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Handling Big Data

by Angela Guess Arthur Cole writes, “Big Data may be a fact of life for many enterprises, but that doesn’t mean we are all fated to drown under giant waves of unintelligible and incomprehensible information. In fact, the very definition of Big Data holds that loads can only acquire the term if they exceed the…

Managing Sustainability Data

by Angela Guess A recent article takes a look at the solutions that large corporations are turning to in order to properly track and report their sustainability data. It states, “Corporations around the world are being challenged to measure, manage and report their organizational energy, carbon and sustainability performance. Whether due to rising energy prices,…

James Phillips on NoSQL

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by Angela Guess James Phillips, co-founder of Couchbase recently answered a few questions about NoSQL and Big Data in general. When asked to explain the difference between what Phillips refers to as Big Data and the Big User, Phillips responded that Big Data is the “Need to collect and store very large amounts of information,…

Northwestern to Offer a Master of Analytics Degree

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by Angela Guess Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering has launched a new Master of Science degree in analytics. The program was started after IBM suggested the degree and offered $40,000 in seed money. The inaugural class will begin next September. The article states, “The impetus is an overwhelming demand for analytics expertise spurred by…

Keeping Big Data Small

by Angela Guess Brett Stupakevich writes, “Big data: keep it small, stupid.” He explains, “That’s the advice of lead Forrester advanced analytics analyst James Kobielus who says that as data scientists move deeper into big data territory, they have to be sure they don’t drown in too much useless information. If you’re a data scientist…

Only One Third of Companies Using Big Data Effectively

by Angela Guess Antony Savvas recently reported, “Only one third of companies are able to effectively use Big Data to assist their business’ decision-making, according to a global survey by EMC. The EMC Data Science Study questioned 500 ‘data scientists’ and business intelligence professionals at firms across the US, the UK, France, Germany, India and…

Consumerization of Mobile BI

by Angela Guess A contributor for bscipad recently commented on the trend of increased tablet usage leading to democratized and consumerized mobile business intelligence. The author writes, “There’s no shortage of companies expressing a desire to grab attention by claiming that their latest incarnation of mobile BI has fundamentally changed. Often, these proclamations herald in…

Likewise Announces Data Analytics and Governance Software

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by Angela Guess Likewise has announced a new software offering “to better access, secure, manage and audit unstructured data across multiple platforms – financial files, medical records, office documents, media and big data files, which account for nearly half of all stored information. Companies have been limited in their ability to control unstructured data across…

Big Data, Responsiveness, and Profits

by Angela Guess Michael Hugos recently commented on the opportunity companies have to increase profits if they can respond quickly and effectively to insights gained from Big Data. Hugos writes, “The whole world is streaming real-time data… There are patterns in the data for those who can see them, and there are signals for those…

Talend Launches Open Source Unified Platform Version 5

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by Angela Guess Talend has launched Version 5 of its open source Talend Unified Platform. The new version “extends its cloud’s functionality for live integration of data to not only include business process, but to also manage existing processes and even model new ones using graphical tools.” Ciaran Dynes of Talend remarked, “Big institutions… are…