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Dropping ACID: Architecting with Eventual Consistency in the Cloud from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg, President of ZapThink gave a great presentation at the most recent NoSQL Now! Conference. His introductory presentation was called Dropping ACID: Architecting with Eventual Consistency in the Cloud. In his description of the talk, Jason writes, “It’s impossible for…

Big Data Analytics Bringing Big Benefits to Big Business

by Angela Guess Antony Savvas of ComputerWorld reports, “A host of big companies have explained how they have benefited from Big Data in a research report published this week. The Big Data in Big Companies report describes how around 20 large firms have deployed analytics software to benefit from Big Data projects. The report has been…

Spying on Big Data “Not Even an Effective Strategy”

by Angela Guess In light of the recent news about the NSA’s data collecting exploits, Francis Gouillart of Fortune writes, “The Obama Administration thinks it can prevent terrorism by collecting and linking immense volumes of private phone call, credit card, and Internet data. Unfortunately, as the administration trades privacy for intelligence insights, President Obama is…

Enterprise Threats: Big Data and Cyber Security

by Jelani Harper Many people are aware of the fact that Big Data has the potential to significantly enhance business and operational processes. Yet, its scalability also has substantial boons for cyber security, the consequences of which can either make or break the enterprise. Due to the massive quantities and variation of data sources that…

IBM Unveils Big Data, Cloud Enhancements

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that the company has announced “enhancements across its systems portfolio that are designed to help organizations adopt cloud computing as they build toward Software Defined Environments (SDE). Enhancements to IBM’s Smarter Storage line of Flash, disk and tape systems give clients faster access to business…

Thumbtack Technology Partners with Neo Technology

by Angela Guess A recent article out of Neo Technology reports, “Thumbtack Technology today announced a  with Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database. Thumbtack Technology is a leading IT consulting firm, dedicated to delivering the highest quality of work for Fortune 500 companies and startups. Neo Technology is a pioneer of graph…

IBM Big Data Tech Helps Seattle Children’s Hospital Make Faster, More Accurate Diagnoses

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that “IBM and Brightlight today announced that Seattle Children’s Hospital is using IBM Big Data technology to improve treatment of its young patients. With over 350,000 patient visits annually and thousands of data points associated with each patient, Seattle Children’s Hospital can run queries on patient data in…

Catalyst Names David Sannar VP of International Development in Asia

by Angela Guess A recent article reports, “Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a pioneer in cloud-based discovery platforms for global e-discovery and other complex legal matters, today announced it has named e-discovery business development veteran David Sannar as its new Managing Director of Catalyst Japan LLC and Vice President of International Development in Asia. In this…

Hitachi to Launch Global Center for Innovative Analytics

by Angela Guess A recent article out of Hitachi reports that the company “has established the Hitachi Global Center for Innovative Analytics (HGC-IA) to globally provide customers innovative solutions that leverage the power of big data. Linking Hitachi operating units and local researchers and engineers located in the U.S., the U.K., Japan and other regions…

Neo Technology and O’Reilly Media Launch ‘Graph Databases’ Book

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, will launch ‘Graph Databases,’ the authoritative book on graph databases, next week at GraphConnect Boston and GraphConnect Chicago. Published by O’Reilly Media, the book gives unprecedented access to the power and flexibility of the graph and provides best practices…