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MapR Integrates its Hadoop Distribution with Teradata QueryGrid

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced the integration of its utility-grade Hadoop distribution architected for real-time, data-centric enterprises with Teradata QueryGrid, providing best-in-class big data analytics across multiple data sets with a single query. ‘With tightly integrated…

CMMI Institute Launches ‘Building Enterprise Data Management Capabilities’ Course

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by Angela Guess According to the CMMI Institute, “Following the success of our in-person data management courses, CMMI® Institute is excited to announce our Building Enterprise Data Management Capabilities elearning course. As a data management professional, you understand the value of optimizing your data management. According to Gartner, poor quality of data costs the average…

Cambridge Semantics and Informa Named Bio-IT Award Finalist

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Cambridge Semantics, the leading provider of smart data solutions driven by Semantic Web technology, and Informa, the leading international provider of specialist information and services for the academic and scientific, professional and commercial business communities, today announced that its joint solution ‘Smart Data Lake…

The Empathy Problem with Mind-Boggling Big Data

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by Angela Guess Martin Harrison recently wrote for The Guardian, “It’s a little unclear whether Joseph Stalin actually said, “the death of one man is a tragedy; the death of millions is a statistic”, but it seems about right. The number of lives the Soviet dictator ended is so large that it is mind-boggling. And…

Stanford, Berkeley, & State Street Form Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

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by Angela Guess State Street recently reported, “The University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and State Street Global Exchange today announced a collaboration to establish the Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk (CDAR), a new research center focused on applying advanced data-science techniques to manage and mitigate economic and financial risk. The announcement comes as…

Big Data Requires Elastic Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay recently wrote for Tech Republic, “As companies struggle to make sense of their increasingly big data, they’re laboring to figure out the morass of technologies necessary to become successful. However, many will remain stymied, because they keep trying to fit a necessarily fluid process of asking questions of one’s data…

Detecting and Predicting Fraud with Machine Learning

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by Angela Guess Writing for InfoWorld, Eric Knorr recently noted, “When Amazon Web Services announced a new machine learning service for its cloud last week, it was a sort of mini-milestone. Now all four of the top clouds — Amazon, Microsoft, Google, and IBM — will offer developers the means to build machine learning into…

Data Governance for the Internet of Things

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi recently wrote for Information Age, “A recent survey of information professionals, by Iron Mountain and AIIM, revealed that a third of businesses have yet to allocate content responsibility for instant messaging (39%), mobile (32%), social media (28%) and cloud-sharing (33%). But close to one in ten respondents said their organisations…