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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in April 2013
NewsiT Uses Big Data Tools To Verify Tweets
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Journalist and entrepreneur develops analytics platform to give companies confidence when crowd-sourcing news from social media feeds.
Big Data Will Stymie Local Government
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
State and local agencies have only a fraction of the computing resources and personnel needed to handle expected data volumes, survey finds.
Cloudera Impala Brings SQL Querying To Hadoop
News  |  4/30/2013  | 
Cloudera's SQL-on-Hadoop tool hits general release, but will it satisfy demands for faster, easier exploration of big data?
IBM Crunches Internet Of Things Data
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
IBM MessageSight appliance connects sensors, mobile devices for machine-to-machine data capture and real-time analysis.
Big Data Professors Want Your Data Sets
News  |  4/29/2013  | 
Access to large, relevant data sets is the biggest problem facing business intelligence and data analytics instructors and students, new survey finds.
Graph Analytics: The Other Big Data
News  |  4/26/2013  | 
Dedicated graph analytics appliance from Cray subsidiary YarcData looks for hard-to-find relationships in big data.
Attend E2, Conquer Your Enterprise Challenges
Commentary  |  4/25/2013  | 
Social, mobile, cloud and big data all can help you move more quickly and reach new customers. For the latest wisdom on how, join us at the E2 Conference in Boston.
Actian Acquires ParAccel, Fuel Behind Amazon RedShift
News  |  4/25/2013  | 
Actian adds a high-scale distributed database to a portfolio that already includes Vectorwise, Ingres, Pervasive and Versant.
Military Uses Big Data As Spy Tech
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
U.S. intelligence agencies use semantic analysis software to find potential security threats from massive volumes of incoming data.
Big Data For Mom-And-Pop Shops
News  |  4/22/2013  | 
Startup Tranzlogic brings big data-style analytics like those used by giant retailers to small and midsize merchants.
Splunk, DataSift Team Up For Big Data Analytics
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
DataSift now streams real-time social data to Splunk's analytics software for the enterprise.
Chicago CIO Pursues Predictive Analytics Strategy
News  |  4/19/2013  | 
The city's IT team is using open source to build an analytics platform aimed at predicting and preventing big city problems.
Amazon's Vogels: Big Data Belongs In The Cloud
Commentary  |  4/19/2013  | 
Amazon CTO Werner Vogels predicts real-time analysis and "invisible" Hadoop capacity on demand are the future of big data computing.
5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments
Slideshows  |  4/18/2013  | 
Big data project leaders still hunger for some key technology ingredients. Starting with SQL analysis, we examine the top five wants and the people working to solve those problems.
As Innovation Competitions Grow, Prize Money Shrinks
Commentary  |  4/17/2013  | 
Latest crowdsourced contests aim to attract data scientists with $100,000 prizes -- not yesterday's millions.
Big Data Fakers: 5 Warning Signs
Commentary  |  4/15/2013  | 
Data falsification at research institutions to make results look better is nothing new. Here's what it can teach us about misuse of big data in business.
Teradata Joins SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Teradata announces standard SQL access to Hadoop data, following in the footsteps of IBM, EMC and Cloudera. Hadoop is the winner.
Prescriptive Analytics And Big Data: Next Big Thing?
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
Predictive analytics tells you what will happen; prescriptive analytics tells you what to do about it.
Big Data: Start Small, Think Big
News  |  4/15/2013  | 
A toe-in-the-water approach to big data makes more sense than jumping in with both feet, says CEO of IT management software firm ManageEngine.
Healthcare Heavyweights Team To Compare Medical Devices
News  |  4/10/2013  | 
SharedClarity, a new company formed by insurer UnitedHealthcare and three big providers, will negotiate with device makers based on performance studies.
Oracle BI, Endeca Upgrades Stress Self Service
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite and Endeca upgrades offer new ways for business users to integrate, visualize and analyze data.
Don't Confuse Big Data With Storage
News  |  4/8/2013  | 
A large part of big data management is knowing what data to analyze, what to back up and what to dump, says disaster recovery expert.
HP's Rebound: When Will Distractions End?
Commentary  |  4/5/2013  | 
After HP Chairman Ray Lane steps down, fresh Autonomy and Itanium distractions lie ahead. Customers just want strategic clarity.
Supercomputer Apps Tackle Cancer, Autism, Heart Attacks
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Healthcare and life sciences apps sweep top three spots in contest from YarcData, a unit of supercomputing pioneer Cray, showcasing the power of graph analytics.
Big Data Helps Retailers Target Mobile Customers
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
But some retailers may not be ready for the big data deluge as consumers migrate to mobile devices.
Pentaho, ThinkBig Tackle Internet Of Things Analysis
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
Analytics trendsetter Think Big uses Pentaho open-source tools to create predictive models using Hadoop and NoSQL databases.
When Big Data Needs Bare Metal, SoftLayer Fits
News  |  4/4/2013  | 
SoftLayer touts bare metal cloud service for big data analytics, offers MongoDB with the push of a button.
Inside IBM's Big Data, Hadoop Moves
Commentary  |  4/3/2013  | 
IBM DB2 adds in-memory analysis and compression tricks, while PureData System for Hadoop arrives as an appliance. But will IBM beat other tortoises in the Hadoop race?
GE Contests Shoot For Innovation Via Crowdsourcing
News  |  4/3/2013  | 
GE's Industrial Internet Quests challenge global experts to create new algorithms to improve air travel and healthcare.
Marketo, Tableau File For IPOs
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
Two darlings of the tech sector look to cash in on their positions in hot market segments: marketing automation and analytics.
Obama Brain Mapping Project Tests Big Data Limits
News  |  4/2/2013  | 
President Obama's just announced Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project might require handling yottabytes of data.
7 Insights On Hiring Data Gurus
Commentary  |  4/2/2013  | 
Our newest salary survey shows analytics and data-management professionals are in big demand. Whether you are hiring or job hunting, consider these pointers for your search.
5 Data Sources For Visualization Beginners
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Confused by the buzz around data analytics and visualization? Start with these five information sources.
The Age Of 'Data Ubiquity': Sensors Spread
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Brace yourself for a data-centric universe with sensors everywhere, says Pervasive Software's CTO.
Big Data, Meet Long Data
News  |  4/1/2013  | 
Overlooking historical information, or "long data," may limit a company's ability to connect with its customers.

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