Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Getting Smarter in the Era of Big Data 2.0

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by Angela Guess Entrepreneur contributor Mike Templeman recently wrote, “Unless you were living under a rock for the past 10 years, you’ve probably heard of the term big data. It was a moniker that was given to the industry and school of thought around collecting and visualizing data.  This included analytics, dashboards, graphs and other…

Big Data Governance: Big Data Quality

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by Jelani Harper There is no shortage of hype regarding the importance of Big Data initiatives in terms of analytics and the business value they can provide the enterprise. The reality of the situation though is that Big Data effectively forsakes both Data Governance and Data Quality in numerous ways, complicating Big Data Governance and…

Can Big Data Analytics Make Government Data More Secure?

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by Angela Guess Frank Konkel recently wrote for NextGov, “According to a new study, the U.S. government’s IT leadership believes hackers permeate infected networks for an average of 16 days before detection. For a sophisticated intruder, 16 days is an eternity to sniff around and ferret out data, manipulate log files and generally wreak silent…

Big Data As a Service is Right Around the Corner

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “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 (or BDaaS, and it’s pronounced how you will). It…

Revolutionizing Big Data and Hadoop: Operations and Analytics

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by Jelani Harper The implementation of a Big Data initiative through utilizing Hadoop enables organizations to achieve a number of key objectives in their overall data-centric processes including: Incorporating more sources: According to MapR CMO Jack Norris, “There’s going to be ever increasing sources of data. The rate of increase is growing. 60 to 70…

The Apple Watch and Big Data

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by Angela Guess Ben Davis of Teradata recently wrote for Forbes, “The Apple Watch is launching amid much excitement, promising to change the way we generate and use data with a sweep of the hand. Okay, it’s not the first of its kind; we’ve seen smartwatches before – Samsung, Microsoft, even Swatch. But there’s nothing…

The Big Data Revolution’s Third Phase

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by Angela Guess Sumit Sadana recently wrote for Re/code, “Back in the pre-Internet era of the ’70s and ’80s, computer enthusiasts and researchers used “sneakernet” — loading information onto a portable storage device and walking it over, as a way to move large files. With the advent of Big Data, it’s making a comeback. ‘If…

OTLP, OLAP, and Data Culture

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by Angela Guess Mark Hargraves recently wrote for Smart Data Collective, “Why is data modeled into different formats?  What we have been told over the years is it is based on the need of the system.  If it is a transactional based system then data needs to be modeled into the OTLP [on line transactional…