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10gen Partners with EdX on MongoDB Training, Improvement of Learning Platform

by Angela Guess According to Sean Gallagher of Ars Technica, “10gen, the company behind the MongoDB open-source ‘NoSQL’ database, has teamed with EdX—the free online education collaboration between MIT, Harvard, and the University of California Berkeley—to bring MongoDB training to the Web and to accelerate the release of EdX’s online learning platform as open source. In…

When MDM Fails

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge reports, “Master data management projects are significantly more successful than four years ago, according to a recent CIO UK column. But when they fail, it’s for the same old reasons: internal politics and poor data quality. The Information Difference, a UK-based market research firm, recently surveyed…

Finding the Little in Big Data

by Angela Guess Paul Miller of Cloud Ave recently wrote, “Big Data has a problem, and that problem is its name. Dig deep into the big data ecosystem, or spend any time at all talking with its practitioners, and you should quickly start hitting the Vs. Initially Volume, Velocity and Variety, the Vs rapidly bred like rabbits.…

Big Data Job of the Day: Technical Project Manager

by Angela Guess Apple is looking for a Technical Project Manager in Santa Clara, CA. According to the post, the company is looking for someone “with experience in developing and implementing algorithms that yield search engine optimization, improved relevancy and system-driven conversational diagnostic models. The team develops and applies advanced techniques and algorithms to improve…

Data Job of the Day: Senior Director, Business Intelligence

by Angela Guess Microsoft is looking for a Senior Director of Business Intelligence in Redmond, WA. The post states that Microsoft is looking for someone to be “responsible for leading a small team who conduct ROI/analysts, tool managers and sales reporting. The Charter of this team is to provide retail insights that drive our business…

Hadoop: An Inside Look

by Angela Guess Dave Einstein of Forbes recently took a hard look at “how Hadoop makes short work of Big Data.” He writes, “Hadoop was named after a toy elephant, sounds like a Dr. Seuss character, and it’s the hottest thing in big-data technology. It’s a software framework that makes short work of a tall…

Data Models for Data Governance

by Angela Guess Kevin O’Connor of Project Leadership has written an article regarding Data Modeling for Data Governance. He writes, “If you are new to data governance or perhaps a tried and true veteran starting a new data governance initiative, the lofty goals and objectives can often seem overwhelming. It can be daunting when you…

NoSQL and Scalability

by Angela Guess Ilya Katsov recently wrote, “Scalability is one of the main drivers of the NoSQL movement. As such, it encompasses distributed system coordination, failover, resource management and many other capabilities. It sounds like a big umbrella, and it is. Although it can hardly be said that NoSQL movement brought fundamentally new techniques into…

Data Job of the Day: Data Scientist

by Angela Guess Greenplum is looking for Data Scientists in San Mateo, CA. According to the post, “Building the world’s largest multi-technology distributed computing platforms, leveraging massively parallel processing and Hadoop, Greenplum is committed to pioneering data-intensive analytic processing. We are looking for talented individuals to join our growing analytics solutions team, which is developing…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Software Developer

by Angela Guess The Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon is looking for a Senior Software Developer in Pittsburgh, PA. The post states, “The CMU/SEI Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) is a formative activity focused on matching state-of-the-art software research with critical U.S. Government (USG) needs.  This position will support the CIC mission by developing, applying,…