Big Data News, Articles, & Education

A Semantics Approach to Information Management

by Jelani Harper Semantics technologies have emerged as one of the most influential means of Data Management. A March report from Gartner identified semantics technologies as one of the top trends impacting information infrastructure in 2013. There is a utilitarian aspect of Semantics technologies that can bring value to virtually any organization, regardless of its…

Talend and Neo Technology Advance NoSQL Capabilities

by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports that Talend and Neo Technology have “announced a partnership to advance the deployment and integration of NoSQL graph databases to enterprise environments. As part of the agreement, Talend has added a new connector for Neo4j in its integration solutions, Talend Platform for Big Data and Talend Open…

MySQL Cluster 7.3 Adds NoSQL Option

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Oracle on Tuesday announced a collection of must-have and nice-to-have upgrades with the release of MySQL Cluster 7.3, the high-scale, shared-nothing, auto-sharding version of the MySQL database management system. The key must-have is foreign key support, while one nice-to-have is a wizard-driven auto installer. A new…

Hewlett-Packard Makes Big Data Moves Against IBM

by Angela Guess Aaron Ricadela and Sarah Frier of BusinessWeek report, “As demand for personal computers continues to slump,Hewlett-Packard is trying to make itself more attractive to businesses. On June 11 the company unveiled HAVEn, a software package that knits together technology from its data analysis units. The move pits HP against IBM, a leader in mining…

Why Big Data Matters in Human Resources

by Angela Guess Meghan Biro of Forbes reports, “Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. For decades the gold standards in HR were the resume and personal interview. But a resume can hide a thousand faults and interviews favor those who are articulate and personable. HR and Recruitment staff often…

Data & Design: Better Together

by Angela Guess Mark Hansen of the New York Times recently wrote, “From a speedometer to a weather map to a stock chart, we routinely interpret and act on data displayed visually. With a few exceptions, data has no natural ‘look,’ no natural ‘visualization,’ and choices have to be made about how it should be…

Big Data is More Powerful with Big Intuition

by Angela Guess Tim Leberecht of Fortune recently wrote, “Big Data is big business. Sensors, GPS tracking, math modeling, and artificial intelligence offer companies real-time market insights at massive scale and open the door to unprecedented ways of monitoring, targeting, and measuring employees and customers. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that enterprises adopting Big Data technologies will ‘outperform…

Big Data as a Service: Is the World Ready?

by Ezekiel James It’s not a huge revelation that the world of Cloud computing is rapidly evolving and taking on a wide range of shapes these days.  The as-a-service nomenclature is expanding beyond Cloud-based platforms, infrastructures, and software solutions. It now includes a variety of Web and Data Management technologies that are almost becoming too…

State-level Data Governance is “Shaky at Best”

by Angela Guess Dan Bowman of FierceHealthIT reports, “State level governance efforts for storing and exchanging citizen data–including health information–are ‘shaky at best,’ according to Chad Grant, a senior policy analyst with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Grant, who spoke at the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., on…