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BI May Finally Meet Its Potential Via Big Data

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Business Intelligence was the buzzword of the 1990s, scoring oodles of venture capital cash and plenty of customers, a huge percentage of which never got much value from their hefty investments. The promise of BI, like Big Data today, was to give business users the tools…

Creating an Internal Center of Excellence for Data Governance

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by Angela Guess David Booth of Marketing Land recently wrote, “If you’re like most organizations, you’re either in the thick of, or just putting the finishing touches on, your 2015 planning. Odds are good that your strategy for the coming year is going to depend on data and analytics. And while there has never before…

Seven Israeli Big Data Startups to Watch

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by Angela Guess Napier Lopez of The Next Web reports, “UpWest Labs  is a US-based accelerator that brings promising Israeli startups to a four month program in Silicon Valley for a chance to break out big. This is UpWest Labs’ eighth class to make it to California – here’s a look at what they have…

Hortonworks Takes First Step Toward an IPO

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by Angela Guess Ron Miller of TechCrunch reports, “Hortonworks, the big data processing platform built on top of the open source Apache Hadoop filed its S-1 paperwork today as its first step toward an initial public offering. In doing so it beat competitors Cloudera and MapR to the punch. Hortonworks offers a big data processing…

Fighting Health Crises with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Nuria Oliver of Tech Crunch recently wrote, “Last year, I gave a talk at WIRED 2013​ on how anonymous and aggregated mobile phone data can be used to understand and combat the spread of infectious diseases. I described a study that we carried out in my research team a few years ago,…

Altoros Releases In-Depth Scoring Framework for Custom Evaluation of NoSQL Data Stores

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Altoros, a leading Cloud Foundry integration specialist, released a 53-page report that features a comprehensive scoring framework for custom evaluation of NoSQL data stores. Unlike other studies that focus on one or two dimensions only, this research approaches NoSQL databases from 20+ technical…

Could One Big Data Acquisition Upend the Entire Market?

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “It has become de rigueur to read eulogies for Oracle, IBM and other enterprise stalwarts as more nimble, data-rich upstarts like Cloudera and DataStax threaten to upend them. I’ve certainly done my share of eulogizing. But in a recent conversation with me, former Wall Street technology…

How Much ROI Should You Expect from Big Data Projects?

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by Angela Guess Joe Panettieri of Information Management reports, “Results from two recent surveys (conducted by NewVantage Partners and Wikibon, respectively) show some key ROI (return on investment) challenges facing Big Data projects. First up, Wikibon’s Big Data Analytics Survey 2014 survey results — which shows a disconnect between corporate IT and their business users.…