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3 Predictions for How Big Data Will Transform Business Processes

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by Angela Guess Doug Laney of Forbes recently wrote, “Big data has given businesses a window into valuable streams of information from customer purchasing habits to inventory status. However, internal data streams give only a limited picture, especially with the growth of digital business. Three trends Gartner has identified describe information’s ability to transform business…

Stop Data Misuse, Speed Data-Driven Innovation

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by Jennifer Zaino Like most companies, yours probably has in place information governance policies to govern the use of the data you collect to ensure compliance with internal and external privacy, and security requirements. Likewise, your business is apt to have a tool-belt of technologies on hand to monitor and log activity around that data,…

Reaching the Connected Customer with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Leslie Dinham of Teradata recently wrote, “In the era of the connected customer, having a big data strategy to collect, store, organize and analyze the trail of deep customer data is critical to the delivery of timely, personalized customer interactions. Fortunately, with the right technology, infrastructure and analytics in place to unlock…

New Open Source Myriad Project Unifies Apache YARN and Mesos Resource Management

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by Angela Guess A new release out of the companies reports that “Mesosphere, creators of the Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) for managing datacenter and cloud resources at scale, and MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced Myriad, the first resource management framework that allows Apache YARN jobs to…

Big Data: Are the 3V’s the Sole Problem?

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by Bryan Bell Big data has clearly captured our attention. As of this writing there are 649,717 job titles that contain the words Big Data on LinkedIn, 39,773 job openings for people that contain big data as a required job skill, 1,878 Groups that contain Big Data as a part of their reason for being…

Successful Big Data Projects Require a New Business Attitude

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by Angela Guess Matt Asay of ReadWrite recently wrote, “Hope springs eternal, especially in Big Data. Despite widespread failure to achieve much of anything with Big Data projects, gargantuan piles of cash keep flowing into such projects, hitting $31 billion in 2013 and expected to top $114 billion by 2018.  Yet while 60% of executives…

Do We Need a Magna Carta for Data?

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by Angela Guess Jennifer Baker of The Register reports, “More than 350 Irish boffins [scientists and engineers] have signed a white paper calling for nothing less than a Magna Carta for Data. The Insight Centre for Data Analytics says it wants to ‘put Europe on the road to fair and relevant legislation,’ but most of…

How and Why to Overcome Big Government Data Privacy Concerns

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by Angela Guess Caron Beesley of Business 2 Community reports, “Driven by potentially compelling outcomes, big government data is growing. A 2013 study of federal IT officials by the TechAmerica Foundation, for example, found that big data delivers many benefits, including: (1) Budget cuts and tax savings: Real-time analytics can help the government cut at…

MapR Earns Highest Score in Hadoop / Data Warehouse Interoperability Report

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that its SQL-on-Hadoop solution earned the highest score for Hadoop / data warehouse interoperability in Gigaom Research’s latest Sector Roadmap. MapR was among six vendors featured in Gigaom Research’s January…