Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Bringing the “Master” to Big Data

by Angela Guess Srinivasan Sundara Rajan of Sys-Con Media recently wrote, “Master Data Management (MDM) is a very important data governance aspect in enterprises whereby MDM enables the development of a ‘Single Version of Truth.’ MDM establishes Single Version of Truth by providing common descriptions for enterprise-wide entities. Before Big Data, enterprises generally managed their…

Swipely Brings Big Data Insight to Small Business

by Angela Guess Erin Carlyle of Forbes reports, “Angus Davis is kicking off Swipely ‘s weekly management meeting, and he wants to hear just one thing: Quick wins. ‘Matt?’ Davis gestures at the startup’s VP of sales, Matt Oley, who doesn’t miss a beat. The sales team is on track to meet this month’s goal, Oley reports.…

IBM Helps Security First Insurance Mine Big Data After a Disaster

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that “IBM announced that Security First Insurance, a leading homeowners insurance firm based in Florida, is using smarter content software from IBM and partner Integritie to collect and analyze big data including social media and email to quickly begin the claims resolution process for customers who…

Talend Improves Value of Big Data with New Integration Platform Release

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, a global open source software leader, announced the availability of version 5.3 of its next-generation integration platform, the only unified environment that scales the integration of data, application and business processes of any complexity. With version 5.3, Talend redefines the skillsets and development…

MapR Releases M7 Edition for NoSQL, Hadoop

by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “MapR Technologies has announced an update of its Big Data platform that provides performance improvements for NoSQL and Hadoop applications. With the MapR M7 Edition, MapR says it has removed the trade-offs organizations face when looking to deploy a NoSQL solution. M7 delivers over one million operations per second…

Precog NoSQL Solution Now Available

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Precog, the leading vendor for NoSQL analytics, today announced the general availability of its analytics platform for non-relational data. The announcement comes approximately 6 months after Precog launched its public beta. With the GA release, Precog has formalized pricing for its cloud offering,…

Two More Big Data Vs: Viability & Value

by Angela Guess Neil Biehn of Wired recently opined that “viability” and “value” should be added to the existing “Vs” of Big Data (volume, variety, and velocity). He writes, “The era of Big Data is not ‘coming soon.’ It’s here today and it has brought both painful changes and unprecedented opportunity to businesses in countless…

Grappling with Poor Data Governance at USPS

by Angela Guess Justin Kern of Information Management reports, “The United States Postal Service has struggled through modernization and declining revenue in public for years, but behind the scenes has been dealing with numerous data governance issues that require a full overhaul of its organization-wide data program, according to a new federal audit. A new…

Netflix Relies on NoSQL

by Angela Guess Andrew Lampitt of InfoWorld reports, “Netflix is the big Kahuna of a Web media businesses, with 33 million subscribers in more than 40 countries. As Netflix’s “watch now” streaming service has grown, the company has had to rethink its data and storage strategies to cope with ballooning workloads managed in the cloud.…

Little Data Gives Big Data More Power

by Angela Guess Mark Bonchek of the Harvard Business Review recently wrote, “You may not know this, but Big Data has a little brother. And together, Big and Little Data are far more powerful than Big Data alone. Big Data is what organizations know about people — be they customers, citizens, employees, or voters. Data…