3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Federal agencies, academia, communities, and the private sector are collaborating on advanced US mapping data as part of the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP). Look what these maps can do.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
A big data stockpile may contain dark data -- unstructured, unclassified information that you can't put to good use. Maybe it's time to find it.
NoSQL, NewSQL, or RDBMS: How To Choose
When should you choose a NoSQL or NewSQL option versus a conventional relational database management system? Here are 10 telltale traits that will help you make the right choice.
MongoDB Picks New CEO
MongoDB CEO Max Schireson succeeded by BMC veteran Dev Ittycheria as NoSQL database vendor moves toward initial public offering.
Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
WIFIRE, created by the University of California at San Diego and University of Maryland, crunches satellite data and real-time remote sensor data to forecast the rate at which wildfires might spread.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
When analyzing big data, there's more to the commodity vs. specialized hardware decision than meets the eye. Here's how to pick the right servers and storage.
UN Studies Social Data For Global Pulse
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
Databricks has a bold vision -- based on Apache Spark -- to become big data's epicenter of analysis. Executives Ion Stoica and Arsalan Tavakoli discuss the details and how Google Cloud Dataflow compares.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
Databricks, the company behind the hot Apache Spark project, announced new tools, new partners, and new funding to power a cloud service on Amazon Web Services.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Wikistrat's eclectic community of analysts beat the CIA by predicting Russia's annexation of Crimea. Should crowdsourcing play a bigger role in the consulting industry?