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New Software Tries to Predict Tomorrow’s News

by Angela Guess Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review recently discussed a new software that uses Big Data to predict tomorrow’s news. He writes, “Researchers have created software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur based on two decades of New York Times articles and other online data. The research comes from Microsoft and…

Not Big Data, “Long” Data

by Angela Guess Samuel Arbesman of Wired recently argued for less of an emphasis on Big Data and more investment in what he calls “Long Data.” Arbesman  writes, “Our species can’t seem to escape big data. We have more data inputs, storage, and computing resources than ever, so Homo sapiens naturally does what it has always done…

A Business Case for Big Data Analytics in Health Care

by Angela Guess David Linthicum of Health Data Management reports, “The hype around the use of Big Data analytics would lead many to believe that we should be able to understand all things about anything, within any business, as deep or as shallow as we want to go. The reality is that most health care…

Bringing “Big Testing” to the Marketing Department

by Angela Guess Scott Brinker of Search Engine Land recently argued that in order to fully take advantage of Big Data, the CMO must shift marketing culture toward “big testing.” He writes, ” For years, testing and optimization have been niche practices in the marketing department. A/B testing with a few direct mail pieces in…

Adaptive Computing Leads Field in Supercomputing

by Angela Guess Adaptive Computing has announced “two significant awards recently presented to Adaptive customers. Titan, the supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), was declared the world’s fastest in the latest semiannualTOP500 list, securing the No. 1 position. In addition, the Beacon system at the University of Tennessee National Institute for Computational Sciences was…

IBM’s Watson Teams Up with RPI

by Angela Guess IBM yesterday announced that “it will provide a modified version of an IBM Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, making it the first university to receive such a system. The arrival of the Watson system will enable new leading-edge research at Rensselaer, and afford faculty and students an opportunity to find new…

Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Data Modeling is Dead!

Big Challenges in Data Modeling: Data Modeling is Dead! Long Live Data Modeling! from DATAVERSITY To view the few slides associated with this discussion, click HERE.   This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling is Dead, Long Live Data Modeling DON’T MISS! Special blog post written by Karen Lopez in follow-up to this webinar: 7 Tips…

Slides: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Data Modeling is Dead!

Big Challenges in Data Modeling: Data Modeling is Dead! Long Live Data Modeling! from DATAVERSITY To view the recording of this webinar, click HERE. This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling is Dead, Long Live Data Modeling DON’T MISS! Special blog post written by Karen Lopez in follow-up to this webinar: 7 Tips for Staying Relevant…

7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler

Modeling with Graeme

by Karen Lopez 1. Learn about NoSQL database technologies You aren’t going to get any warning when your company’s first NoSQL project shows up.  It might be the result of a 19th-hole acquisition project (when C-level executives are wined and dined by a software vendor) or it might be part of a package solution that…

Big Marketing Data and the Bubble

by Angela Guess Scott Brinker of ChiefMarTec.com recently discussed how Big Data is effecting the marketing world. Brinker begins, “Let’s face it: marketing is in a big data bubble. That’s both a ‘big data’ bubble and, more generally, a big ‘data’ bubble. Everyone is talking about data, big data, data analytics, big data analytics. Vendors,…