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How to Effectively Kick-Off a Data Governance Program

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by Angela Guess Janani Dumbleton of Computing recently wrote, “Data governance – the process of planning, monitoring and enforcing the management of data assets – is a key component of long-term data quality (and, therefore, long-term organisational success). It helps to ensure that data is captured accurately and that this accuracy is maintained, no matter…

Lenovo and the National Academy Foundation Launch Lenovo Scholar Network

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “Lenovo today announced a new agreement with the National Academy Foundation (NAF) to bring a robust mobile app development curriculum and delivery program to NAF academies in the United States. The two organizations will provide innovative curriculum and technology to provide exposure and encourage…

Xplenty Raises $3M in Series A Funding

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by Angela Guess According to a new release out of the company, “Xplenty, the big data processing platform powered by Hadoop, today announced it has raised $3 million in Series A funding from Waarde Capital and existing seed investor Magma Venture Partners of Israel. The investment will allow Xplenty to expand its platform’s features and…

MapR Makes NoSQL Database Freely Available

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by Angela Guess Ellis Booker of Information Week reports, “MapR’s API-compatible implementation of Apache HBase, the NoSQL in-Hadoop database, is now available for free download and unlimited production use, MapR Technologies announced Wednesday. ‘The big picture is having the marketplace understand Hadoop can go far beyond batch processes and support high-speed data sources, doing both…

Informatica and Cloudera Partner to Support DataKind and “Data-for-Good” Movement

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the companies reports, “Informatica Corporation, the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, and Cloudera, the leader in enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop, today announced they are partnering to support DataKind in growing the “Data-for-Good” Movement. As DataKind sponsors, Informatica and Cloudera…

Expect Watson Powered Apps to Come to the Cloud Soon

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of IBM reports, “Next generation leaders push themselves everyday to answer this key question: How can my organization make a difference? IBM is helping deliver the answer with new apps that are powered by Watson from Ecosystem Partners to improve the quality of life – from better managing health…

OpenStack Launches Juno, Bringing Added Focus on Big Data

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by Angela Guess Frederic Lardinois of TechCrunch reports, “OpenStack, the open source software for building public and private clouds that’s being backed by a wide variety of industry heavyweights, today launched Juno, its latest point release. As usual, this release includes updates to all of the platform’s services, which now span the gamut from cloud…

BlueData Offers Free 5-Node License of EPIC Enterprise Big Data Private Cloud Platform

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by Angela Guess A new article out of the company reports, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a free 5-node license of EPIC™ Enterprise, the industry’s first Big Data software that enables enterprises to create a self-service cloud experience on-premises. The deployment is fully supported by BlueData. Organizations that deploy BlueData…

Big Data and the Greater Good

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by Angela Guess Anjali Acharya of NetApp recently wrote for Forbes, “Big data offers huge opportunity. We often discuss its many benefits to businesses, but it can also be used to dramatically improve the lives of millions of people. What if we knew when crops would be affected by bad climate? What if we could…