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Content tagged with Big Data Analytics posted in October 2012
Big Data Talent War: 7 Ways To Win
Slideshows  |  10/31/2012
53% of big data-focused companies say analytics experts will be tough to find for the next two years. Here's how IT leaders plan to train, borrow, or steal talent--and what job seekers should know.
Actuate Acquires Quiterian For Big Data Tools
News  |  10/30/2012
Quiterian Analytics will integrate with ActuateOne product suite, bringing advanced and predictive analytics to Actuate's BI software.
Election 2012: Who's Winning Big Data Race?
News  |  10/29/2012
Obama campaign focuses on email, social strategies, while Romney uses behavioral marketing techniques, targets disenfranchised voters.
Alteryx: Data Analysis For 'Mere Mortals'
Commentary  |  10/29/2012
Company lets business users analyze big data with no need for data scientists, says CEO. Watch our Valley View video.
Big Data Meets BI: Beyond The Hype
Commentary  |  10/29/2012
With Hadoop quickly gaining adoption, Cloudera, Platfora, SiSense and others are introducing new options for gaining business intelligence from this big data platform.
Healthcare Data Modeling Gets Hadoop Boost
News  |  10/29/2012
Healthcare firm Archimedes uses Hadoop and Univa software to streamline modeling operation.
Xerox's Big Data Analytics Catches Traffic Scofflaws
News  |  10/29/2012
Xerox technology can speed traffic flow, read license plates and change parking meter rates on the fly.
Why Sears Is Going All-In On Hadoop
News  |  10/24/2012
Sears pushes the cutting edge with some big data techniques, while trying to sell its big data services. Can emerging tech drive change in old-school companies?
Marketers Flooded With Big Data From Mobile
News  |  10/24/2012
A gargantuan amount of customer data now flows from mobile devices and social media. But along with challenge comes opportunity for marketers.
6 Lies About Big Data
News  |  10/24/2012
Our 2013 Big Data Survey shows we're not lacking facts, figures, or tools to wrangle them. So why do just 9% of respondents rate themselves as extremely effective users of data?
Gartner: 2013 Tech Spending To Hit $3.7 Trillion
News  |  10/23/2012
CIOs need to spend on finding and building a pool of big data skills, Gartner execs say.
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
News  |  10/23/2012
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
IBM Watson Finally Graduates Medical School
Commentary  |  10/23/2012
Partnership with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center suggests IBM's supercomputer is ready to help oncologists manage their most challenging cases.
Why We Need To Mine Government's Big Data
News  |  10/22/2012
New efforts to share federal and state data repositories with researchers and entrepreneurs could bring medical and other advances.
Big Data Tackles Classic Question: What's The Weather Forecast?
News  |  10/22/2012
Startup takes 60+ years of historical weather data, crunches it with 82 billion calculations to make more accurate long-term forecasts.
Big Data App Store Opens For Business
News  |  10/22/2012
Datameer analytic applications market lets data scientists, subject matter experts sell analytic apps directly to end users.
Big Data Chases Election 2012 Undecided Voters
News  |  10/22/2012
Here's a look inside how campaigns use online advertising agencies that apply advanced analytics to reach undecided voters.
Big Data Drives Big IT Spending
News  |  10/18/2012
IT spending will hit $34 billion by 2013 as companies upgrade and adapt existing infrastructures to meet the demands of big data, Gartner research predicts.
Should High Schools Teach Big Data?
News  |  10/16/2012
Given the anticipated shortage of data scientists, some high school educators have jumped in to expose students to big data concepts.
Teradata Announces 'Big Analytics' Appliance, Free Aster Version
News  |  10/15/2012
Teradata Aster Big Analytics Appliance combines Hadoop and Aster nodes in a configurable, ready-to-go rack.
Recurring Revenue Lagging? Big Data Can Help
News  |  10/15/2012
ServiceSource's cloud application is built specifically to maximize a company's recurring revenue.
SAS Gets Hip To Hadoop For Big Data
Commentary  |  10/14/2012
SAS High-Performance Analytic Server heads for Hadoop, bringing SAS data mining, text mining, optimization, and forecasting capabilities beyond the relational database world.
Where M2M And Big Data Are Headed
News  |  10/12/2012
Machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, working along with big data analytics, will continue to help companies break new ground in areas including insurance and healthcare, study says.
Pittsburgh Healthcare System Invests $100M In Big Data
News  |  10/12/2012
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's data warehouse and sophisticated analytics engine will foster personalized medicine, population health management, and administrative efficiencies.
How To Bridge Big Data's Information Gap
News  |  10/12/2012
Companies must fight the growing gap between people who gather big data and those who can put it to practical use.
Oracle Exalytics: Is It A Must-Have for BI?
Commentary  |  10/11/2012
Oracle's latest engineered system promises better business intelligence performance and ease of deployment, but the tradeoff is in openness to third-party tools.
Big Data Tackles Patients Who Don't Take Meds
News  |  10/11/2012
Data analytics help Express Scripts predict, address the problem of patients who aren't taking their medications as prescribed.
Memo To Oracle, SAP: Listen To P&G's Language
Commentary  |  10/9/2012
Oracle and SAP keep fighting a war of words over whose technology is bigger and better. They could learn a lot from Procter & Gamble CIO Filippo Passerini's big data work.
8 Ways Marketers Can Profit From Big Data Investments
News  |  10/9/2012
Don't ignore 'big measurement'--it's just as important as big data, says advertising technology veteran.
IBM Answers Oracle Exadata
News  |  10/9/2012
PureData System for transactional, analytic, and operational deployments takes on Oracle, replaces IBM's Netezza appliances and Smart Analytic system.
Chiliad Simplifies Big Data Search
News  |  10/8/2012
Discovery/Alert 7.0 UI allows users to find information across multiple data sources, on PCs or mobile devices.
What's Your Flu Risk? Big Data Knows
News  |  10/8/2012
TwitterHealth mines Twitter posts for hints of the spread of seasonal flu, delivers real-time predictions on who will get the flu this year.
GE Tools Target Industrial Big Data Problems
News  |  10/8/2012
Proficy Historian 5.0 and Proficy Historian Analysis help industrial enterprises cut costs and reduce big data storage footprint.
NASA Issues Big Data Challenge
News  |  10/5/2012
Space agency partners with the Department of Energy and National Science Foundation to find creative ways to handle huge government data sets.
Oracle's Hurd Touts San Diego Schools' BI Success
News  |  10/4/2012
School district used in-depth analysis and rapid response times to make its data more useful, improve student attendance record, OpenWorld crowd hears.
Foot Locker Deploys Big Data Visual Analytics System
News  |  10/1/2012
Lighthaus service uses in-store video cameras to measure customer traffic and behavior.
Machine-To-Machine Analytics: Next Big Data Challenge?
News  |  10/1/2012
Data storage is the tricky issue right now, but M2M data will soon test enterprises even further, says Hitachi exec.
Big Data: How Does Uncle Sam Track You?
News  |  10/1/2012
Facial recognition data is just one of the big data types raising new questions between federal agencies, private companies, and privacy watchdogs.
Data Scientist Jobs Hiding Under Less Sexy Titles
News  |  10/1/2012
Big data's hottest job title, data scientist, remains rare in online postings. Job seekers can use other keywords to find 'hidden' big data jobs.
Valley View Goes Deep With NetSuite
News  |  10/1/2012
Watch the full video of the September episode of InformationWeek's Valley View, including the Elevator Pitch segment on emerging technology companies.
Unlocking Big Government Data: Whose Job Is It?
Commentary  |  10/1/2012
It's not just a good idea for private-sector organizations to help open up the treasure trove of government big data. It's a necessity.

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