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Making Cities and Services Smarter with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Charles Jennings of Public CEO recently wrote, “Imagine: you’re a loyal public servant working for a large city. You understand the critical role cities play in 21st Century societies. You take your job seriously and want to make smart, informed decisions. But you’re very busy, and keeping up with the dizzying array of…

Datameer 4.0 Empowers Clients with Instant Big Data Visualizations

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by Angela Guess Brian Taylor of Tech Republic reports, “Hadoop big data analytics firm Datameer released the 4.0 version of its flagship product in March 2014. What’s new in this release is the ‘flipside’ feature to the spreadsheet interface, which allows a user to visually check the data during each step of the analytics process. Its value proposition…

Natural Language Processing and Your Health

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Webster of MD News reports, “In 2011 and 2012, healthcare information technology publications brimmed with excitement over IBM’s Watson, which was promised to use NLP combined with predictive analytics to make care recommendations for patients by comparing them against large data sets. NLP gave Watson access to a far wider and more…

Data is the Lifeblood of Microsoft Says CEO Nadella

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by Angela Guess Cliff Saran of Computer Weekly reports, “In 2002, Microsoft chief Bill Gates sent out the Trustworthy Computing memo to staff. Microsoft’s new CEO, Satya Nadella, had his Trustworthy Computing moment this week, with the company’s data strategy. Microsoft’s core data product is the new SQL Sever 2014 relational database server, but it has bigger ambitions beyond…

Cloud Database Market Worth Over $14B by 2019

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of MarketsandMarkets, “The report ‘Cloud Database and DBaaS Market by Databases (SQL, Nosql), Software (Database Application Builder, Data Scaling and Replication, Back-Up and Recovery, Database Encryption), Deployment Models (Iaas, Paas, Dbaas) and Service Models (Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud) & Organization Size (Small…

Survey: Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data research programme. The answer to that question was a pretty decisive ‘No’, with…

Enabling a Solid Big Data Infrastructure

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age reports, “Data management is really not a new thing. But today businesses have access to more sources of data than ever before, including social and online, to mix with the data they already have about our customers and their behaviours… It’s no longer simple transactional behaviour and so…

The Ultra-Selective Data Incubator in New York Set to Begin in June

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by Angela Guess Eric Blattberg of Venture Beat reports, “There are plenty of programmers who can match a startup’s pace. There are plenty of PhDs with solid research backgrounds. But there’s a serious dearth of job applicants equipped with both skill sets. Foursquare veteran Michael Li is working on a solution: a hacker bootcamp for data…

Dataguise Announces the Industry’s First Big Data Protection Partner Program

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Dataguise, the leading provider of Big Data security and protective intelligence solutions, today announced the industry’s first Big Data Protection Partner Program (BDP3). The Dataguise BDP3 is built around the Dataguise product suite, which delivers data privacy protection and risk assessment analytics that allow…

How to Build a Big Data R&D Team

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by Angela Guess Jim Meyerle, co-founder of Evolv recently wrote for The Next Web, “As a co-founder at a big data analytics software company, where recruiting talented data scientists and engineers often feels like finding a needle in a haystack, I regularly get asked about lessons learned in building world class, big data-focused R&D teams. Given…