News & Commentary
Content tagged with Big Data posted in September 2012
Cisco Acquires ThinkSmart For Location-Based Customer Analytics
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
ThinkSmart's technology taps big data analytics to give brick-and-mortar retailers a better grasp on where customers are and what piques their interest.
How LexisNexis Competes In Hadoop Age
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Open source HPCC platform evolves from turnkey system to Hadoop competitor.
Big Data Fuels Rise of Containerized Data Centers
News  |  9/28/2012  | 
Big data growth forces more companies to adopt containerized data centers and other solutions to meet storage demands.
Facebook Seeks Next-Generation Big Data Tools
Commentary  |  9/28/2012  | 
Social network giant Facebook and venture capital blue chip Accel Partners think emerging platforms like Hadoop deserve new business intelligence, data visualization, and analytics tools.
Hadoop Alternative: Open Source Quantcast Touts Speed
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Quantcast File System uses less disk space than Hadoop and shines on key speed metrics, developers say.
Oracle 12c Database: Open World's Centerpiece
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Oracle's venerable database will gain virtualization; new Exadata appliance and tighter integration between cloud and on-premises data also expected.
Big Data Analytics Predict Obama Win
News  |  9/27/2012  | 
Prediction models point to Obama victory--but, as big data election forecasters learned in 2008, it's still too early to count Romney out.
Tibco Spotfire Revamp Supports Big Data Analytics
News  |  9/25/2012  | 
Tibco Spotfire, already popular for finding the proverbial needle in the haystack, now works smarter with the biggest haystacks.
Twitter Helps Build Social Data Ecosystem
Commentary  |  9/25/2012  | 
Twitter's Certified Products Program is a step in the right direction toward improving data quality, analysis, and social business decision making. Let's hope Facebook and LinkedIn follow suit.
Healthcare System Taps Social To Improve Care
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Australian health system adds social component for its 5,000 business intelligence users to share insights about patient care and operational efficiency.
Online Retailer Uses DNA Research To Connect With Customers
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Home furnishings startup Wayfair applies principles of protein analysis to recommend products.
3 Keys To Big Data Strategy Success
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Jaspersoft CEO offers tips for building the best data platform.
Gnip Provides Twitter's Full Public Archive
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
Want a heaping helping of public opinion? Gnip has a deal for you: Every public tweet since Twitter launched in March 2006.
Big Data 'Cloud Appliance' Offers Storage Alternative
News  |  9/24/2012  | 
DataDirect Networks, YottaStor system targets government agencies, promising lower costs and greater control of sensitive data.
Big Data Squeezes Legacy IT Spending: IDC
News  |  9/21/2012  | 
Along with cloud computing, mobile, and social networking, big data will account for a growing percentage of IT spending, leaving little to maintain older systems, says IDC study.
Joyent Tools Cut Data Center Power Consumption
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
IaaS provider says it can help to reduce power used in older data centers by 25% by using big data analytics.
Google's Spanner Database Offers Global Scale
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Spanner, Google's latest database technology, relies on atomic clocks to ensure the consistency of distributed data.
Intelligence Agency Invests In Big Data Management
News  |  9/19/2012  | 
Venture investment firm for U.S. intelligence agencies looks to 10gen, maker of the MongoDB open source database, to help analyze structured and unstructured multi-source data.
Executives Push Big Data Projects, Not Sure Why
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
Hype makes big data so hot every company wants to try it, but execs remain unsure why they need it or how to implement it.
The Ins And Outs Of In-Memory Analytics
News  |  9/18/2012  | 
In-memory analytics products are now within the reach of many enterprises and can dramatically speed up data analysis and support real-time, data-driven decisions.
Hortonworks' Hadoop Dilemma: Get Rich Giving Ideas Away
Commentary  |  9/18/2012  | 
Hortonworks shares its innovations with everybody, including rivals Cloudera and MapR. CEO Rob Bearden says the market will 'return to its rightful owner.'
Big Data Gold Mine: Live Events
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Event attendee information is often wasted or underutilized, says Etouches CTO.
New Tools Simplify Power Of Hadoop
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Talend is one of several startups that aim to bring big data analytics to the masses.
Big Data's Next Target: Brick-And-Mortar Retailers
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
RetailNext brings big data analytics to physical stores.
Invitation: Join 'Human Face Of Big Data' Project
News  |  9/17/2012  | 
Series of events includes enormous crowdsourcing project, invites mobile users to help show how big data affects our everyday lives.
Army Commanders: Let Us Choose Big Data Apps
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
The Army faces a technology control debate as some commanders ask to choose their own big data intelligence apps, looking to prevent more troop deaths from IEDs.
Virtualization, Deduplication, And … Rat Brains?
News  |  9/12/2012  | 
Researchers successfully emulate short-term memory using rat brain cells. Could this advance have long-term implications on data storage?
RFID Needs Big Data Tools
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
Radio tags generate vast quantities of information, but enterprises need to find ways to ingest, analyze, and archive that data.
P&G's CIO Details Business-Savvy Predictive Decision Cockpit
News  |  9/11/2012  | 
At the IW500 Conference, P&G's Filippo Passerini demos analytic dashboards used to forecast performance and drive the right decisions.
M2M: Big Data Opportunity For Mobile Operators
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Wireless carrier trade group sees big potential in machine-to-machine, data-driven services in healthcare, automotive, and other industries.
How Ancestry.com Manages Big Data
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Popular genealogy site uses Hadoop to manage 4 petabytes of family histories, including DNA data.
Microsoft Team Shrinks Big Data By Deleting It
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Microsoft Research takes new approach to data compression, but so far it works only on Azure.
Big Data Equals Big Money In Presidential Campaigns
News  |  9/10/2012  | 
Analytics identify untapped pools of donations, not answers to nagging questions of national policy.
Startups Offer Tools To Simplify Big Data
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Not every big data project has a data scientist on board. Some startups are developing analysis tools to help non-specialists target the information they need.
Soccer Wonks Learn Tough Big Data Lesson
News  |  9/7/2012  | 
Recent gameday experiment shows that in sports and in business, even the most detailed big data analysis is worthless if the questions don't make sense.
EMC Taps Alpine As SAS Alternative For Analytics
Commentary  |  9/7/2012  | 
EMC's Greenplum unit still has an important partnership with SAS, but a new deal with Alpine Data Labs brings big data practitioners a second option for advanced analytics.
Dow Chemical Moves Analytics Into Mainstream
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Dow better anticipates demand as it moves into high-margin specialty products.
Big Data Could Fix School Shortcomings
News  |  9/5/2012  | 
Data-driven tools, real-time feedback hold great promise for helping teachers and students, but obstacles stand in the way, Brookings report says.
Big Data Working Group To Tackle Security
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Offshoot of Cloud Security Alliance will work on emerging big data problems, including privacy issues.
IBM Plans Pint-Sized Watson
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Big Blue sees applications for a miniature version of its AI technology in healthcare, finance, and IT.
Big Data's 'Wild West' Period Stars Hadoop
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Will a new generation of powerful visual tools soon hide the complexity of predictive analytics? Pervasive Software bets on it.
Hadoop Won't Displace Data Management Systems: Cloudera
News  |  9/4/2012  | 
Big data platform Hadoop will complement, not replace, legacy systems, says Cloudera CEO Mike Olson.


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