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How to Build a Big Data R&D Team

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by Angela Guess Jim Meyerle, co-founder of Evolv recently wrote for The Next Web, “As a co-founder at a big data analytics software company, where recruiting talented data scientists and engineers often feels like finding a needle in a haystack, I regularly get asked about lessons learned in building world class, big data-focused R&D teams. Given…

5 Steps to Capitalizing on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Inhi Cho Suh, IBM’s Vice President of Big Data, recently shared five steps for taking advantage of Big Data with Forbes. The list begins, “(1) Build a corporate culture that’s savvy about big data and analytics. Organizations are becoming much more data driven, applying insights to everything from key business processes and decisions to the…

Metadata Management Q&A – Part 2

Ian Rowlands

by Ian Rowlands I was privileged to do a webinar on March 19th as a preview for a session that I’m doing at the Enterprise data World Conference in Austin on April 30th. I got some really good questions and I thought I’d use my DATAVERSITY Blog to address some of them in two parts…

Why Apple Should Get Into the Big Data Game

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by Angela Guess Jordan Novet of Venture Beat recently opined, “Apple captures billions in revenue every quarter by selling devices, music, and movies, but it could be missing out on a big opportunity: big data. Analysts at Wells Fargo believe the company could become smarter when it comes to tapping lots of the data it’s privy…

Why Big Data Needs “Thick Data”

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by Angela Guess Mikkel Krenchel and Christian Madsbjerg of Wired recently wrote, “In a generation, the relationship between the ‘tech genius’ and society has been transformed: from shut-in to savior, from antisocial to society’s best hope. Many now seem convinced that the best way to make sense of our world is by sitting behind a screen…

Hadoop is Securing Its Status in the World of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Clint Boulton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “As companies collect more data on how consumers interact with their businesses, the Hadoop open source storage system is emerging as a key technology for breaking up large chunks of data into smaller pieces. Companies use Hadoop to manage data businesses generate through websites,…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Nicola Askham on Data Governance

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Nicola Askham, the Data Governance Coach. Nicola will be giving a session at the Enterprise Data World 2014 Conference in Austin, Texas from April 27 – May 1, 2014. Her session is titled “The Successful Data Governance Manager.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel venture the Sponsor Spotlight…

Heartbleed: What It Means For Your Data

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by Angela Guess Rusty Foster of The New Yorker reports, “The cryptography expert Bruce Schneier, who has been writing about computer security for more than fifteen years, is not given to panic or hyperbole. So when he writes, of the ‘catastrophic bug’ known as Heartbleed, ‘On the scale of 1 to 10, this is an 11,’…