Enterprise Information Management

YarcData Announces uRiKA Fall 2012 Release

by Angela Guess YarcData, a company that provides Big Data graph analytics solutions, has announced the uRiKA Fall 2012 Release: “a major upgrade to its uRiKA Big Data appliance for graph analytics. YarcData’s uRiKA appliance enables real-time discovery of unknown and hidden information, such as patterns in Big Data, empowering business decision makers with rapid…

IBM Announces Winners of Watson Academic Case Competition

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of IBM, “Cornell University and IBM today announced the winners of the second Watson Academic Case Competition. The contest helps students build skills in analytics, big data and cognitive computing by identifying new ideas for applying IBM Watson to solve societal and business challenges. With a 48…

Zettaset Releases Orchestrator v5

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Zettaset, a leading Big Data software innovator, today announced the release of Orchestrator™ v5, the latest version of the company’s comprehensive Hadoop big data management platform. Orchestrator automates Hadoop installation and management with an enterprise-class solution. Zettaset outlined its SHadoop™ (Secure Hadoop) strategic initiative…

IBM Takes on Industry Specific Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess IBM reports that the company has “unveiled a new digital marketing system and big data software designed to help organizations gain actionable insights on the broadest range of data to transform the way they do business with customers, employees and partners. The new offerings tackle the most pressing big data challenges facing…

Using the DAMA DM-BOK to Drive Data Management Policy- Part 1

Rod MacPherson

by Rod MacPherson When I attended Enterprise Data World (EDW) 2011 in Chicago, I was fortunate to sit in a session led by April Reeve describing how she used the DAMA Data Management Body of Knowledge (DMBOK) to develop a maturity assessment instrument that she deployed within a mortgage bank.  Taking inspiration from this, I…

Big Data to Account for $232 Billion in Spending Through 2016

by Angela Guess Alex Williams of TechCrunch reports, “Big data will drive $232 billion in spending through 2016. It will directly or indirectly drive $96 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2012, and is forecast to drive $120 billion of IT spending in 2013. Gartner Research published the results today. They draw several conclusions from their…

Bringing Data Insight and Marketing Together

by Angela Guess Yuchun Lee of the IBM Smarter Planet blog reports, “To be sure, a healthy relationship between marketing and IT can drive real business results. IBM’s Center for Applied Insights recently released a study titled, ‘Why Leading Marketers Outperform.’ The study examines the success of leading marketers defined as individuals who have a high…

Hearing the Silences of Data

by Angela Guess Bradley Fordham recently wrote an article for Art+Data in which he argued, “When it comes to analytics, in particular for product ideation and optimization, listening to what the data does not say is often as important as listening to what it does. There can be various types of ‘silences’ in data that…

MATLAB, R, and Julia: An Overview

by Angela Guess Avi Bryant of Strata recently discussed three of the most commonly used languages for data: MATLAB, R, and Julia. He writes, “Big data frameworks like Hadoop have received a lot of attention recently, and with good reason: when you have terabytes of data to work with — and these days, who doesn’t?…

Becoming a Data Scientist Isn’t Exactly Easy

by Angela Guess Joseph Misiti recently responded to a GigaOM article that insists Becoming a Data Scientist Might Be Easier Than You Think. He writes, “You can take the ML course on Coursera and you’re magically a data scientist, because three really intelligent people did it. I disagree. I’m not claiming the people referenced in…