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Turning to Professional Service Firms for Big Data Help

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by Angela Guess Jeff Kelly of Wikibon recently wrote, “Big Data is applicable to virtually all vertical markets, and the technologies that make up the emerging Big Data stack are diverse. But one thing most Big Data practitioners have in common is their employment of professional services firms to help navigate the journey to Big Data…

Democratizing Big Data for Science with Helix Nebula

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by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic reports, “Big data and big science have ‘teamed’ together for decades, residing in the cloistered halls of academia and research institutions. But as demand for big data accessibility and analytics soars, academic institutions, research consortiums, and cloud services providers are partnering to bring big science and big data…

New Experian Report Shows Marketing Teams Struggle to Access Data Quickly

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, today published a new report on the prevalence of personalization and analytics required to support new marketing efforts. The study found that while almost half of companies personalize messages…

Governing Self-Service Analytics

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by Jelani Harper It is possible to simultaneously empower the end user and his or her business objectives with self-service analytics and self-service Business Intelligence, while still ensuring full adherence to existing Data Governance policies, roles, and structure. It is also possible to combine the benefits of the traditional centralized approach to BI (governance, privacy,…

Despite All This Data, Execs Still Go with Their Gut

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by Angela Guess T.L. Stanley of Mashable recently asked, “Do you ever worry that robots will one day run our major corporations, making dispassionate decisions based strictly on big data and cold statistical analyses? Or maybe some of us think that time has already come? Fear not, says a new study that looks at the roles of gut…

Why Your Business Needs E-Discovery And Information Governance

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by Angela Guess Bassam Zarkout of CMS Wire recently wrote, “The difference between e-discovery and information governance is the difference between reactive and proactive. When documents shifted to digital format, companies needed a solution to help find and identify the electronically stored information necessary for legal procedures. Enter e-discovery. E-discovery allows companies to identify information assets,…

Talend Introduces the Big Data Sandbox to Accelerate Adoption of Big Data

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Talend, the global big data integration software leader, today announced the availability of the Talend Big Data Sandbox, a pre-configured virtual environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground through real-world use cases and interactive learning tools. Big data projects often start…

How Data Visualization Leads to New Business Insights

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by Keith Cawley According to the Social Science Research Network, 65% of individuals are visual learners. Past civilizations used simple visualizations to easily digest and comprehend information. Today, businesses use infographics, photos, and videos to connect with their customers. Forbes magazine stated, “Most of us process information based on what we see. Sure, we’ll share…

Oracle Unveils Big Data SQL

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by Angela Guess Rachel King of ZDNet reports, “Hadoop continues to operate as a looming influence in the world of big data, and that holds true with the unveiling of the next step in Oracle’s big data roadmap. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-headquartered corporation introduced Oracle Big Data SQL, SQL-based software streamlining data running between the Oracle Database…

Semarchy Unveils Convergence for MDM 3.0

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports that “Semarchy, the Data Convergence Company announced today the release of Semarchy Convergence for MDM™ 3.0, dramatically improving the previous version for an even more effective way to drive value from consolidated master data. Convergence for MDM™ 3.0 takes Semarchy’s Evolutionary MDM™ to a new…