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Terracotta Marketing Campaign Wins Gold Stevie Award

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Terracotta, the leader in in-memory technologies for enterprise Big Data, along with Tanis Communications, a leading Silicon Valley marketing and communications services firm, won a Gold Stevie Award® for Communications/PR Campaign of the Year – Marketing – Business-to-Business in the 11th Annual American…

Big Data Job of the Day: Senior Software Engineer/Data Scientist

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by Angela Guess Raytheon is looking for a Senior Software Engineer/Data Scientist in Dulles, VA. According to the post, ” Raytheon IIS is looking for individuals who can support the development and deployment of information technology services for an overseas location.  A Data Scientist is needed to support the customer team.  Position will require extensive travel to…

How Luxury Travel Firm Kuoni is Mastering Its Data

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by Angela Guess Anh Nguyen of ComputerWorld UK reports, “Luxury travel company Kuoni has set off on a journey to take control of its data with the help of open source middleware provider Talend. The company, which puts together bespoke holidays for those seeking luxury travel, deployed Talend’s technology earlier this year after finding discrepancies…

Can NoSQL Pass the ACID Test?

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by Angela Guess Michael Vizard of Programmable Web recently wrote, “The issue that a lot of organizations have with anything to do with NoSQL comes down to the Atomicity, Consistency, Isolation, Durability (ACID) test. Most SQL database administrators (DBAs) worship at the altar of database reliability based on these attributes. When presented with a new database…

Predicting the Weather with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Samuel Johnston of Scientific American reports, “Smartphone-collected Big Data has the potential to transform the way we can understand and predict weather systems. Five months ago, we at OpenSignal (a project to map global cell phone signal coverage) launched an app called WeatherSignal to collect atmospheric data from smartphones. WeatherSignal works by repurposing the sensors…

Data Job of the Day: Data Modeler

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by Angela Guess NTT Data is looking for a Data Modeler in Frankfort, KY. According to the post, “At NTT DATA, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company’s growth and market presence. By hiring the…

Improving Customer Engagement with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Duane Edwards of Entrepreneur.com recently wrote, “The buzz surrounding big data continues to circulate the industry, as do questions about how it can help businesses achieve their objectives. Is big data just hype or can it be used to drive measurable growth? Most brands have invested in data warehouses and business intelligence. Their business…

Health Care Loves Big Data

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “It’s no secret that medical research and health care have already benefited pretty significantly from the technologies and analytic techniques that comprise big data, and two new partnerships underscore the promise. One is a five-year research partnership between the Berg pharmaceutical company and the Icahn School of Medicine at…

MarkLogic 7 Enhances Enterprise NoSQL with Semantics

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MarkLogic Corporation [yesterday] announced the latest version of its Enterprise NoSQL database platform, MarkLogic® 7. To help organizations gain better operational agility and optimize storage costs, MarkLogic 7 supports cloud computing, can run natively on the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS), and has…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Java Developer with NoSQL

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by Angela Guess Cognizant is looking for a Java Developer with NoSQL Experience in San Rafael, CA. According to the post, the responsibilities of this position include: “Design and develop rock solid and scalable cloud applications and platform components. Work with partner organizations on technical integrations. Collaborate, define tasks and provide direction with extended off-shore…