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Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Building a Stronger Team – Data Modelers and Developers

Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Building a Stronger Team – Data Modelers and Developers from DATAVERSITY   This Month’s Topic Focus: Building a Stronger Team – Data Modelers and Developers   About the Presentation We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling” hosted by Karen…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Donald Farmer on BI

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Donald Farmer, the Vice President of Product Management at QlikTech. Donald will…

Improving Cancer Patient Care with Big Data

by Angela Guess Camille Bautista of Mashable reports, “The American Society of Clinical Oncology is looking to further personalize and improve cancer care by tapping into data from millions of patients around the nation. The organization completed the prototype for CancerLinQ, a ‘learning health system’ that collects and analyzes anonymous patient information to provide immediate feedback…

IT as a Service?

by Angela Guess Bart Copeland of GigaOM recently shared his thoughts on what IT departments need to do to redefine themselves in this new era of BYOD. He writes, “Today’s IT departments face an identity crisis. Technology is an integral part of every single business process, and has come to dominate the lives of consumers…

IBM Announces Winners of Master the Mainframe Contest

by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek reports, “IBM has announced the winners of its 2012 Master the Mainframe contest, which is part of the company’s effort to prepare a new generation of workers with skills for the mainframe as it continues to evolve. IBM’s Master the Mainframe Contest, part of the company’s Academic Initiative,…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Enda Ridge on Guerilla Analytics

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Enda Ridge. Enda will be giving a presentation with Edward Curry at…

Gartner’s Three-Part Definition of Big Data

by Angela Guess Svetlana Sicular of Gartner recently wrote an article for Forbes regarding Gartner’s often misunderstood definition of Big Data. She writes, “Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part one, and oftentimes, misunderstood. Most people only retain about one-third of what…

Rackspace Buys Exceptional Cloud Services

by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Rackspace shelled out an undisclosed sum for Exceptional Cloud Services, a San-Francisco-based startup that develops solutions for Redis. Redis is a popular open source key-value store that is designed to support large databases which process transactions at very rapid speeds – in other words, Big Data.…

Better BI at Cheezburger: I Can Has Big Data Problems

by Angela Guess Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently shared a great case study regarding the Big Data challenges encountered by Cheezburger, the company behind I Can Has Cheezburger and FAIL Blog. Koploy writes, “While everyone argues about how to concretely define Big Data and what businesses should do about their Big Data problems, there’s…