Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Unlocking Big Data for the Masses

by Angela Guess Mare Lucas of Wired recently wrote, “Close behind ‘Big Data’ as one of the most utilized enterprise technology terms today is ‘Data Scientist.’ Many postulate that the explosion in Big Data will usher in an insatiable demand for data scientists able to slice and dice data to guide more informed decision making…

Not Just Data, But a Story

by Angela Guess Kristian J. Hammond of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “Evidence-based decision-making (aka Big Data) is not just the latest fad, it’s the future of how we are going to guide and grow business. But let’s be very clear: There is a huge distinction to be made between ‘evidence’ and ‘data.’ The…

Making the World Happier with Big Data

by Angela Guess Dylan Love of SFGate reports, “Sure, big data technology can read every tweet ever tweeted. It can search and organize boundless volumes of books. It can even help keep track of sports statistics that were previously unrecordable. But now it can make the world a happier place. John C. Havens, founder of the H(app)athon Project,…

Big Data Goes to Hollywood

by Angela Guess Saswato Das of SAP recently wrote for Forbes, “Are you ready for Big Data at the big screen? It’s true. Hollywood has discovered Big Data’s talents to determine how to distribute and promote movies. Advertisements viewers see before a movie is screened, and how that movie will be distributed later through channels…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Cédric Carbone on Big Data/Hadoop

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 Cédric Carbone, the Chief Technical Officer at Talend. Cédric will be giving…

The Proof of Value in Big Data

by Angela Guess Paul Thorley of CIO.com reports, “Capgemini’s 2012 global survey on big data, commissioned by the Economic Intelligence Unit, covered 607 executives around the world (25 per cent in the Asia-Pacific region), and found that the majority of respondents (54 per cent) say that management decisions based purely on intuition or experience are…

How Big Data is Placing People in Jobs

by Angela Guess Matt Richtel of The New York Times recently discussed how some companies are using Big Data to find talent in unlikely places. He writes, “When the e-mail came out of the blue last summer, offering a shot as a programmer at a San Francisco start-up, Jade Dominguez, 26, was living off credit…

Podcast: Enterprise Data World Preview

by Angela Guess Mark Brunelli of Search Data Management reports, “One of the biggest events of the year for data management and business analytics professionals — the Enterprise Data World conference – kicks off next week in San Diego. To find out what to expect, SearchDataManagement got on the phone with Karen Lopez, principal consultant and senior…

Sponsor Spotlight Column: SnapLogic on Enterprise Cloud Integration

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 SnapLogic, an industry innovator in Cloud integration technologies. SnapLogic is an Exhibitor…

The Mythical Data Scientist?

by Angela Guess Matt Asay has written a new article for Data Informed in which he states, “In a recent meeting with roughly 100 CIOs and other IT executives of Global 2000 companies, the topic of data scientists came up. Everyone seemed to be looking for data scientists, and everyone agreed that finding talent was…