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Content tagged with Big Data posted in February 2013
Predictive Analytics Improve Miami City Services
News  |  2/28/2013  | 
Miami-Dade County is partnering with IBM to improve city policing, transportation and parks through predictive analytics.
6 Big Data Advances: Some Might Be Giants
Commentary  |  2/28/2013  | 
In a full week for big data news, EMC, Intel and Revolution Analytics announcements stand out.
Cubeware Launches Big Data App Store
News  |  2/27/2013  | 
BISTRO, a new Hadoop-based apps market, offers business intelligence software and tools that save organizations time and trouble, says Cubeware.
Intel Unveils New Distribution For Apache Hadoop
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
Third generation of Intel's Hadoop promises better performance and security and tighter integration with Intel's Xeon processors.
Who Owns Student Data?
News  |  2/26/2013  | 
As data collection and data analysis in education grow, so do worries about student and teacher privacy. Is there enough protection?
EMC Brings Data Analysis Breakthrough To Hadoop
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
EMC's new Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution brings direct SQL querying to data stored on a big data cluster.
Are You A Data Hoarder?
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Big data craze inspires some IT managers to save every possible bit of data. Bad idea, says an industry practitioner's group.
Big Data's New Buzzword: Datafication
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
Much like no serious business can run without electricity, few businesses today can run without data, or being "datafied."
Gartner Magic Quadrant Looks Beyond Business Intelligence
News  |  2/25/2013  | 
'Leaders' quadrant gets crowded as Gartner sees companies moving from BI into analytics.
Big Data Knows When Your Home Will Sell
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Target Data uses predictive modeling to forecast if a home is likely to sell within the next 30, 60 or 90 days. It says it's right 80% of the time.
SEC Makes Big Data Push To Analyze Markets
News  |  2/22/2013  | 
Securities and Exchange Commission's new Midas system collects information on all trades in an effort to better understand how the markets work.
Government IT Pros See Savings, Challenges In Big Data
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data may cut budgets, fight crime, cure diseases and personalize services, say federal and state IT officials in TechAmerica/SAP survey.
Big Data's Opportunities, Responsibilities For Education
Commentary  |  2/21/2013  | 
Microsoft's CTO for U.S. Education outlines what he believes technology companies must do to protect students.
Big Data Myths Persist
News  |  2/21/2013  | 
Big data hype has reached a level where some customers are actually avoiding labeling projects as big data, Tibco executives say.
What A Data-Driven Culture Buys You
News  |  2/20/2013  | 
Executives who believe their companies handle and share data well are more likely to say their companies outperform industry peers, says Economist study.
Big Data Dev Tools Too Slow, Startup Says
News  |  2/19/2013  | 
Context Relevant, a modeling and analytics software developer, strives to make big data app development faster and less expensive for enterprises.
Turning Raw Data Into Smart Data
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
Your organization may have a big data platform in place, but do you have a smart data strategy?
NBA Launches SAP Hana-Powered Basketball Statistics Site
News  |  2/15/2013  | 
SAP's in-memory database will enable visitors to query more than 50 years of stats, including details on the latest games.
Apigee Analyzes Big Data From Public APIs
News  |  2/14/2013  | 
: Apigee adds big data analytics to API management services to help companies understand how customers are using their applications.
MicroStrategy Doubles Down On Mobile, Data Visualization
Commentary  |  2/13/2013  | 
Business intelligence vendor focuses on mobile, cloud, social and visual analysis amid a tight battle with SAP, Oracle, QlikTech and Tableau.
IBM's Big Data Strategy: Combine And Conquer
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Big Blue is gobbling up big data companies at a steady clip. What's the method behind the madness?
Microsoft's Big Data Strategy: An Insider's View
News  |  2/13/2013  | 
Microsoft executive Dave Campbell outlines plans for Hadoop, machine learning, high-performance computing and data and analytic offerings on Azure.
6 Questions To Guide Natural Language Processing Strategy
Commentary  |  2/12/2013  | 
Healthcare can make good use of NLP, but only if the right technology is applied to appropriate uses.
Is Healthcare Big Data Ready For Prime Time?
News  |  2/12/2013  | 
As large healthcare providers test the limits of big data analytics, many smaller groups question the value.
IBM's Watson Could Be Healthcare Game Changer
Commentary  |  2/11/2013  | 
IBM's cognitive computing technology moves past Jeopardy and into serious healthcare challenges, including cancer treatment. IBM's rivals seem stuck on more prosaic problems.
How To Beat The Big Data Disconnect
News  |  2/11/2013  | 
Organizations often hit a roadblock after the initial setup of a big data project. But to get value from unstructured data, keep on driving.
Big Data Profile: Jayanth Garlapati, DonorsChoose
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Newly hired data scientist Jayanth Garlapati talks about blazing trails and his job helping DonorsChoose mine trends in teaching innovations.
University Data Sharing Project Takes Big Step Forward
News  |  2/8/2013  | 
Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework initiative publishes its data definitions, clearing way for researchers to glean information from anonymized student data that might result in ways to improve graduation rates.
Government Braces For Big Data
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Terabytes are growing into petabytes. Your action plan must include new skills, tools and cross-agency collaboration.
P&G CEO Shares 3 Steps To Analytics-Driven Business
Commentary  |  2/7/2013  | 
CEO Bob McDonald makes the case that analytics needs to move from the periphery of operations to the "center of how business gets done."
Gartner Magic Quadrant Spots Data Warehouse Leaders
News  |  2/7/2013  | 
Gartner's annual report notes a wave of data warehousing newcomers and leading-edge companies taking advantage of big data.
DARPA Funds Python Big Data Effort
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Department of Defense has dished out $3 million for Python big data analytics libraries from a $100 million fund for big data research and development.
Wanted: Apps With Data Science Baked In
News  |  2/6/2013  | 
Data scientists too hard to find? Business-oriented applications with data science capabilities might be the solution.
Oracle MySQL Upgrade Challenges NoSQL Onslaught
News  |  2/5/2013  | 
With MySQL 5.6, a major revision, Oracle takes aim at NoSQL database competitors including MongoDB and Cassandra.
IBM Fights Rivals With Aggressive Power Server Prices
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
IBM entry-level Power 7+ servers now start at $6,000. Netezza analytics platform successor challenges EMC, Oracle and Teradata.
Big Data Helps Build Better Wireless Coverage Maps
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
OpenSignal collects smartphone user data to create more accurate and objective maps of cell network coverage.
Can Big Data Analytics Boost Graduation Rates?
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Almost half of the students who begin college at a two- or four-year institution fail to earn a degree within six years. Can analytics help?
Big Data Startup Attivio Takes On Big Rivals
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Attivio has a growing number of competitors in the unified information access market, including IBM, Oracle and HP. What's its niche?
3 Big Data Opportunities For CRM Strategy
News  |  2/4/2013  | 
Customer relationship management practices often don't exploit big data effectively, analytics executive says. Are you overlooking these 3 opportunities?
5 Steps To Superior Customer Experience
Commentary  |  2/4/2013  | 
Oracle survey uncovers gaps between those who are and aren't delivering great customer interactions.
Big Data Challenge: 10 Tips for Telcos
News  |  2/1/2013  | 
Service providers face culture shock as they try to capitalize on the data at their fingertips. We identify 10 key points for telcos to consider.
Actian Builds Mini Big Data Empire
Commentary  |  2/1/2013  | 
Company behind Vectorwise and Ingres databases acquires Pervasive and Versant to add customers and expand software footprint into data integration.

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