Unstructured Data News, Articles, & Education

Kickboard Raises $2M for Big Data-Powered Education Tools

by Angela Guess Tom Cheredar of Venture Beat reports, “Kickboard, a web-based school analytics platform, has closed a $2 million funding deal, the startup announced today. Kickboard allows teachers to collect, analyze, and share student information in one centralized place. This eliminates a lot of the switching between other document software, databases, and test grade…

IBM & Deutsche Telekom Working Toward Smarter Cities

by Angela Guess David Meyer of GigaOM reports, “IBM and Deutsche Telekom, the carrier behind the T-Mobile brand, are to work together on creating smart city systems, the companies have announced. The smart city concept, which is closely related to the ‘internet of things’, is reliant on pervasive connectivity, drawing on what has traditionally been known as…

The Big Data Challenges Facing Facebook’s Graph Search Team

by Angela Guess Zach Miners of Network World reports, “Facebook’s engineers have many challenges ahead of them as they work to scale up Graph Search, the sites new social search tool. One stumbling block: an over-abundance of data to sift through. Take the example of searching for Japanese restaurants in New York City liked by…

Saving Lives with Big Data

by Angela Guess Derek Klobucher of Forbes reports, “Big Data can be a life saver, figuratively and literally. We’ve all heard about how Big Data can save time and money, but 87 percent of federal IT officials think that real-time Big Data could save a significant number of lives each year. But changes in strategy,…

Big Data and the White House

by Angela Guess J. Nicholas Hoover of Information Week reports, “Petabytes of information are accumulating across government: military veterans’ genomics data, climate records dating to the 16th century, years worth of stock trades and even the results of particle physics experiments. The era of big data has arrived in government just as it has in…

Sharing Big Data Research Across the Earth Sciences

by Angela Guess Katharine Gammon of EarthZine reports, “An avalanche of big data has descended on the field of Earth sciences, and researchers are increasingly turning to novel ways of integrating, assimilating and interpreting those data to better understand the field. EarthCube — described as a cyber-infrastructure for the next generation of geoscience — is trying…

Tracking the Flu with Big Data

by Angela Guess Nic Halverson of Discovery.com recently discussed how Big Data is being used to track this year’s flu. He writes, “As one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory, things have gotten so bad in Beantown that Boston Mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency. So far, 18 people have died and…

How Google Now is Utilizing Big Data

by Angela Guess MIKE2.0 has posted an article on the Smart Data Collective regarding Google Now and Big Data. According to the article, “Few companies manage information better than Google. If there were an annual award for corporate information management (IM), I’m sure that Google would have won it–or had been in the top three–over the…

Apr 25 Webinar: Big Challenges in Data Modeling

DATE: April 25, 2013 This presentation has passed. The recording will be made available On Demand within two US Business days.  TIME: 2 PM Eastern / 11 AM Pacific PRICE: Free to all attendees. This Month’s Topic Focus: Data Modeling Design Problems   This Webinar is Sponsored by:   About the Presentation We invite you to join us…

Most Popular DATAVERSITY Content in 2012

by Shannon Kempe DATAVERSITY™ selected twenty of its most popular content in 2012 including: Blogs, Articles, White Papers, Interviews, and Webinars available On Demand. In reviewing the most popular pieces of 2012, it was clear that DATAVERSITY subscribers were hot on NoSQL and Big Data topics. Data Modeling (especially when discussing modeling NoSQL databases) and…