Microsoft Bing director and author Stefan Weitz discusses how sensors, wearables, and big data are changing search.By Shane O'Neill Managing Editor, InformationWeek, 11/24/20140 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Oregon healthcare organization Silverton Health hopes sophisticated analytics can help it fight rising tide of patients who don't pay their bills.
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Philosophical debates over OpenStack vs. vCloud or OpenDaylight vs. Cisco ACI miss the point. For IT, ideological purity is neither possible nor desirableBy Kurt Marko Contributing Editor, 11/20/20144 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Three Kinesis users explain how they use AWS's real-time, streaming data capture and analytics service to support their businesses.By Charles Babcock Editor At Large, InformationWeek , 11/19/20141 Comment | Read | Post a Comment
AOL, Apple, Dropbox, Evernote, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter, and Yahoo ask the US Senate to limit mass surveillance.By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/18/20142 comments | Read | Post a Comment
HP brings fast, familiar SQL querying to Hadoop using Vertica database. Here's how it stands out from other big data analysis options. By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/17/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Check out the IT roles that will see the biggest salary increases in 2015. Can you guess the top three?By Kristin Burnham Senior Editor, InformationWeek.com, 11/17/201412 comments | Read | Post a Comment
A Pew Research Center study finds broad concern about government and corporate data gathering, along with a desire for more government regulation of data gathering.By Thomas Claburn Editor-at-Large, 11/13/20148 comments | Read | Post a Comment
European Space Agency made history with a robotic comet landing. Now can it debug a critical glitch before the lander floats away?By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/12/20148 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Rep. Lamar Smith wants National Science Foundation to explain why it funded the project and whether it targeted conservative speech.By Jai Vijayan Freelance writer, 11/12/20142 comments | Read | Post a Comment
NASA has been publishing a lot of data for a long time, but getting it into standard machine-readable formats is still a herculean task.By David F Carr Editor, InformationWeek Government/Healthcare, 11/12/20144 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Hortonworks, the Hadoop-distributor spinout of Yahoo!, files with the SEC to launch an initial public offering of stock in 2015.By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/10/20143 comments | Read | Post a Comment
Cloudera Impala database for Hadoop joins Apache Spark in an accelerator program aimed at breeding big data applications.By Doug Henschen Executive Editor, InformationWeek, 11/10/20145 comments | Read | Post a Comment
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
6 Tools to Protect Big DataMost IT teams have their conventional databases covered in terms of security and business continuity. But as we enter the era of big data, Hadoop, and NoSQL, protection schemes need to evolve. In fact, big data could drive the next big security strategy shift.
Big Data Brings Big Security ProblemsWhy should big data be more difficult to secure? In a word, variety. But the business won’t wait to use it to predict customer behavior, find correlations across disparate data sources, predict fraud or financial risk, and more.