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Content tagged with Big Data posted in March 2013
UCSF Heart Disease Study To Use Mobile Apps
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Big data trial will follow up to 1 million patients, who will use smartphones to transmit blood pressure and other data several times a day.
Health IT Priorities Put Regulations Before Innovation
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
Implementing electronic records and meeting Meaningful Use rules are top of the list in our Health IT Priorities survey. Is there room for breakthrough technology?
Cancer Researchers Mine Big Data To Individualize Treatment
News  |  3/28/2013  | 
CancerLinQ prototype from American Society of Clinical Oncology aggregates data from disparate EHRs to find the most effective therapy for a specific patient.
Orion, Caradigm Team To Offer Accountable Care Product
News  |  3/27/2013  | 
Mashup of Orion's HIE product with Caradigm's Intelligence Platform will feature health information exchange plus data aggregation, analytics and care management.
Is There A Viz Wall In Your Future?
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Some companies are installing visualization walls -- big banks of high-definition screens -- to see the big picture on their big data.
Platfora Brings Business Intelligence To Big Data
News  |  3/26/2013  | 
Startup releases platform for slice-and-dice analysis and exploration of data in Hadoop clusters.
Big Data's Dark Side
News  |  3/25/2013  | 
Big data has the power to revolutionize society, but also to become Big Brother, warns new book.
Big Data Debate: Will Hadoop Become Dominant Platform?
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Will Hadoop become the hub from which most data management activities will either integrate or originate? Two big data experts square off.
UC San Diego Network Built For Big Data
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Prism network is designed for data-intensive research that would cripple the campus' main network.
Federal Reserve To Hire Chief Data Officer
News  |  3/22/2013  | 
Appointment would make the Fed another in a growing number of governments and government agencies with chief data officers.
What's On Your Big Data Analytics Wish List?
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Companies want more than they're getting from their big data analysis. Big and small vendors are working on some key big data problems.
Big Data Use In Healthcare Needs Governance, Education
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Using big data effectively requires everything from setting up a basic management framework to teaching analytics in medical school, says one consultant.
Big Data Strategy Lacking At European Enterprises
News  |  3/21/2013  | 
Interxion study finds that only 25% of large European organizations have developed a business plan for big data. What's stopping them?
When Big Data Meets Legal Discovery
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
E-discovery software helps organizations manage the digital stockpiles of unstructured data they warehouse in case of litigation.
New Healthcare Data Warehousing Model Gains Favor
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
"Late binding," a just-in-time method, gives healthcare organizations more flexibility, say proponents.
10Gen Enterprise Release Takes MongoDB Uptown
News  |  3/19/2013  | 
With big companies embracing the MongoDB NoSQL database, 10Gen is adding a commercial version with monitoring and security features.
Healthcare Organizations Go Big For Analytics
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Half of providers and payers see advanced analytics as their top investment priority, says IDC survey.
Big Data Profile: FICO's Andrew Jennings
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
FICO's chief analytics officer discusses mobility, machine learning, consumer empowerment and why big data is no savior.
The Rise And Stall Of Social Media Listening
Commentary  |  3/18/2013  | 
These 5 research-oriented steps help you select the right social listening measures and design analyses that link data to desired outcomes.
Intel Cuts Manufacturing Costs With Big Data
News  |  3/18/2013  | 
Processor giant uses big data to develop chips faster, identify manufacturing glitches and warn about security threats.
Facebook On Big Data Analytics: An Insider's View
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Facebook's Jay Parikh talks about fixing Hive, real-time platforms and how traditional companies can 'thread the needle' of big data success.
Cisco CTO: Internet Of Everything Much More Than SDN
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
CTO Padmasree Warrior goes one-on-one with InformationWeek to explain Cisco's larger vision for Internet of Everything.
#BigData100: Vote Now For Big Data Influencers
News  |  3/15/2013  | 
Who are the most influential big data tweeters? Big Data Republic wants to know.
IBM Watson's Future: Students Have Winning Ideas
News  |  3/14/2013  | 
University of Southern California students brainstormed novel business uses for the big data-crunching supercomputer; a legal discovery application came out on top.
IBM Big Data Monitors Patients For Brain Injury
News  |  3/13/2013  | 
UCLA, IBM and Excel Medical Electronics partner to test real-time alarm that predicts rising brain pressure in patients with traumatic head injuries.
What Will Salesforce.com Buy With $1 Billion?
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
Salesforce.com is raising money to fund acquisitions. We're thinking digital marketing and big data companies might be on the target list.
Is Your Data Big Enough For Big Data?
News  |  3/12/2013  | 
Convinced you need a big data platform to manage your organization's expanding volumes of information? A traditional database may be good enough.
SAS Upgrades Visual Analytics App
Commentary  |  3/12/2013  | 
SAS strategy for big data, cloud and mobile includes one-click deployment of analytic apps in the cloud.
How One University Puts Big Data Into Curriculum
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
U.K. business school uses Tableau Software's visual analytics tool, now free for students, to help undergraduates find stories hidden in opaque data.
Big Data: Hype Vs. Hope At Interop
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Upcoming Interop workshop will focus on helping organizations see through big data hype and focus on what matters.
Microsoft Goes After 3 Big Data Myths
News  |  3/11/2013  | 
Microsoft pushes its big data tools by targeting a trio of common big data misconceptions and talent worries.
New Technologies Require New Organizational Approaches
Commentary  |  3/8/2013  | 
The cloud, mobile and big data movements put a premium on speed and innovation, not just efficiency and security.
Amazon Cuts DynamoDB Service Prices
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels marks one-year anniversary of NoSQL database, promising bigger, better service and price cuts up to 85%.
Tableau Makes Visual Analytics Tool Free For Students
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Students enrolled at accredited schools worldwide can use the data-visualization desktop client that usually sells for $2,000.
Carfax Selects MongoDB To Drive 11 Billion Records
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
Vehicle-history service switches to open source, NoSQL database with an eye to exploring its massive data set in new ways.
IBM CEO Rometty Shares Vision Of Big Data Era
News  |  3/8/2013  | 
IBM CEO Ginni Rometty says big data and predictive decisions will reshape organizations, and computers that learn, like Watson, will be tech's next big wave.
Bill Gates To SXSWedu: Education Change Is Hard
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Gates urges conference participants to apply their "commitment and creativity" to make sure education technologies such as analytics live up to promise.
Big Data Helps Kaiser Close Healthcare Gaps
News  |  3/7/2013  | 
Analytics from massive clinical data repository are central to closing gaps in care, HIMSS attendees told.
Kaggle Winners Tapped As Data Analytics Consultants
Commentary  |  3/7/2013  | 
Building on its crowdsourcing competitions, Kaggle adds a consulting option. But are brilliant data scientists necessarily gifted advisers?
Goodbye IT, Hello Digital Business
News  |  3/6/2013  | 
Delighting customers is job No. 1. Everything else is secondary.
Rice University's OpenStax Tutor Tackles Personalized Learning
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Machine learning is key to scaling personalized learning, presenters from Rice and Duke argue at SXSWEdu.
SAP Courts Pro Sports With Scouting App
News  |  3/5/2013  | 
Cloud-based app, co-developed with the San Francisco 49ers, gives SAP one more inroad into the high-profile world of sports.
Big Data Helps Brands Take On Logo Photoshoppers
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
LTU Technologies merges image recognition technology with analytics to help companies find and stop improper logo use.
4 Analytics Lessons From Professional Sports
News  |  3/4/2013  | 
Nate Silver, Michael Lewis, Mark Cuban and other sports luminaries share analytics advice you can apply to your business.
What's Excel's Place In Big Data Age?
Commentary  |  3/4/2013  | 
Microsoft has its own opinion. But do CIOs want to make Excel the analytics engine for the masses?


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