Unstructured Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data and the White House

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Santa Uses Attivio for Big Data Challenges, Says Attivio

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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

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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

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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

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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…