Enterprise Information Management

Paxata Announces Spark-Optimized Self-Service Data Prep Platform Built for Scale

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Paxata, provider of the first interactive, self-service Adaptive Data Preparation™ solution at scale, today announced continued market success of its high-performance platform, thanks to ongoing adoption and innovation around Apache Spark v1.3. Spark-optimized capabilities within the platform, which have been generally available since…

New OpenPOWER Cloud Boosts Ecosystem for Innovation and Development

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “IBM today announced SuperVessel, a first-of-its-kind initiative that enables business partners, application developers and university students to conduct innovation, development and learning for the growing OpenPOWER ecosystem. SuperVessel, an open access cloud service created by Beijing’s IBM Research and IBM Systems Labs, is now…

Forsythe Data Centers Earns Prestigious Tier III Certification from Uptime Institute

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article, “Forsythe Technology announced today that Uptime Institute awarded Tier III Certification of Constructed Facility to the new Forsythe Data Centers 221,000-square-foot Retail+® colocation facility in Elk Grove Village, Illinois on May 27, 2015. Forsythe Data Centers is one of only two data centers in Illinois, and one…

Infographic: Reltio Study Reveals 55% of Life Sciences Companies Now ‘Data-Driven’

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Reltio, the enterprise data-driven applications and modern data management company, today released the findings of a new study that dramatically illustrates the life sciences industry’s move toward optimizing the use of data. Of the companies surveyed, 55% describe themselves as ‘very data-driven,’ with new…

Only 0.5% of All Data is Currently Analyzed

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by Angela Guess Lauren Browning recently wrote for Business Insider, “The amount of digital data in the universe is growing at an exponential rate, doubling every two years, and changing how we live in the world. ‘The rate at which we’re generating data is rapidly outpacing our ability to analyze it,’ Professor Patrick Wolfe, Executive…

Small Business, Big Data, Huge Opportunities

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Howard Baldwin recently wrote, “I’ve been wondering recently about big data and small business. No one can avoid the statistics around the importance of small business to the U.S. economy: as Forbes noted not long ago, there are almost 28 million small businesses in the U.S., and more than 50%…

Spreadsheets v. Databases

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by Angela Guess InfoWorld contributor Howie Liu recently wrote, “For a long stretch of early personal computing history, three software products dominated the software market: WordPerfect for word processing, Lotus 1–2–3 for spreadsheets, and dBase for databases. Why, then, did the word processor and spreadsheet remain as the stalwart core of the knowledge worker’s toolkit,…

Conventional Wisdom About Cyber Hacks is Flawed, Says Expert

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of SolPass reports, “Business and government leaders who are being told that there’s no preventive strategy to stop cyberattacks and fraud are being subjected to fundamentally flawed thinking, according to Daniel E. Turissini, a panelist at a defense conference in The Hague hosted by IBM and the Armed…

6 Real-Life Big Data Business Cases

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by Angela Guess Lisa Morgan recently wrote for Information Week, “Big data is changing the competitive landscape. Those who are in a position to take advantage of it often get to market faster with products and services that are better aligned with customer needs and desires. A 2014 Gartner survey found that 73% of respondents…