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Fantasy Sport Junkies Rejoice: Sprylogics Releases Breaking Sports App

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Sprylogics International Corp., a technology provider of local mobile search, semantic search and messaging solutions for consumers and businesses is pleased to announce that it has launched Breaking Sports App for iOS available now on Apple App Store. Breaking Sports tracks social media…

Personal Robots in the Home Are Closer than You Think

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by Angela Guess Lance Ulanoff of Mashable reports, “It’s no longer a question of if we’ll have personal robot assistants in the home, but when. A growing number of companies across the globe are now vying to be the first physical artificial intelligence-driven avatar in your home, including Robotbase and its simply-named Personal Robot. On…

UK Relaunches Controversial Care.data Initiative

hGraph: patient + clinician looking together

by Angela Guess Roland Moore-Colyer of V3 reports, “The NHS has relaunched the postponed Care.data initiative as part of a commitment to using big data to improve the delivery of public sector healthcare. Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at NHS England, confirmed that the project was back as part of an effort…

4 Big Data Problems Facing the Internet of Things

Hackable watch of the future!

by Angela Guess Alistair Croll of Radar recently opined, “The Internet of Things (IoT) has a data problem. Well, four data problems. Walking the halls of CES in Las Vegas last week, it’s abundantly clear that the IoT is hot. Everyone is claiming to be the world’s smartest something. But that sprawl of devices, lacking…

Haystax and Franz Inc. Partner to Deliver Insider Threat Detection Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “Haystax Technology, Inc., and Franz Inc., announced a technology partnership that will enable Haystax to leverage Franz’s AllegroGraph technology for patented algorithms and sophisticated behavior models used in Haystax’s insider threat detection solutions. Haystax’s solutions, which are being rapidly adopted by the U.S. government and…

How Big Data is Catching Tiger Poachers

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by Angela Guess Roger Drouin recently wrote for Ensia, “Traveling in small, nomadic groups, carrying knives, axes and steel traps, tiger poachers in India have long held advantages over those trying to protect the big cats. The poachers, motivated mainly by demand for tiger bones used in traditional medicine in China, return every two to…

Why NoSQL Doesn’t Do Away With SQL

Apples & Oranges - They Don't Compare

by Angela Guess Bill Franks of Forbes recently opined, “One of the more highly hyped concepts around big data that’s been on my mind these days is the newly expanding world of non-relational tools.  They’re called non-relational because they are not based on a relational database and, significantly, do not use SQL as the primary…

Embracing Hadoop and Keeping Your Data Secure at the Same Time

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by Angela Guess Digital Journal recently published an article on the issue of avoiding data breaches in the age of Hadoop. The article notes, “It is clear that Hadoop is now mainstream and here to stay, being used to solve complex problems in industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare and Utilities among others. The use…