News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data posted in November 2013
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NoSQL Stars In Travel Giant's Platform Upgrade
News  |  11/29/2013  | 
Couchbase NoSQL database will be the cornerstone of new real-time inventory management platform for Amadeus, a top provider of travel search, pricing, booking, and ticketing services.
How Educators Can Narrow Big Data Skills Gap
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
With data scientists in short supply, the US must step up its game to compete globally, says educator.
HarperCollins Rewrites Its Analytics Book
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
HarperCollins uses a data-driven approach to make quicker, bolder marketing decisions.
Big Data Profile: Eliot Horowitz, MongoDB
News  |  11/26/2013  | 
Child programming prodigy Eliot Horowitz says the answer to the demand for big data analytics is out-of-the-box tools anyone can use.
FDA Tells 23andMe To Halt Gene Tests
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
FDA fears inaccurate test results could harm consumers.
4 Reasons Your Business Needs A Mobile Development Platform
Commentary  |  11/25/2013  | 
Mobile apps open new business opportunities -- but you need to have the tools to handle them.
Video Search: Hollywood's Big Data Dilemma?
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Hollywood trails other industries when it comes to using data to enhance its business decisions or improve the customer experience. Can the Video Genome Project help?
Big Data Reshapes Weather Channel Predictions
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
The Weather Company builds a new forecasting platform using Basho's Riak NoSQL database and Amazon Web Services.
CIO Profile: Gavin Gray Of Perkins Coie
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
Law firm CIO Gavin Gray talks about networking with other industries, alternative startups, and making his clients happy with custom legal apps.
IT Must Deliver Visual, Mobile-Friendly Data Analytics
News  |  11/25/2013  | 
IT groups are demanding easy-to-use data analytics software that also yields accurate predictions, and vendors are listening, according to InformationWeek's new survey on analytics and BI trends.
Gates Foundation Big Data Grants Stress Open Data
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded six $100,000 grants to help improve everything from disaster response to municipal services.
Photobucket Pictures Its Future On OpenStack
News  |  11/22/2013  | 
Cisco's version of an OpenStack private cloud helps Photobucket ease implementation and management of networking issues.
5 Ways Mobile Marketers Can Hold Consumers' Attention
Commentary  |  11/22/2013  | 
In a multiscreen world, marketers have to work harder to keep consumer focus. Consider these tips to minimize distractions.
Big Data: Big Threat Or Big Lie?
Commentary  |  11/21/2013  | 
CIOs can help shape big data's image by defining how government and business should use it.
3 Surprising Trends Among 'Pacesetter' Cloud Adopters
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
IBM's latest global research on cloud computing kicks out a few unexpected correlations.
Salesforce's 'Superpod': Only For Giants
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Turns out the HP-powered "Superpod" is consistent with Salesforce.com's public cloud. But it's not something that many customers will use.
Do Smartphones Need Neural Processors?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Qualcomm is pushing to put its neural processor Zeroth in smartphones. Here's what smartphone makers can -- and can't -- do with it.
How NASA Manages Big Data
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Unmanned space missions can generate hundreds of terabytes of data every hour. What's a space agency to do?
Are You Recruiting A Data Scientist, Or Unicorn?
News  |  11/21/2013  | 
Many companies need to stop looking for a unicorn and start building a data science team, says CEO of data applications firm Lattice.
Does Hadoop Have a Speed Problem?
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
"Fast data" -- information provided in near-real time -- is key to getting the most out of analytics projects, says ParStream CEO Michael Hummel.
What Car Will You Buy Next? Autometrics Knows
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Autometrics takes an hourly pulse of Web traffic at 150 car-buying sites to give auto makers predictive insights about buyers.
IT's New Role In The Connected World
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
There are already examples of connected world technologies (a.k.a. the Internet of Things) that are changing how companies serve customers.
Human Resources Tentatively Tries Predictive Analytics
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Knowing the probability of important employee events before they happen can have a big bottom-line impact.
Distributed Databases: Stop Stalling
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Your current RDBMS may well be perfectly functional. But big data and the nature of work mean it won't be for long. Then what?
5 Lessons From Facebook On Analytics Success
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Ken Rudin, Facebook's head of analytics, shares five strategies the social network uses to improve adoption and turn business insights into action.
SAP CEO Envisions Younger, Greener, Cloudier Company
Commentary  |  11/20/2013  | 
Bill McDermott is trying to change SAP's conservative, ERP-centric image for millennial employees and buyers.
Genomics Startup Counts On Amazon Cloud
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Courtagen taps AWS to handle the terabytes of data produced in analyzing individuals' genes to pinpoint disease-causing abnormalities and best treatments.
Big Data's Bad Manners Spell Trouble
News  |  11/20/2013  | 
Companies need to stop drooling over consumer data and start acting like responsible data stewards -- or face serious backlash.
Nasuni: Versioning File System For Cloud
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Nasuni's UniFS uses stream of snapshots to create a versioned file system in the enterprise and in the cloud.
How To Explain Hadoop To Non-Geeks
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
With Hadoop 2.0's arrival, you will need to explain the benefits of the reigning big data platform to business types and C-suite executives.
SAP's Extreme Makeover: 4 Key Changes
Commentary  |  11/19/2013  | 
SAP's marketing machine vies to give the company formerly known as "that German ERP vendor" a whole new identity. Here's what customers should know.
Mass Analysis Of Satellite Images Aid Philippine Disaster Relief
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
DigitalGlobe serves up satellite imagery to crowd community to analyze Typhoon Haiyan’s destruction.
5 Big Data Myths, Busted
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Be right, not fast. Think business, not IT. Don't worry about dirty data. A big data guru shares contrarian advice about the worst whoppers.
Big Data's Big Picture: An Insider's View
News  |  11/19/2013  | 
Platfora CEO Ben Werther says re-creating SQL analysis on top of Hadoop won't unlock the huge value in big data. Business must connect the dots across silos of data.
2014 Digital Business Survey
Steal Our Slides  |  11/19/2013  | 
When it comes to digital strategy, size matters. We broke 510 respondents down by employee count: 326 hail from orgs with fewer than 1,000 employees, while 184 have more than 1,000. We found that 62% of smaller shops have digital strategies vs. 73% of large companies. And that's just the start of the disparities.
Big Data Terminology Mess Needs Cleanup
Commentary  |  11/18/2013  | 
Big data needs a coherent and unified vocabulary of terms -- or we can't share solutions to problems across disciplines.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round 2
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
The White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics, and more.
Big Data Meets Trough Of Disillusionment: Gartner
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Gartner says cloud, in-memory databases are headed into Hype Cycle "trough of disillusionment." Productivity expected within two to five years.
SiSense Puts Big Data Analytics On A Chip
News  |  11/18/2013  | 
Israeli company puts analytics in the cache memory of a central processing unit, reducing need for new hardware purchases.
Welcome To The New InformationWeek
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
We're leaving behind the old, one-way publishing model of business technology journalism and pioneering an approach that emphasizes community and true multiway discourse.
Stop Worrying About The CIO Role
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
The role of the CIO is evolving, thanks to customer-facing technologies like analytics and the cloud. Successful execs must embrace change to drive company growth.
Data Science Doesn't Belong In Business Schools
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
A data science professor argues why data science should sit outside of traditional, siloed university towers -- especially business schools.
Want Big Data Success? Hire a Biologist
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Not all data scientists need a math or economics background. It's time to think outside the box come hiring time.
Analyze 46 Petabytes Of Data Via Laptop? Here's How
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
AT&T "nanocubes," a poor man's approach to big-data analysis, let users analyze petabytes of data per day in laptop memory.
Big Data Has A Trust Problem
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
A lack of interdepartmental trust prevents organizations from getting full value from their analytics projects, IBM survey finds.
Big Data Profile: Tim Rey, Steelcase
News  |  11/15/2013  | 
"Math kind of guy" Tim Rey talks about combining business acumen with numbers smarts, unstructured data woes, and improving the supply chain.
Beyond Watson: 3 Techs That Depend On Artificial Intelligence
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Don't think AI is just the stuff of sci-fi. It can pay off for your business.
Intel's Mojo Returns
Commentary  |  11/15/2013  | 
Intel is finally putting together a sensible set of solutions that should bring back marketshare in emerging markets and stave off challenges in its profitable server business.
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
Tivo Research Analytics Masters Big TV Data
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
How Tivo mashes up big data from set-top boxes, supermarket registers, and prescription claims.
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
Opera Solution Scales Big Data Science
InformationWeek Videos  |  11/13/2013  | 
Arnab Gupta, founder and CEO of Opera Solutions, shares customer successes with unstructured big data.
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