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Syapse Selects SYSTAP’s Bigdata® as Semantic Database for Precision Medicine Data Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that, “SYSTAP, LLC. [yesterday] announced that Syapse, the leading provider of software for enabling precision medicine, has selected Bigdata® as its backend semantic database. Syapse, which launched the Precision Medicine Data Platform in 2011, will use the Bigdata® database as a key element of…

Community Health Says Data Stolen from 4.5 Million Patients

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by Angela Guess Jim Finkle and Caroline Humer of MSN Money report, “Community Health Systems Inc , one of the biggest U.S. hospital groups, said on Monday it was the victim of a cyber attack from China, resulting in the theft of Social Security numbers and other personal data belonging to 4.5 million patients. Security…

Speaker Spotlight: Gary Heitman on Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Gary Heitman, the Director of Marketing at Scientel Corp. Gary will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 19-21, 2014. The session is titled “NoSQL on HPC – (SQL Queries/Tables, OLTP transactions): See How Gensonix is the “ALL BIG DATA” Solution.”…

In Defense of Care.data and the Opportunity to Save Lives

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by Angela Guess James Mucklow and Peter Bull recently wrote for The Guardian, “A colleague of ours visited his out of hours doctor service because of a painfully swollen knee, a condition he’d had once before. While there, he asked whether they could see any useful information from a previous GP visit for the same…

Speaker Spotlight: Christoph Kögler on the Big Data

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Christoph Kögler, Head of Innovation at T-Systems Multimedia Solutions GmbH. Christoph will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 19-21, 2014. The session is titled “Big Data Angst – How to Win the Battle for NoSQL Customers in Europe.” The Speaker…

Will IBM’s New Smart Chip Revolutionize Technology?

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by Angela Guess Jill Krasny of Inc.com recently wrote, “To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn’t have a mind of its own. At least not yet. But IBM…

Infographic: The Attributes of a Good Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently broke down the key attributes of a strong Chief Data Officer (CDO) in infographic form. He writes that the CDO “is a role that requires being able to understand all the different aspects of data. Ranging from ensuring the quality of the data (veracity)…

How Companies Lose Money on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Marco Visibelli of Wired recently shared the ways that companies make money on Big Data, and the ways that they lose money. On the losing end, Visibelli wrote, “Companies lose money on Big Data projects as often as they gain it. Early symptoms of Big Data failure in the making vary, but…