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Will the Hadoop-NoSQL Market Reach $3 Billion by 2017?

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by Angela Guess Bert Latamore of Silicon Angle reports, “The combined Hadoop-NoSQL market will exceed $3 billion in revenues in 2017 predicts Wikibon’s “Hadoop-NoSQL Software and Services Forecast, 2013-2017”. What’s driving growth is a major shift away from traditional relational databases such as Oracle and Teradata to Hadoop-based technologies, often used with NoSQL databases, writes…

What Comes After “Big Data”?

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Gregory T. Huang of Xconomy recently wrote, “The premise of big data, at least, is easy to grasp: more and more information is being collected, stored, and analyzed, from click streams to sales records to mobile-device locations. What hasn’t been easy is translating all that data into insights that help organizations make better decisions. That…

Predicting Weather with Greater Accuracy via Big Data

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by Angela Guess Per Nyberg of Information Week reports, ” ‘You can’t control the weather.’ It’s a phrase we often utter as we plan weddings, family picnics, and beach vacations. While it’s true that we can’t control the weather, scientists and technologists are working hard to improve our ability to predict it. What that means for…

Survey: Will Big Data Analytics Replace BI?

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by Angela Guess John Leonard of Computing.co.uk recently asked, “In 10 years’ time will big data analytics have replaced traditional relational business intelligence systems? That was one of the questions that Computing asked UK IT decision-makers in the quantitative survey that formed part of our recent big data research programme. The answer to that question was a pretty decisive ‘No’, with…

Predicting the Weather with Big Data

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by Angela Guess Samuel Johnston of Scientific American reports, “Smartphone-collected Big Data has the potential to transform the way we can understand and predict weather systems. Five months ago, we at OpenSignal (a project to map global cell phone signal coverage) launched an app called WeatherSignal to collect atmospheric data from smartphones. WeatherSignal works by repurposing the sensors…

IBM Using Big Data to Predict Outbreaks

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by Angela Guess Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat reports, “IBM has teamed up with university researchers to use big data and analytics to predict the outbreak of deadly diseases such as dengue fever and malaria. The research is aimed at understanding the spread of diseases in real-time in order to better deploy public health resources, said James Kaufman,…

An Overview of Big Data Technology Types

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by Angela Guess Mark van Rijmenam of Smart Data Collective recently discussed the variety of Big Data technology types including tech for visualizing data, customer profiling, prediction, and more. He writes, “Many of the latest big data technologies are developed by big data startups from around the world that have found a way to deal…

Big Data v. Mother Nature

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by Angela Guess Chris Morris of CNBC reports, “Just a few years ago, meteorologists regularly shared an inside joke about forecasts: Anything beyond three days is a guess. But on the heels of this week’s disastrous tornadoes in Moore, Okla., and last October’s Hurricane Sandy, it has never been more critical to be able to forecast long range…

New Software Tries to Predict Tomorrow’s News

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by Angela Guess Tom Simonite of the MIT Technology Review recently discussed a new software that uses Big Data to predict tomorrow’s news. He writes, “Researchers have created software that predicts when and where disease outbreaks might occur based on two decades of New York Times articles and other online data. The research comes from Microsoft and…