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Basho Reviews NoSQL Now!

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by Jelani Harper A post from Peter Coppola published on basho.com states, “We had the opportunity to stop by DATAVERSITY’S NoSQL Now! conference in San Jose last week. I was very impressed with the level of energy and the wide-ranging selection of sessions offered. According to Tony Shaw, the CEO of DATAVERSITY, the organizer of NoSQL…

Accenture Indicates Big Data’s Vitality

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by Jelani Harper A recent announcement from Accenture states: Ninety-two percent of executives from companies that are applying big data to their businesses said they are satisfied with the results, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Eighty-nine percent of respondents rated big data as “very important” or “extremely important” to their businesses’ digital…

How Secure is the Cloud?

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by Jelani Harper Roger Grimes of InfoWorld recently reported, “In the wake of the celebrity photo breach, the media is humming with stories disparaging the safety of the cloud. Many longtime cloud critics are crowing, “I told you so!” and waiting for the world to go back to on-premises solutions only. News flash: 1) the…

Top Big Data Web Sites

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by Jelani Harper Steve Bennett of Data Science Central recently wrote: “The Naked analyst Episode 8 looks at the best sites to learn about the world of Big Data. Here are my top 6 sites. They range from the easily digestible to the totally immersable and possibly overwhelming. Dataversity (http://www.dataversity.net/category/data-topics/big-data/) daily updates of the latest…

Tableau’s Analytics to Go Mobile

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by Jelani Harper Gigaom’s Derek Harris recently observed, “Tableau Software has made a great name for itself among savvy data analysts (and occasionally journalist types), racking up more than 20,000 customers and revenues that are nearly doubling every year, but it’s still far from a household name. That’s because no matter how much easier the company’s flagship desktop application is…

Apigee Enhances Internet of Things

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by Jelani Harper Stacey Higginbotham recently wrote, “What is the diameter of the internet of things and how do we make it smaller?” That’s the question that Brian Mulloy, a VP of Apigee  focused on for the last few years as he tried to figure out what he needed to do to build a product…

Mayo Clinic, IBM Watson Collaborate

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by Jelani Harper An announcement from Mayo Clinic states, “Mayo Clinic and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to pilot Watson, the IBM cognitive computer, to match patients more quickly with appropriate clinical trials, beginning with research studies in cancer. A proof-of-concept phase is currently underway. “In an area like cancer —where time is of…

Cognitive Computing is a Reality

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by Jelani Harper Janet Wagner recently wrote, “Cognitive computing is a relatively new area of computer science that has been growing fairly rapidly in recent years. While artificial intelligence, a field of study that has been around since the 1950s, is generally well-known, cognitive computing has only recently garnered recognition from the general public. This…

fluidOps Unveils New Corporate Identity

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by Jelani Harper fluidOps recently announced that, “fluid Operations® AG (fluidOps), a leader in semantic technologies, today presented its new corporate positioning guided by the principle “Semantifying Business”. The company, which is underpinning this shift with the simultaneous launch of a new corporate identity and Web site, is placing a stronger focus on its core…

Internet of Things’ Smart Homes Are Coming

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by Jelani Harper Steve O’Hear of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “I reach for the iPhone tucked down the side of my wheelchair and launch the Hive app. After a couple more taps on the screen, there’s an audible click from across the room. A few seconds later, I hear the boiler sparking up before the…