Tag Archive for Big Data

The Immediate Future of Data Management

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by Jelani Harper Trends in the Data Management space tend to emerge rapidly and mature slowly. Those that will most impact the way that Data Management is conducted throughout the coming months are explored below. These capabilities for managing data effectively represent the maturation of a number of different technologies, platforms, and capabilities that will…

Culture Gap Between CEOs and Managers Hinders Big Data Efforts

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by Angela Guess Darryl K. Taft of eWeek reports, “A major gap exists between how CEOs and lower-level managers view big data, according to the findings of a new study sponsored by big data and marketing applications specialist Teradata. The study indicated that CEOs tend to look at big data through rose-colored glasses while lower-level…

Microsoft Set to Acquire Revolution Analytics

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by Angela Guess Joseph Sirosh of the Microsoft Blog reports, “I’m very pleased to announce that Microsoft has reached an agreement to acquire Revolution Analytics. Revolution Analytics is the leading commercial provider of software and services for R, the world’s most widely used programming language for statistical computing and predictive analytics. We are making this…

Goldman Sachs Invests $56M in Singapore Big Data Firm, Antuit

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by Angela Guess Rick Carew of the Wall Street Journal reports, “Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is placing a bet on big data’s growth in Asia. The U.S. investment bank is leading a $56 million investment in Singapore’s Antuit Holdings Pte. Ltd. to help it grow and acquire rivals in Asia’s rapidly growing data analytics market,…

Using Big Data to Fix the Payday Loans Industry

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by Angela Guess Steve Lohr of the New York Times recently wrote, “At any given time, there are an estimated 22 million payday loans outstanding, and the fees paid by payday borrowers amount to about $8 billion a year — a lot of money for those in the working population least able to afford it.…

What NoSQL Has to Offer

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently wrote, “There is no doubt that many more people are taking a long look at what NoSQL has to offer, both to manage traditional workloads and for new applications too. The near-monthly announcements of a new multi-million dollar funding round are testament to the fact that this…

SpaceX Receives $1 Billion Investment from Google and Fidelity

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by Angela Guess Quentin Hardy and Conor Dougherty of the New York Times report, “[Google] along with Fidelity, has invested $1 billion in Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), the private rocketry company founded by Elon Musk. The move could help Google achieve its aim of bringing satellite Internet to remote corners of the world while giving…

Taming Big Data with Better Customer Relationship Management

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by Angela Guess Henning Ogberg of Tech Radar recently wrote, “Businesses need to find a way to analyse data to gain useful information that can help them realise their commercial goals. In order to do this, businesses need to break down their big data into bite-sized chunks. This will make data easier to analyse and…