Big Data News, Articles, & Education

DARPA Wants To Develop Machines That Mimic The Cerebral Neocortex

A report from Meghan Neal at Motherboard discusses the work underway at DARPA to develop a machine that can think on its feed, reasoning and problem-solving on the fly, without human intervention. This intelligent real-time computing machine will “focus on mimicking the cerebral neocortex—the part of the brain that’s crucial for things like memory, perception,…

NaviSite Releases NaviCloud Director

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by Jelani Harper NaviSite recently announced the unveiling of an IaaS platform known as NaviCloud Director. The announcement states that the platform is “a VMware vCloud® Powered IaaS platform that uses VMware vCloud Director® 5.1, and is designed to provide cloud-based businesses a more flexible, customizable, enterprise class, production-oriented hybrid cloud environment.  NaviCloud Director further…

How Big Data Improves Customer Experience

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by Angela Guess Ronit Belson of Silicon Angle recently wrote, “Earlier this year Forrester Research, Inc., published its “2013 Customer Experience Predictions” report (January 2013) based on interviews with leading chief customer officers about their biggest challenges and priorities for 2013. Forrester found that over the past two years, consumer technology adoption and market forces have…

Good Data Starts with Good Data Science

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by Angela Guess Frank Konkel of FCW.com recently wrote, “As everybody knows by now, the key benefit of big data is to find the proverbial needle in the haystack — the insight lurking in a vast sea of disparate data that answers a million-dollar question or leads to a huge efficiency boost. Before the data…

Big Data Job of the Day: Senior Big Data Engineer

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by Jelani Harper Salesforce is looking for a senior Big Data engineer in San Francisco, California. The position requires an individual who is, “responsible for prototyping, designing and implementing complex and cutting edge big data platforms; working with R&D group in identifying, collecting and managing datasets; helping Engineering in analysis and visualization of data and…

Big Data and the Future of Predictive Analytics

Andy Flint of CloudTech recently wrote, “Analytics depends on data — the more, the merrier. If we’re trying to model, say, the behaviour of customers responding to marketing offers or clicking through a website, we can build a far stronger model with 10,000 samples than with 100.”

Data Scientist Mark Whitehorn on the Nature of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Professor Mark Whitehorn has written an article for The Register on what exactly Big Data is and why it’s so important. He writes, “On the very day I was writing, the Grauniad reported that the Oxford English Dictionary has just defined big data as ‘data of a very large size, typically to the extent…

Increasing Government Data Means More Security Risk

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by Angela Guess Fed Tech Magazine recently reported, “Government agencies have become increasingly dependent on data — creating, collecting and making sense of it. At the same time, the ‘bad guys,’ whether joyriding hackers, hacktivists, cybercriminals or unfriendly nations, are equally interested in this data, from passwords and financial records to Social Security numbers and classified files.…

Featured Video: Implementing JSONiq

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Implementing JSONiq: Add JSON to your XQuery processor in no time from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess NoSQL Now! starts tomorrow, but if you simply can’t wait to get your fill of NoSQL knowledge, you can get a sneak peak of what’s ahead with this presentation from last year’s conference. Chris Hillery, Principal Member of the…

With Big Data, Stick to the Original 3 Vs

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by Angela Guess Seth Grimes of Information Week recently posed the question, “When it comes to big data, how many V’s are enough? Analyst Doug Laney used three — volume, velocity and variety — in defining big data back in the ’90s. In recent years, revisionists have blown out the count to a too-many seven or eight.…