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DigitalOcean Fills Demand for Small Business Cloud Hosting

by Angela Guess Trevor Gilbert of PandoDaily reports, “As big and important as the cloud hosting market is to the global startup ecosystem, a giant part of it is being underserved and ignored. At least, that’s the story coming from DigitalOcean, a recent TechStars grad. The current cloud hosting market is dominated by companies like  Amazon…

Data Job of the Day: Enterprise Data Architect

by Angela Guess MillerCoors is looking for an Enterprise Data Architect in Chicago, IL. The post states, “The Data Architect ensures that enterprise data assets are effectively managed and utilized to support the organization’s strategic goals.   Develops data models and integration designs consistent with Enterprise Information Management principles. Collaborates with key IT stakeholders to ensure…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Cloud Software Engineer

by Angela Guess Raytheon is looking for a Cloud Software Engineer in Annapolis, MD. Requirements for the position include the following: “Shall have at least five (5) to eight (8) years of experience in software development/engineering, including requirements analysis, software development, installation, integration, evaluation, enhancement, maintenance, testing, and problem diagnosis/resolution. Shall have at least four (4)…

Tackling the Smart Grid Challenge with NoSQL

by Angela Guess Jeff St. John of Green Tech Grid recently discussed the convergence of Versant, NoSQL solutions, and the Smart Grid challenge. He writes, “One of the biggest, baddest smart grid data sets out there describes how more than 50 million people lost power in the northeastern U.S. and Canada on Thursday, Aug. 14,…

The CIO/CMO Overlap

by Angela Guess Joel Schectman of the Wall Street Journal recently discussed how more CMOs are turning to CIOs to make sense of their customer data. He writes, “As marketing makes greater use of predictive analytics to understand customer behavior, CMOs will need more help from CIOs to integrate disparate data sources such as sales…

Geospatial Big Data Startup SpaceCurve Raises $3.5M

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM reports, “SpaceCurve, a Seattle-based startup that promises a new approach to analyzing massive amounts of geospatial data, has raised a $3.5 million second round of funding. The new money comes from existing investors Reed Elsevier (see disclosure) and Divergent Ventures, along with new investor Triage Ventures, and brings the…

Data Job of the Day: Data Architect

by Angela Guess The National Marrow Donor Program is looking for a Data Architect in Minneapolis, MN. The post states, “The Data Architect is responsible for the data architecture solutions on various projects that support the organization in achieving its strategic goals. The architecture will cover data at rest stored in the databases, data in…

Big Data Job of the Day: Solution Architect

by Angela Guess Vivid Technologies is looking for a Solution Architect in Carmel, IN. Responsibilities of the position include the following: “Apply methods to systematically create architectures based on the analysis of known functional requirements, quality requirements and constraints. Evaluate architectures to properly balance trade-offs among quality goals including design review for adherence to standards…

Decide.com Revolutionizes Shopping with Big Data

by Angela Guess Rebecca Grant of Venture Beat reports that Decide.com has turned to Big Data to “idiot-proof online shopping.” She writes, “Decide.com introduced a new feature today that will provide consumers with a ‘Decide Score’ to help them make shopping decisions. The score is based on a comprehensive analysis of ratings and reviews from across…

Big Data Experimentation Stuck in the Sand?

by Angela Guess Brian McKenna of Search Data Management reports, “Open source big data technologies seem stuck in the sand pit of experimentation in UK corporations. This has been a consistent theme in SearchDataManagement.co.UK interviews with people familiar with early big data implementations. Speaking at a Computer Weekly roundtable on the topic, Bob Harris, chief technology officer at…