Big Data News, Articles, & Education

IBM Announces 2 New Power Systems Linux Centers

by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “At the Red Hat Summit in Boston, IBM announced new initiatives to further support and speed up the adoption of the Linux operating system across the enterprise. These include two new Power Systems Linux Centers and plans to extend support for Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology…

The Spies of Silicon Valley?

by Angela Guess Michael Hirsh of Quartz recently wrote, “Some of America’s biggest social media and tech companies have been denying in recent days that they were aware of the National Security Agency’s recently-exposed ‘PRISM’ and telephone monitoring programs. But these denials obscure a larger truth: The government’s massive data collection and surveillance system was…

Big Data Marketing: Asking the Right Questions

by Angela Guess Michael Brenner of Forbes recently wrote, “Looking into a heavy topic today: Big Data for Marketing. ‘Heavy’ because it’s sorta philosophical. I think Big Data for Marketing is more about the questions than the answers. More about the insights than the technology. The opportunity lies in defining how Big Data can help…

The Data Governance Lessons Coming Out of the US Data Surveillance Program

by Angela Guess Justin Kern of Information Management recently reported, “In the background of ongoing revelations and fallout from a federal contractor leaking what are reportedly U.S. government scans of loads of private citizen phone data are enterprise lessons on approaching advanced analytics, big data and public information projects, according to industry experts. The personal data privacy…

Is Hadoop Enterprise Ready?

Anjul Bhambhri

by Anjul Bhambhri Recently, there’s been much discussion regarding Apache Hadoop’s capability and usability (or for the latter, the lack thereof). Hadoop is an extremely useful but disruptive open source technology that enables users to store and analyze poly-structured data in large volumes. As enterprises look to analyze their data for increased business insight, they also…

Featured Video: Dropping ACID

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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…