Enterprise Information Management

Lack of Skills Hurting Potential Value of Big Data

by Angela Guess Camille Tuutti of FCW.com reports, “There are big opportunities in big data, but also big challenges for agencies hoping to get up to speed. In a recent poll of 151 federal IT professionals, MeriTalk found agencies have less than half of the storage, computing and manpower they would need to leverage big data…

5 Big Data Technologies Worth Knowing

by Angela Guess Tim Gasper of TechCrunch reports, “Big Data is on every CIO’s mind this quarter, and for good reason. Companies will have spent $4.3 billion on Big Data technologies by the end of 2012. But here’s where it gets interesting. Those initial investments will in turn trigger a domino effect of upgrades and new…

SSD vs. HDD – Data Destruction and Asset Disposal

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by David Logue This post is a continuation of the series on Solid State Drives (SSDs) and their role in enterprise storage as it relates to SSD and HDD data destruction and asset disposal.  The first blog addressed the differences between SSD and HDD in the area of data loss and data recovery.  You can…

What MDM Is and What it Isn’t

by Angela Guess Michele Goetz of Forrester Research recently wrote, “The number one reason I hear from IT organizations for why they want to embark on MDM is for consolidation or integration of systems. Then, the first question I get, how do they get buy-in from the business to pay for it? My first reaction…

Big Data: So Much More Than Storage

by Angela Guess Massimiliano Claps of Computer World UK reports that Big Data is about a lot more than storage. He writes, “This time the topic is Big Data and how government IT executives expect to tackle it. Surprisingly (or maybe not) a few of them expect to take a technology-centric approach. IDC defines Big…

Creating a Talent Pool for Big Data

by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times reports, “Companies without enough data scientists, meet lots of analysts willing to take your work. EMC’s Greenplum division, which makes data analytics software, is joining forces with Kaggle, a company that finds and deploys people good at statistical inference, to produce a kind of Big Data…

Informatica SVP Dennis Moore on MDM

by Angela Guess Ian Murphy of Data Informed recently interviewed Informatica SVP Dennis Moore regarding the keys to successful Master Data Management. He writes, “Companies looking to extract value from their data need to first think about creating an environment where business data is clean and workable. Dirty data leads to questionable results. But IT…

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…