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The Internet of Things Is Coming: What You Need to Know

"Activate the world" (or: what "mobile" really means)

by Angela Guess Alan R. Earls of SearchDataCenter recently wrote a great article on the Internet of Things (IoT) — its scope, predictions for the future, and how IT needs to respond. He begins, “By the end of 2020, there will be approximately 212 billion Internet-connected things, from healthcare instruments to tracking devices to wearables,…

The Internet of Things Requires NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of Read Write recently opined, “Your relational database is great. Really, it is. But it’s not going to help you with your Internet of Things project. Really, it isn’t.  At least, not according to a study by Machina Research, which looks at the management of data in the coming network…

Hortonworks IPO Set for December 12, 2014

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by Angela Guess Virginia Backaitis of CMS Wire recently wrote, “Less than a month afterHortonworks unveiled the news that it confidentially filed its S-1 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, it has set its expected IPO date for Dec. 12, according to Nasdaq. The offer amount is $96.6 million, with prices for individual shares…

How Hadoop Will Change the Enterprise By 2020

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by Angela Guess Darryl Taft of eWeek recently wrote, “Nearly nine years ago, Apache Hadoop made its debut as the future of big data. With cheaper data storage and faster processing, the industry envisioned a more efficient enterprise. Although Hadoop is used sparingly in enterprises today, the promise of the technology is still true. Recently,…

Big Data’s Holiday Wish List

Wish Bone Two Piece Set Embroidery Hoop Art

by Angela Guess Howard Baldwin of Forbes recently wrote, “With the ceremonial hauling away of the turkey carcass completed, that can mean only one thing: time to start thinking about the holidays. (Yes, in this regard I’m way behind the retail industry, which has had Christmas decorations up since before Halloween.) Big data is a…

Will Big Data Save the Small Farm?

Leaving the Farm

by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of the New York Times recently wrote, “An article in Monday’s New York Times profiles a farmer in Indiana, who is loaded with the latest information technology-rich agricultural gear. His sensors and large-scale data analysis, he told me, increases his return on investment by 50 percent, compared with conventional farming.…

Getting Closer to Artificial Human Intelligence with Cognitive Computing

my brains - let me show you them

by Angela Guess Mary Shacklett of Tech Republic recently wrote, “Over the past three years, data analytics has been a ‘digestive’ exercise, with volumes of man- and machine-created data amalgamated, stored, indexed, and probed for intelligent gems that can transform businesses. The success stories are mounting about how companies have masterminded these analytics into innovative…

A Closer Look at Platform as a Service (PaaS)

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by Jelani Harper Paul Venezzia recently posted on InfoWorld that, “It seems ever so many magical solutions are available to us these days. “Want to build the Next Big Web App? Open an account with WhizBang PaaS Services and we’ll take care of everything for you — all you need to do is upload your…