Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Improving Cancer Patient Care with Big Data

by Angela Guess Camille Bautista of Mashable reports, “The American Society of Clinical Oncology is looking to further personalize and improve cancer care by tapping into data from millions of patients around the nation. The organization completed the prototype for CancerLinQ, a ‘learning health system’ that collects and analyzes anonymous patient information to provide immediate feedback…

IBM Announces Winners of Master the Mainframe Contest

by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek reports, “IBM has announced the winners of its 2012 Master the Mainframe contest, which is part of the company’s effort to prepare a new generation of workers with skills for the mainframe as it continues to evolve. IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest, part of the company’s Academic Initiative,…

Gartner’s Three-Part Definition of Big Data

by Angela Guess Svetlana Sicular of Gartner recently wrote an article for Forbes regarding Gartner’s often misunderstood definition of Big Data. She writes, “Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part one, and oftentimes, misunderstood. Most people only retain about one-third of what…

Rackspace Buys Exceptional Cloud Services

by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Rackspace shelled out an undisclosed sum for Exceptional Cloud Services, a San-Francisco-based startup that develops solutions for Redis. Redis is a popular open source key-value store that is designed to support large databases which process transactions at very rapid speeds – in other words, Big Data.…

Better BI at Cheezburger: I Can Has Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently shared a great case study regarding the Big Data challenges encountered by Cheezburger, the company behind I Can Has Cheezburger and FAIL Blog. Koploy writes, “While everyone argues about how to concretely define Big Data and what businesses should do about their Big Data problems, there’s…

Data with Empathy?

by Angela Guess Om Malik of GigaOM recently opined that “data without a soul is meaningless.” Malik explains: “While on my way back from New York, for some odd reason I started playing around with Foursquare and plotting my check-in data using a handful of apps. Very quickly I realized two things: the amount of…

Catalyst’s John Tredennick to Speak on Big Data E-Discovery

by Angela Guess Catalyst reports, “John Tredennick, CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, will speak at four separate events this spring about managing e-discovery and compliance, delivering insights and best practices to help corporate counsel and law firms more effectively and cost-efficiently manage big data in complex legal matters.” Tredennick’s speaking engagements  include the following: “International Data…

NoSQL Steps Things Up in Europe

by Angela Guess Brian McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “NoSQL suppliers DataStax, CouchBase and 10Gen all smell blood as they land and expand on European territory. All seem to sense a weakening of the relational model, with its neat rows and columns. DataStax, whose business is based on a distribution of open source NoSQL columnar database Cassandra, has opened its EMEA…