News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data posted in July 2013
Michael J. Fox Foundation Points Big Data At Parkinson's
Commentary  |  7/31/2013  | 
Kaggle Challenge winner Lionsolver proves that passive data collection can improve patient care and medical research.
6 Ways To Build Trust In Big Data
Commentary  |  7/30/2013  | 
Many business leaders may not believe what big data says, even when it shows increased revenue or efficiency. Big data has to earn their trust.
IBM Gets Aggressive On Linux Server Sales
News  |  7/30/2013  | 
IBM's Power server line is struggling, so the vendor goes after x86 competitors with aggressively priced PowerLinux server and new software options.
Ayasdi Analyzes Shape Of Big Data
News  |  7/29/2013  | 
Startup melds rarefied mathematics discipline of topological analysis with machine learning techniques to glean insights from huge data sets.
Big Data Helps Guide Colorado's Public Schools
News  |  7/26/2013  | 
Colorado's RISE program draws on state assessments and other data to help officials judge how well various educational programs prepare students for college and career.
IBM Mainframes Nipped, Tucked For Cloud Age
Commentary  |  7/25/2013  | 
IBM revived the mainframe a decade ago by embracing Linux. Now it's promoting big data analytics and OpenStack cloud support on System Z.
Big Data Ushers In 'Virtuous Cycle Of Computing'
News  |  7/25/2013  | 
IT is entering a new era where devices attract users, who in turn attract more devices. It's a 'virtuous' whirlwind of data-driven progress, says Intel exec.
Some Higher Ed CIOs Remain Big Data Skeptics
Commentary  |  7/24/2013  | 
Readers had plenty to say when we called for university CIOs to bear down on using and teaching big data. Can you learn from the example of Bill Gates' high school teacher?
Cloudera Brings Role-Based Security To Hadoop
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
Cloudera Sentry brings Hadoop fine-grained data-access controls that financial services, healthcare firms and government agencies have sought.
DataStax Stalks Oracle With Cassandra Upgrades
News  |  7/24/2013  | 
DataStax says scalability improvements and a fresh infusion of $45 million in venture capital will lure customers from Oracle Database to Cassandra.
Auburn University Program Trains Future National Security Analysts
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Auburn University and Intelligent Software Solutions partnership enables students to learn by providing data analysis services to the U.S. government.
Data Science Certification Program Emerges
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
What skills should a big data expert possess? International group of analytics experts says its Certified Analytics Professional (CAP) program provides rigorous standard.
Formula One Racing Learns From Sensors
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Big data, meet fast data. Lotus Formula One team uses more than 200 sensors on the car to measure tires, brakes and more for real-time alarms and post-race analysis.
Oracle Says Utilities Botch Smart Meter Data Analysis
News  |  7/23/2013  | 
Utilities collect a lot of big data, but most don't use that data to spot theft, plan maintenance or improve service, Oracle study finds.
Big Data: Know What You Want
Commentary  |  7/22/2013  | 
InformationWeek research shows a lack of confidence in big data analytics. You can push past the fear, but remember presenting the data is as important as finding it.
Can Big Data Help Save Cycling From Dopers?
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Current Tour de France leader Chris Froome released data about his physical performance to fight doping rumors. Cycling should think bigger about its data.
Data.gov Gets Updated: A Closer Look
Commentary  |  7/19/2013  | 
Version 2.0 of government's data portal relies heavily on open-source platforms, but finding usable data can still be like looking for buried treasure.
Tableau Takes Data Visualization Online
News  |  7/19/2013  | 
Tableau Online service puts all-purpose business intelligence platform in the cloud with a simple pricing plan.
The NSA And Big Data: What IT Can Learn
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Enterprises can put the tools Big Brother uses to analyze our online activities to productive use. Here's how.
The Internet Of Things Gold Rush
News  |  7/18/2013  | 
Ready or not, items from pills to power plants are poised to generate billions of data points. Here's how to stake your claim.
IBM's Future Growth: Details Shrouded
Commentary  |  7/18/2013  | 
IBM second-quarter earnings rise but revenues slide, raising questions about where IBM will find next waves of growth. Some cloud, big data and Watson numbers stay hidden.
Big Data App IDs Lookalike Prescription Pills
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Drawing on an extensive database of pill images, the MedSnap ID app for medical professionals uses the iPhone to quickly identify prescription pills and reduce medication errors.
Most Wired Hospitals: Health IT's Hot Trends
News  |  7/17/2013  | 
Computer physician order entry, patient-generated data and big data are taking off, according to American Hospital Association survey.
Big Data Career Switch: 4 Key Points
Commentary  |  7/17/2013  | 
Looking to retool your skillset to land a job in data science? Beware these issues as you consider university programs.
U.C. Berkeley Data Science Master's Program 100% Online
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Registration opens for online master's degree program that will teach analytic and statistical methods for making sense of big data.
Mashup Analytics: The Future Of Big Data
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Mashup IT reflects human behavior, in real-time and on location, and it tracks people changing their behaviors.
Mining Big Data For Sales Leads
News  |  7/16/2013  | 
Tech Leads Online will scour the Internet and parse the data to find potential clients for your sales organizations.
Big Data's Holy Grail: Better, Faster Decisions
Commentary  |  7/16/2013  | 
Smart companies are cashing into early opportunities to improve decision-making -- increasing the speed at which diverse information sets can be analyzed to derive critical insights.
Big Data's Big Question: What To Keep
News  |  7/15/2013  | 
Keep as much data as your budget will allow, advises security expert -- it may answer questions you haven't thought up yet.
Big Data Knows When You're Fertile
News  |  7/12/2013  | 
Ovuline's Smart Fertility tracker uses big data and machine learning to help women get pregnant faster.
DeepDB: General Purpose Database For Big Data Era
News  |  7/11/2013  | 
Startup's new database handles structured, semi-structured and unstructured data. But is it a hard sell in today's enterprise?
IBM And Big Data Disruption: Insider's View
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
IBM's Bob Picciano, general manager of Information Management, talks up five big data use cases, Hadoop-driven change; slams SAP Hana, NoSQL databases.
When Big Data Equals Big Money Waste
Commentary  |  7/9/2013  | 
Plan carefully and involve business stakeholders early to avoid burning time and money by locking up big data in expensive, impenetrable data vaults.
Big Data Project Analyzes Veterans' Suicide Risk
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
In opt-in project, predictive analytics firm mines social media posts to predict suicidal risks of military veterans.
SAP, Esri Step Up Geospatial Analysis
News  |  7/9/2013  | 
SAP Hana, SAP BusinessObjects and SAP Mobile gain links to Esri's ArcGIS platform for mapping, geospatial analysis and budding industrial Internet apps.
Why Prism Is The Right Investment
Commentary  |  7/8/2013  | 
Let's not get distracted as a nation from the real problem: our sorry state of analytics.
Windows 8.1 Set For Fall, But Questions Remain
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Windows 8.1 will reach computer makers by August, Microsoft said at its Worldwide Partners Conference on Monday. CEO Steve Ballmer left a few details open.
5 Ways Big Data Can Improve Your Car
News  |  7/8/2013  | 
Cloud-connected autos can offer a safer, more enjoyable ride.
Big Data Analysis Drives Revolution In Travel
Commentary  |  7/3/2013  | 
Airlines, hotels and reservation sites are making the most of data to improve booking ratios, boost revenue yield and improve customer satisfaction.
How To Balance BYOD And Big Data
News  |  7/3/2013  | 
BYOD movement can be a security challenge for IT departments, and big data adds a new level of complexity. Here are some points to keep in mind.
Big Data: 6 Ways To Find What Matters
News  |  7/2/2013  | 
Big data is poised for a big backlash from business leaders if we can't deliver what matters clearly, in real time. One answer: visualization technology.
Microsoft: Hadoop 'Cornerstone' Of Big Data's Future
News  |  7/1/2013  | 
Microsoft is committed to Hadoop for the long haul, and it's taking the necessary steps to prove it, says company exec.


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