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Big Data v. Mother Nature

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by Angela Guess Chris Morris of CNBC reports, “Just a few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess. But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and last October’s Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long range…

CEVA Logistics Taps IBM SmartCloud to Deliver Real-time Supply Chain Services

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports that the company has announced “a four-year contract with CEVA Logistics to accelerate business delivery results for its customers through a new cloud-based information exchange for its supply network.  This solution is a combination of CEVA’s technology and an element of IBM’s growing SmartCloud portfolio for specific…

Banks Cashing In With Data Mining

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by Angela Guess Mindy Powers recently wrote an article for Forbes stating, “Across industries, organizations are collecting and using large sets of data to get a leg up on the competition. One industry that has been particularly aggressive at harnessing the power of data is the banking business. And it’s no wonder. In 2009, the…

Concurrent Introduces Pattern Scoring Engine for Hadoop

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the enterprise Big Data application platform company, today introduced Pattern, a free, open source, standard-based scoring engine that enables analysts and data scientists to quickly deploy machine-learning applications on Apache Hadoop™. Leveraging the power and broad platform support of the Cascading…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Director, Web Architecture

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by Angela Guess Covance is looking for a Director of Web Architecture in Princeton, NJ. According to the post, “The Director, Web Architecture role’s responsibilities are to construct and implement the technical design for Covance’s web and portal based applications. This includes the design and development of web architectural elements, including data, security, and mobility…

HOSTING Launches Cloud Visibility Reporting Tool

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “HOSTING, a leading provider of managed cloud services for business-critical applications, today announced a new business insights tool that provides visibility into HOSTING’s cloud services using the five tenets of ITIL service design: availability, performance, recovery, security and capacity. The new 360 Degrees Report™ provides a…

IBM Unveils Watson Engagement Advisor

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by Angela Guess IBM recently announced, “Ushering in a new era of cognitive computing systems, IBM today unveiled the IBM Watson Engagement Advisor, a technology breakthrough that allows brands to crunch big data in record time to transform the way they engage clients in key functions such as customer service, marketing and sales. Now businesses…

10 Data Governance Red Flags

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by Angela Guess Rick Vanover of TechRepublic recently shared ten signs that your company might have a data governance problem. He writes, “One thing we all can agree on is that hindsight is always very clear. When we’re discussing and reviewing issues in technology systems and failed projects, we can usually make a data path…

Big Data Job of the Day: Data Engineer

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by Angela Guess Chegg is looking for a Data Engineer in Santa Clara, CA. According to the post, “As a Data Engineer you will execute the strategy and roadmap for data at Chegg. You will play multiple roles that span data architecture and design, data warehousing, and data quality control. You will work with a…

Featured Video: Why and When You Should Use Redis

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Why and When You Should Use Redis from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess The 2012 NoSQL Now! Conference featured a number of excellent discussions surrounding NoSQL solutions, advancements, tools, and use cases. One such discussion was led by Josiah Carlson, Chief Architect of ChowNow Inc. Carlson’s presentation was titled Why and When You Should Use Redis.…