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IBM Expands PureSystems Big Data Family

by Angela Guess IBM has announced that the company has expanded its PureSystems family to help clients better tame Big Data. According to the article, “To help global organizations make sense of the massive influx of data being created daily, IBM today expanded its PureSystems family of expert integrated systems with the introduction of PureData System. Now,…

NoSQL Job of the Day: Sr. Director, Technology

by Angela Guess Epsilon is looking for a Senior Director of Technology in Wakefield, MA. The post states, “We are seeking a strong technical leader and motivator who owns and drives technical projects and provides leadership for groups of engineers and knows how to get things done in an Agile environment. This role encompasses everything…

Data Job of the Day: Enterprise Data Architect

by Angela Guess FINCA is looking for an Enterprise Data Architect in Atlanta, GA. According to the post, “Under supervision and guidance of the Director of Enterprise Data, the Enterprise Data Architect (EDA) is responsible to assure all levels of data architecture (business, conceptual, logical, physical, and technical) will be in accordance with FINCA’s Enterprise Data Strategy.…

Big Data Can’t Entirely Replace Human Judgment

by Angela Guess Michael Schrage of Fortune recently discussed the limits of Big Data. He writes, “Stop me if you’ve heard this one: Three statisticians go rabbit hunting. They spot a rabbit. The first statistician shoots. He misses the rabbit’s head by a foot. The second statistician fires; misses the rabbit’s tail by a foot.…

Better Loans with Big Data

by Angela Guess Christina Farr of VentureBeat reports, “LendUp, a website and mobile app for people with poor credit to apply for short-term loans, wants to help people crippled by debt. Launching today, the San Francisco-based startup is using technology to experiment with lower interest rates, and ensure that loans are a way to help…

NetApp & Data Tactics Partner to Deliver Data Management to Gov Agencies

by Angela Guess According to a new article in Businessweek, “Government agencies and commercial enterprises are inundated with both structured and unstructured data that they must analyze, extract essential information from, and act on, all under extreme time pressure. Doing this in a cloud environment with a solution that has both a big-data infrastructure and…

Big Data Job of the Day: Director of Data Strategy

by Angela Guess American Express is looking for a Director of Data Strategy in New York, NY. According to the post, “This Director level position will lead a team of Data Scientists to help American Express (‘Amex’) accelerate its digital transformation. This position will be a part of a highly motivated and innovative team driving…

Data Job of the Day: Director IM Data Architecture

by Angela Guess The Hartford is looking for a Director of IM Data Architecture in Windsor, CT. The post states, “Primary accountability for the role includes defining strategies and plans to advance the strategic enterprise data direction of The Hartford and enable Strategic Initiatives & Technology strategic objectives.  The Director IM Data Architecture will partner…

Predicting Tropical Storms with Big Data

by Angela Guess Tom Groenfeldt of Forbes recently discussed how two companies are utilizing advanced data modeling and Big Data to analyze tropical storm data in real time. He writes, “Insurance and reinsurance firms will have new tools for predictive modeling of events like tropical storms in January when Wall Street Network (WSN) launches a cloud-based solution…

10 NoSQL Standouts

by Angela Guess Peter Wayner of InfoWorld has shared a list of ten second generation NoSQL databases that stand out from the crowd. He writes, “The NoSQL buzzword caught fire just a few short years ago, but we’re already well into the second generation of the movement. While the early stacks of code were just…