Data Modeling News, Articles, & Education

Taming Big Data with Predictive Analytics

by Angela Guess Adrian Bridgewater of Sys-Con Media recently wrote, “Big Data is everywhere. Predictive analytics and real time in-memory computing isn’t everywhere. This truth (if we can accept it to be so) represents something of an imbalance. As a subset of data mining, predictive analytics driven by in-memory computing efficiencies now has an opportunity…

Microsoft Plans Zero-Electricity Data Center

by Angela Guess Heather Clancy of ZDnet recently asked the question, “Is it possible to run data centers entirely off the traditional electrical grid? Starting in March 2013, Microsoft plans to test its “Data Plant” concept with a small modular demonstration installation in Cheyenne, Wyoming, that will get its power from biogas created at a local wastewater…

Finding Twitter’s ‘Heartbeat’ with Big Data

by Angela Guess Rachel King of CNET reports, “Needless to say, there’s a lot of emotions and expressed on Twitter every day, but it feels virtually impossible to navigate through all of them to extract a general consensus on most topics. However, computing giant SGI thinks it may have found a way to pinpoint just…

Zoomdata Raises $1.1M in Funding, Launches Big Data Visualization App

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the budding company, “Big data visualization startup Zoomdata, Inc. today announced the launch of its new real-time big data stream visualization application.  Zoomdata empowers business analysts to easily connect to and continuously process streams of real-time big data, and drive live-updating data visualizations on tablet…

Venture Capital Turning to Data Analytics for Wise Investments

by Angela Guess Christina Farr of Venture Beat reports, “A Moneyball-style revolution is taking place in venture capital. Just as the renegade general manager of the Oakland A’s flouted assumptions about baseball and replaced gut feelings and outdated statistics with more effective quantitative analysis, a new breed of venture capital firms are throwing out their Magic…

Precog Launches Data Science Platform for MongoDB

by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Precog, a leading developer of infrastructure for data warehousing and analysis, [has] announced that it has released a MongoDB implementation of the Precog data science platform. Precog for MongoDB empowers companies to quickly and easily build advanced big data analytics features into their…

Obama’s Data Crunchers

by Angela Guess Michael Scherer of Time Swampland reports, “In late spring, the backroom number crunchers who powered Barack Obama’s campaign to victory noticed that George Clooney had an almost gravitational tug on West Coast females ages 40 to 49. The women were far and away the single demographic group most likely to hand over…

PSC & YarcData Announce ‘Sherlock’

by Angela Guess The Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center (PSC) and YarcData have announced “the deployment of ‘Sherlock,’ a uRiKA graph-analytics appliance from YarcData for efficiently discovering unknown relationships or patterns “hidden” in extremely large and complex bodies of information. Funded through the Strategic Technologies for Cyberinfrastructure (STCI) program of the National Science Foundation, Sherlock features innovative…

60% of Ad Campaigns Utilize Viewer Data

by Angela Guess eXelate reports, “The modeling of custom data is ushering data 2.0 in online advertising as agencies, marketers and ad platforms are seeing that modeled, custom data is the best performing data according to research conducted by eXelate and Digiday. To conduct this research survey, eXelate, the leading data and analytics engine making…

Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Description or Design?

Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Description or Design? from DATAVERSITY   This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling – Description or Design?   About the Presentation We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling” hosted by Graeme Simsion. Join Graeme and two or more expert panelists…