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A Beginner’s Guide to NoSQL

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by Angela Guess CodeProject.com recently shared a beginner’s guide to NoSQL. The article offers detailed information about what exactly NoSQL is, the core concepts, and the latest databases. It begins, “Let’s say you’ve decided to set up a website or an application. You’ll obviously need something to manage the data. Yes, that’s right, a database. So,…

Featured Video: JSONiq – XQuery for JSON, JSON for XQuery

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JSONiq: XQuery for JSON, JSON for XQuery from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess Get ready for the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference by catching up on some of the best videos from last year’s conference. This week’s video is of Jonathan William Robie’s presentation, JSONiq: XQuery for JSON, JSON for XQuery. In his description of the presentation,…

IBM Big Data Analytics Powers Renewable Energy Forecasting System

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by Angela Guess Darryl K. Taft of eWeek reports, “IBM asserts its big data prominence once again, this time in a new system from IBM Research to help bring more renewable energy to the power grid by predicting the availability of such energy. IBM announced an advanced power- and weather-modeling technology that will help utilities…

Using MDM to Stop Improper Payments

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by Angela Guess Melissa Delaney of Fed Tech Magazine recently wrote, “First the good news: In the past three years, the federal government has avoided more than $47 billion in improper payments. Now the bad news: It still doled out $108 billion to debarred contractors, dead people, prisoners and others who didn’t qualify for the checks they…

China Could Be Warming Up to Big Data

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by Angela Guess Mike Wheatley of Silicon Angle reports, “China’s repressive internet regime is famous the world over, what with its “Great Firewall of China” put in place to block any sites that censors deem critical of the regime, not to mention the increasingly sophisticated systems it employs to suppress discussion of controversial subjects. China…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Director, Professional Services

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by Angela Guess NuoDB is looking for a Director of Professional Services in Cambridge, MA. The post states, “NuoDB, the leader in NewSQL database technology, is rapidly growing its field organization and is looking for a senior Professional Services leader, who will support the sales team in the role of a solutions architect, manage proof…

Speaker Spotlight Column: Damian Black on Hadoop and HBase

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by Charles Roe DATAVERSITY™ recently interviewed Damian Black, the CEO of SQLstream, Inc. Damian will be giving a session at the NoSQL Now! Conference in San Jose, CA from August 20-22, 2013. The session is titled “Streaming Hadoop HBase Case Study: Turbo-charging Hadoop for real-time machine data analytics.” The Speaker Spotlight Column (and its parallel…

IT Execs Must Focus on Business, Too

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by Angela Guess Edison Dy Ong of CFO World recently declared, “IT executives must stop being so technology-focused and start talking with government leaders and politicians about data lost risks and cyber security. Noting that most IT people, particularly CIOs and CTOs do not understand the language of business, Erick Stephens, CTO-Asia Pacific, Microsoft Public…

Open Data v. The NSA

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by Angela Guess J.J. McCorvey of Fast Company recently wrote, “In Fast Company’s September issue, we take a look at innovators who are using smart, mostly tech-driven strategies to help municipalities solve problems that simply shouldn’t exist in the digital age. Steve VanRoekel, chief information officer at the White House (and former Microsoft executive) is no…