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Accelrys Enterprise Platform 9.0 Enhances Big Data Capabilities

by Jelani Harper San Diego based software vendor Accelrys recently unveiled its Accelrys Enterprise Platform 9.0. According to the release, the updated platform is “an open, scientifically aware platform delivering breakthrough capabilities for managing “Big Data” and externalized research collaboration networks. With significant new technology enhancements in the areas of security, administration and scientific services,…

Defining Hadoop

by Angela Guess Brian Proffitt of ReadWrite recently explained what Hadoop is and how it works. He writes, “You can’t have a conversation about Big Data for very long without running into the elephant in the room: Hadoop. This open source software platform managed by the Apache Software Foundation has proven to be very helpful in storing…

IBM Survey: CMO’s Crunching Big Data

by Angela Guess An article out of the company reports, “IBM’s new survey of marketing professionals finds that chief marketing officers (CMOs) are differentiating their brands by crunching big data in real-time and automating personalized marketing campaigns. The price tag for failing to meet the needs of today’s so-called ‘omni-channel shoppers’ — who frequent both online…

The More Data Skills, The Better

by Angela Guess Christopher Nerney of DataInformed reports, “At the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium on May 22, John Roese, the CTO of technology company EMC, was one of several IT executives to cite the need for skilled data pros. ‘When it comes to analytics, there’s not a large talent pool. The actual tools are new. It’s a challenge…

Walmart’s Big Data Bet

by Angela Guess Cadie Thompson of CNBC reports, “Wal-Mart wants to tell you what to buy on your mobile device and it’s using its massive collection of data to make it a reality. ‘Our mobile strategy is as simple as it is audacious. We want to make mobile tools that become indispensable for our customers while…

Featured Video: Establishing a Career Path for Software Architects

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Establishing a Career Path for Software Architects from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess In addition to a wide variety of insightful technical sessions, last year’s NoSQL Now! Conference offered a number of practical lessons for business people. For example, Paul Preiss, CEO and Founder of IASA Global led a presentation entitled Establishing a Career Path for…

Catalyst Partners With Honyaku Corporation

by Angela Guess Catalyst Repository Systems reports, “Two industry leaders have joined forces to offer translation, multi-language document review, and technology and services to the international e-discovery and compliance markets. Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a pioneer in providing cloud-based technology platforms for global compliance and litigation matters, today announced a strategic alliance with Tokyo-based Honyaku Corporation, a 40-year-old veteran…

IBM Study Shows Top Procurement Officers Drive Higher Profit Margins

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports, “At the Smarter Commerce Global Summit, IBM today announced a study that says companies with high-performing procurement organizations are driving better bottom line results. According to the study, these organizations report profit margins of 7.12 percent as compared to just 5.83 percent for companies with low-performing…

Wibidata Raises $15M for Big Data at Little Companies

by Angela Guess Rebecca Grant of VentureBeat reports, “Big data is a big trend right now, and Wibidata has raised $15 million to help businesses take advantage of it. Wibidata builds and sells big data applications that companies can use to uncover consumer insights and react in real time. Large organizations like Google, Amazon, Netflix, Yahoo, and Facebook have…

Big Data v. Mother Nature

by Angela Guess Chris Morris of CNBC reports, “Just a few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess. But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and last October’s Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long range…