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Santa Uses Attivio for Big Data Challenges, Says Attivio

by Angela Guess Sharing some holiday cheer and promoting their Big Data products at the same time, Attivio recently shared some “news” from the North Pole: “Frustrated by a lack of insight and integration from elves on the shelves worldwide, Santa has deployed the Active Intelligence Engine® from Attivio to better understand children’s behavior and…

Preventing the Flu with Big Data

by Angela Guess Julie Bort of Business Insider reports, “If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: Get a flu shot. But how come that works? There are countless strains of flu, so unlike vaccines for childhood illnesses, you have to get a flu shot every year. Once is not enough. It…

Stanford Plans Genomics Center Focused on Big Data

by Angela Guess According to a new article by Ryan McBride of FierceBiotechIT, “Stanford University has won approval for a genomics center that will compete with MIT and Harvard’s Broad Institute for funding and talent, The Stanford Daily reported. The West Coast rival will be explicitly focused on analyzing Big Data, those incredibly large and fast-growing data sets that scientists are investigating to solve mysteries…

IBM to Open Analytics Center in Columbus

by Angela Guess Yesterday IBM announced that it will open a new analytics center in Columbus, OH, “dedicated to advancing research, development, client services and skills training in the areas of analytics, big data and cognitive computing. The move aims to create 500 new analytics jobs and nurture economic development in the region over the…

Taking Big Data Analytics to the Movies

by Angela Guess A new article out of IBM reports, “Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 continued to infiltrate the Twitterverse during Thanksgiving weekend, with competition from Box Office leaders Skyfall and the newly released, Rise of the Guardians – according to the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg Innovation Lab and the IBM Film Forecaster, a…

Data Model Predicts Flu Outbreaks 7 Weeks Out

by Angela Guess Jon Bardin of The Los Angeles Times writes, “A new statistical model, built on search data from Google and principles from weather modeling, can predict flu outbreaks up to seven weeks in advance. The results, published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, signify a transition in the study of infectious disease from…

Analyzing the NFL’s Big Data

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “When it comes to using data to determine how to build a team or manage a game, the National Football League appears years behind its professional sports brethren such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. But perhaps the increasing popularity of machine learning can…

The Key to Data Science: Asking the Right Questions

by Angela Guess Gil Press of Forbes reports, “In a week when tech vendors traditionally go on a news hiatus, the people who actually do big data came to the fore. InformationWeek reported on the gathering of nearly three dozen data scientists from academia and business at the Chief Data Scientist Summit in Chicago.  The sexiest part of performing…

Getting a Grip on Big Data

by Angela Guess Zac Unger has written an article in The Atlantic regarding the struggle to get a hold on Big Data. He writes, “By the standards of a decade ago, each one of us probably owns two or three supercomputers. And with all that raw power comes the ability to gather massive amounts of…

Facebook Open Sources Corona

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “Facebook is at it again, building more software to make Hadoop a better way to do big data at web scale. Its latest creation, which the company has also open sourced, is called Corona and aims to make Hadoop more efficient, more scalable and more available by re-inventing…