Big Data News, Articles, & Education

NASA and Amazon Web Services Open Up Big Data to Researchers

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by Angela Guess Phys.org reports, “NASA and Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) of Seattle, Wash., are making a large collection of NASA climate and Earth science satellite data available to research and educational users through the AWS cloud. The system enhances research and educational opportunities for the U.S. geoscience community by promoting community-driven research, innovation…

IBM Watson is Fueling a New Era of Cognitive Apps Built in the Cloud

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced that, for the first time, it will make its IBM Watson technology available as a development platform in the cloud, to enable a worldwide community of software application providers to build a new generation of apps infused with Watson’s cognitive computing intelligence. The…

The White House Unveils New Big Data Projects

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by Angela Guess Patience Wait of Information Week reports, “The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and Networking and Information Technology R&D program (NITRD) on Tuesday introduced a slew of new big-data collaboration projects aimed at stimulating private-sector interest in federal data. The initiatives, announced at the White House-sponsored ‘Data to Knowledge…

Oracle Announces Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, Oracle has announced the “Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2, which includes the entire Cloudera Enterprise technology stack and 33 percent more storage capacity for a total of 864 terabytes. Oracle Big Data Appliance X4-2 is a comprehensive Big Data platform optimized for both batch and real-time processing…

How the Oil Industry is Cutting Costs with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Elizabeth Dwoskin of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Big Oil is the latest industry to turn to Big Data software to shave costs. Pacific Drilling operates rigs in far-flung places like Nigeria, where the tab for feeding a 200-person crew, transporting equipment back and forth across 250 miles of ocean, and drilling…

Who’s Getting Rich on Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWriteWeb recently wrote, “We’re in the midst of a Big Data Gold Rush, with VCs throwing cash at anyone and everyone with a Big Data idea. But as Cowen & Co. analyst Peter Goldmacher posits, the Big Data financial opportunity has three phases, with Big Data users, not vendors,…

Big Data and Accounting: What It Means for CFOs

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by Angela Guess Jeff Thomson of Forbes recently wrote, “Big data is one of the most influential technology trends for the accounting profession, according to a recent report from IMA® and ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). To explore what this trend specifically means for CFOs, I spoke with Carlos Passi, assistant controller of IBM, about emerging…

Webinar: In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts

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In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar In-Memory Computing is here and it is going to profoundly change the way that applications are built. Jon Webster, GridGain’s Vice President of Product Management, will discuss common misconceptions about In-Memory…

Slides: In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts

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In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar In-Memory Computing is here and it is going to profoundly change the way that applications are built. Jon Webster, GridGain’s Vice President of Product Management, will discuss common misconceptions about…