Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data & Cloud Computing: Better Together

by Angela Guess Joe McKendrick of Forbes recently wrote, “Big data is the new cloud computing.This sentiment was recently expressed in an interview with Motley Fool analyst Tim Byers, who analyzed the zeitgeist coming out of the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) conference and observed that cloud computing and big data were now one in the same phenomena, converging on enterprises of…

Making Sense of Big Data’s Legal Issues

by Angela Guess Richard Kemp of The Guardian reports, “For all the hype over big data, governments and business have yet to wake up to the ‘legals’ around it: who has what rights, how far they extend and what you can do with them. People are increasingly familiar with data protection and security – they’ve…

New HP Service Helps Businesses Capitalize on Big Data

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “HP Enterprise Services today announced a new information management and analytics (IM&A) service designed to help clients rapidly gain increased value from Big Data assets to support their efforts to drive new revenue opportunities, improve efficiency, reduce risk and lower costs. While executives understand…

Avoiding Big Data Slip Ups

by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently asked Data Scientist Olly Downs for his take on how to face first-step challenges presented by Big Data. Wolpe writes, “Olly Downs is a data scientist with an academic pedigree as long as your arm and a hatful of degrees from Princeton in the US and Cambridge…

ISACA Issues Free White Paper on Big Data Governance

by Angela Guess A recent article out of ISACA reports, “To help enterprises use big data effectively, global nonprofit IT association ISACA issued guidance today on how to manage the chaos and address the business benefits and challenges. ‘Enterprises are investing significant capital to develop and deploy big data analytics to obtain an early competitive…

IBM and UCLA Use Big Data to Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “IBM, and Excel Medical Electronics (EME) are collaborating with the UCLA Department of Neurosurgery to test the effectiveness of a real-time alarm intended to predict rising brain pressure in patients with traumatic brain injuries. The experimental system uses big data analytics software developed by…

The Importance of Big Data to All of Us

by Angela Guess Adam Frank of NPR recently wrote an article boldly entitled, Big Data is the Steam Engine of Our Time. In it he writes, “We inhabit a world of blinding technological change. New devices, new programs and new infrastructure rise up, dominate discourse and pass away before we even have time to comprehend…

HG Data Raises $2M in Funding

by Angela Guess An article out of HG Data reports that the company “has successfully raised $2 million in funding led by EPIC Ventures. The investment will be used to increase coverage of the company’s cloud-based business intelligence database and expand into the Asia-Pacific region. ‘While LinkedIn maps the connections between people in business, HG…

How Much Big Data Do You Actually Need?

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by James Kobielus The point of big data is to extract deeper intelligence from data while eliminating the scale constraints that have frustrated traditional business analytics initiatives. Fundamentally, big data is all about matching the data analytics platform scale to the business challenges you’re trying to address. It’s not about treating one massive scale as…