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Genome Sequencing Data is Getting Bigger, Requires Proper Informatics

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by Angela Guess In the latest issue of GEN, MaryAnn Labant wrote, “According to Illumina, next-generation sequencing data volume has doubled every year since 2007, representing over a 1,000-fold increase in the amount of data that needs to be processed. Add in proteomics, metabolomics, medical records, and other information, and it is obvious that Big…

JSonar Announces Industry’s First NoSQL Data Warehouse

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “jSonar today announced, SonarW, a major, new, capability for its jSonar Analytics Platform. SonarW is a NoSQL Data Warehouse – the industry’s first JSON-native data warehouse. SonarW is 100% MongoDB compatible, providing seamless data warehousing for MongoDB OLTP environments. SonarW can also be easily…

Berkeley’s Robot BRETT Uses Deep Learning to Learn From Its Mistakes

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by Angela Guess Yesterday, Manish Singh wrote for Beta News, “Humans understand feedback and they seek improvement over numerous trials and errors. Robots, on the other hand, don’t. Robots only understand what’s hardcoded in their algorithms, essentially making them useless without getting direct input from humans. But recent advances are offering a major shift to…

Giving Meaning to Your Data with Semantic Technology

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by Angela Guess Information Management contributor Tom Endyke recently wrote, “While organizations realize the potential of effectively incorporating data into multiple facets of their business, many are unsure as to how to best take action upon this insight. Consider the amount of data generated on an on-going basis in the financial services space alone; there…

Taking Interdisciplinary Approaches to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Writing for Information Week, Lisa Morgan wrote yesterday, “Getting the most from data requires information sharing across departmental boundaries. Even though information silos remain common, CIOs and business leaders in many organizations are cooperating to enable cross-functional data sharing to improve business process efficiencies, lower costs, reduce risks, and identify new opportunities.…

Data Governance for Better Customer Interactions

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by Angela Guess Sid Banerjee recently wrote in Computer Weekly, “We are living in the ‘age of the customer,’ as Forrester Research recently dubbed it. There are more and more communications channels — from company websites to call centres to social media — for customers to interact with the companies they do business with… Companies…

Data Scientists Alone Aren’t a Scalable Solution

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by Angela Guess Writing for the Harvard Business Review, Stuart Frankel recently opined, “Big data is about to get a big reality check. Our ongoing obsession with data and analytics technology, and our reverence for the rare data scientist who reigns supreme over this world, has disillusioned many of us… It’s not that we haven’t…

Spotify Working on the Next Generation of Music Delivery and Discovery

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by Angela Guess Dan Rowinski recently wrote for ARC, “Spotify is taking all of the trends developed in the age of context and is poised to deliver a truly unique listening experience that—finally—brings the experience of music delivery and discovery into the next generation. Earlier this week, Spotify greatly expanded it product portfolio. Spotify has…

Nokia Said to Be Launching Its Own Personal Digital Assistant

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by Angela Guess Softpedia recently wrote, “The battle for the best personal digital assistant is about to get fiercer, as Nokia is said to be working at such a feature for its Z Launcher application included in the N1 tablet. The intelligent virtual assistant for the Z Launcher will be based on Desti’s technology, a…