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Data Job of the Day: Senior Data Architect

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by Angela Guess Walgreens is looking for a Senior Data Architect in Deerfield, IL. The post states, “Responsible for database design (physical and logical) and data model for enterprise initiatives, large projects, and high impact / high cost projects. Also responsible for reviewing the work of the Data Architects to ensure use of best practices.…

Featured Video: Create Powerful New Applications with Graphs

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Create Powerful New Applications with Graphs from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess At last year’s NoSQL Now! Conference, Neo Technology CEO Emil Eifrem gave a great presentation entitled Create Powerful New Applications with Graphs. In the presentation, Emil described the influence that graph technologies are having, particularly with the emergence of Big Data and social network…

IBM Acquires CSL International, Accelerates Cloud Computing on System z

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by Angela Guess IBM has announced “a definitive agreement to acquire CSL International, a leading provider of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise system. CSL International is a privately held company headquartered in Herzliya Pituach, Israel. Financial terms will not be disclosed. A strategic investment in the System z portfolio, the acquisition deepens the consolidation and cloud capabilities by…

Accenture and Predixion Software Extend Advanced Analytics Solutions to Business Users

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Accenture reports, “Accenture has entered into an agreement with Predixion Software, a provider of collaborative predictive analytics software, to jointly develop advanced industry and process-specific analytics solutions designed for the needs of business users. The agreement, which is part of a strategic investment Accenture has made in…

Microsoft Introduces Self-Service Data Mining with BI for Office 365

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by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of CIO.com reports, “‘Businesses today are feeling the impact of some important trends that are converging in the enterprise: the growth of cloud services, a marked increase in data volume and processing needs and employee demand for more simplified, intuitive connections with that data,’ says Eron Kelly, general manager of…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Solutions Architect

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by Angela Guess New York Life is looking for a Solutions Architect – Data /Analytics in Clinton, NJ. The post states, “This is a senior IT Architect role responsible for establishing reference architecture and key solution components within our Data Architecture Center of Excellence(COE). This role will need subject-matter expertise developing patterns, what technology solutions…

Big Oil & Gas Data Management Policies are “Borderline Irresponsible”

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by Angela Guess Consultant-News.com reports, “A new report from Molten argues that major oil and gas companies risk missing out on the performance potential data and ‘big data’ offer unless they better manage their information. According to the oil and gas management consultancy, many oil and gas companies are ‘borderline irresponsible’ in how they maintain…

5 Big Data Lessons Learned from PRISM

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by Angela Guess Jason Bloomberg of Baseline Magazine recently wrote, “In the days since the news of the National Security Agency’s secret PRISM spying—oops, surveillance, initiative broke, there has been no end of consternation among the media and the Twitterverse. Regardless of what you think of the NSA’s efforts to collect information on Americans, one fact…

Bringing Big Data to Our Cars

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week reports, “With all the talk about the benefits of big data at work and home, it’s easy to overlook the one area where most of us — well, most Americans, at least — spend far too much time: our cars. The connected auto is quickly moving from…