Big Data News, Articles, & Education

For Small Businesses, Bigger Data Isn’t Always Better

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by Angela Guess Frank Cavallaro of EBN recently wrote, “When it comes to big data, bigger is not always better. For a small to midsized company, starting small often makes more sense. Since the concept of big data became the buzzword du jour, big data has become big business, as specialists in supply chain management work…

Big Data v. Small Data

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently wrote, “I’ve been monitoring an interesting discussion on the Big Data and Analytics group over on LinkedIn – “Is there a difference between big data and small data?” It is an interesting question, one that I’ve heard before during my travels down in the trenches as I…

IBM Accelerates Big Data

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by Jelani Harper In mid-February, IBM unveiled technology that can substantially increase Internet speeds. It can do so while maintaining the existing infrastructure that enterprises already have, while consuming minimal amounts of power that are conducive to both enterprise costs and to the environment. IBM’s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is generating a significant amount of interest…

RelateIQ Raises $40M for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Evelyn M. Rusli of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Big data continues wooing big money. RelateIQ Inc., a relationship management software startup, has raised $40 million in fresh capital at a valuation of $245 million. The round, led by Redpoint Ventures also includes several new investors, such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers,…

UBM Tech Offers New Report on Big Data and the Cloud

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of UBM Tech, “Today’s enterprises face unique challenges. In the past, the requirement was to upgrade, be it a move from mainframes to PCs, command-line based to graphical interfaces, or from standalone to web-based applications. Today, it’s about building an integrated strategy that involves multiple technologies both…

Featured Video: Who’s Afraid of Big Data?

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Who’s Afraid of Big Data? Big Data and the Agile Architecture Revolution from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess At Enterprise Data World 2013, Jason Bloomberg gave a great presentation entitled Who’s Afraid of Big Data? Big Data and the Agile Architecture Revolution. Jason is the Chief Evangelist at EnterpriseWeb. In his session description, Jason wrote, “The quantity…

Dell Acquires StatSoft to Boost Big Data Offering

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by Angela Guess Dean Wilson of TechRadar reports, “Dell has bought analytics firm StatSoft as part of an effort to boost its Big Data range. The deal will see Dell gain access to new solutions for data mining, predictive analytics, and data visualisation. StatSoft will provide platform agnostic information management tools to help businesses manage, integrate…

How to Wrap Your Head Around the “Big Data Hoopla”

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by Angela Guess Art Mellor recently wrote on article in Xconomy sharing a CEO’s perspective on Big Data. Mello writes, “A little over a year ago I became the CEO of a company in the ‘big data’ space that is developing predictive analytics software. My CTO is the ‘data guy,’ and I’m the ‘business guy.’ While…

How Consumers Are Using Big Data

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by Angela Guess Lora Kolodny of the Wall Street Journal reports, “A new wave of consumer applications is putting big data at everyone’s fingertips. Large organizations have harnessed the power of data analytics for some time. But consumer services are finding more ways to use business intelligence to benefit individuals. Sites like Amazon, Pandora and Netflix…

What Big Data Can Teach Us About International Relations

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by Angela Guess Adam Taylor of the Washington Post recently wrote, “What can data reveal about international relations? That’s the question that the Global Database of Events, Language, and Tone (GDELT) has sought to answer. By analyzing data from English-language news sources, they have compiled a huge database of people, organizations, locations, themes and events. It’s an…