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Analytics Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

by Angela Guess Warwick Ashford of Computer Weekly reports, “Big data analytics has the potential to reduce the growing number of cyber security risks and increase business agility, says a report by the Information Security Forum (ISF).  According to the Data Analytics for Information Security report, the importance of big data analytics has never been greater, with data volumes…

Data Job of the Day: Oracle Business Intelligence Manager

by Angela Guess Accenture is looking for an Oracle Business Intelligence Manager. The location for this position is negotiable. According to the post, “Oracle Business Intelligence (OBIEE) professionals design, implement and deploy Oracle business intelligence solutions (applications and technologies which are used to gather, provide access to, and analyze data and information about company operations) for…

Big Data Job of the Day: Solutions Software Engineer

by Angela Guess Predixion Software is searching for a Solutions Software Engineer in Redmond, WA. The post states, “Predixion Software is the most innovative player at the immediate intersection of Predictive Analytics, Big Data, and Insightful Collaboration.  Predixion bridges the gap between complex machine learning algorithms and business intelligence that dramatically increases the ability to…

Securing University Info with Big Data

by Angela Guess Thor Olavsrud of Network World has posed the question, can Big Data help universities tackle information security? He writes, “The University of Texas at Austin, the flagship of the University of Texas System, is a prime example of the scope of the challenge. Its 350-acre campus features nearly 200 buildings, all linked…

Reasons to Consider Riak

by Angela Guess Rodrigo De Castro of DZone has shared a number of reasons why he thinks NoSQL solution Riak is worth considering. He gives his insights in bullet points. He begins, “(1) Basic: Essentially a key/value store implementing Amazon’s Dynamo where you can decide the level of replication you want on a per bucket or operation…

Analytics, Visualization, & Governance — Oh My!

by Angela Guess Michael Shashoua has written an article for Waters Technology which considers “whether analytics, visualization, or management and governance techniques deserve the most attention as the industry seeks to comply with new regulation and standards.” He writes, “With a swirling, confusing array of data management solutions being offered to address the woes of…

Data Job of the Day: DG & Database Solutions Manager

by Angela Guess KeyBank is looking for a Data Governance and Database Solutions Manager in Cleveland, OH. According to the post, this position “is responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Key Community Bank’s (KCB) data management goals, standards, practices, process, and technologies to support the Client Insight & Analytics team.  This includes the…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Senior Software Engineer – Hadoop

by Angela Guess Operative is looking for a Senior Software Engineer – Hadoop in New York, NY. The post states, “Operative is looking for talented and experienced engineers who have a passion for solving big data problems. Operative deals with large volumes of data from ad server logs required to implement ad inventory management solutions. …

Big Data? What Big Data?

by Angela Guess Lucas Mearian of Computer World reports, “A majority of high-level IT managers and data storage professionals have no plans to deploy big data analytics, according to a new data storage survey by market research firm TheInfoPro. Fifty-six percent of respondents indicated they will not be deploying big data analytics applications even beyond…

Reliance on Data Scientists Undercuts Value of Big Data

by Angela Guess Michael Vizard of IT Business Edge recently wrote, “One of the biggest problems with Big Data is the whole notion that organizations need to hire data scientists in order to be able to work with it. In case you have not noticed, there are not that many data scientists actually walking around these…