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New Contest: Combining Big Data & Semantic Technology

by Angela Guess YarcData Inc. announced at the 2012 SemTechBiz Conference in San Francisco “the planned launch of a ‘Big Data’ contest featuring $100,000 in prizes. The YarcData Graph Analytics Challenge will recognize the best submissions for solutions of un-partitionable, Big Data graph problems. YarcData is holding the contest to showcase the increasing applicability and…

Big Data Job of the Day: Enterprise Architect, Big Data

by Angela Guess Teradata has an opening for an Enterprise Architect, Big Data in San Francisco, CA. The post states, “This position is a Teradata Enterprise Architect who will be specializing on Big Data (Hadoop/Map-Reduce) projects within the Teradata Enterprise Architecture Group. This is a client-facing position having accountability for client expectations management while delivering…

Data Job of the Day: SAP MDM Consultant

by Angela Guess NTT Data is looking for an SAP MDM Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA. According to the post, “At NTT DATA, we know that with the right people on board, anything is possible. The quality, integrity, and commitment of our employees have been key factors in our company’s growth and market presence. By hiring…

Introducing Google’s F1

by Angela Guess Matt Weinberger of DevopsAngle reports, “MySQL familiarity or NoSQL scalability seems like a binary choice. But Google’s F1 –  the new relational database management system (RDBMS) underpinning several of Google’s customer-facing, business-critical advertising services – lays claim to combining the best of both worlds. The F1 system is detailed in a paper/presentation…

Video as a Data Asset

by Angela Guess Information Week has published a new report regarding managing video as a data asset. Kurt Marko writes, “What YouTube started has now spread all over the Web and likely across your network. A tablet with iMovie or Avid Studio can turn anyone into a TV producer–in fact, a typical salesperson with an…

Terracotta’s Revolutionary Approach to Big Data

by Angela Guess Ron Powell of BeyeNetwork recently interviewed Gary Nakamura, General Manager of Terracotta regarding Terracotta’s “in-memory” approach to Big Data. Nakamura explained, “We had a significant breakthrough with regard to our solution in the market – BigMemory. We have figured out a way to store terabytes of data on commodity RAM without the sacrifice…

Data Job of the Day: Manager, Enterprise Data Management

by Angela Guess Ogilvy is looking for a Manager of Enterprise Data Management in Minneapolis, MN. Responsibilities of this position include the following: “Ensure alignment of the enterprise data management vision with the business strategy. Be a vocal leader and enterprise influencer by providing leadership and vision in data management. Align stakeholders including marketing analytics,…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Technical Director, Data Architect

by Angela Guess Symantec is looking for a Technical Director Data Architect – Cloud Computing in Culver City, CA. The post states, “In the Information Management Group, you will have the opportunity to work directly on data protection and archiving products using the latest disk, tape, de-duplication, archiving, indexing and virtual technologies. This group is…

Jim Harris on Data Quality

by Angela Guess Loraine Lawson of IT Business Edge recently interviewed Jim Harris regarding why it is so difficult to get business executives concerned about data quality. Harris commented, “The concept of data has shifted tremendously, because it’s entered the mainstream because more and more of our world has become directly digitized, so more and…

Step-by-Step Process for Choosing an MDM Tool

by Angela Guess Manjeet Singh Sawhney recently laid out a sixteen step process for selecting an appropriate MDM tool for your business. He begins, “MDM requires involvement from both IT and the business. Therefore during the MDM tool selection activities and decisions both should be involved. The process involves defining the business and technical requirements…