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Why are Banks Struggling with Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Michael Flynn of BankTech reports, “In a recent Said Business School study, 63% of banks recognized proficiency in big data as a competitive advantage. However, 91% indicated that they lack key skills necessary to execute more effectively, and only 3% reported that their organizations had deployed big data initiatives on a continuous…

Guardtime and Rainmaker Offer Security Tech to Make Big Data Governance More Practical

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of Rainmaker Solutions, “Ground-breaking security technology, developed in collaboration with the Estonian government to make big data governance practical, prevent data breaches and provide integrity and accountability, is being made available to the UK Government for the first time – by Guardtime and Rainmaker Solutions. Current…

SAP’s Take on Data Governance

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by Angela Guess Rose Meadows of Silicon Angle reports, “For some people, data governance is still a little unclear in terms of what it is and how it’s applied to the enterprise. In an interview with Dave Vellante and Jeff Kelly at this year’s MIT CDOIQ Symposium in Cambridge, MA, Tina Rosario, VP of Global…

Palantir, NoSQL, and Simplicity

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by Angela Guess Derrick Harris of GigaOM recently wrote, “If any company could get away with cramming a horribly complex user experience down its customers’ throats, you’d think it would be Palantir. The well-funded and not-so-secretive Palo Alto, California, based startup has engineered a platform that supposedly does some amazing things with data analysis, and…

Informatica is Hard at Work on a ‘Virtual Data Highway’

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by Angela Guess Vance McCarthy of Integration Developer News reports, “Informatica Corp. is working on an innovative Intelligent Data Platform (IDP), designed to spur the delivery of all types of data to apps, people and even devices. Informatica’s IDP creates what the company calls a ‘virtual data highway,’ and will do much more than transport…

Concurrent and Elasticsearch Team Up to Accelerate Data Application Deployment

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Concurrent, Inc., the leader in data application infrastructure, and Elasticsearch, Inc., provider of an end-to-end real-time search and analytics stack, today announced a partnership to accelerate the time to market for Hadoop-based enterprise data applications. Enterprises seeking to make the most out of…

How Big Data Can Help Fight Climate Change in LA

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by Angela Guess Kiley Kroh of Think Progress reports, “New maps released Tuesday illustrate the toll climate change and pollution are taking on several communities in Los Angeles, many of the same areas that also hold the greatest potential for clean energy investment. The Los Angeles Solar and Efficiency Report (LASER) is the result of…

Big Data Analytics with R: Register Today!

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by Angela Guess In tandem with the upcoming NoSQL Now! Conference, DATAVERSITY™ is proud to sponsor a thought-provoking workshop on the programming language R. The workshop, Introduction to Big Data Analysis with the R Language, will be led by Brian Sletten, President of Bosatsu Consulting, Inc. In his description of the workshop, Sletten states, “R…