Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data Job of the Day: Principal – Hadoop Developer

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by Angela Guess AT&T is looking for a Principal – Hadoop Developer (Big Data) in Plano, TX. The post states, “Responsible for the development of distributed computing tasks which inclulde MapReduce, NoSQL, and other distributed environment technologies based on need or preference to solve the problems that arise. Using programming languages and technology, writes code,…

Bigger, Better Marketing with Better Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Sri Sridharian of CMSwire recently asked the question, “How does marketing become bigger, better, stronger and faster using analytics?” On the first point he writes, “There is no dearth of customer data now available for marketers to digest. Analyzing all of that data — at scale — is a challenge for any organization. Every…

IBM Is Helping Clients Build Confidence in Big Data

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by Angela Guess Yesterday IBM introduced new software, system and services offerings to help organizations increase their success with their Big Data projects. This technology will help increase the confidence in their data, the speed in gaining business value out of their data, and sharpen their skill set to tackle Big Data challenges, IBM claims.…

Big Data Becomes Fashionable

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by Angela Guess Kathy Gordon of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “In the fashion business, faux pas can be costly. In order to hem back the risk, some retailers are increasingly turning to trend forecasting. For an average annual fee of $7,000 to $15,000, customers get access to forward forecasts of fashion trends and…

New Big Data Professionals Don’t Need CS Degrees

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by Angela Guess Clay Dillow of Fortune recently wrote, “In the U.S. alone, a McKinsey & Company report projects a shortfall of between 140,000 and 190,000 ‘deep analytical’ big data professionals by 2018 — that is, people with highly technical skills in machine learning, statistics, and/or computer science, the actual hands-on big data people that know how…

NORC at the University of Chicago Joins the Open Cloud Consortium

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the organization reports, “NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) and the Open Cloud Consortium (OCC) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year agreement that brings NORC into the OCC. NORC will be involved in several OCC Working Groups, including the Open Science Data Cloud…

Introducing Cassandra 2.0

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by Angela Guess Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet reports, “In 2008, Facebook gave big data users a gift. The social network released Cassandra, its NoSQL, big data distributed data store to open source. Today, with the release of Cassandra 2.0, the gift is more valuable than ever. Since 2008, under the direction of the Apache Software Foundation…

Big Data Jobs Going Unfilled

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by Angela Guess A new article out of NewsFactor.com reports that the number of Big Data jobs is growing so quickly that there are simply not enough qualified candidates to fill the gap: “Professionals in big data are big deals in today’s largely sluggish U.S. job market. The demand for talent capable of gleaning useful information from…