Big Data News, Articles, & Education

GoodData Raises $25.7 Million for Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden of Tech Crunch reports, “GoodData, a cloud-based big data analytics firm, is rising higher into the clouds itself. Today it is announcing a $25.7 million round of funding led by Intel Capital, with participation also from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, General Catalyst, Tenaya Capital, TOTVS, Next World Capital, Windcrest, and…

CENTRI Technology Launches BitCloud for Enterprises, Delivering Increased Efficiency and Transport Security for Cloud Applications

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “CENTRI Technology, a leading provider of mobile data optimization and bandwidth management technologies, today announced the availability of its BitCloud product for enterprises. Recognized as a thought leader, CENTRI has introduced the first software-only product that dynamically and simultaneously optimizes data and security…

The 7 Most Data-Rich Companies

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr of Smart Data Collective recently wrote, “Some companies really get big data. Not only do they realize size matters – they understand you also have to know what to do with it. Here’s a list of seven companies I think are at the top of the game, when it comes…

Is Chief Analytics Officer the Latest Addition to the C-Suite?

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by Angela Guess Rob O’Regan of Computer World recently wrote, “The C-suite may need a bigger boardroom. As organizations expand their executive teams with new C-level titles that underscore their digital transformations in-progress, the role of chief analytics officer is gaining traction. Driven by organizations’ desire to turn big data into a strategic asset, the…

Your Next Big Data Investment: MIT’s Online Big Data Class

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently wrote, “What’s the best way to learn about big data? An online program may be the preferred option for students who can’t attend on-campus classes during the day or evening. Schools increasingly are catering to the needs of the online student who, unlike most undergrads, tends to…

Ebola, Big Data, and the Need for Better Prevention

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by Angela Guess Kalev Leetaru of Foreign Policy reports, “With the Centers for Disease Control now forecasting up to 1.4 million new infections from the current Ebola outbreak, what could “big data” do to help us identify the earliest warnings of future outbreaks and track the movements of the current outbreak in realtime? It turns…

Five of the Biggest Big Data Myths

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by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently wrote, “Some people see the term ‘big data’ as just broad-brush marketing coated with hype. But even those taking the big-data concept at face value need to overcome certain misconceptions. Gartner thinks the hype can make it harder to choose the right course of action in this…

Does Big Data Mean the End of Privacy?

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by Angela Guess Sean Young recently wrote for Time.com, “Does the rise of big data mean the downfall of privacy? Mobile technologies now allow companies to map our every physical move, while our online activity is tracked click by click. Throughout 2014, BuzzFeed’s quizzes convinced millions of users to divulge seemingly private responses to a…

How ABC is Using Big Data to Give Viewers What They Want

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by Angela Guess Marc Graser of Variety recently wrote, “When ABC became the first network to launch an app on Apple’s iPad, it had to essentially guess how viewers wanted to interact with its shows on mobile devices. Four years later, Big Data has provided a clearer picture and factors heavily into the redesign of…