Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Cloud Technology Partners Launches CTP Labs

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by Angela Guess Boston, MA (November 4, 2014) – Cloud Technology Partners™, an industry leading cloud services and software company, today announced the creation of CTP Labs™.  CTP Labs is dedicated to transforming existing software and enterprise systems to multitenant, auto-scaling cloud services. “Many of our clients are ISVs and enterprises that provide ISV-like services…

IBM and Twitter Partnering on Social Media Analysis

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “The marriage of Big Data with business intelligence is still evolving, but already it’s become an industry that’s worth multiple billions of dollars. Organizations are falling over themselves to transform their Big Data into actionable insights, and now IBM and Twitter Inc. are getting in on…

Lockheed Martin and the Problem of Too Much Big Data

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “I’m probably guilty of spending too much time talking to startups and web companies, to the point where it’s easy to forget that not everyone is regularly re-architecting their applications and inserting new tools into their data-processing pipelines. Not every company is Facebook, where storage is…

This Season, The NBA has Drafted Big Data

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by Angela Guess NPR’s All Things Considered reports, “The NBA ushered in the new season this past week, and fans at the Staples Center for the Los Angeles Clippers’ opening game had access to some new toys. The Clippers were the first NBA team to roll out new features for the huge monitors that hover…

Moving Big Data Projects into the Cloud: A Guide

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by Angela Guess James Kobielus of Wired recently wrote, “The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone…

How Tagging Big Data Could Protect Privacy

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.–As our digital trails explode, privacy is being eroded. At the WSJD Live global technology conference Wednesday, two heavyweights in predictive analytics debated whether it’s possible to use data-mining technologies and protect privacy at the same time. Alex Karp, chief executive…

IBM Launches DashDB and DataWorks

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of InformationWeek reports, “DashDB and DataWorks, now available on IBM’s Bluemix cloud apps platform, are outgrowths of IBM’s February purchase of Cloudant. DashDB is a cloud-based data warehouse service, while DataWorks is a cloud-based data-integration service. IBM is being cagey about the technological roots of these new services, though it’s…

Is Big Data Analytics as a Service the Right Choice for Your Business?

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently asked, “If you’re ready to pull insights from big data, but analytics isn’t a core competency of your business, what’s the right move? A Long Island, N.Y.-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider is hoping you’ll outsource your analytics chores to its new streaming analytics service rather than tackling…

Skytree and IBM Partner to Elevate Big Data Analytics with Advanced Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Skytree, The Machine Learning Company, today announced a partnership with IBM, global leader in cutting-edge technology. The technical integration allows Skytree’s scalable, enterprise-grade machine learning platform, Skytree Infinity, to run on top of IBM PureData System for Analytics, powered by IBM Netezza technology.…