Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion Merger Targets IoT

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by Jelani Harper Agam Shah recently wrote on IT News, “The contraction of the semiconductor industry continued with embedded chip and flash memory makers Cypress Semiconductor and Spansion announcing a merger plan worth $4 billion. Both companies make flash memory and low-power circuits used in industrial equipment, medical instruments, smart devices and cars. For example,…

Big Data Takes Over Human Resources

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by Jelani Harper A recent press release states, “Today’s organizations have at their fingertips a wealth of data that would have been unimaginable not so long ago. Savvy human relations managers are making use of that information to determine the keys to successful hiring and promotion, reducing attrition, and increasing workplace engagement. Google has been…

Is Your Music Being Written by Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Judy Woodruff of the PBS Newshour recently reported, “The digital revolution has rocked the music business for more than a decade, changing the way we buy, play and discover new music. But it turns out digital technology is leaving an even deeper impression. Increasingly, the data that is created by all of…

Big Data, Meet Neuroscience

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by Angela Guess The staff at Science 2.0 recently wrote, “We’re being overrun with Big Data and that has created a need to increase computing and networking power to make it possible to manage the vast amount of information available. Toward that goal, a new generation of Information and communications technology (ICT) systems has been…

An Advance Look at Talend 5.6 with New MDM Capabilities

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting of CRN.com reports, “Data integration software developer Talend is set to debut the commercial version of its flagship Talend 5.6 release in December, offering previews of code for leveraging the Apache Spark and Apache Storm open-source technologies that boost Hadoop performance. The new edition also provides new master data management…

New Report: Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge

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by Angela Guess William McKnight of GigaOM Research recently authored a report entitled Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge. In the summary, McKnight writes, “Fully utilized big data can give organizations a competitive advantage if they can get it to decision-makers, or what we call the ‘executive edge.’ But getting big data to that…

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways.…

Give Thanks for Data!

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by Angela Guess From all of us here at DATAVERSITY, happy Thanksgiving! We realize that many of our readers don’t reside in the US, but we hope that all of you, regardless of where this day finds you, take a moment to reflect on the things you’re thankful for. The team at DATAVERSITY is taking…

Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…