News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data posted in December 2012
5 Cloud App Trends To Expect In 2013
Commentary  |  12/27/2012  | 
We'll see more mobile options and embedded analytics, of course, but surprises will include growth in financial apps and big-data insights.
Humedica, Harvard Bring Continuing Medical Education To Trenches
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Harvard's Joslin Diabetes Center uses Humedica's analytics capabilities to make patient care part of a continuous learning process.
5 Big Data Predictions For 2013
News  |  12/21/2012  | 
Vendors and analysts make bold big data predictions for next year. Are their crystal balls cloudy or clear?
Teradata Offers Free Big Data Training
News  |  12/19/2012  | 
Online education program offers free courses to help college students earn Teradata tech certification.
Oracle Q2 Results: Ellison Spins On Sun
Commentary  |  12/19/2012  | 
CEO Larry Ellison talks up Oracle's Sun acquisition even as hardware sales slide 23%. Software sales rise.
7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare
Slideshows  |  12/18/2012  | 
Big data medicine is still largely unproven, but that's not stopping several medical centers and analytics vendors from jumping in with both feet.
Big Data Talent Quandary: In-House Or Outsource?
News  |  12/18/2012  | 
Data scientists are hard to find, but outsourcing may help, says Hewlett-Packard exec.
Oracle Upgrades NoSQL Database, Big Data Appliance
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
Oracle NoSQL Database 2.0 gains management features, while the Oracle Big Data Appliance gets new software, more powerful Intel chips.
Big Data Tip: Don't Save Everything
News  |  12/17/2012  | 
No wonder you're overloaded by ever-growing volumes of data. You're saving too much, advises Digi International exec.
What's Your Big Data Worth?
News  |  12/14/2012  | 
Big data experts say accounting rules need to catch up to the fact that information has value that should be reflected on a company's books.
Oracle Acquires DataRaker For Utility Analytics
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Big data deal gives Oracle a cloud-based platform for analyzing vast datasets generated by electric, gas and water utilities.
Couchbase Broadens Its NoSQL Database
News  |  12/13/2012  | 
Couchbase challenges 10Gen's MongoDB grip on document-oriented applications, adds JSON support to its key value store database.
Should You Outsource Your Data Scientist?
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
If you can't hire a data scientist or develop one internally, you can outsource. But what are the downsides?
6 Ways IT Still Fails The Business
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
IT leaders should prepare their teams to avoid these mistakes in 2013.
Big Data Profile: Catalin Ciobanu, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
In the first of our series on big data pros, we catch up with Catalin Ciobanu of Carlson Wagonlit Travel to talk career path, current challenges and more.
Big Data Revolution Will Be Led By Revolutionaries
Commentary  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why "old-guard" vendors didn't make our list of big data vendors to watch in 2013.
ClearStory Puts Big Data Into Business Users' Hands
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
ClearStory CEO discusses how "converged analysis" lets users analyze data from internal and external sources, in latest episode of InformationWeek Valley View.
Kaggle Crowdsources The Data Scientist Problem
News  |  12/12/2012  | 
Why poll just one data scientist when you can tap the expertise of 65,000? See how Kaggle aims to make that easier in the latest episode of Valley View.
Nearly All Big Data Ignored, IDC Says
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
In 2012, only 3% of data in "digital universe" is tagged -- and even less is analyzed, according to IDC.
Big Data's Surprising Uses: From Lady Gaga To CIA
Slideshows  |  12/11/2012  | 
As big data analytics rapidly become mainstream, the technology shows promise in many unexpected places. Check out who's tapping into big data.
Data Scientist Shortage: Split Role In Half
News  |  12/11/2012  | 
Splitting the role of data scientist into two jobs -- data manager and data analyst -- is one way to solve the expected shortage of information gurus, says one technology strategist.
Future Power Grids Will Need Big Data Analysis
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
For the world's next-generation electrical networks, analysis and standardization will be just as important as power inverters and switches.
Pediatric Cardiologists Turn to Clinical Analytics
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Custom-built national database will let members of Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium provide better customized care to critically ill kids with congenital heart disease.
13 Big Data Vendors To Watch In 2013
Slideshows  |  12/10/2012  | 
From Amazon to Splunk, here's a look at the big data innovators that are now pushing Hadoop, NoSQL and big data analytics to the next level.
Rick Smolan Puts Human Face On Big Data
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
Photographer best known for his "Day in the Life" coffee table books says data -- and what we do with it -- will have a profound impact on the global community.
3 Ways SMBs Can Leverage Big Data
News  |  12/10/2012  | 
ClickFuel CEO and former Monster.com executive Steve Pogorzelski shares his advice on big data and small business.
Silicon Valley Needs To Get Out More
Commentary  |  12/6/2012  | 
The next great technology problems to solve are out there in rail yards, power plants and farm fields. If Silicon Valley is going to drive this "Internet of things," it needs to build closer ties with companies in established industries.
Dell Taps Own Social Expertise For New Services
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Dell continues to evolve away from its PC roots with a new social media consultation service.
Amazon Redshift Leaves On-Premises Opening, Says ParAccel
News  |  12/6/2012  | 
Amazon's new Redshift data warehousing service is billed as a game changer, but the supplier of its underlying database says lots of customers won't go for the cloud service.
Gnip Touts Big Data Partnerships
News  |  12/4/2012  | 
Social data provider Gnip announces partnership program and stresses high quality of its real-time media streams.
Big Data Debate: End Near For ETL?
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Extract, transform and load processes are the backbone of data warehousing, but with Hadoop on the rise, some see a new way to transform data. Two experts share opposing views.
Startup Uses Big Data To Cut Energy Usage
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Stem's hybrid energy system combines predictive analytics, battery storage and grid power to cut business' power bills.
6 Steps To Manage Big Data
News  |  12/3/2012  | 
Flummoxed by a growing variety of unstructured information? Try these tips to corral your big data bonanza.


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