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The Barriers to Unstructured Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Jack Vaughan of Search Data Management recently interviewed industry vet Anne Marie Smith regarding unstructured data and the possibilities of unstructured data governance. Smith told Vaughan, “If you think of a Word document that’s stored electronically, that’s unstructured data. If you think of email, that’s unstructured data. The recording that you’re making…

Will IBM’s New Smart Chip Revolutionize Technology?

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by Angela Guess Jill Krasny of Inc.com recently wrote, “To most people, a computer is nothing more than a functional box. You can use it to surf the Web, stream a movie, and maybe crunch some numbers at work, but the thing doesn’t have a mind of its own. At least not yet. But IBM…

Infographic: The Attributes of a Good Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently broke down the key attributes of a strong Chief Data Officer (CDO) in infographic form. He writes that the CDO “is a role that requires being able to understand all the different aspects of data. Ranging from ensuring the quality of the data (veracity)…

Neo Technology to Sponsor and Present at NoSQL Now! 2014

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by Angela Guess The NoSQL Now! 2014 Conference is under way, and DATAVERSITY is pleased to have sponsor Neo Technology in attendance. According to the company, “Neo Technology, creators of Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database, today announced that it will sponsor and present at NoSQL Now! in San Jose, California, taking place from August…

How Companies Lose Money on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Marco Visibelli of Wired recently shared the ways that companies make money on Big Data, and the ways that they lose money. On the losing end, Visibelli wrote, “Companies lose money on Big Data projects as often as they gain it. Early symptoms of Big Data failure in the making vary, but…

Big Data and Wearable Tech Could Help Cure Parkinson’s Disease

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by Angela Guess Rachel King of ZDnet reports, “Wearable technology is routinely being batted around these days as the cure-all for everyday health tracking gaps, but Intel’s latest venture is taking that potential to a whole new level. The Michael J. Fox Foundation has tapped the tech giant for a collaboration with the goal of…

The Case for NoSQL in the Financial Sector

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by Angela Guess Adrian Carr, Vice President EMEA at MarkLogic recently wrote, “According to a Gartner report published in 2013, 64% of financial services firms have already either deployed or launched a big data initiative. Ovum also predicts a rapid increase in big data technology adoption with worldwide spending on management information systems in the…

Druva Raises $25M for Cloud Storage and Data Governance Platform

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Druva, Inc., a startup that promises to provide large organizations with the benefits of public cloud storage without the compromises of consumer-oriented file lockers,  has received another $25 million in financing from its big-name investors to hammer home the message of painless, off-premise data management. The…

Is HBase the Dark Horse of the NoSQL World?

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by Angela Guess Andrew J. Brust of GigaOM reports, “In the world of NoSQL databases, the products that have dominated the conversation are MongoDB and DataStax Enterprise, a leading distribution of Apache Cassandra. But a couple of headlines this week bring into focus a perhaps less-splashy, though rather tenacious player: Apache HBase, which is included…

Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group and IBM Announce Supercomputing Center

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of IBM, “Florida Polytechnic University, Flagship Solutions Group, and IBM today announced a new supercomputing center at the University composed of IBM high performance systems, software and cloud-based storage, to help educate students in emerging technology fields. Florida Polytechnic University is the newest addition to the…