Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Concurrent Introduces Pattern Scoring Engine for Hadoop

by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today introduced Pattern, a free, open source, standard-based scoring engine that enables analysts and data scientists to quickly deploy machine-learning applications on Apache Hadoop™. Leveraging the power and broad platform support of the Cascading…

Beyond Big: Integration Possibilities for Big Data

by Jelani Harper The increasing prevalence of Big Data in today’s business climate is indisputable, yet there are still several issues related to its integration with the enterprise that are preventing organizations from adopting it on a wider scale. The speed, size, and variety of Big Data present challenges to a number of conventional processes…

HOSTING Launches Cloud Visibility Reporting Tool

by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “HOSTING, a leading provider of managed cloud services for business-critical applications, today announced a new business insights tool that provides visibility into HOSTING’s cloud services using the five tenets of ITIL service design: availability, performance, recovery, security and capacity. The new 360 Degrees Report™ provides a…

IBM Unveils Watson Engagement Advisor

by Angela Guess IBM recently announced, “Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales. Now businesses…

Featured Video: Why and When You Should Use Redis

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Why and When You Should Use Redis from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess The 2012 NoSQL Now! Conference featured a number of excellent discussions surrounding NoSQL solutions, advancements, tools, and use cases. One such discussion was led by Josiah Carlson, Chief Architect of ChowNow Inc. Carlson’s presentation was titled Why and When You Should Use Redis.…

Cisco Insists “Big Data is the Network”

by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times reports, “John Chambers says the profits from Cisco Systems’ new strategy are still one to three years away. The strategy, however, is already becoming more clear: Big Data will only work if it’s delivered through the network, and that could go hand-in-hand with consolidation among…

Catalyst to Showcase e-Discovery Platform at LegalTech

by Angela Guess Catalyst Repository Systems reports that the company will “showcase enhancements to its next-generation e-discovery platform, Insight, and advanced integrated predictive coding technology, Insight Predict, at the LegalTech West Coast 2013 conference, being held at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, May 21-22. Catalyst will also introduce a first for the e-discovery industry…

US Government to Share Cyber Security Info with Private Sector

by Angela Guess Joseph Menn of the Insurance Journal writes, “The U.S. government will use classified information about software vulnerabilities for the first time to protect companies outside of the military industrial complex, top officials told Reuters this week. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano said that a system being developed to scan Internet traffic…

Tableau Software and Marketo Up After IPOs

by Angela Guess Ingrid Lunden of TechCrunch reports, “One year to the day of the troubled Facebook IPO, the climate for tech IPOs in the public markets is significantly less stormy, especially for companies in the enterprise space. Today, not one but two, Tableau Software and Marketo, are debuting on New York stock exchanges. Business intelligence…