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Surveying the Current State of Enterprise Search

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by Angela Guess Martin White of CMS Wire recently wrote, “We’ve reached an understanding over the last few years around issues related to the low level of enterprise search implementations and the lack of user confidence in search results. A number of surveys published in 2014 have investigated how search is being implemented and some…

Why the Weather Channel Switched to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Joab Jackson of PC World recently wrote, “Changing databases is not a move to be taken lightly, especially when the switch is to a relatively new kind of database. The Weather Channel, however, found that it had to switch to a NoSQL MongoDB data store in order to more quickly develop apps…

How Much is Big Data Worth?

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by Angela Guess Vipal Monga of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “What groceries you buy, what Facebook posts you ‘like’ and how you use GPS in your car: Companies are building their entire businesses around the collection and sale of such data. The problem is that no one really knows what all that information…

Salesforce Delivers Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM, today announced Wave, the Salesforce Analytics Cloud. Wave is the first cloud analytics platform designed for every business user, making it easier than ever for anyone to explore data, uncover new insights and take action…

MapR Announces Initiative for Integration between Apache Drill and Apache Spark

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache Hadoop, today announced an initiative to integrate Apache Drill, which provides instant, self-service data exploration across multiple data sources, with Apache Spark, the in-memory processing framework that provides speed, programming ease and real-time…

NIH Awards $11M Grant for Biomedical Big Data Center

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by Angela Guess David Templeton of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “With huge biomedical data sets scattered nationwide, often with incompatible computer software systems, accessing and analyzing the data for research and health care benefits can be challenging. The National Institutes of Health now is working to correct the problem. The NIH has awarded the University…

Amazon Ups Its NoSQL Game

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “Amazon Web Services (AWS) is stepping up its presence in the NoSQL database market, and the competition with MongoDB, by adding support for JSON documents to its already-popular DynamoDB service. JSON is the preferred format for data generated by many web applications and other situations where…

New Survey Finds Growing Urgency to Embrace Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the companies, “A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy. However, less than one-third (29 percent) of the 250 executives surveyed…

Expand Your Data Skills with Classes from CMMI Institute

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by Angela Guess CMMI® Institute has several upcoming courses that any data management professional could benefit from. As the CMMI® website states, “CMMI Training and Certification programs offer a number of pathways to learn about the CMMI models and how to use them in your organization. Whether you are just getting started with CMMI or…

Dataguise Announces Industry’s First Data-Centric Security Solution for Hadoop-in-the-Cloud

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Dataguise, the leading provider of data-centric security and data governance solutions for Big Data, today announced it has expanded its DgSecure platform to support Hadoop-in-the-Cloud, including the largest cloud Hadoop implementation, Amazon EMR (Elastic MapReduce). Additionally, key Big Data cloud service providers, Altiscale and…