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Gartner’s Tech Trends: Big Data, Semantic Tech, and NoSQL

by Angela Guess According to an article out of BizTech2.com, Gartner has identified a number of top tech trends impacting business in 2013. The list includes Big Data, Semantic Technologies, and NoSQL. Under the category of Big Data, the article states, “Gartner defines big data as high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that demand cost-effective,…

Hadoop Rules the World

by Angela Guess Rani Molla and Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently discussed what they refer to as the Hadoop ecosystem. They write, “To say Hadoop has become really big business would be to understate the case. At a broad level, it’s the focal point of a immense big data movement, but Hadoop itself is now…

EDW Featured Talk: Big Data – Putting Your Eggs in Three Baskets

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Big Data: Putting your Eggs In Three Baskets: Hadoop, Relational/Analytical and Hybrid from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Neil Raden gave one of the most interesting talks at last year’s Enterprise Data World Conference in San Diego. Raden’s talk was entitled Big Data: Putting Your Eggs in Three Baskets – Hadoop, Relational/Analytical, and Hybrid. In his description,…

An Interview with Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold

by Angela Guess Nicole Hemsoth of Datanami reports, “This week at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara, we sat down with the Mountain View-based private company’s CEO, Bob Wiederhold, to talk about the NoSQL ecosystem in general—and Couchbase’s expanding role in it… We talked briefly with the CEO about how the NoSQL race is shaking…

FoundationDB Releases New NoSQL Platform

by Angela Guess Gery Menegaz of ZDnet reports that FoundationDB has released their new NoSQL platform: “By now, much has been written about the lower cost associated with running clusters of commodity servers. Much has also been written about the added flexibility of breaking free from schemas that are not well suited to modern tools…

Risk Management v. Patient Data Security in Healthcare

by Angela Guess Patrick Oullette of HealthITSecurity recently spoke with Fernando Martinez about balancing risk management with patient data security. Oullette writes, “It’s almost an understatement to say, given his experience, that Fernando Martinez has broad perspective in healthcare security. And while Martinez doesn’t claim to have all the answers, he does believe there are…

Big Shifts in Big Data

by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of SiliconAngle reports, “It’s funny how much life can change in just one short year.  Twelve months ago the world was still grasping the concept of Big Data, exploring its applications and use cases.  In 2013 many doubters have come full circle, not only excited about Big Data, but finding…

NoSQL Now! Announces Call For Presentations

by Angela Guess We are pleased to report that DATAVERSITY™ has issued a call for presentation submissions from NoSQL experts and thought leaders who would like to participate in the NoSQL Now! 2013 conference. An article announcing the call states, “The third annual NoSQL Now! event is designed to help businesses develop objective evaluation processes…

Hortonworks Establishes Largest Big Data Platform

by Angela Guess Ryan Cox of SiliconAngle reports, “Hortonworks, while having been spun off from the original Hadoop initiative at Yahoo that’s driven so many of Big Data’s recent victories, is relatively new as a standalone operation.  And as several vendors and small players alike race to launch their own Hadoop distro, the competition is…