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Content tagged with Big Data posted in June 2013
Can Big Data Trump Doping In Sports?
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Massive amounts of data, along with Hadoop and visualization tools, helped the U.S. women's cycling team earn silver at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra
News  |  6/28/2013  | 
Couchbase has added features to match MongoDB and Cassandra, but Oracle is the biggest target for this NoSQL database.
CloudSigma IaaS Avoids Amazon Approach
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Infrastructure-as-a-service provider sidesteps Amazon-style server packages, allows users to provision what they need.
Intermountain, Deloitte Tool Analyzes Health Outcomes
News  |  6/27/2013  | 
Big data software application OutcomesMiner can help researchers pinpoint specific shared characteristics of patients in various scenarios.
Teradata Doubles Down On Hortonworks Hadoop
Commentary  |  6/26/2013  | 
Teradata adds three ways of deploying and supporting Hortonworks software, giving a big boost to "100% open source" big data platform.
Splunk Spawns Hunk Hadoop Tool
News  |  6/26/2013  | 
Splunk brings its analytic know-how to the multi-structured data living in HDFS with Hunk, a new stand-alone system aimed at Hadoop users.
Software AG Takes Messaging To Industrial Internet Scale
News  |  6/25/2013  | 
Terracotta Universal Messaging addresses real-time, big data movement in e-commerce, retail point-of-sale, oil and gas, and financial services applications.
Education CIOs: Get Involved In Big Data
Commentary  |  6/25/2013  | 
Be alert to the opportunity to show what central IT can bring to the table.
Joyent Launches Manta Service For Cloud Computing, Storage
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Joyent Manta Storage Service keeps big data close to the compute resources needed to analyze it.
Datameer Democratizes Advanced Big Data Analytics
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Datameer 3.0 promises drag-and-drop machine learning with clustering, column-dependency, decision tree and predictive recommendations on top of Hadoop.
Big Data Needs Creative Types, Too
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
Teradata technologist sees a growing need for both left-brain and right-brain types in data-driven enterprises.
Hadoop: From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform
News  |  6/24/2013  | 
6th annual Hadoop Summit, held this week in Silicon Valley, will highlight Hadoop's evolution from backroom science project to mainstream big data manager.
GE Expands Its Internet Of Things
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
General Electric adds a public cloud and new data management tools to make it easier for its customers to massage the massive amount of data generated by industrial sensors.
Cisco: Internet Of Everything Worth Billions Today
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Cisco CEO John Chambers says the Internet of Everything has already generated $613 billion in corporate profits this year.
6 Cloud, Big Data Startups To Watch
News  |  6/21/2013  | 
Check out what the Structure 2013 LaunchPad winners can do with cloud, big data problems.
Big Data Reboots Real-Time Analysis
Commentary  |  6/20/2013  | 
Why did Software AG buy Apama and Tibco buy StreamBase? Perhaps the Internet of Things is giving complex event processing a second chance.
Lumosity's Unique Big Data Set Feeds Brain Research
News  |  6/20/2013  | 
Best known for mind-sharpening games, Lumosity is letting scientists study its database of 40 million players to see how the brain works.
Healthcare Collaborative, IBM Partner On Big Data Platform
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
New collaborative of healthcare organizations to develop tools to manage population health, using version of IBM's Netezza warehousing appliance.
Privacy Concerns: Big Data's Biggest Barrier?
News  |  6/18/2013  | 
Businesses must be up front with consumers about what data they're using and why. Opting out should be easier, too.
MySQL Cluster Adds NoSQL Option
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
MySQL Cluster 7.3 brings a JavaScript connector, foreign-key support and a wizard-driven auto installer to a highly scalable database.
Big Data Reveals Weather-Related Shopping Patterns
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
Google BigQuery and Tableau Software's visualization tools show how weather affects shoppers' behavior, help retailers prepare for spikes in demand.
Big Data Skills Scarce Among Marketing Pros
News  |  6/17/2013  | 
More than a third of executives rank big data analytics as a top marketing skill, but many marketers lack the requisite knowledge.
Big Data Pioneers Get Big For Their Britches
Commentary  |  6/14/2013  | 
DataStax and Cloudera say NoSQL databases and Hadoop are the future, but don't count out Oracle and company just yet.
Cray Brings Hadoop To High-Performance Computing
News  |  6/13/2013  | 
Cray puts Intel's Hadoop software distribution on its CS300 cluster supercomputers.
HP Gets Its Big Data Act Together
News  |  6/12/2013  | 
Hewlett-Packard's 'HAVEn' ecosystem unites Hadoop, Autonomy, Vertica and enterprise security, backed by management software and consulting services.
Defending NSA Prism's Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  6/11/2013  | 
The more you know about NSA's Accumulo system and graph analysis, the less likely you are to suspect Prism is a privacy-invading fishing expedition.
Marketo: Salesforce-ExactTarget Combo Won't Win
News  |  6/11/2013  | 
CEO Phil Fernandez says Marketo is leading digital marketing while is buying 'commodity' capabilities with its $2.5 billion ExactTarget deal.
Big Data: When Cars Can Talk
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
The roads would be safer if cars could exchange information about traffic conditions and bad drivers. But are we ready to sacrifice privacy to save lives?
Big Data's Human Error Problem
News  |  6/10/2013  | 
We humans are our own worst enemies in the quest for better data quality, says one expert. Think false memory syndrome, typos, slips of the tongue and confirmation bias.
Datadog Retrieves Cloud Performance Data
News  |  6/7/2013  | 
Datadog differs from competing cloud monitoring systems by aggregating, analyzing data from other tools and systems. HP is a customer.
NoSQL Vs. Hadoop: Big Data Spotlight At E2
Commentary  |  6/6/2013  | 
Hadoop is the panacea, while NoSQL databases are the unsung heroes. Execs from MetLife, 10Gen, Informatica and Datameer discuss platform envy at E2 in Boston.
From Mars To Big Data
News  |  6/6/2013  | 
MIT scientists apply methodologies from Mars mission designs to help marketers manage big data streams.
Big Decisions Drive Big Data Success
News  |  6/5/2013  | 
Before you embark on a big data project, it's important to define the problems you're trying to solve.
Cloudera Declares End Of Data Warehousing Era
News  |  6/4/2013  | 
Cloudera CEO Mike Olson urges companies to reconsider their data-management approach as the "center of gravity" shifts toward Hadoop.
Don't Let Privacy Fears Stifle Big Data, SIIA Urges
News  |  6/3/2013  | 
Software industry trade group urges policymakers to resist rules and regulations that curb data collection and analysis.

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