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Health Care Loves Big Data

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “It’s no secret that medical research and health care have already benefited pretty significantly from the technologies and analytic techniques that comprise big data, and two new partnerships underscore the promise. One is a five-year research partnership between the Berg pharmaceutical company and the Icahn School of Medicine at…

Amplifying Security Intelligence with Big Data

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by Vijay Dheap[i] “Big Data” may seem like just the latest technology buzzword, but there’s a reason why so many business leaders are sitting up and taking notice of how to put their data to work.  In tandem with the big data explosion, there’s another headline-grabbing trend hitting the business world: Corporate cyber crime is…

Neo Technology’s Graph Database Powers World’s First Home Management Service

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that onefinestay, the world’s first unhotel booking service, is experiencing increased database speed, accuracy and flexibility with Neo4j. Neo4j supports onefinestay’s wide range of complex data requirements and access paths — handling search…

Why NoSQL is Gaining Fans

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by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week recently asked, “Did you hear about MongoDB’s $150 million venture capital haul announced last week? How about DataStax’s $45 million round in July or Couchbase’s $25 million infusion in August? What all these young vendors have in common is that they’re the backers of open-source NoSQL databases.…

The Best Machine Learning Models for Your Business

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by Angela Guess Ben Lorica of Forbes recently wrote, “For companies in the early stages of grappling with big data, the analytic lifecycle (model building, deployment, maintenance) can be daunting. In earlier posts I highlighted some new tools that simplify aspects of the analytic lifecycle, including the early phases of model building. But while tools are allowing companies to…

Moving Past the Hype Cycle to Practical Big Data Applications

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by Angela Guess Ron Kasabian of GigaOM reports, “As 2013 kicked off Gartner analyst Svetlana Sicular noted in her blog that big data is sliding down into the Trough of Disillusionment, a steep cliff in the Gartner Hype Cycle that follows the Peak of Inflated Expectations. (If you’re not familiar with the Gartner hype cycle, check out…

Choosing the Right NoSQL Solution for Your Business

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by Angela Guess Stephen Pimintel, Director of Developer Evangelism at FoundationDB recently wrote, “The NoSQL arena can be tough to get your hands around. Not only is the field undergoing pretty rapid development, but it doesn’t really center on a single technology. NoSQL is more of an approach that selects and recombines some of the…

MongoDB Raises $150M for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Susan Kalla of Forbes reports, “MongoDB said it closed a $150 million round of new financing led by ‘a global financial services firm,’ rumored to be Fidelity Investments. Some new investors to the company include Altimeter Capital, Salesforce.com and T. Rowe Price. Investors from previous rounds also joined in on the raise, and they…