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How Bad DG Can Harm Healthcare

by Angela Guess Jennifer Dennard of AJC recently shared three ways that poor Data Governance can hurt healthcare. She writes, “We’ve all heard the age old expression, “One bad apple spoils the bunch.” But, have you ever stopped to wonder whether this is actually true? Digging deeper, we discover this idiom is not only rooted…

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?…

Fighting Malaria with Big Data

by Angela Guess Linda Fox of Tnooz reports, “People travelling to areas at risk areas of malaria could be sent a text with advice on preventing the further spread of the disease. It’s one possible outcome of some fascinating research from Harvard School of Public Health which demonstrates how people travelling within Kenya, can unwittingly, contribute to…

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…

Physicists Turn to NoSQL

by Angela Guess Brianna McKenna of Computer Weekly reports, “High-energy physicists working at the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) detector at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Cern in Switzerland are benefiting from a NoSQL database management system that gives them unified access to data from a slew of sources. Valentin Kuznetsov, a research associate and computer specialist at Cornell University, is…

How Big Data and the Cloud are Overextending Networks

by Angela Guess Arik Hesseldahl of All Things D recently discussed how Big Data and the Cloud are pushing networks to the limit, and not in a good way. He writes, “A lot is expected of corporate networks these days. Companies are trying to add new services and support new devices. There’s always more data…

Privacy Questions Surrounding Big Data

by Angela Guess Christina Peters has written an article for IBM’s A Smarter Planet blog regarding Big Data and privacy. She writes, “There’s a fascinating new wrinkle in the world of social networking. Pediatricians are using technologies including texting, social media and blogs to reach out to their young patients and give them medical guidance.…

Aaron Zornes on the MDM-Big Data Connection

by Angela Guess Mark Brunelli of Search Data Management recently interviewed Aaron Zornes, the founder of the MDM Institute, regarding the connection between Big Data and MDM. Zornes told Brunelli, “It’s like a two-way street, the interaction between the two worlds of big data and MDM. MDM needs big data to fill in its blind…

The Big Data Bot: The Future of Watson

by Jody Ray Bennett  Many people remember IBM’s artificial intelligence supercomputer, Watson, when it appeared as a contestant on the popular game show Jeopardy! in February 2011. Arrangements for the computer to appear on the show went as far back as 2008 when IBM representatives contacted Jeopardy! executives to arrange for Watson to play against…

A DATAVERSITY™ Interview with IBM’s Watson Team

by Jody Ray Bennett DATAVERSITY is pleased to have recently discussed some of the ins-and-outs of IBM’s Watson, a cognitive-based computer/robot that strives to figure things out really quickly. What does that mean? DATAVERSITY interviewed some of the developers of Watson to find what’s in store in terms of its capability and the future of…