Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Google Brings a “NoSQL-Like” Database to the Cloud

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, ” It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features…

‘Project Kraken’ Could Make Big Data Tools More Efficient

by Angela Guess Rachel King of ZDnet reports, “SAP and Hewlett-Packard have shed light on a secret product in the works, which could reduce the amount of hardware needed to process big data while being more efficient at the same time. Unveiled at the close of SAP Sapphire in Orlando this week, Project Kraken is the combination of HP’s enterprise…

IBM Helps L’Oreal Pump Up Its Purchasing Power

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that IBM has announced “a major three-year agreement with L’Oréal USA for expert procurement services using an advanced cloud analytics solution that will transform the way L’Oréal USA buys from its network of North American suppliers. The new services will enable the company to…

DataEd Webinar: Demystifying Big Data

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DataEd Online: Demystifying Big Data from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE.   About the Presentation Yes, we face a data deluge and big data seems to be largely about how to deal with it.  But 99% of what has been written about big data is focused on selling hardware…

DataEd Slides: Demystifying Big Data

DataEd Online: Demystifying Big Data from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this presentation, click HERE.   About the Presentation Yes, we face a data deluge and big data seems to be largely about how to deal with it.  But 99% of what has been written about big data is focused on selling hardware and…

Analyzing Big Data: Lavastorm Analytics Engine

by Jelani Harper Any quick search indicates that there’s no shortage of analytics technologies to extract meaning from Big Data. Yet, a review of the recent activity of Lavastorm Analytics reveals that its Lavastorm Analytics Engine may be one of the more viable. At the end of April 2013, the company partnered with Datawatch Corporation…

Highlights from the 17th Annual EDW Conference

by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY™ is proud to report that, “Enterprise Data World (EDW), the business world’s most comprehensive vendor-neutral educational event about data and information management, took place April 28- May 2 in San Diego, CA. Organized by DATAVERSITY™ and DAMA International, EDW hosted 800 attendees and 200 hours of in-depth tutorials,…

Big Data Could Help Feed the World

by Angela Guess Prachi Patel of IEEE Spectrum reports, “Farmers today produce three times as much food as they did 50 years ago using just 12 percent more land, thanks to new technologies and better farming practices. But the global playing field isn’t level. In Africa, farmers produce a fraction of what they could, according…

Big Data Supports Development of a Visual Business Case

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by James Kobielus Big data with zero relevance to your business needs is essentially the same as no data at all. Recently, I came across an interesting article that introduced the word “evidence” into the discussion of data relevance. It’s an interesting choice because most people normally think of “evidence” in terms of forensic analysis…

MetLife Turns to NoSQL for Better Customer Service

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Developing an integrated customer view has been on the wish list at insurance giant MetLife for at least 10 years, but it recently took a fresh approach to the challenge by choosing a NoSQL database as the platform for bringing together data from more than 70…