Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Health Data More Secure in the Cloud

by Angela Guess David Linthicum of Health Data Management recently wrote, “Public cloud-based platforms are not good locations for health care data, correct? While that may sound right, turns out it’s wrong. As we begin to study security issues in general, we’re finding that cloud-based data storage systems are perhaps more secure than traditional on-premise…

Tunewiki: A Billion Documents and Counting

by Angela Guess A recent article by Don Pinto reports, “TuneWiki now stores more than 1,000,000,000 documents for its service in Couchbase, proving once again the scalability and performance you get with Couchbase. Now that’s a billion fewer things users need to worry about… The other day I had a chance to catch up with…

A Closer Look at Neo4j – the Graph Database

by Paul Williams The recent upward tick in the popularity of graph databases within the NoSQL movement reflects the trend of Big Data, partly generated by social data. Enterprises are turning to graph databases to figure out customer purchasing patterns, voting history, as well as that proverbial “needle in the haystack” bit of valuable information.…

Big Data & Marketing: New Partnerships

by Angela Guess Paul Gillin of BtoB Online recently proclaimed that Big Data demands new alliances. He explains, “Back in the 1990s a lot of technology conferences sprouted up around the theme of information technology as a competitive advantage. IT was expected to drive operational efficiencies that separated the leaders from the laggards. That thinking…

Allowing for Scalability with NoSQL

by Angela Guess Simon Metson of Datacenter Dynamics recently wrote, “All applications have inherent limits in what they can support. As organizations grow, so do their expectations on the apps they use. Development and operations teams need to plan for large scale from day one — not react to it when it finally happens. When…

What Will the Tableau IPO Do for Data Visualisation?

by Angela Guess Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “When Tableau Software’s IPO actually happens, it could validate — or poke a hole in — the hype bubbling up around data visualization, a market segment some experts predict will hit $51 billion within three years. Tuesday, Seattle-based Tableau filed for an IPO with an initial “placeholder” value of up to $150…

Healthcare and Analytics: Taking the Pulse of Big Data

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri In two of my recent posts, I discussed the potential impact big data can have on energy management and business, explaining how customer and device data yield results that can provide an organization with a strategic advantage, either in service or offerings, over its competitors. As we now know, big data is the…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Jason Bloomberg on Big Data and Agile

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Jason Bloomberg, the President of ZapThink, A Dovel Technologies Company. Jason will…

Big Data is Big Business’ Friend

by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times reports, “For big sellers of computer technology to business that are looking to stay relevant, there’s no friend quite like Big Data. Things like cloud computing and mobile technologies are changes in the ways that computing is done. That makes them a threat to an…

The Implementation Challenges Facing Big Data in Health Care

by Angela Guess Ki Mae Heussner of GigaOM reports, “Properly exploiting big data in health care could mean up to $450 billion in savings health care organizations and consumers according to a recent report from consulting firm McKinsey. But don’t get too excited yet – that data-optimized future isn’t just going to fall in our laps. An…