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Content tagged with Big Data posted in September 2013
Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
The first Hadoop tools weren't easy to deploy or manage. But the second-wave tools deliver great advances in usability.
Oracle OpenWorld: 5 Rants And Raves
Commentary  |  9/30/2013  | 
Oracle OpenWorld delivered big news and a consistent message. It also repackaged old news, bashed big data tools and avoided license cost and complexity issues.
Big Data, 'Breaking Bad' And Orange Juice
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
MailChimp's chief data scientist has a unique way of explaining data science to the masses. If you know a little Excel, you're ready to learn.
IBM Boosts Big Data Portfolio With Daeja Acquisition
News  |  9/30/2013  | 
Daeja's imaging tech allows IBM's enterprise content management customers to view and annotate unstructured data on mobile devices, says Big Blue.
Big Data Holdouts Risk Getting Swamped
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Emerging software tools make analytics feasible -- and cost-effective -- for most companies. Now, staying on the shore may be riskier than just diving in.
Skytree Offers Second Opinion On Your Analytics Data
News  |  9/27/2013  | 
Skytree's new service connects customers with live data scientists for more accurate and reliable data analysis.
5 Steps Every Data Analyst Must Know
News  |  9/26/2013  | 
Executives need accurate, relevant information presented simply, quickly and clearly. Here's how to provide it.
Big Data Profile: Olly Downs, Globys
News  |  9/25/2013  | 
Olly Downs, senior VP of data sciences at marketing analytics firm Globys, spends his days finding the delicate balance between effective and creepy when it comes to personalized marketing.
Why Recommendation Engines Are About To Get Much Better
News  |  9/23/2013  | 
Expanding data sources, including social media sources, are making recommendation engines much more powerful.
Oracle's Ellison Tries To Outmaneuver SAP Hana
Commentary  |  9/23/2013  | 
Promising 100 times faster performance on existing apps, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes a move to take the wind out of SAP's Hana in-memory sales.
Cloud Partnerships: It's Complicated
Commentary  |  9/20/2013  | 
Oracle is making nice with Microsoft and is doing deals with bitter rivals. Here's why coopetition rules in the cloud age.
3 Roadblocks To Big Data ROI
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
The average company today gets a mere 55-cent return on every dollar it spends on big data, according to a Wikibon study. Here's why and what to do about it.
NewSQL Vendor MemSQL Takes On MongoDB
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
MemSQL adds JSON document handling to its high-scale, in-memory database to challenge the leading NoSQL database vendor.
Teradata Snubs SAS With In-Database Analytics Move
News  |  9/18/2013  | 
Teradata expands in-database analysis options with Revolution Analytics and Fuzzy Logix, growing rivals of SAS in advanced analytics.
Google BigQuery Adds Data Streaming
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Developers and businesses can now analyze data as it gets entered into BigQuery.
IBM's Big Data Education Outreach
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
In the last decade, IBM has partnered with more than 1,000 universities to increase the world's pool of computer science graduates. Latest focus: Big data.
Law Firm Counts On Analytics For Profitability
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
Christopher Emerson brings an IT perspective to the business of determining how much it will cost to handle a legal matter.
Spotify Embraces Hortonworks, Dumps Cloudera
News  |  9/17/2013  | 
World's largest music service switches Hadoop distributions to take advantage of Hortonworks Hive improvements, support services.
ACOs Need Claims Data For Analytics, Expert Says
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Accountable care organizations will use data from payers to manage population health for next 10 to 15 years, predicts Jonathan Weiner, professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Data Scientists Talk Privacy Worries
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
88% of data scientists surveyed say yes, you should worry about all that personal data being collected. They also strongly support ethics codes for data use.
Couchbase Takes NoSQL Mobile
News  |  9/16/2013  | 
Couchbase JSON Anywhere strategy brings NoSQL database to iOS, Android and the cloud, challenging SAP and MongoDB in the process.
Big Data Innovation: Time To Focus
Commentary  |  9/13/2013  | 
Too many big data initiatives start with nebulous goals. Executives from MetLife and Tivo Research Analytics pipe up on getting practical.
Become A Data Scientist... In 12 Weeks?
News  |  9/13/2013  | 
San Francisco-based academy claims to turn qualified applicants into big data gurus in less than three months.
Hospitals In Early Stage of Analytics Usage
News  |  9/11/2013  | 
Fewer than half of healthcare organizations have clinical and business intelligence tools, and most who do are still learning how to use them, says HIMSS Analytics survey.
SAP Expands Big Data Push
Commentary  |  9/11/2013  | 
SAP resells Intel and Hortonworks Hadoop distributions, adds big data applications, connectors and scientists.
Big Data Profile: Chitra Dorai, IBM
Commentary  |  9/11/2013  | 
IBM distinguished engineer and master inventor Chitra Dorai is named on more than 35 patents. Check out her current analytics project in the mortgage industry.
SAP Buying KXEN For Predictive Analytics Tools
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
SAP says KXEN deal will bring automated predictive analytics capabilities to business users, not just data scientists.
Should You Outsource Analytics?
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Cloud-based data science services aim to fill the gap for companies lacking in-house business intelligence or analytics expertise.
Workday Big Data Drive Starts Small
News  |  9/10/2013  | 
Workday Big Data Analytics is ready to take on big external data sets, but for now most customers are focused on internal analyses of smaller data.
9 Truths Lead To Big Data's Future
Commentary  |  9/9/2013  | 
Eight insights get to the heart of big data value and point to a future in which we synthesize and make sense of vast data stores.
How Data Visualization Experts See the Future
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
Data visualization software tools have kept pace with the growth of data and data types. Even better, these tools are getting into the hands of regular business people.
'Small' Data Analysis Helps Buffalo Clean Sweep
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
In fight against crime and neighborhood decay, city finds that combining just six months of statistics and socioeconomic data results in actionable maps.
Big Data Opens New Doors For Financial Analysts
News  |  9/9/2013  | 
Emerging technologies such as Hadoop, NoSQL and Storm let investment gurus analyze non-traditional data sets that previously weren't accessible.
How Mature Is Your Hospital Business Intelligence System?
Commentary  |  9/6/2013  | 
Four-step model helps healthcare providers determine how sophisticated their data analytics systems are -- and how far they have to travel.
IBM Digital Loan Processing Platform Tracks Mortgages
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
IBM Digital Loan Processing platform promises to make managing the mortgage process more like tracking a package.
ConocoPhillips Taps Big Data For Gas Well Gains
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
ConocoPhillips, the No. 2 company in the IW 500 ranking, uses analytics and dashboards to increase natural gas production.
Hailo Taxi App Taps NoSQL Analytics
News  |  9/5/2013  | 
Smartphone app running on Cassandra hails cabs in multiple cities. Acunu powers analytics for tracking taxi requests, pickup hot spots and more.
The Man Who Tortures Databases
Commentary  |  9/5/2013  | 
Have doubts about NoSQL consistency? Meet Kyle Kingsbury's Call Me Maybe project. Here's the number.
5 MLB Analytics Practices That Work For Businesses
Commentary  |  9/4/2013  | 
Best practices now embraced by baseball managers can be used by executives in all lines of business.
Under Fire: Why You Need APM More Than Ever
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Cloud, big data and distributed computing are hell on systems, but application performance management can cool down complexity.
Big Data Education Hinges On Business, University Partnerships
News  |  9/3/2013  | 
Academics and companies must join forces to prepare college students for three types of data analytics jobs, says Georgetown professor.

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