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What Comes After “Big Data”?

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Gregory T. Huang of Xconomy recently wrote, “The premise of big data, at least, is easy to grasp: more and more information is being collected, stored, and analyzed, from click streams to sales records to mobile-device locations. What hasn’t been easy is translating all that data into insights that help organizations make better decisions. That…

A Next Generation of Big Data “Fabrics”

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by Angela Guess Michael Bushong of Plexxi recently wrote for Inside Big Data, “In the data center, we are seeing applications move to a scale out model – lots and lots of nodes with distributed operation. This is a direct result of large increases in the amount of data required for certain types of calculations…

5 Reasons Not to Overlook Small Data

by Angela Guess Sean Gordon of Destination CRM recently wrote, “Seven out of 10 CIOs and other top executives say data analytics is a “crucial” or “very important” business driver, according to KPMG. While there’s no debate about the value of data analytics in all aspects of the business organization, there’s often confusion about what…

It’s Time to Embrace Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Chad Cosper of Information Management recently wrote, “As the challenge to manage critical organizational data grows, businesses are increasingly embracing data governance strategies to protect the integrity of their valuable enterprise assets and to get the most from their master data management initiatives. Andrew White of Gartner recently blogged about the data…

How Small Startups Are Monetizing Big Data

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by Angela Guess Brian T. Horowitz of Dell’s blog, Tech Page One recently wrote, “Startups have plenty of opportunities to use big data to make money, and small businesses are trying to keep pace with larger enterprises in this space. Startups leveraging big data include PlaceIQ, which offers a data-driven mobile advertising platform to identify…

Take Action with a Passive Data Governance Strategy

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by Angela Guess Michael Collins recently wrote for Enterprise Apps Today, “Establishing a passive data governance strategy is one of the most important steps that organizations can take in ensuring sustainable data quality and relevance. By enabling companies to monitor data that already exists in corporate systems and automatically identify and remediate exceptions to data…

Couchbase Announces New Partnerships to Bring NoSQL to the Cloud

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by Angela Guess John Rath of Data Center Knowledge reports, “NoSQL open source database software provider Couchbase announced new partnerships with CumuLogic, ElastiBox and Cloudsoft to help business deploy Couchbase Server to a cloud of choice, whether on-premise, public or hybrid. The expansion of Couchbase’s cloud deployment ecosystem opens the door for customers to automate the…

HP’s Big Internet of Things Play

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by Angela Guess David Roe of CMS Wire reports, “The pieces are finally falling into place. Over the past two years since that acquisition, HP has been building up Autonomy’s portfolio and pushing it in a million different directions. Late last [week] the master plan became clear. HP is pulling Vertica, HP Autonomy’s core IDOL…

MongoDB Adds Support Option for Its Community Edition

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by Angela Guess Chris Kanaracus of PC World reports, “IT shops that want professional support for MongoDB without paying for the enterprise edition of the company’s increasingly popular NoSQL database now have an option from MongoDB itself. The company is offering support plans for running MongoDB’s community edition in production scenarios, according to a blog…

IBM Partners with DESY to Bring Big Data Analytics to Science

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by Angela Guess Chaiti Sen of Phys.org recently wrote, “IBM today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than…