Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data Doesn’t Have to Be Creepy

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by Angela Guess Paddy Nixon and Ros Harvey of Life Hacker recently wrote, “Big Data has a reputation for being creepy; the domain of ‘Big Business’ and ‘Big Government’. At best it’s the driver of relentless advertising, uniquely targeted and eerily reminiscent of our most recent internet searches. At worst it heralds the Orwellian prophecy: Big…

Big Data May Require Some Thinning Down

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently asked, “What’s next for Big Data? Maybe a little thinning down of the industry and a little more focus. In fact, it may be underway. Google Trends shows searches of the term ‘Big Data’ peaked in October, ending a nearly ceaseless climb that began three years earlier.…

Designing Great Big Data Apps

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by Angela Guess Aaron Kimball of Venture Beat recently wrote, “Software applications have traditionally been perceived as a unit of computation designed and used to solve a problem. Whether an application is a CRM tool that helps manage customer information or a complex supply-chain management system, the problem it solves is often rather specific. Applications are…

Big Predictions for Big Data in 2014

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently wrote, “How will big data evolve in 2014? The future is anyone’s guess, of course, but we thought we’d compile a tasty holiday assortment of prognostications from executives working in the big data trenches. So without further delay, here they are — six big data predictions for…

Big Data Reality to Set in During 2014

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “For many enterprises, Big Data remains a nebulous goal, rather than a current reality. Yet it’s a goal that more and more enterprises are pushing to the top of their priority list. As Gartner surveys have shown, everyone is keen to board the Big Data bandwagon, yet a…

2014 Trends in Cloud Computing

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by Jelani Harper Numerous developments in Cloud Computing will place it as the focal point of a convergence of technologies driving data consumption in 2014. These include the maturation of the Big Data market (driven in no small part by advancements in analytics), identification and security boons, and the increasing reliance on mobile technologies and…

Great Insights Without All the Data Entry

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by Angela Guess Jonathan Handler of M*Modal recently wrote in Wired, “My brand new Xbox One has a new feature — its Kinect camera recognizes users’ faces and automatically logs them in. The new feature saves me nine clicks and 45 seconds compared to my old Xbox 360. Microsoft correctly recognized that people are too busy…