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Breaking Down Big Data

by Angela Guess Brian Proffitt has written a thorough breakdown of current Big Data tools and vendors. He prefaces his article thus: “The focus on big data is amusing to many veterans of data storage systems. While big data systems offer flexibilities of scale at far more affordable prices than ever before, long-time data experts…

Big Data’s Mysteries

by Angela Guess John Thielens recently commented that businesses should be wary of Big Data. He explains, “There’s been a lot of hype lately around the concept of big data, with the lion’s share of that hype related to things like analytics, data management and data storage technologies (like NoSQL). That’s all well and good. But…

Downsizing the Top PC Text-based Baseball Game to fit on the iPhone

by Paul Williams Even with the overwhelming popularity of fantasy baseball, there still remains enough of a niche for its more esoteric older brother, the text-based baseball simulation.  From the paper-and-pencil days of Strat-O-Matic Baseball to the current computer-based versions, many armchair General Managers have proved time and time again that they could do a…

Data Virtualization in the Enterprise

by Angela Guess In a recent interview Suresh Chandrasekaran, SVP of Denodo discussed data virtualization and its various use cases. He stated, “Data virtualization is both a data integration approach and a technology that provides unified data access across disparate data sources to multiple business applications and users, delivered on demand. I emphasize a few things:…

Outliers, Charts and Data Visualizations

Karen Lopez

by Karen Lopez @datachick I posted that Tweet last week while attending the NASA 2013 Fiscal Budget Briefing at NASA Headquarters. It did well, being retweeted 200+ times and had the prospect of reaching 1.9 million people. I say prospect because not everyone who follows someone reads all their tweets. But 1.9 million isn’t such a…

BI/Analytics on NoSQL: Review of Architectures Part 2

by Charles Roe Part 1 of the article BI/Analytics on NoSQL: Review of Architectures discussed the general trends in the growth of NoSQL technologies over the past few years. It asked the question, as stated by Nicholas Goldman in his presentation, “how can companies put traditional Business Intelligence (BI) tools on top of NoSQL or…

Data & the Seventh Wave

by Angela Guess Richard Wallis believes that big things are just around the corner in the world of data. He writes, “Some in the surfing community will tell you that every seventh wave is a big one.  I am getting the feeling, in the world of Web, that a number seven is up next and…

Classification Essential to Data Loss Prevention

by Angela Guess Aberdeen Group Vice President and Research Fellow Derek Brink has composed a new report that “outlines the benefits to organizations of classifying data in order to effectively protect it. The report, entitled Does Your Enterprise Classify Its Data?, analyzes over five years of data loss prevention (DLP) research by Aberdeen, and concludes…

Data Headaches: Compliance

by Angela Guess A new article takes a look at a major source of data headaches, compliance issues. The article states, “The digital revolution has given rise to a literal explosion of data, as the volume of information shared, distributed and stored increases exponentially on a daily basis. An ever-growing list of regulatory compliance adds…

Hadoop is in the ‘Sweet Spot’

by Angela Guess Peter Wayner reports, “It’s been a big year for Apache Hadoop, the open source project that helps you split your workload among a rack of computers. The buzzword is now well known to your boss but still just a vague and hazy concept for your boss’s boss. That puts it in the sweet…