Big Data News, Articles, & Education

DATAVERSITY™ Acquires SemanticWeb.com and the SemTechBiz Conferences

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by Angela Guess The team at DATAVERSITY™ is very pleased to announce that we have acquired SemanticWeb.com and the Semantic Technology and Business Conferences. As a writer for both websites, I’m personally quite excited to see these two great communities come together. As the release states, “DATAVERSITY Education LLC, a subsidiary of Wilshire Conferences, Inc.…

Making Bridges Safer with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Manjo Bansal of SAP recently wrote an article for Forbes, stating, “South Padres Island, TX, 2001. Minneapolis, MN, 2007. Seattle, WA, 2013. Three towns in three different parts of the country, yet inextricably linked by a common type of disaster – a bridge collapse. In the Minneapolis event, 13 people died and…

EMC Prepares for Big Data Moves in Asia

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by Angela Guess The Business Standard reports, “Pivotal, an offshoot company created by EMC and VMware, has launched a big data innovation centre in Singapore to help customers which includes several Indian conglomerates and IT majors to execute advanced big data analytics projects. ‘The company,’ said Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal, ‘is looking at the big financial institutions, banks, telecom…

Machine Learning Boosts Data-Scientist Learning, and Vice Versa

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by James Kobielus Data scientists are human, from what I’ve seen. The same can be said about the subject-matter domain specialists who work hand-in-hand with data scientists. Sometimes one and the same human performs both functions. Sometimes it is different humans engaged in a very wetware-intensive collaboration. Humans are only human. We have limited capabilities,…

Making Your Big Data Insightful

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by Angela Guess Kumar Srivastava of Wired recently wrote, “With all the emphasis these days that’s placed on combing through the piles of potentially invaluable data that resides within an enterprise, it’s possible for a business to lose sight of the need to turn the discoveries generated by data analysis into valuable actions. Sure, insights…

The Risks of Big Data and How to Manage Them

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by Angela Guess John Jordan of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Big data. It’s the latest IT buzzword, and it isn’t hard to see why. The ability to parse more information, faster and deeper, is allowing companies, governments, researchers and others to understand the world in a way they could only dream about before.…

Hadoop Highlights: YARN-Ready Apps And Machine Learning Magic

Next week Hadoop World takes place in New York City. The big event follows on the heels of the official gold release last week of Apache Hadoop 2.0, which significantly overhauls the MapReduce programming model for processing large data sets with a parallel, distributed algorithm on a cluster. Sitting on top of the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), YARN…

MicroStrategy Revamps for Bigger Data

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of PC World reports, “Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization. ‘We’re delivering a substantial new set of functionality,’ said Kevin Spurway, MicroStrategy’s vice president of industry and mobile marketing. The…

Turning Big Data into Action

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by Angela Guess McKinsey & Company recently shared an article on Forbes, stating, “Data is meaningless unless it helps make decisions that have measurable impact. Unfortunately, many decision makers are ensnared rather than enlightened by Big Data, preventing data and insights from making it to the front lines in relevant and usable forms.  Too many…

Avoiding Big Data Traps

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by Angela Guess Ikhlaq Sidhu, Chief Scientist at the Coleman Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership recently wrote, “By now it’s well known that Target Corporation (Target) ‘knew a teen girl was pregnant before her father did.’ Not only was the story told many times over in the New York Times, but it also became one…