Big Data News, Articles, & Education

10 Things to Know About Couchbase

by Angela Guess Don Pinto of Couchbase writes, “The bottom line for any sysadmin is to keep the database and in case of Couchbase, keeping the cluster up and running 24×7. With demanding app requirements, your cluster needs to be properly configured, sized and monitored. This can be quite challenging as things can fail anytime without…

Big Data: A Brief History

by Angela Guess Gil Press of Forbes recently wrote, “The story of how data became big starts many years before the current buzz around big data. Already seventy years ago we encounter the first attempts to quantify the growth rate in the volume of data or what has popularly been known as the ‘information explosion’ (a term…

Taming Big Data for Maximum Value

by Angela Guess Rob Livingstone of CFO.com recently shared his thoughts on how CFOs and other execs can get a handle on Big Data and extract maximum value from it. He writes, “Data alone is of limited value. Only when the data source is analyzed and interpreted in an integrated fashion does its potential value…

Big Data Gets Dropped on the US Hospital Industry

by Angela Guess Dan Munro of Forbes recently wrote, “To be honest, I never thought we’d get much further than Steven Brill’s epic Time cover story – Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us. We had seen some of the data in bits and pieces over the years, and we knew that many Americans were…

Bringing the “Master” to Big Data

by Angela Guess Srinivasan Sundara Rajan of Sys-Con Media recently wrote, “Master Data Management (MDM) is a very important data governance aspect in enterprises whereby MDM enables the development of a ‘Single Version of Truth.’ MDM establishes Single Version of Truth by providing common descriptions for enterprise-wide entities. Before Big Data, enterprises generally managed their…

Swipely Brings Big Data Insight to Small Business

by Angela Guess Erin Carlyle of Forbes reports, “Angus Davis is kicking off Swipely ‘s weekly management meeting, and he wants to hear just one thing: Quick wins. ‘Matt?’ Davis gestures at the startup’s VP of sales, Matt Oley, who doesn’t miss a beat. The sales team is on track to meet this month’s goal, Oley reports.…

IBM Helps Security First Insurance Mine Big Data After a Disaster

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports that “IBM announced that Security First Insurance, a leading homeowners insurance firm based in Florida, is using smarter content software from IBM and partner Integritie to collect and analyze big data including social media and email to quickly begin the claims resolution process for customers who…

Talend Improves Value of Big Data with New Integration Platform Release

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, a global open source software leader, announced the availability of version 5.3 of its next-generation integration platform, the only unified environment that scales the integration of data, application and business processes of any complexity. With version 5.3, Talend redefines the skillsets and development…

MapR Releases M7 Edition for NoSQL, Hadoop

by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “MapR Technologies has announced an update of its Big Data platform that provides performance improvements for NoSQL and Hadoop applications. With the MapR M7 Edition, MapR says it has removed the trade-offs organizations face when looking to deploy a NoSQL solution. M7 delivers over one million operations per second…

Precog NoSQL Solution Now Available

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Precog, the leading vendor for NoSQL analytics, today announced the general availability of its analytics platform for non-relational data. The announcement comes approximately 6 months after Precog launched its public beta. With the GA release, Precog has formalized pricing for its cloud offering,…