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Content tagged with Big Data posted in August 2013
Pearson Expands Online Adaptive Learning To Science, Business
News  |  8/29/2013  | 
Pearson will use Knewton's big-data technology to power its online tutoring service for college biology, anatomy/physiology, chemistry, physics, finance and accounting students.
Where Do Data Scientists Come From?
News  |  8/27/2013  | 
Data experts aren't uniformly distributed around the globe. Prepare to be surprised at some of the best countries and cities for data expertise.
Big Data Profile: Michael Rappa, Institute For Advanced Analytics
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Creator of the nation's first master of science in analytics degree, Michael Rappa foresaw today's overwhelming need for data scientists.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
News  |  8/26/2013  | 
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Big Data Analysis Vs. Government Spending
News  |  8/21/2013  | 
Big data analysis has the potential to save government agencies 14% of their annual budgets, says poll, but few government IT managers are confident of success.
Big Data Planning: Start Slow, Let It Grow
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
Don't begin with an end in mind. Allow yourself to be surprised by what big data reveals.
Why Physicians Don't Like Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2013  | 
It limits their options. That's not always bad.
Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
Shaun Connolly, Hortonworks VP of corporate strategy, dishes on Hadoop 2.0., competition with Cloudera and the threat of big data commoditization.
Big Data's New Fan: Your CFO
News  |  8/19/2013  | 
While CEOs and CIOs fight over big data security and control issues, CFOs are making analysis plans.
Don't Be Blinded By Big Data
News  |  8/16/2013  | 
Making decisions based on flashy macro trends while ignoring "little data" fundamentals is a recipe for failure.
3 Basics For Managing Social Business Data
News  |  8/14/2013  | 
Social data management gets messier as more departments get involved. Clean up your management approach with this advice.
Basho Embraces OpenStack With Riak Cloud Storage
News  |  8/13/2013  | 
Riak CS 1.4 introduces compatibility with OpenStack, takes on Swift and CEPH object stores with increased scalability.
Homeland Security Picks Cloud For Training
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Department of Homeland Security will use one cloud-based enterprise talent management system for all eight of its agencies to efficiently identify training needs.
3 Key Skills Of Successful Data Scientists
News  |  8/12/2013  | 
Big data pros need a variety of skills, but these three attributes matter most, says FICO's chief analytics officer.
Big Data Hiring: Unorthodox Advice
Commentary  |  8/9/2013  | 
Music majors, physicists and business domain experts bring fresh perspectives to an effective data science team, says Booz Allen Hamilton analytics expert.
DataMarket Aims To Be A Google For Numbers
News  |  8/8/2013  | 
Boston startup uses visualization algorithms to take data in disparate formats and let it be displayed together.
Big Data: Avoid 'Wanna V' Confusion
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
The three V's -- volume, velocity and variety -- do a fine job of defining big data. Don't be misled by the "wanna-V's:" variability, veracity, validity and value.
4 Biggest Big Data Myths
Commentary  |  8/7/2013  | 
Big data will never eliminate uncertainty or answer all your questions. But treat it as a fad at your own peril.
Healthcare Analytics Sought For Population Health Management
News  |  8/6/2013  | 
Hospitals have keen interest in analytics for population health management, but tech is still in early stages, according to new survey.
Big Data Debate: Will HBase Dominate NoSQL?
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
HBase offers both scalability and the economy of sharing the same infrastructure as Hadoop, but will its flaws hold it back? NoSQL experts square off.
MetLife IT Site Runs On MongoDB, Microsoft Azure
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Rapid development and cloud hosting let MetLife create IT talent recruiting site in less than a week.
Big Data Software Targets Server Energy Efficiency
News  |  8/5/2013  | 
Hardware improvements only go so far. Multicore servers need newer software to run most efficiently, says Actian CEO.

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