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The Big Data Opportunity

This White Paper is Sponsored by:     About the White Paper Big Data strategies—those that use massively parallel, specialized systems to tap the intelligence held in high volumes of distributed, unstructured data—are changing industries, and creating winners and also-rans. Invaluable information, culled from data collected at customer interaction points, is being used to drive…

Webinar: Schema Design and Data Modeling

10gen Presents Schema Design and Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by:   About the Webinar One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb…

Slides: Schema Design and Data Modeling

10gen Presents Schema Design and Data Modeling from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by:   About the Webinar One of the challenges that comes with moving to MongoDB is figuring how to best model your data. While most developers have internalized the rules of thumb for…

RainStor’s 2013 Big Data Predictions

by Angela Guess Big Data solution provider RainStor has released their predictions for Big Data advancements in 2013. The article states, “As the year draws to a close, global organizations face the most prominent IT and business challenge: Big Data. The focus for IT will be to provide scalable, high-performance analytics at the lowest cost,…

Hadoop Isn’t the Only Option

by Angela Guess Jeff Carr recently wrote an article for VentureBeat about Big Data’s little secret: Hadoop isn’t the end-all-be-all. He writes, “Most observers would agree that the era of big data started around 2007, when Google’s MapReduce programming framework was integrated with Apache Hadoop, an open source project founded a couple of years earlier to help developers…

Dow Jones Moving to NoSQL

by Angela Guess Barbara Quint of Information Today reports, “Over the next 2 years, Dow Jones, a subsidiary of News Corp. (www.newscorp.com), will be moving the bulk of its online content to the NoSQL software platform of MarkLogic Corp. Factiva will be the first of three services on the Dow Jones digital network to shift; the others—WSJ.com and Dow…

Cloudspace Releases NoSQL Database-as-a-Service

by Angela Guess Chris Talbot of Talkin’ Cloud reports, “Cloud-based database provider Cloudant has launched its NoSQL database-as-a-service on Rackspace Hosting‘s (NYSE: RAX) open cloud platform. The DBaaS for web and mobile applications is now available across the open cloud as part of the Rackspace Cloud Tools program. Cloudant was formed by three MIT physicists and launched in…

Enter the Data Wars…

by Angela Guess Antone Gonsalves of ReadWrite.com recently declared that the age of data wars is dawning. He writes, “In 2020, the annual amount of digital data created, replicated and consumed will total more than 5,200 gigabytes for every man, woman and child on the planet, according to a new International Data Corp. report. That’s 50…

Santa Uses Attivio for Big Data Challenges, Says Attivio

by Angela Guess Sharing some holiday cheer and promoting their Big Data products at the same time, Attivio recently shared some “news” from the North Pole: “Frustrated by a lack of insight and integration from elves on the shelves worldwide, Santa has deployed the Active Intelligence Engine® from Attivio to better understand children’s behavior and…

Infochimps Releases Enterprise Cloud

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of TechCrunch reports, “Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because it’s self service. You don’t need three weeks of training and a background in programming, analytics, and computer science…