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How Much Big Data Do You Actually Need?

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by James Kobielus The point of big data is to extract deeper intelligence from data while eliminating the scale constraints that have frustrated traditional business analytics initiatives. Fundamentally, big data is all about matching the data analytics platform scale to the business challenges you’re trying to address. It’s not about treating one massive scale as…

Featured Video: Size Doesn’t Matter

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Size Doesn’t Matter from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Another great presentation from last year’s Enterprise Data World conference in San Diego came on the very first day of the conference. Karen Lopez, Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors gave a lightning session entitled Size Doesn’t Matter. In her description of the session, Karen wrote,…

What Qualifies as Big Data?

by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently opined that mid-market companies shopping for Big Data platforms might be better off with a traditional database. He writes, “If you’re familiar with Gartner’s 3V definition of big data – high volume, high velocity and high variety — you’re probably aware that managing massive data sets doesn’t necessarily…

Catalyst Repository Systems Partners with C2C on Cloud-Based E-Discovery

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Catalyst Repository Systems, Inc., a pioneer in providing document repositories in the cloud for e-discovery and other complex legal matters, and C2C, a leading provider of email management, archiving and e-discovery solutions, announced today a new strategic alliance that extends end-to-end e­discovery services…

IBM Turns to College Students to Fuel Watson Innovation

by Angela Guess IBM reports, “Two years after Jeopardy!, IBM is putting Watson to work in ways that will forever change how business and healthcare leaders solve problems.  While company researchers are hard at work developing new commercial applications for the cognitive computing innovation, IBM is also turning to brilliant young minds in academia for big ideas on…

Data Analytics and the Future of Telecommuting

by Angela Guess Derek Klobucher of Forbes reports, “Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer used data analytics to justify her company’s ban last week on telecommuting, according to Business Insider. It seems Mayer doesn’t do much without lots of data backing her up. In this case, Mayer consulted logs from Yahoo!’s Virtual Private Network (VPN), which employees use to remotely…

DataStax Launches NoSQL Big Data Platform

by Angela Guess According to an article out of the company, DataStax claims to have released the world’s first NoSQL Big Data platform with comprehensive enterprise-grade security features. The article states, DataStax has “announced the general availability of DataStax Enterprise (DSE) 3. The newest version of DataStax’s Apache Cassandra-based big data platform provides the most comprehensive…

Amazon Cuts Price of DynamoDB NoSQL Database

by Angela Guess In a new article for TechCrunch, Frederic Lardinois reports, “Amazon just announced a large price reduction for its cloud-hosted NoSQL DynamoDB database service. Provision throughput capacity – that is, the number of reads and writes your application uses – now costs 35 percent less, and the price for indexed storage dropped by 75 percent. DynamoDB…

Is Big Data Changing What We Eat?

by Angela Guess Ana Andreescu of Smart Data Collective reports, “Remember the old saying, ‘You are what you eat’? Big data is changing that proposition to ‘You analyze what you eat.’ From food safety to trends in restaurant dishes, data analysis is changing the way we manufacture food, track our diets and serve our dishes.…

New York Times Creates Prototype Semantic Search Engine

by Angela Guess Andy Plesser of Beet.TV reports, “The New York Times R&D Labs has created a prototype search engine that provides Times article results with embedded links to sources outside of the paper, says Michael Zimbalist, VP for Research and Operations in this conversation with Forrester Principal Analyst Joanna O’Connell. As an example, he says the search engine…