IBM Pre-Fab Analytics Targets Vertical Markets

IBM Pre-Fab Analytics Targets Vertical Markets

IBM is retargeting retailers, banks, telecommunications carriers and the energy sector with a package of 20 “pre-built”...

Basho Goes Vertical with Big Data Stack

Basho Goes Vertical with Big Data Stack

Basho Technologies made a name for itself in the NoSQL database world by developing a scalable key-value...

Hadoop, Triple Stores, and the Semantic Data Lake

Hadoop, Triple Stores, and the Semantic Data Lake

Hadoop-based data lakes are springing up all over the place as organizations seek low-cost repositories for storing...

CIOs on the Hot Seat to Deliver with Big Data

CIOs on the Hot Seat to Deliver with Big Data

The secret about big data analytics is out, and having a big data strategy is quickly becoming...

News In Brief

Salesforce Analytics Cloud: Now with More Hadoop

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Salesforce customers who use the vendor's hosted Wave analytics platform now have an easier way to access data from their on-premise Hadoop clusters and cloud-based big data repositories. Today's launch of Salesforce Wave for Big Data brings Read more…


Data Rx for Healthcare: Security, Real-Time Analytics

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Life sciences and the health care sectors have been steadily embracing big data analytics as an engine of innovation and a means of reducing costs by, among other things, intelligently allocating resources where they will do the most public Read more…


Farm Net Seeks to Plant Seeds of Big Data

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Farmers used to swap stories and discuss the weather at the feed store or the grain elevator. Now they are just as likely to be gathered around a computer screen analyzing data on crop yields across the country. That's at least one of the Read more…


Spark Gets New Machine Learning Framework: KeystoneML

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The AMPLab this week announced the release of KeystoneML, a framework for building and deploying large-scale machine-learning pipelines within Apache Spark. While the software is still in alpha stage, it's stable enough for developers to begin Read more…


Warning: ‘Big Data Paralysis’ Ahead

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As the Internet of Things and other platforms generate ever-expanding volumes of data, a new survey finds that 73 percent of respondents are facing "big data paralysis." The global survey by the U.S. branch of the Germany's Software AG based Read more…


Security Concerns Extend to ‘Big Data Life Cycle’

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The "datafication" of modern life is now measured in the quintillions of bytes of data generated by humans each day. The struggle to store, manage and retrieve the waterfall of data has also highlighted a growing list of privacy and security Read more…


Cloud BI, Machine Learning Startups Attract Investors

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A pair of analytics startups announced successful funding rounds this week as investment capital continues to pour into the big data market. San Francisco-based DataHero, a cloud business intelligence vendor, said Tuesday (May 19) it raised Read more…


U.S. Launches ‘Police Data Initiative’

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As part of an effort to repair badly strained relations between municipal police forces and the communities they are supposed to serve, the White House launched a "Police Data Initiative" this week in an attempt to fix community policing. A Read more…


Gartner: Hadoop Adoption ‘Fairly Anemic’

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Enterprise adoption of Hadoop remains "tentative," according to a new survey, as lingering challenges posed by doubts about the business value of the software framework and database skills gap hinder uptake. Market researcher Gartner Inc. Read more…


Analytics Leaders Target Speed, Context, Functionality

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Among the emerging trends in the data analytics business is the desire for faster access to business insights with improved context along with greater functionality in areas like predictive analytics and cognitive intelligence. Hence, the Read more…