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Is There an Ideal Programming Language for Big Data?

Can programming language names be trademarks?

by Angela Guess Charles Menguy of InfoQ.com recently wrote, “Big Data is a field where even a single millisecond loss can be significant over billions of events. Yet, languages often regarded as slow like Python have gained a lot of popularity in the past year. Recent articles and discussions in the Big Data community have started…

Infographic: Big Data Trends 2014

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently shared an insightful Big Data infographic created by Aureus Analytics. The infographic (below) shares eight predictions for Big Data and its management over the coming year. Rijmenam writes: “With 2014 now being underway, more organisations are releasing their predictions for the next year. The same goes for Aureus,…

Data Governance Concerns Raised Over UK’s care.data Project

Monitoring oxygen and blood pressure

by Angela Guess Nick Renaud-Komiya of the Helath Service Journal reports, “NHS data chiefs have raised ‘concerns in respect to the governance arrangements’ of the pioneering care.data project, according to papers published last week.  The news comes at a critical time for NHS England as it attempts to finalise the business plan for the project, which…

Talend Experienced Record Growth in 2013

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that “Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced that it has recorded tremendous growth and momentum in 2013. The company saw a surge in product innovation, received new investment, strengthened its leadership team, and broadened its strategic partnerships to further its position as a…

Open The Door To Bringing Linked Data To Real-World Projects

Linked Data: Structured Data on the Web is now available in a soft-cover edition. The book, authored by David Wood, Marsha Zaidman, Luke Ruth, and Michael Hausenblas, and with a forward by Tim Berners-Lee, aims to give mainstream developers without previous experience with Linked Data practical techniques for integrating it into real-world projects, focusing on…

Stardog 2.1 Hits Scalability Breakthrough

Washington, DC – January 21, 2014 – The new release (2.1) of Stardog, a leading RDF database, hits new scalability heights with a 50-fold increase over previous versions. Using commodity server hardware at the $10,000 price point, Stardog can manage, query, search, and reason over datasets as large as 50B RDF triples. The new scalability…

Neo4j 2.0: The Ascendency of Graph Databases

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by Jelani Harper There’s a reason that Neo Technologies, purveyor of graph-database Neo4j, has added some of the most well-known and established companies (Hewlett-Packard, eBay, Cisco) to its list of licensed, paying customers since 2011. It’s closely linked to the expanding community of Neo4j users, which recently closed out 2013 with 50,000 “new instance” activations…

7 Pieces of Advice for Big Data at Small Companies

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by Angela Guess Stephanie Miles of Street Fight recently wrote, “One of the biggest misconceptions about big data is that it’s only relevant for large businesses. In reality, big data services are often just as useful for local merchants on Main Street as they are for global retail chains and CPG brands. With 90% of transactions…