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Oracle Unveils Hadoop Data Exploration Tool
News  |  9/30/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data Discovery is a visual, business user-friendly alternative to Hadoop tools like Tableau Software, says Oracle.
DoE Preps Privacy Standards For Smart Grid
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Department of Energy has released a set of voluntary privacy recommendations for smart grid owners, operators, and third parties; industry stakeholders have until October 14 to comment on draft.
Microsoft Azure DocumentDB: Customer Test Drive
News  |  9/29/2014  | 
Microsoft NoSQL database (and MongoDB competitor) gets a trial run at Xomni. So far, so good, but search options and SDK "need work."
Hortonworks Invests In Spark On Hadoop
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
Hortonworks improves Hive integration, plans security and performance upgrades for hot Spark in-memory analytics platform.
Data Science That Makes a Difference
Commentary  |  9/24/2014  | 
Big data is about more than just business. It holds potential to address social problems and improve the lives of people around the world.
Internet Of Things Intrigues Intelligence Community
News  |  9/24/2014  | 
IoT presents big opportunity for intelligence agencies, along with information overload and privacy risks.
Oracle Leader Ellison Is Not 'Stepping Down'
News  |  9/19/2014  | 
Oracle announces new titles, but Larry Ellison, Safra Catz, and Mark Hurd say roles won't change. Buried news: Oracle misses earnings.
Basho Revamps Riak Open-Source Database
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Basho Riak Enterprise 2.0 release steps up NoSQL competition with Cassandra with prebuilt data functions, Apache Solr support, and SSD storage for hot data.
Data Scientists Want Big Data Ethics Standards
News  |  9/17/2014  | 
Nearly half of data scientists surveyed last month say Facebook's controversial "mood manipulation study" was unethical, and many support ethics guidelines for big data research.
IBM Watson Data Analysis Service Revealed
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
IBM Watson Analytics cloud service aims to simplify data-driven decision making. Can cognitive computing get around decades-old complications?
MapR Ships Drill For SQL Analysis Of Big Data
News  |  9/16/2014  | 
MapR says Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop option supports flexible data exploration, more extensive SQL support than Cloudera Impala.
SAP Improves Prediction With Big Data, Geospatial Analysis
News  |  9/11/2014  | 
SAP InfiniteInsight brings Hadoop and location data into predictive models. BusinessObjects ties data-integrity knot with SAP Lumira.
Big Data: How To Pick Your Platform
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Hadoop? A high-scale relational database? NoSQL? Event-processing technology? One size doesn't fit all. Here's how to decide.
City Of Austin Broadens Data Analysis Efforts
News  |  9/10/2014  | 
Austin picks MicroStrategy to help the city analyze data across municipal departments, from police and fire to maintenance and permitting.
Accenture Wins $53 Million Army ERP Contract
News  |  9/9/2014  | 
Accenture Federal Services will continue to refine the consolidated financial planning system.
Microsoft Launches Delve For Office 365
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Microsoft claims Delve, a new Office 365 product, will know which content is important to you before you do.
Ebola Fight Hampered By Poor Analytics
News  |  9/8/2014  | 
Researchers and clinicians need better data to supplement sketchy reports from the field about Ebola's spread.
Analytics Fights Fraud In Government Benefits Programs
Commentary  |  9/5/2014  | 
Right combination of data analytics can help agencies weed out identity thieves and fraudsters.
Visual Data Discovery: 4 Storytelling Approaches Compared
Commentary  |  9/4/2014  | 
Qlik, SAP, SAS, and Tableau Software deliver the latest table stakes in visual discovery: storyboard capabilities. Here's how they stack up.
Teradata Buys Think Big For Big Data Consulting
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
Teradata extends expertise by adding Think Big as its consulting arm for deployments involving Hadoop and other open-source platforms.
NASA Mars App Redefines 'Mission Creep'
News  |  9/3/2014  | 
As a planned six-month Mars rover mission has stretched into a decade, the Analyst's Notebook app has morphed to manage the increasing amount of data generated.
Hillary Clinton Talks Tech: 9 Facts
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Hillary Clinton explained how she sees technology fitting into the recovering US economy, at Nexenta OpenSDx conference. Here are nine things we learned.
Space: Next Big Data Frontier?
News  |  9/2/2014  | 
Relaxed regulations and greater affordability soon could fill the skies with satellites put there to collect images and other data for businesses hoping to get a leg up on the competition.
GE Powers Internet Of Agriculture
News  |  8/26/2014  | 
GE helps grain-equipment company TempuTech put sensors, big-data analysis, and cloud-based reporting to work with an Internet of Things service.
Analytics For All, No Data Scientists Needed
News  |  8/25/2014  | 
While there's a role for Ph.D.-level experts, the real power is in making advanced analysis work for mainstream -- often Excel-wielding -- business users. Here's how.
Todd Park To Exit Federal CTO Role, Says Fortune
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Fortune Magazine is reporting White House CTO will leave that post but may help with Silicon Valley recruiting.
US Military To Launch Open Source Academy
News  |  8/22/2014  | 
Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center in Mississippi will offer open source training and Linux certification for military personnel and civilians in groundbreaking new program.
ICD-10 Delay: An Opportunity To Change Course
Commentary  |  8/22/2014  | 
Instead of just delaying the new medical coding system, we should be rethinking the necessity of it.
Microsoft Azure Adds NoSQL, Search & HBase Services
News  |  8/21/2014  | 
Microsoft brings DocumentDB, Search, and HDInsight HBase services to Azure, boldly entering the NoSQL arena and rounding out its cloud-based data platform.
When Internet Of Things Meets Big Data
Commentary  |  8/20/2014  | 
IoT will exponentially increase the volume, variety, and velocity of data, but that's not all you need to worry about.
Data Driven: Vehicle-To-Vehicle Communications Coming Soon
News  |  8/20/2014  | 
For proposed V2V safety systems to work in the real world, a free flow of data between connected cars is essential. Naturally, the devil's in the details.
3D Mapping Data's Future: 8 Examples
Slideshows  |  8/19/2014  | 
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.
Indiana Analysis, Open Data Efforts Use SAP Hana
News  |  8/15/2014  | 
After pilot involving infant mortality data, Indiana adopts SAP Hana in-memory database as foundation of new management reporting system, plans open data website for citizens.
Healthcare Big Data: Blessing And Curse
Commentary  |  8/12/2014  | 
Interpreting government-released healthcare data correctly will pose a massive challenge for analysts, policy makers, and pundits.
When Data Joins The Dark Side
News  |  8/11/2014  | 
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
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
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.
Federal Open Source Is Messy – And That's OK
Commentary  |  8/8/2014  | 
Open source projects like the National Library of Medicine's Pillbox show potential of open innovation -- including competition with projects started elsewhere.
Wanted: Honest Algorithms For Voter Redistricting
Commentary  |  8/7/2014  | 
Why can't a simple formula replace the politically charged gerrymandering that's skewing our election processes?
MongoDB Picks New CEO
News  |  8/6/2014  | 
MongoDB CEO Max Schireson succeeded by BMC veteran Dev Ittycheria as NoSQL database vendor moves toward initial public offering.
Splunk Cuts Cloud Prices, Guarantees Uptime
News  |  8/5/2014  | 
Splunk slashes cost of big data analysis platform by 33% while adding 100% uptime guarantee. Customer MindTouch says it's no gimmick.
White House Showcases Disaster Response Tools
News  |  8/4/2014  | 
Government encourages collaboration between tech, first responder communities.
Big Data Tackles Wildfire Control
News  |  7/31/2014  | 
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.
Google Moonshot Project: Healthy Bodies
News  |  7/26/2014  | 
Google's Baseline Study aims to model the chemistry of a healthy human body -- and unlock new clues to curing disease.
FTC: In-App Purchase Crackdowns Reflect 'Fundamental' Rules
News  |  7/24/2014  | 
Federal Trade Commission must observe core principles of consumer protection, regardless of the pace of technology, Commissioner Julie Brill says.
Watson Tapped By IBM, USAA To Advise Veterans
News  |  7/23/2014  | 
IBM Watson Engagement Advisor will support USAA customers who are leaving the military. Can Watson do better than conventional web and mobile support systems?
Teradata Acquires Hadapt, Revelytix For Big Data Boost
News  |  7/22/2014  | 
Teradata adds data-prep, data-management, and data-analysis capabilities by buying two notable independents in the big data arena.
IBM 2Q Results Hint Of Turnaround
News  |  7/18/2014  | 
IBM keeps investing in growth areas, but its sales slump continues. Talks with GlobalFoundaries on chip plant takeover reportedly stall.
Federal Agencies Must Get Practical About Cloud
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Government agencies are working through the realities of making cloud a routine mode of computing.
Apple, IBM Deal: When Siri Meets Watson
Commentary  |  7/16/2014  | 
Apple and IBM's alliance has huge potential, starting with slick, intelligent business apps that could challenge Google, Microsoft, and others.
SAP, Esri Build Stronger Mapping Ties
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
SAP and Esri port geospatial analysis to SAP Hana, bring mapping to CRM, asset-management, mobile apps, and Lumira data visualizations.
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