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Big Data, Meet Neuroscience

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by Angela Guess The staff at Science 2.0 recently wrote, “We’re being overrun with Big Data and that has created a need to increase computing and networking power to make it possible to manage the vast amount of information available. Toward that goal, a new generation of Information and communications technology (ICT) systems has been…

An Advance Look at Talend 5.6 with New MDM Capabilities

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting of CRN.com reports, “Data integration software developer Talend is set to debut the commercial version of its flagship Talend 5.6 release in December, offering previews of code for leveraging the Apache Spark and Apache Storm open-source technologies that boost Hadoop performance. The new edition also provides new master data management…

New Report: Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge

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by Angela Guess William McKnight of GigaOM Research recently authored a report entitled Pushing Big Data to the Executive Edge. In the summary, McKnight writes, “Fully utilized big data can give organizations a competitive advantage if they can get it to decision-makers, or what we call the ‘executive edge.’ But getting big data to that…

NSA Releases First in Series of Software Products to Open Source Community

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by Angela Guess According to a recent release out of the organization, “The National Security Agency announced [on Tuesday] the public release of its new technology that automates data flows among multiple computer networks, even when data formats and protocols differ. The tool, called ‘Niagarafiles (Nifi),’ could benefit the U.S. private sector in various ways.…

Give Thanks for Data!

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by Angela Guess From all of us here at DATAVERSITY, happy Thanksgiving! We realize that many of our readers don’t reside in the US, but we hope that all of you, regardless of where this day finds you, take a moment to reflect on the things you’re thankful for. The team at DATAVERSITY is taking…

Do You Need to Go Back to School to Keep Up With Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Ben Rossi of Information Age recently wrote, “The struggle to keep up with advances in big data, among other increasingly relevant technologies, has left many professionals seeking new resources to maintain an edge. This ‘back to school’ trend can be seen at all levels, from junior IT employees to CIOs, but nowhere…

5 Data Architecture Mistakes to Avoid

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by Angela Guess Stephen Lahanas, IT Architect and Vice President of Semantech Inc. recently wrote about the most common problems and mistakes surrounding Data Architecture. He writes, “While there are no concrete rules or really even standard practices in relation to some of the following considerations; I have attempted to clarify where standard practice is…

NoSQL Is a Key Ingredient to Better Business Practices

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by Angela Guess David Maitland of Beta News recently opined, “Clearly, it’s not possible for every piece of hardware or software introduced within a business to have a revolutionary, transformative impact. However, perhaps it’s worth considering whether or not you are at least maximizing the impact of the tools you have at your disposal and…