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3 Key Ways Semantic Web Technologies Can Make Big Data Smarter

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by Angela Guess Alok Prasad and Lee Feigenbaum recently shared three key benefits that semantic web technologies can bring to Big Data in a business setting. First off, semantic technologies “[Provide] end-users increased ability to self-manage data from varied sources Users need to be able to search, access, aggregate, curate, filter, visualize, analyze, collaborate and…

Poorer Countries May Miss Out on Benefits of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Mike Orcutt of the MIT Technology Review reports, “The economic benefits of big data are no longer just hype—but many developing economies are set to miss out on them, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. Data sets are ‘a new form of asset class,’ which, with the right analysis, can…

A Few Reasons to Consider Cassandra

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by Angela Guess Rick Grehan of Infoworld recently offered his review of Apache Cassandra, writing, “Apache Cassandra is a free, open source NoSQL database designed to manage very large data sets (think petabytes) across large clusters of commodity servers. Among many distinguishing features, Cassandra excels at scaling writes as well as reads, and its ‘master-less’ architecture…

Big Data as a Feature?

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy of The New York Times reports, “What if big data, that much-proclaimed multibillion-dollar hope of the enterprise software industry, is just a feature of something else? On Wednesday, a company called New Relic announced that its product, used by information technology professionals to monitor the performance of software applications, would also…

Integrating NoSQL Into Your Business: Why It’s Time

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by Angela Guess Jason Tee of The Server Side recently wrote, “Horizontal scalability, the ability to build out quickly and easily at a low cost, is a leading perk of NoSQL. Eric Redmond, author of Seven Databases in Seven Months, explains the promise of NoSQL simply and succinctly: ‘Rather than scaling vertically and spending millions of dollars on an…

NoSQL: The Right Choice for Your Big Data?

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by Angela Guess Richard Adhikari of TechNewsWorld recently wrote, “Back in 2009, SQL databases began emerging, mainly to handle modern Web-scale databases. They could handle massive amounts of data; tackle the exponential growth of newly created digital content from social media sites and websites; and help build value around data by connecting the dots — no…

Peter Bell on Current NoSQL Trends

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by Angela Guess Brian Rinaldi of InfoQ reports, “Peter Bell shares insights on the latest trends in NoSQL, a rapidly evolving category of database storage that covers a wide variety of solutions. Peter is a trainer with Pragmatic Learning, a company he founded, a contract member of the GitHub training team and founder of Speak Geek, a company that…