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Your Next Big Data Investment: MIT’s Online Big Data Class

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of InformationWeek recently wrote, “What’s the best way to learn about big data? An online program may be the preferred option for students who can’t attend on-campus classes during the day or evening. Schools increasingly are catering to the needs of the online student who, unlike most undergrads, tends to…

The CIO’s Role in Data Governance

Into the West

by Angela Guess Madeline Weiss and June Drewry of CIO.com recently wrote, “The CIO’s role in IT project portfolio governance is well established. The 2004 book IT Governance, by Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross, captured the benefits of effective IT governance: higher return on assets, investments tied to strategic priorities, greater agility and reduced duplication.…

New Continuent Tungsten 3.0 Combines The Power Of Highly Available Open Source DBMS With Real-Time Analytics

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Continuent, Inc., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, today announced Continuent Tungsten 3.0, a powerful solution that combines advanced clustering and replication technologies to meet the transaction processing and analytic needs of the entire business. Continuent Tungsten 3.0 enables…

Ebola, Big Data, and the Need for Better Prevention

Ebola Virus Particles

by Angela Guess Kalev Leetaru of Foreign Policy reports, “With the Centers for Disease Control now forecasting up to 1.4 million new infections from the current Ebola outbreak, what could “big data” do to help us identify the earliest warnings of future outbreaks and track the movements of the current outbreak in realtime? It turns…

Five of the Biggest Big Data Myths

The Myth

by Angela Guess Toby Wolpe of ZDNet recently wrote, “Some people see the term ‘big data’ as just broad-brush marketing coated with hype. But even those taking the big-data concept at face value need to overcome certain misconceptions. Gartner thinks the hype can make it harder to choose the right course of action in this…

NoSQL Has Arrived, Big Time

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “NoSQL, the newish alternative to traditional relational databases, is a big deal, but it can also be a big mess: there are more than 100 different NoSQL databases, and several different kinds ranging from document to key-value to columnar to graph databases. Even more confusingly, relational…

Does Big Data Mean the End of Privacy?

Facebook: The privacy saga continues

by Angela Guess Sean Young recently wrote for Time.com, “Does the rise of big data mean the downfall of privacy? Mobile technologies now allow companies to map our every physical move, while our online activity is tracked click by click. Throughout 2014, BuzzFeed’s quizzes convinced millions of users to divulge seemingly private responses to a…

GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric Brings Unprecedented Speed, Scale and Simplicity to Big Data

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports that “GridGain™ Systems (www.GridGain.com), the leading innovator of open source in-memory computing solutions, announced the launch of the GridGain In-Memory Data Fabric, a comprehensive software solution that accelerates business operations and time to insights by enabling high-performance transactions, real-time streaming and ultra-fast analytics in…

How ABC is Using Big Data to Give Viewers What They Want

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by Angela Guess Marc Graser of Variety recently wrote, “When ABC became the first network to launch an app on Apple’s iPad, it had to essentially guess how viewers wanted to interact with its shows on mobile devices. Four years later, Big Data has provided a clearer picture and factors heavily into the redesign of…