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Google’s Ngram Reader: Big Data Observes, and Makes, History

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by Clark Humphrey When Big Data makes the news these days, it’s often in scare stories about threats to personal privacy or about thefts of customer records from major retailers. But occasionally, we get to hear stories about a more positive side of data; stories in which massive database analysis provides insights into people and…

Emerging Analytics Applications

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by Jelani Harper The ability for the enterprise to continue to make data-based decisions is becoming increasingly reliant on analytics. At present there are four principle categories of analytics, including: Descriptive: Descriptive Analytics are historically based and utilize technologies found in conventional Business Intelligence platforms such as reporting and dashboards. Diagnostic: Diagnostic Analytics are more…

The Vital Intersection Between Science and Technology

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by Jelani Harper One of the most critical factors in effecting a viable treatment for debilitating, genetic-related diseases such as cancer is time. It takes copious amounts of time to sift through the particulars of genome sequencing to identify a driver mutation cell. It takes a substantial amount of time to identify all of the…

The Missing Descriptive Component

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by Michael Brackett Thoroughly understanding an organization’s data is a primary consideration for developing a high quality data resource and using that data resource to support the current and future business information demand of the organization.  A thorough understanding includes the data description, data structure, and data integrity components of the data resource.  The problem…

IBM Accelerates Big Data

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by Jelani Harper In mid-February, IBM unveiled technology that can substantially increase Internet speeds. It can do so while maintaining the existing infrastructure that enterprises already have, while consuming minimal amounts of power that are conducive to both enterprise costs and to the environment. IBM’s analog-to-digital (ADC) converter is generating a significant amount of interest…

The Internet of Things: Its Impact on the Enterprise

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by Jennifer Zaino It’s hard not to bump into the Internet of Things (IoT) these days. The last few months alone have seen a flurry of activity. That list includes Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Learning Thermostat maker Nest in a big play to advance its connected device efforts; as well as, IBM and AT&T…

Bring Data Governance To Your Cloud Backup Strategy

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by Jennifer Zaino In an age of wearable devices, 3-D printing, and social media everything, data backup generally doesn’t get to stand in the technology spotlight. IT leaders feel about it much as consumers feel about insurance policies – we know we need them, but we don’t necessarily have a passionate desire for them. The…

The “Next Level” of Data Warehousing: Real Time Integration

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by Jelani Harper The explosion of Big Data has revolutionized the landscape of Data Management – whether organizations have a Big Data initiative or not. In addition to augmenting traditional proprietary sources of data with innumerable forms of structured and unstructured data, Big Data technologies (most notably Hadoop) can provide a degree of real-time integration…