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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…

Data Job of the Day: Sr. Manager, BI/Analytics Platform

by Angela Guess GM is looking for a Senior Manager – Business Intelligence/Analytics Platform in Austin, TX. According to the post, “GM has recently announced numerous steps to strengthen its position as a global automotive leader. GM is constructing an Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) as one of the cornerstones to achieve this objective. As a…

Big Data Shaking Up Business Priorities

by Angela Guess A new study out of Ricoh Europe shows that trends including Big Data have set off a shake-up of business priorities, the company reports: “The report, conducted on behalf of Ricoh by Coleman Parkes, entitled Ricoh Document Governance Index 2012, has been compiled from 1,075 interviews amongst C-level executives, directors and other employees in…

Taking Data Privacy Responsibilities Seriously

by Angela Guess Eric B. Parizo of Search Security recently reported, “Many organizations lump information security and data privacy together, meaning infosec teams end up managing privacy issues by default. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, according to one data privacy expert, but privacy comes with many new problems and few easy answers. During a…

Syncsort Partners with Cloudera to Simplify Hadoop

by Angela Guess Syncsort has announced that the company has partnered with Cloudera to simplify Apache Hadoop for the enterprise. According to the article, “Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance data integration solutions, today announced that its DMExpress® data integration software is now a Cloudera Certified Technology, certified for CDH4 (Cloudera’s Distribution Including Apache Hadoop, version…

Big Data Job of the Day: Sr. Software Engineer

by Angela Guess Dell is looking for a Senior Software Engineer – Virtual Network Management in Santa Clara, CA. This position is “Responsible for architecting, developing and delivering advanced management solutions for end-to-end virtual and physical Ethernet networks, data center orchestration. Must have a strong background in network management systems and have played a key…

Data Job of the Day: Data Analyst

by Angela Guess ARGO is looking for a Data Analyst in Richardson, TX. According to the post, this position “Performs statistical data analysis and interpret results within the context of business / customer objectives, with least degree of supervision. Displays expertise in various statistical methodologies including Bayesian Probability Approach, Regression, Hypothesis Testing and Optimization. Demonstrates…

Creating an All-Purpose Data Warehouse at UC Berkeley

by Angela Guess Roibín Ó hÉochaidh of the UC Berkeley News Center recently discussed the Institutional Data Management and Governance initiative to “ transform Berkeley’s smorgasbord of fragmented data systems into an all-purpose data warehouse where analysts and decision-makers, staff and students can easily access integrated, reliable information presented in a customizable, user-friendly framework. ‘When I…

MDM Has Its Head in the Cloud

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently noted that MDM is maturing and referred to the space as “a teenager with its head in the cloud.” She went on, “It does make you wonder: Is MDM really ready to leave the comfortable world of on-premise and take to the cloud? Is it…

Five Big Data Realizations

by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM has shared five ideas to help companies make the most of Big Data. The first is, Hadoop isn’t for everything: “This should be common knowledge by now, but it bears repeating. Usama Fayyad, CTO at ChoozOn, pounded this point home when discussing how even Yahoo — Hadoop’s biggest champion…