Big Data News, Articles, & Education

New Report: How NoSQL Solutions Handle Failure Conditions

by Angela Guess Thumbtack Technology has released a new report on NoSQL databases: “In conjunction with the report published a few months ago entitled Ultra-High Performance NoSQL Benchmarking: Analyzing Durability and Performance Tradeoffs Thumbtack’s latest study focuses on how NoSQL databases perform during hardware failures. The new report, entitled NoSQL Failover Characteristics: Aerospike, Cassandra, Couchbase,…

Big Data Doesn’t Need to Move Fast to be Sexy

by Angela Guess James Kobielus of InfoWorld reports, “In the pecking order of big data sexiness, production applications and exploratory data science sandboxes get all the attention. That’s why, if you’re not a big data pro, you’ve probably ignored the critical role of big data in the ‘landing area’ of your data management and analytics…

Big Data Can Learn a Thing or Two from Lego

by Angela Guess Kurt Bilafer of Forbes recently discussed Rebrickable, a website for Lego enthusiasts: “Users input Lego set IDs and their current inventory of Lego pieces and voila!  – an analytics engine crunches the data and makes recommendations on new Lego creations they can build.  This means a second life for old, forgotten Lego…

YarcData Announces Winners of $100K Graph Analytics Challenge

by Angela Guess YarcData has announced the winners of their Graph Analytics Challenge. The challenge showcases “the increasing applicability and adoption of graph analytics in discovering unknown relationships in Big Data. Submissions included an innovative range of applications across a broad variety of sectors including crime prediction, social science, life science and sports performance. Dr.…

If Big Data Isn’t Right for You, Try Little Data

by Angela Guess Raj Sabhlok of Forbes recently wrote, “When I finally clean my office and put things in their rightful place, my anxiety turns to calm. Life feels very different when I have the documents, the phone numbers or the disk that I need right when I need it. The fact is, the right…

MarkLogic Raises $25M to Get More NoSQL Customers

by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of GigaOM reports, “When MarkLogic Founder Christopher Lindblad started working on a database for unstructured data in 2001, his efforts were prescient. Since then, the database market has since seen a proliferation of non-relational, or NoSQL, startups to handle the wide variety of data types that new data sources such…

Oklahoma Partners with IBM to Cut Costs, Improve Services

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that the company recently announced “it is helping the state of Oklahoma save $15 million over the next five years and ultimately improve services to state residents. As governments institute structural changes in the way agencies measure performance and deliver services, data analytics and new…

What to Look for in a an Enterprise Cloud Provider

by Ezekiel James Cloud technology is being adopted on a large scale by all sorts of organizations and users, yet the technology itself is still quite new. As with any new-ish technology, there is always some level of reluctance when it comes to early or even on-time adoption. The reality is that the benefits of…

Using Big Data to Catch Human Traffickers

by Angela Guess Bernhard Warner of Business Week reports, “Human trafficking is one of the most lucrative of all criminal enterprises. According to recent research (PDF) from the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 20.9 million people have been pushed into forced labor, creating a booming $32 billion illicit trade stretching from Laos to…