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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.
Big Data Needs Democratization, CloudSigma Says
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
CloudSigma CEO advocates for a public repository of research data accessible not only to powerful institutions, but also to everyday people.
Oracle Joins SQL-On-Big-Data Bandwagon
News  |  7/15/2014  | 
Oracle Big Data SQL release promises secure, SQL-based access to databases, Hadoop, and NoSQL without moving data.
SEC Clamps Down On XBRL Filing Holdouts
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
Advocacy groups claim SEC hasn't been applying quality control to quarterly financial filed in structured data format.
SoftLayer Cloud Business Thriving Inside IBM
News  |  7/14/2014  | 
A year after it was acquired by IBM, SoftLayer gains SSDs, new data services, and expanded reach as IBM pursues its goal of 40 cloud centers by year's end.
Hadoop Clusters: Size And Speed Matter
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
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.
San Diego Taps Big Data To Optimize Transit
News  |  7/10/2014  | 
San Diego Metropolitan Transit System studies bus and trolley ridership patterns using Urban Insights' predictive analysis platform.
Microsoft Enhances Azure, Office 365
News  |  7/9/2014  | 
Microsoft sets the tone for its Worldwide Partner Conference with new Office 365 plans, Azure analytics, and storage announcements.
Urban Observatory Maps Comparisons Between Cities
News  |  7/8/2014  | 
Urban data map, bound for the Smithsonian by way of Esri's user conference, was created in partnership with Richard Saul Wurman, architect, graphic designer, and founder of the TED conference.
UN Studies Social Data For Global Pulse
News  |  7/7/2014  | 
United Nations' Global Pulse initiative partners with social data provider DataSift to analyze worldwide opinions on vaccinations, poverty, and other humanitarian topics.
Hurricane Arthur Vs. Data Visualization: Supplies Riddle
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Humanitarian organization Direct Relief uses mapping to visualize needs and plot the logistics of distribution before disaster strikes.
3 Myths Of Police Data Integration, Debunked
Commentary  |  7/3/2014  | 
Databases that don't talk to each other are hurting law enforcement: If police can't connect the dots across state lines, bad guys can get away. Data integration is key.
Teradata Scales Up R Analytics On Aster
News  |  7/3/2014  | 
Teradata Aster already supports MapReduce, graph, and SQL analysis. Aster R feature adds faster, scaled, R-based analytics.
DataStax Cassandra Release Packs More Than Spark
News  |  7/2/2014  | 
DataStax Spark support may grab headlines, but a bring-your-own-Hadoop connector in DataStax Enterprise 4.5 deserves equal billing.
Databricks Spark Plans: Big Data Q&A
News  |  7/1/2014  | 
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.
Healthcare Data Analytics Gone Wrong
Commentary  |  7/1/2014  | 
Healthcare providers need to keep their eye on the right patients as they look for ways to boost revenue and reduce risk.
Databricks Cloud: Next Step For Spark
News  |  6/30/2014  | 
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.
Will Spark, Google Dataflow Steal Hadoop's Thunder?
Commentary  |  6/30/2014  | 
Apache Spark and Google's Cloud Dataflow service won't kill Hadoop, but they're aimed at the high-value role in big data analysis.
Commerce Dept. Partners With Private Sector On Open Data
News  |  6/27/2014  | 
Commerce Department uses meetings with private sector to improve its open data infrastructure.
Cloud Improves SEC's Bottom Line
News  |  6/25/2014  | 
Move to cloud helps Securities and Exchange Commission collect, analyze, and report on financial data more efficiently.
Feds To Post Open Data From 700 R&D Facilities
News  |  6/20/2014  | 
Research.Data.gov upgrade furnishes machine-readable research data to entrepreneurs, innovators, and manufacturers.
Teradata, MongoDB Get Their Databases Together
News  |  6/19/2014  | 
Teradata QueryGrid connector lets MongoDB-based apps tap analytics and Teradata analytics tap near-real-time transactional data without ETL.
Predictive Analytics: 6 Teamwork Tips
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
One quarter of companies in TDWI's research cite "data ownership and political issues" as the No. 1 challenge with big data analytics.
Crowdsourcing: The Future Of Consulting?
Commentary  |  6/18/2014  | 
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?
Microsoft Brings Predictive Analysis To Azure
News  |  6/16/2014  | 
Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Service lets businesses model data and launch predictive services in the cloud.
The Data-Driven Workforce: 5 Critical Roles
Commentary  |  6/16/2014  | 
To stay competitive, companies must maintain a data-savvy workforce. Here are some key roles to fill.
Government Data + Maps: 10 Great Examples
Slideshows  |  6/11/2014  | 
Explore 10 ways federal agencies use geographic information system (GIS) technology and maps to improve decision making and deliver public information.
UN Unveils Big Data Climate Change Challenge
News  |  6/10/2014  | 
United Nations hopes its big data climate contest will reveal new ways big data can alleviate problems caused by climate change.
3 Ways Big Data, Supercomputing Change Weather Forecasting
Commentary  |  6/9/2014  | 
Early, granular, and accurate forecasts could benefit everyone from governments to retailers and healthcare providers.
Federal CIOs Feel Hobbled By Congress
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
Government IT leaders struggle to incorporate cloud and mobility, bolster security amidst outdated government policies and budget constraints, says study.
Secret Service Seeks Social Signals: Inside The RFP
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
Social media analytics RFP seeks to sort serious from sarcastic threats against government officials.
Big Data: Time To Get Serious
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
IT must set clear policies and understand the costs of big data initiatives before uncharted experiments lead to data center chaos.
UK Healthcare Agency Reveals Open Data Blueprint
News  |  6/6/2014  | 
NHS England launches research effort to accelerate use of open data to improve care and drive research.
Geekend: Sarcasm Detector Wanted
Commentary  |  6/6/2014  | 
US Secret Service wants a bucket for those times you are dripping with sarcasm.
Smart Government: All About Disruption
News  |  6/5/2014  | 
Smartphones and big data have changed expectations for how people communicate and find information, but government agencies aren't yet adapting, says Forrester report.
Healthcare Must Prioritize Operational Analytics
Commentary  |  6/5/2014  | 
Health system CIOs can access a wealth of data on the use of precious resources, from clinicians to MRI machines. Here are specific steps to start using that data better.
Federal IT: Eliminate Innovation Pessimism
Commentary  |  6/4/2014  | 
Federal CIOs struggling to innovate should borrow lessons on open innovation from the private sector.
Actian, HP Vertica Join SQL-On-Hadoop Bandwagon
News  |  6/3/2014  | 
Actian and HP Vertica separately challenge Cloudera Impala, follow Pivotal in adapting their databases to run on the big data platform.
CMS, FDA Expand Open Data Initiatives
News  |  6/2/2014  | 
CMS updates, elaborates on public healthcare utilization, while FDA announces API access to its database of adverse drug reaction reports.
Why Big Data Tools Are Here To Stay: InformationWeek Video
Commentary  |  6/2/2014  | 
Nix the naysayers. Big data leaders say they need new tools, and they're not letting talent shortages get in the way.
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