of startups have even considered utilizing Big Data or Big Data solutions. The infographic lays out…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

Current Options for Real-Time Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Writing for Search Data Center, Alan R. Earls recently said, “You can never have enough data and process it too quickly. That’s the essence of the drive toward real-time data analytics and the use of event processing and event-driven architecture. The data center is experiencing a mass amount of data and some…