Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data for Better Health

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by Angela Guess Joseph Goedert of Health Data Management recently wrote, “The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released initial findings from a study to assess current industry capabilities for matching patients with their health information. The Patient Identification and Matching stakeholder initiative included an environmental scan comprising interviews with more than…

IBM is Set to Acquire Aspera

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “IBM [last week] announced a definitive agreement to acquire Emeryville, CA-based Aspera, Inc. Aspera’s technology helps companies securely speed the movement of massive data files around the world. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Licensed to clients and partners either in the cloud…

Google, The Government, and the Fight for Transparency

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by Angela Guess Thomas Claburn of Information Week reports, “In its eighth biannual Transparency Report, Google once again observes a rise in government requests to remove content that’s critical of government behavior, even though the company is fighting government opposition to transparency and pushing for limits to secret government data gathering. Susan Infantino, legal director at Google,…

Why Australia Moved Its Food Data to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess Hamish Barwick of CIO.com reports, “Legacy storage infrastructure was holding the Department of Agriculture and Food in Western Australia (DAFWA) back from new IT projects until it began a $3.6 million storage upgrade in mid-2013. The agency provides information services to food producers and manufacturers in the state, as well as marketing agricultural…

2014 Big Data Trends: A Question of Three

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by Jelani Harper There are three key questions that the Big Data market must answer in 2014 to justify its extensive hype, the latest of which includes a projection in Forbes that the marketplace will exceed $16 billion next year, growing faster than the entire IT market combined: What is the most viable option for…

CouchDB Creator Takes “Cool” Job with Salesforce.com

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of Java World reports, “The creator of NoSQL database CouchDB says he is taking a job at Salesforce.com where he will work on a ‘quite ambitious’ and ‘ridiculously cool’ project related to the vendor’s cloud infrastructure. ‘Beginning in January 2014 I’ll be starting at Salesforce.com and working closely with Pat Helland on a…

Big Data Will Go Mainstream in 2014

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by Angela Guess Rutrell Yasin of GCN.com writes, “Government managers want faster access to data and analytics as they address a host of issues in 2014, including cybersecurity, fraud detection, crime prevention, medical research, weather modeling and situational awareness.  As a result, big data tools that deliver rapid access, real-time analysis and pattern recognition will be…

INSIGHT Centre Answers The Data Analytics Opportunity

by Jennifer Zaino Earlier this year, leading academics from well-known research centers in Ireland – the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), Clarity, Clique, 4C and TRIL – came together as part of the INSIGHT Centre for Data Analytics, with £42 million in government funding and £30 million in industry funding. With researchers based in a…

General Manager of HP Vertica Talks Big Data, Innovation

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “In his latest appearance on theCUBEat last week’s Discover summit in Barcelona, Colin Mahony, VP and GM of HP Vertica, shared how the database maker fits into Hewlett-Packard’s analytics strategy. After being acquired by HP in March 2011, Vertica gained access to hardware, service expertise and channel resources…