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Several Positions Open in the Fed’s Office of the Chief Data Officer

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by Angela Guess The US Federal Reserve’s website states, “It’s obvious that the Fed uses data–and a lot of it. The organization generates analyses and reports that affect every aspect of the global economy. Effective and efficient data management is critical in helping our staff obtain, interpret, and analyze the large volume of information they need…

A Capability Maturity Model for Big Data

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by Angela Guess Thomas H. Davenport recently wrote for the Wall Street Journal, “Maturity models are undoubtedly useful, but they are pretty easy to create. God decreed that they must have five levels, and that Level 1 basically means ‘All Screwed Up’ and Level 5 means ‘Really Humming Along’ on whatever the capability is. I observed…

Will We See Cassandra in Every Fortune 100 Companies?

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by Angela Guess Derek du Preez of Diginomica reports, “DataStax has made good headway in short four years and it’s co-founder, Matt Pfeil, told me that it is already in 25% of all Fortune 100 companies (in some form or another). He added that over the next decade, he is certain that this figure can rise…

Continuent Certified to Bring Real-Time Data Loading to the Hortonworks Data Platform

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by Angela Guess   According to a new article out of the company, “Continuent, Inc ., a leading provider of open source database clustering and replication solutions, today announced that its Continuent Tungsten Replicator has been certified by Hortonworks™, a leading provider of enterprise Apache™ Hadoop®. Continuent Tungsten Replicator 3.0 enables organizations to quickly and easily transfer…

Testing the Limits of Data Analytics with the World’s Largest Repository of Electoral Data

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by Angela Guess Srikanth RP of Information Week India reports, “Hyderabad-based Modak Analytics, a data analytics startup, built India’s first Big Data-based electoral data repository of 81.4 crore [814 million] voters for the just concluded elections. The project leaders, Aarti Joshi (Co-founder) and Milind Chitgupakar (Chief Analytics Officer), share their experiences, insights and important lessons learnt…

IBM Launches $100M Big Data Skills Creation Program in China

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by Angela Guess Infotech reports, “IBM today announced $100 million Big Data and Analytics skills creation program for China. As per the IBM U-100 program, IBM will donate IBM BD&A software worth $100 million and provide expertise to support 100 universities in China. The long term program aims to create the next generation of data scientists…

Does Privacy Exist Anymore?

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by Angela Guess Steven Norton of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Richard Clarke, former senior White House cybersecurity adviser and current chairman and chief executive of cybersecurity service provider Good Harbor Security Risk Management LLC, writes in the WSJ’s 125th anniversary issue about the future of privacy… ‘Will enough people object to stop the insatiable demands…

Big Data is No Excuse for Hoarding

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week recently wrote, “The save-everything mantra chanted by many big data proponents is a waste of money and resources, as organizations will gain little, if any, actionable insights from massive stockpiles of archived data. Rather, the real big data payback comes from near-real-time analysis of information as it’s collected.…

Dataguise on the Incredible Importance of Big Data Security

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by Angela Guess Daniel Gutierrez of Inside Big Data recently interviewed officials from Big Data security firm Dataguise regarding the growing importance of securing Big Data. Dataguise told Gutierrez, “From our perspective, security for big data has not gotten the attention it deserves, for two main reasons: (1) It’s an afterthought. We’re seeing more and more…