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NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Database Developer

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by Angela Guess Salsa Labs is looking for a Senior Database Developer in Northern Virginia. The post states, “You will own end to end implementation of modules for a large customer facing CRM platform. You will work with the architecture team and take the lead of refining and implementing the design of key functional areas…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Enda Ridge on Guerilla Analytics

by Charles Roe In an effort to leverage the knowledge of several of the top minds in the Data Management industry, DATAVERSITY™ has been conducting a series of interviews on some of the most relevant topics in the field today. Recently, we interviewed Enda Ridge. Enda will be giving a presentation with Edward Curry at…

Gartner’s Three-Part Definition of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Svetlana Sicular of Gartner recently wrote an article for Forbes regarding Gartner’s often misunderstood definition of Big Data. She writes, “Volume, velocity and variety characteristics of information assets are not three parts of Gartner’s definition of big data, it is part one, and oftentimes, misunderstood. Most people only retain about one-third of what…

Rackspace Buys Exceptional Cloud Services

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by Angela Guess Maria Deutscher of Silicon Angle reports, “Rackspace shelled out an undisclosed sum for Exceptional Cloud Services, a San-Francisco-based startup that develops solutions for Redis. Redis is a popular open source key-value store that is designed to support large databases which process transactions at very rapid speeds – in other words, Big Data.…

Better BI at Cheezburger: I Can Has Big Data Problems

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by Angela Guess Michael Koploy of Software Advice recently shared a great case study regarding the Big Data challenges encountered by Cheezburger, the company behind I Can Has Cheezburger and FAIL Blog. Koploy writes, “While everyone argues about how to concretely define Big Data and what businesses should do about their Big Data problems, there’s…

Big Data Job of the Day: Big Data Architect

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by Angela Guess Teradata is looking for a Big Data Architect in Washington, D.C. The post states, “This position is for a Teradata Enterprise Architect who will be specializing in Big Data (Hadoop/MapReduce) projects within the Teradata Aster Division. This is a client-facing position having accountability for client expectations management while delivering the services and…

Data with Empathy?

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by Angela Guess Om Malik of GigaOM recently opined that “data without a soul is meaningless.” Malik explains: “While on my way back from New York, for some odd reason I started playing around with Foursquare and plotting my check-in data using a handful of apps. Very quickly I realized two things: the amount of…

Catalyst’s John Tredennick to Speak on Big Data E-Discovery

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by Angela Guess Catalyst reports, “John Tredennick, CEO of Catalyst Repository Systems, will speak at four separate events this spring about managing e-discovery and compliance, delivering insights and best practices to help corporate counsel and law firms more effectively and cost-efficiently manage big data in complex legal matters.” Tredennick’s speaking engagements  include the following: “International Data…