Big Data’s Cold Feet Syndrome

Big Data’s Cold Feet Syndrome

With all the hype around big data, it sometimes seems that everybody and her grandmother are doing...

Are You Ready For a Data Scientist?

Are You Ready For a Data Scientist?

Are you wondering if now is the time to get a data scientist on board to help...

Big Data’s Next Big Thing: Sports Training and Personalized Medicine

Big Data’s Next Big Thing: Sports Training and Personalized Medicine

Big data analytics is having a huge impact across lots of industries, with financial services and retail...

Analytics Big Role in New Healthcare Model

Analytics Big Role in New Healthcare Model

Big data analytics is having a transformative impact on almost every industry it touches. But when it...

News In Brief

Crypto Tools Target Hadoop Security Gaps

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Growing concerns about the lack of built-in security for open source databases such as Hadoop has created a need for tighter data security as these databases are scaled up to perform big data analytics. A data encryption and key management Read more…


Baseball Analytics Yields MVP Contenders

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As the Major League Baseball trading deadline approaches on Friday (July 31), one sabermetric statistic is ubiquitous in all trade rumor reports: WAR. WAR stands for "Wins Above Replacement," and the metric is touted by baseball's statistical Read more…


NASCAR Analytics Races To ‘Younger Crowd’

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Worried that the bulk of its fans are part of an aging demographic, NASCAR is seeking to engage with younger racing enthusiasts via a new analytics platform that seeks to leverage, among other things, unstructured text data collected directly Read more…


IBM Adds Spark to z Systems Mainframe

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In a bid to promote "mainframe analytics," IBM said it would support Apache Spark for Linux on its latest z Systems offering while working with data mining specialists to expand analytic software to leverage additional z Systems processing Read more…


Big Data Keeps on Truckin’

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The trucking industry is the latest sector to embrace big data as fleet owners look for new ways to improve operating efficiencies and schedule maintenance. According to market researcher Frost & Sullivan, a handful of OEMS and Tier-1 Read more…


Embedded Analytics Upgrade Looks to Bypass IT

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Seeking to break down barriers to bypassing the IT department to deliver "self-service" analytics, embedded analytics specialist Logi Analytics has rolled out an upgraded platform that can be customized for individual enterprise users. Logi Read more…


Fusion Upgrade Boosts Search Analytics

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Lucidworks rolled out version 2.0 of its Fusion enterprise search application this week that includes a new user interface and redesigned UI workflows. The upgrade also is intended to make it easier for users to create and configure the search Read more…


EU Project Looks to Scale Earth Data

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Planet Earth is the ultimate source of big data, from weather to natural resources to the activities of the 7 billion or so human beings wondering about the surface of our precious blue home. A European Union big data project called Read more…


Cloudera Expands Spark Support

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Data management specialist Cloudera is targeting "data at scale" with the rollout of an open source project dubbed Ibis designed to make Hadoop more accessible to data scientists. Along with its Ibis initiative that leverages the Python Read more…


Despite Startup Slowdown, VCs Keep Investing in Big Data

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The number of software startups is down almost 50 percent since the start of the Great Recession, according to a new report from Evan's Data Corp. Despite the slowdown, anecodocal evidence points to venture capital firms continuing to invest in Read more…