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CDO Webinar: The Status of the Chief Data Officer

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 6, 2014 The Chief Data Officer’s Agenda: The Status of the Chief Data Officer from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar CDOs are a hot topic of discussion, but does the reality…

CDO Slides: The Status of the Chief Data Officer

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 6, 2014 The Chief Data Officer’s Agenda: The Status of the Chief Data Officer from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of the presentation, click HERE>> This Webinar was Sponsored by: About the Webinar CDOs are a hot topic of discussion, but does the…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…

Altoros Releases In-Depth Scoring Framework for Custom Evaluation of NoSQL Data Stores

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Altoros, a leading Cloud Foundry integration specialist, released a 53-page report that features a comprehensive scoring framework for custom evaluation of NoSQL data stores. Unlike other studies that focus on one or two dimensions only, this research approaches NoSQL databases from 20+ technical…

Could One Big Data Acquisition Upend the Entire Market?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “It has become de rigueur to read eulogies for Oracle, IBM and other enterprise stalwarts as more nimble, data-rich upstarts like Cloudera and DataStax threaten to upend them. I’ve certainly done my share of eulogizing. But in a recent conversation with me, former Wall Street technology…

How Much ROI Should You Expect from Big Data Projects?

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri of Information Management reports, “Results from two recent surveys (conducted by NewVantage Partners and Wikibon, respectively) show some key ROI (return on investment) challenges facing Big Data projects. First up, Wikibon’s Big Data Analytics Survey 2014 survey results — which shows a disconnect between corporate IT and their business users.…

Data Lakes: Complicating Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The Data Lake concept is intriguing, particularly in the wake of the ascendancy of Big Data initiatives and the value they add to one’s data assets through the integration of proprietary historic and/or transactional data. The benefits derived from utilizing a highly scalable, distributed data store as a single repository (aka a…

How the U.K.’s National Health Service is Using Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Clint Boulton of The Wall Street Journal reports, “The U.K.’s National Health Service is using cloud analytics software to pluck numerical and text data on health-care facilities from spreadsheets and databases and present it in plain English on its website, NHS Choices. The endeavor, announced Oct. 28, is the latest example of…