Big Data News, Articles, & Education

MySQL Cluster 7.3 Adds NoSQL Option

by Angela Guess Doug Henschen of Information Week reports, “Oracle on Tuesday announced a collection of must-have and nice-to-have upgrades with the release of MySQL Cluster 7.3, the high-scale, shared-nothing, auto-sharding version of the MySQL database management system. The key must-have is foreign key support, while one nice-to-have is a wizard-driven auto installer. A new…

Hewlett-Packard Makes Big Data Moves Against IBM

by Angela Guess Aaron Ricadela and Sarah Frier of BusinessWeek report, “As demand for personal computers continues to slump,Hewlett-Packard is trying to make itself more attractive to businesses. On June 11 the company unveiled HAVEn, a software package that knits together technology from its data analysis units. The move pits HP against IBM, a leader in mining…

Why Big Data Matters in Human Resources

by Angela Guess Meghan Biro of Forbes reports, “Nowhere is Big Data more valuable than in Human Resources and Talent Management. For decades the gold standards in HR were the resume and personal interview. But a resume can hide a thousand faults and interviews favor those who are articulate and personable. HR and Recruitment staff often…

Data & Design: Better Together

by Angela Guess Mark Hansen of the New York Times recently wrote, “From a speedometer to a weather map to a stock chart, we routinely interpret and act on data displayed visually. With a few exceptions, data has no natural ‘look,’ no natural ‘visualization,’ and choices have to be made about how it should be…

Big Data is More Powerful with Big Intuition

by Angela Guess Tim Leberecht of Fortune recently wrote, “Big Data is big business. Sensors, GPS tracking, math modeling, and artificial intelligence offer companies real-time market insights at massive scale and open the door to unprecedented ways of monitoring, targeting, and measuring employees and customers. Analyst firm Gartner predicts that enterprises adopting Big Data technologies will ‘outperform…

Big Data as a Service: Is the World Ready?

by Ezekiel James It’s not a huge revelation that the world of Cloud computing is rapidly evolving and taking on a wide range of shapes these days.  The as-a-service nomenclature is expanding beyond Cloud-based platforms, infrastructures, and software solutions. It now includes a variety of Web and Data Management technologies that are almost becoming too…

State-level Data Governance is “Shaky at Best”

by Angela Guess Dan Bowman of FierceHealthIT reports, “State level governance efforts for storing and exchanging citizen data–including health information–are ‘shaky at best,’ according to Chad Grant, a senior policy analyst with the National Association of State Chief Information Officers. Grant, who spoke at the Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition in Washington, D.C., on…

What the NSA Can Do With Its Big Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica recently opined, “Most of us are okay with what Google does with its vast supply of ‘big data,’ because we largely benefit from it—though Google does manage to make a good deal of money off of us in the process. But if I were to backspace over…

Featured Video: Evolving Neo4j for the Cloud

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Evolving Neo4J for the Cloud from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess In preparation for the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, take a look back at some of the most memorable moments from last year’s conference. One presentation that stands out from the crowd is Stephen Cole’s talk, Evolving Neo4j for the Cloud. In this…

2013 NoSQL Now! Conference & Expo Keynote Speakers Announced

by Angela Guess We have announced the keynote speakers for the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose. The article states, “This year’s line-up will include NoSQL heavy hitters including Adrian Cockcroft of Netflix, Max Schireson of 10gen, and Andy Mendelsohn of Oracle. The program will also include technology pioneers Nathan Marz, the creator of…