Unstructured Data News, Articles, & Education

How IBM is Tackling Beijing’s Smog Problem with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Gwynn Guilford of Quartz recently wrote, “Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a ‘war on pollution,’ including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the particles that pose the greatest risk to…

Get To Know Your Big Content

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by Jennifer Zaino There’s Big Data, and then there’s Big Content – aka, the unstructured side of Big Data. The world of Big Content includes fast growing material such as audio, video, and social media postings. This includes approximately 1.15 billion active Facebook users, 359 million Google Plus users, and 215 million Twitter users, among…

7 Emerging Data Trends

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by Angela Guess Mervyn Mooi of IT Web recently shared his list of seven emerging data trends for 2014. First on his list is self-service BI and visual discovery: “These are not new trends, the two have been working together for some time now to improve the rate at which non-analytics business people can gain access…

IBM Using Big Data to Predict Outbreaks

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat reports, “IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. The research is aimed at understanding the spread of diseases in real-time in order to better deploy public health resources, said James Kaufman,…

Health Researchers Using Big Data to Make Predictions About Patients

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by Angela Guess Courtney Humphries of the MIT Technology Review reports, “On the ground floor of The Mount Sinai Medical Center’s new behemoth of a research and hospital building in Manhattan, rows of empty black metal racks sit waiting for computer processors and hard disk drives. They’ll house the center’s new computing cluster, adding to…

Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Modeling Unstructured Data & Schema-less Design

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Big Challenges in Data Modeling – Modeling Unstructured Data, Schema-less Design from DATAVERSITY Topic Focus: Modeling Unstructured Data & Schema-less Design This webinar was Sponsored by: and   About the Presentation We invite you to join us in this monthly DATAVERSITY webinar series, “Big Challenges with Data Modeling” hosted by Karen Lopez. Join Karen and…

Open Data v. The NSA

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by Angela Guess J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company recently wrote, “In Fast Company’s September issue, we take a look at innovators who are using smart, mostly tech-driven strategies to help municipalities solve problems that simply shouldn’t exist in the digital age. Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer at the White House (and former Microsoft executive) is no…

DATAVERSITY’s Hottest Content Summer of 2013

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by Shannon Kempe Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere and we’re half way through 2013. We at DATAVERSITY thought we would appreciate the moment to list what’s been hot on DATAVERSITY so far this year. Top 2013 Blogs 7 Tips for Staying Relevant and Valued as a Data Modeler The Evolution of the Chief…

The Netherlands Fight Flooding with Big Data

by Angela Guess Ben Rooney of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Given that two-thirds of the population of The Netherlands lives in flood-prone areas and the country has 16,496 kilometers (10,250 miles) of dikes, it is not surprising that the Dutch have something of a close relationship with water. IBM Inc. has just landed a €1…