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Data Job of the Day: Business Intelligence Manager

by Angela Guess Nestle is searching for a Business Intelligence Manager in Glendale, CA. The post states, “Nestle USA is looking for an experienced Business Intelligence (BI) leader who will champion the use of analytics throughout the company contributing to revenue growth and profit. This role is responsible for building and implementing the vision for…

Data Model Shows Why Workers Quit

by Angela Guess Rachel Emma Silverman of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Take it from the quant geeks—money can’t always buy workers’ love. Companies armed with an array of analytic tools are changing the way they pay and keep their workers. Some of these data-driven findings seem counterintuitive: Rotely paying workers more may not be…

Your Neighborhood’s Letter Grade at BlockAvenue

by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “BlockAvenue, which is launching today, has acquired and aggregated about 50 million data points from across the U.S. to assign a letter grade to virtually every neighborhood and city block in the country. According to the company’s founder and CEO Tony Longo, finding the right place to…

Every Tweet Available to Search, Analyze & Compare

by Angela Guess Jolie O’Dell of VentureBeat reports that Gnip has launched Historical PowerTrack for Twitter, a product “which will give developers the ability to search, find, analyze, and compare all the tweets ever written, even ones written before the developer in question started scraping Twitter. It’s the same level of access the Library of Congress…

Data Job of the Day: Manager, Strategy Management

by Angela Guess Cardinal Health is looking for a Manager of Strategy Management – Product Data Governance in Dublin, OH. Accountabilities of the position include the following: “Works to understand complex functional situations by paying attention to the details of the tasks at hand and by breaking them down into smaller pieces. Collaborates with others…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Data Store Engineer – NoSQL/Hadoop

by Angela Guess Merkle is looking for a Data Store Engineer – NoSQL/Hadoop in New York, NY. The post states, “A Facebook Preferred Developer since February 2010, Social Amp, a Merkle company, has rapidly grown to become a leading provider of Facebook Open Graph and OAuth solutions for Fortune 500 brands and global agencies. We…

10gen Closes Funding Round with US Intelligence Investors

by Angela Guess Klint Finley of TechCrunch reports that “10gen, the sponsor company of the open source NoSQL database MongoDB, today announced undisclosed investment from In-Q-Tel, a non-profit private equity and venture capital firm that invests in technologies deemed beneficial to the U.S. intelligence community. The typical investment from In-Q-Tel is rumored to be between $1 million and $3…

MarkLogic NoSQL Upgrade Adds Java, REST APIs

by Angela Guess David Ramel of ADTMag.com reports, “MarkLogic earlier this week announced an upgrade of its enterprise NoSQL database offering, adding Java and REST APIs in addition to its native XML data model and XQuery programming/query language. With the addition of the Java API to MarkLogic 6, the company said developers can now use popular…

Worry Over Data Security During Migration

by Angela Guess SecurityPark.net reports, “Research conducted by Varonis Systems Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive data governance software, has found that while 95% of organisations move data at least once per year, 65% of those surveyed admitted that they were not confident sensitive data was protected during a migration. The research, conducted in August…

Big Data Job of the Day: DevOps Engineer

by Angela Guess WalmartLabs is looking for a DevOps Engineer in San Bruno, CA. The post states, “Mobile devops team is all about frameworks that operate in a high-scale, distributed, multi-tenancy environment. Engineers in this team will begin their engagement by understanding components that make up the mobile.com, one of the highest trafficked and transactional…