Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Fighting Piracy with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nicholas Carlson and Dylan Love of Business Insider report, “Piracy is a serious problem on the world’s seas. A U.S. consultancy called Oceans Beyond Piracy estimates that pirates caused $7 billion of damage in 2011. The good news is that, thanks to technological advances, the problem is getting solved. The International Maritime Bureau…

Big Marketing Data

by Angela Guess Christopher Hosford of BtoB Magazine recently wrote, “Today’s hyper-connected customers may be rushing well ahead of marketers’ ability to understand and adapt to their needs. That, according to presentations at the Direct Marketing Association’s NCDM (National Center for Database Marketing) conference and expo last month, is prompting marketers to make an organizational…

MDM in the Cloud

by Angela Guess Ravi Shankar recently wrote an article for Cloud Times regarding the importance of MDM to successful cloud computing. He writes, “Without cloud-enabled master data management (MDM), the idea of Data as a Service (DaaS) is a hollow promise. Companies turned successfully to MDM to deal with fragmented data in the past in…

IBM at Top of US Patent List for 20th Straight Year

by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “IBM today announced that it received a record 6,478 patents in 2012 for inventions that will enable fundamental advancements across key domains including analytics, Big Data, cybersecurity, cloud, mobile, social networking and software defined environments, as well as industry solutions for retail, banking, healthcare,…

Neo4j Among InfoWorld 2013 Technology of the Year Winners

by Angela Guess InfoWorld has shared its 2013 Technology of the Year award winners, and among the victors is Neo4j. The article states, “When you think of NoSQL, you may think of a nontransactional, nonrelational database. Graph databases like Neo4j are a bit of an odd man out in this category. When your data is structured but…

Big Oil, Big Data

by Angela Guess Steve Rosenbush of the Wall Street Journal recently discussed the use of Big Data in the oil industry. He writes, “Aboard the Noble Bully 1, Gulf of Mexico—The Noble Bully 1, a new kind of drill ship developed by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to help extract oil in once inaccessible regions of the deepest oceans, doesn’t look…

2013 Trends in NoSQL

by Paul Williams As 2012 transitions into 2013, the multifaceted world of NoSQL continues to expand. Current platforms and databases gain market share and renown, while new products emerge, staking out their place in this constantly changing environment. Those interested in a primer on all things making up the world of “not only” relational databases…

How Google Now is Utilizing Big Data

by Angela Guess MIKE2.0 has posted an article on the Smart Data Collective regarding Google Now and Big Data. According to the article, “Few companies manage information better than Google. If there were an annual award for corporate information management (IM), I’m sure that Google would have won it–or had been in the top three–over the…

7 Predictions for Hadoop in 2013

by Angela Guess Herb Cunitz of Hortonworks recently shared seven predictions for Hadoop in 2013. His first prediction is that Big Data will become simply “data”: “Over the past 18 months the term ‘big data’ has emerged and has defined a space for swath of new (and existing) technologies.  It has been called transformative and…

Introducing Couchbase Server 2.0

by Angela Guess Couchbase Server 2.0 was released last month, and now the people at Couchbase are offering a free webinar on January 22 introducing the latest updates. According to the company, “Couchbase Server 2.0 is here! Couchbase Server 2.0 is a document database that includes JSON support, indexing and querying capabilities, and cross datacenter…