Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data and the Internet of Things Are Everywhere

164-365 (Year 8) Fancy socks

by Angela Guess Robert Vamosi of Forbes recently wrote, “There’s enormous interest within the IoT community about how precisely your foot lands each time you take a step. Footfall, more accurately your gait, says a lot about your current state of health, whether it is the onset of multiple sclerosis or some other neurological disease.…

MemSQL Releases New Tool for Importing Big Data

ms

by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat reports, “Like other companies pushing databases, San Francisco startup MemSQL wants to solve low-level problems, such as easily importing data from critical sources. Today MemSQL is acting on that impulse by releasing a tool to send data from the S3 storage service on the Amazon Web Services…

Big Data Doesn’t Yet Equate to Big Wisdom

Wisdom 051-2

by Angela Guess Ron Miller of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “As one Silicon Valley insider told me recently, while big data collection and processing has gotten a lot of attention lately in terms of startup activity and funding, there is still a huge gap between expectations and results. As this person put it, “Big data…

Finding Big Data Jobs in 2015

job-growth-matrix

by Angela Guess Louis Columbus of Forbes recently wrote, “Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists. Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months. These and other key insights…

The Role and Skills of the DBA Must Evolve

Evolution - The Ride

by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Search Data Management recently wrote, “New technologies are shaking up the status quo in data processing. Despite the rush of schema-less NoSQL and Hadoop platforms and associated tools, the change may be moderate when it comes to database administration. But some new skills will likely come to the fore…

The Evolving Big Data Fabric Of The Travel Experience

James Kobielus

by James Kobielus What was most noteworthy about Marco Polo is that he eventually returned to Italy to tell his multi-decade tale of wandering the Orient. In ancient days, long-distance travel was something that few people experienced. A great many of those who attempted it didn’t come back alive, if they came back at all.…

Hadoop Will Live Up to the Hype

had

by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “When an organization wants to dig into its Big Data these days, it’s almost inevitable that Hadoop, the open-source data storage and processing framework for dealing with extremely large data sets, will get the call. It’s easy to see why Hadoop is such an appealing…

Companies Are Embracing Analytics but Still Wary of Big Data

Group Hug

by Angela Guess Erika Morphy of CMS Wire reports, “Advanced analytics is becoming an enterprise essential. But most companies appear content to stick with the benefits of the ‘small data.’ the technology generates rather than make the necessary investments to capitalize on big data. That’s true even though a majority agree that big data is…

Data Predictions for 2015

[ W ] Mark Weaver - Why Do We Need Predictions

by Angela Guess Neil Biehn of BetaNews recently shared his data predictions for 2015. He writes, “In 2015, we’ll see the buzz term “big data” significantly erode and begin to vanish. In contrast, we’ll see increased focus on the hidden assets found in data using predictive and prescriptive analytics. It’s these analytics that provide actual…

Top 20 Data Management Posts in 2014

happy new year x300

by Shannon Kempe It has become an annual tradition here at DATAVERSITY® to publish our top twenty most popular data management content for the year. What have people been reading? What’s hot and trending into the New Year? Our top twenty includes Data Blogs, Articles, News, and other formats published throughout the year. A Couple…