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The 4th Annual Data Governance Winter Conference: Registration, Sponsors, Speakers, and Certifications

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by Angela Guess Registration for the fourth annual Data Governance Winter Conference is now open. According to the release, “DATAVERSITY and DebTech International recently announced that the registration portal for their fourth annual Data Governance Winter Conference is now open. The conference will be held at the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida,…

MarkLogic Announces Professional Certification for Database Administrators and Application Developers

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by Angela Guess A new release out of the company reports that “MarkLogic Corporation, the leading Enterprise NoSQL database platform provider, today announced the official launch of its professional certification program for database administrators (DBAs) and application developers. NoSQL ranks as one of the fastest growing job trends and there is a strong demand for…

New NoSQL Analytics Platform from Cloud9 Charts

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Cloud9 Charts, a reporting-as-a-service company that simplifies data plumbing, analysis and visualizations from Big Data stores, today unveiled its visual analytics platform for NoSQL databases. Cloud9 Charts enables native support for querying and visualizing data from NoSQL databases directly without migration or ETL,…

Beyond Moneyball: How Big Data is Changing Baseball

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by Angela Guess Rick Delgado of Sport Techie recently wrote, “The amount of data being generated today is mind-blowing. In fact, one baseball game is close to generating up to 1TB of data. This is all possible thanks to new technologies dedicated to data generation, which include high-speed video equipment and even doppler radar. The technology…

BI May Finally Meet Its Potential Via Big Data

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Business Intelligence was the buzzword of the 1990s, scoring oodles of venture capital cash and plenty of customers, a huge percentage of which never got much value from their hefty investments. The promise of BI, like Big Data today, was to give business users the tools…

Creating an Internal Center of Excellence for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess David Booth of Marketing Land recently wrote, “If you’re like most organizations, you’re either in the thick of, or just putting the finishing touches on, your 2015 planning. Odds are good that your strategy for the coming year is going to depend on data and analytics. And while there has never before…

Seven Israeli Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Napier Lopez of The Next Web reports, “UpWest Labs  is a US-based accelerator that brings promising Israeli startups to a four month program in Silicon Valley for a chance to break out big. This is UpWest Labs’ eighth class to make it to California – here’s a look at what they have…

Hortonworks Takes First Step Toward an IPO

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by Angela Guess Ron Miller of TechCrunch reports, “Hortonworks, the big data processing platform built on top of the open source Apache Hadoop filed its S-1 paperwork today as its first step toward an initial public offering. In doing so it beat competitors Cloudera and MapR to the punch. Hortonworks offers a big data processing…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…