Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Solving Your Email Problem with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Jason Hiner of ZDnet reports, “Over 150 billion email messages are currently being sent every day from about 3.5 billion email accounts worldwide. So, it’s easy to understand why we miss important messages as we struggle to keep up with the surge. For some, the situation has become so bad that email…

The Big Data Conundrum

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by Angela Guess The MIT Technology Review reports, “One of the biggest new ideas in computing is ‘big data.’ There is unanimous agreement that big data is revolutionizing commerce in the 21st century. When it comes to business, big data offers unprecedented insight, improved decision-making, and untapped sources of profit. And yet ask a chief…

Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business (White Paper)

We are pleased to publish a new white paper for free download, “How Semantic Technology Drives Agile Business,” from Thomas Kelly, a Director in Cognizant’s Enterprise Information Management practice. Kelly’s experience and pragmatic approach to Enterprise Data Management shows through in this paper.  As Kelly posits in the introduction, “To achieve sustainable competitive advantage and…

Smart Data Management is the Key to Unlocking Big Data Value

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by Paul Bergamo Understanding the Problem Businesses are in a rush to leverage Big Data capabilities and make smarter, more profitable decisions, and there is great reason to do this as many firms are realizing quick, measurable benefits.  But, if those efforts are not well thought out, and well aligned with your data management goals…

10 Ways to Keep Your Big Data Project Rolling Along

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Companies are finding that it’s a lot more challenging to implement big data than they thought it would be! And some are losing enthusiasm. What are ten things you can do to prevent a loss of momentum in your big data projects?” Her list goes…

Big Agriculture is Investing in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times reports, “Big Data’s push to remake the industrial economy took a big step forward Wednesday, when Monsanto announced it had bought the Climate Corporation. Monsanto said it was paying $930 million in cash for the company, which looks at data like historic rainfall and soil quality to help farmers…

YarcData Software Update Points Out That The Sphere Of Semantic Influence Is Growing

Recent updates to YarcData’s software for its Urika analytics appliance reflect the fact that the enterprise is starting to understand the impact that semantic technology has on turning Big Data into actual insights. The latest update includes integration with more enterprise data discovery tools, including the visualization and business intelligence tools Centrifuge Visual Network Analytics…

Featured Video: Databases, CAP, ACID, BASE, NoSQL… Oh My!

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Databases, CAP, ACID, BASE, NoSQL… oh my! from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess In this excellent webinar from our weekly video series, Jason Hunter, Chief Architect of MarkLogic, and his colleague Diane Burley, Chief Content Strategist, discuss MarkLogic, “the world’s only Enterprise NoSQL Database.” Hunter and Burley entitled their webinar Databases, CAP, ACID, BASE, NoSQL… Oh…

SGI Acquires FileTek, Expands Role in Big Data Marketplace

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “SGI, the trusted leader in high performance computing and Big Data, today announced it has acquired the assets of FileTek, Inc., a global provider of Big Data storage virtualization, large-scale data management, and Active Archive. This valuable acquisition expands SGI’s leadership, delivering storage…

Meeting Big Data Challenges with Hadoop

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by Stephanie Faris These days, the term “Hadoop” is connected closely with Big Data technologies. But, for those new to the Big Data field, this open-source software is an all new world. During the Enterprise World Data 2013 Conference, Vladimir Bacvanski explained these new, exciting technologies in his session, Introduction to Hadoop and Big Data…