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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in August 2012
Attunity Strives To Make Big Data Accessible
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
It's not enough to sift and combine big data, you also have to store it in ways that work for business users. Attunity services try to simplify enterprise work with Amazon Web Services' S3 storage.
Think Small Data Before Big Data, Healthcare Gurus Argue
News  |  8/31/2012  | 
Two health IT experts say that providers already have plenty of "small" data to improve patient outcomes, if they use it correctly.
Data Scientists: Meet Big Data's Top Guns
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
These big data gurus remain in high demand. A hiring side expert talks about what data scientists bring to the table.
State Agencies Need A Big Data Strategy
News  |  8/30/2012  | 
State CIO association urges states to make better use of big data, warns of challenges in implementing programs.
MongoDB Upgrade Fills NoSQL Analytics Void
News  |  8/29/2012  | 
Latest release of 10Gen's database sidesteps complicated MapReduce processing with a new data-aggregation framework. That distances MongoDB from NoSQL rivals including Cassandra, HBase, and Riak.
Splunk Adds Cloud-Based Systems Monitoring Option
News  |  8/28/2012  | 
Splunk Storm offering helps companies monitor, gain insight from apps built on public cloud platforms.
DataSift Tools Help Non-Techies Mine Social Web
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Push and Query Builder simplify management of big data streams, enable users to uncover relevant intelligence.
Big Data Scientists: The New Mad Men?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Successful marketing now depends on "who has the better math," not the better creative, says analytics firm.
IBM Launches New Mainframe For Big Data Analytics
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
IBM's zEnterprise EC12 offers direct links to the company's Netezza analytics appliance, which can support scenarios like real-time fraud detection.
5 Trends Will Reshape Health IT In 2013
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Look for growth in mobile health, telemedicine, clinical analytics, and personal health records—and an EHR vendor shakeout.
Open Source: Key To Big Data Riches?
News  |  8/27/2012  | 
Big data makes a company smart, open source makes it rich, Gartner report contends.
Can Analytics Degree Bridge The Business-IT Gap?
Commentary  |  8/27/2012  | 
Louisiana State University Masters In Analytics program taps demand for graduates who can use data to solve business problems.
Team Oracle Points New Tech At America's Cup
Slideshows  |  8/24/2012  | 
Fueled by advances in boat design and all the data expertise you'd expect in an Oracle-sponsored project, Team USA looks to gain a high-tech advantage as it defends its America's Cup championship.
When Big Data Questions Can't Wait For Data Scientists
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Alteryx and other vendors are pushing tools that aim to make big data accessible to business-side teams and other non-specialists.
Big Data Sites Filter Election Noise For Facts
News  |  8/24/2012  | 
Whether loyal to the red or blue, voters can use two new semantic search sites to get straight answers on candidates' positions on the issues.
When Wireless Sensors Meet Big Data
News  |  8/22/2012  | 
Wireless sensors are (almost) everywhere, fueling a boom in machine-to-machine communications and generating a ton of data.
Hospitals Seek Analytics Tools In Rush To Meet Mandates
News  |  8/21/2012  | 
Health analytics adoption will hit 50% by 2016, reports Frost & Sullivan.
Inside An Ad Agency's Big Data Nerve Center
News  |  8/20/2012  | 
Kognitio helps VivaKi's R&D hub turn massive amounts of data into analytical queries at speeds relational databases can't touch.
Health IT's Next Big Challenge: Comparative Effectiveness Research
Commentary  |  8/20/2012  | 
Innovative approach to medical data analysis can yield new treatment options at a lower cost.
How Big Data Can Help Utilities Avoid Blackouts
News  |  8/17/2012  | 
New monitoring tools keep your AC running when temperatures soar.
Big Data Development Challenges: Talent, Cost, Time
News  |  8/16/2012  | 
Data variety, storage costs, and other key factors can make it difficult for enterprises to take advantage of their accumulated data.
Who Is Paying For Big Data Projects?
News  |  8/15/2012  | 
Big data is not yet considered a strategic asset or a potentially game-changing advantage by many business managers, a survey reveals.
JustOneDB Reinvents Relational Database
News  |  8/13/2012  | 
NewSQL database handles billions of new transactions per day, supports both analytics and transactions, and runs on low-cost commodity hardware.
Data Scientist: Hot Big Data Job
News  |  8/13/2012  | 
These specialists, who can supervise the integration of many types of data, find themselves in great demand compared to traditional data analysts.
Big Data Projects: 6 Ways To Start Smart
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
Don't let poor definitions, lack of best practices, or uncertainty about goals sidetrack your next big data project.
Big Data Tackles Longtime Salesperson Headaches
News  |  8/10/2012  | 
One future direction for big data analytics: Help sales pros make productive use of the endless flood of information about prospects.
10 Big Data Migration Mistakes
News  |  8/9/2012  | 
Beware these pitfalls and risks when transferring your data to new computer systems or storage formats.
Big Data Fuels 2012 Olympics Stats Frenzy
News  |  8/8/2012  | 
Fans, not athletes, are setting the most historically significant numbers during the 2012 Olympics. Take a look at the stats being analyzed, from basketball to social media.
How Topsy Tames Twitter's Big Data Fire Hose
News  |  8/6/2012  | 
Twitter's Political Index is just a taste of things to come as sophisticated data analysis becomes standard business practice.
How To Find Strategic Advantage From Big Data
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Few top-level executives understand the changes necessary in data-gathering and decision-making processes well enough to make big-data migrations a real priority.
Why Big Data Will Deliver ROI For Social Business
Commentary  |  8/3/2012  | 
The public-by-default nature of social media is a boon to business--or will be, as we learn to cope with the volume of conversation.
Businesses 'Freak Out' Over Big Data
News  |  8/3/2012  | 
Mortar Data CEO K Young says many companies struggle to keep up with the infrastructure and expertise big data requires. Does your enterprise have the resources it needs to take full advantage of big data?
Does IT Really Care About Big Data?
News  |  8/2/2012  | 
Surveys that show CIOs dislike big data are wrong. There are bigger reasons for IT to resist taking on another disruptive technology.

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