Police Push the Limits of Big Data Technology

Police Push the Limits of Big Data Technology

Big data is changing the way business is done across industries, from financial services and banking to...

How Streaming Analytics Helps Telcos Overcome the Data Deluge

How Streaming Analytics Helps Telcos Overcome the Data Deluge

Real-time streaming analytics is all the rage these days, as organizations seek to wring value from their...

Now and Then: The Evolution of In-Memory Computing

Now and Then: The Evolution of In-Memory Computing

The history of data warehousing, big data, and analytics can be described as a constant challenge to...

How Spark Helps ClearStory Achieve Data Harmony

How Spark Helps ClearStory Achieve Data Harmony

When the folks at ClearStory Data set out to build a big data harmonization tool that could...

News In Brief

DARPA Seeks to Leapfrog Big Data with ‘Big Mechanisms’

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By George Leopold, 7/31/14

A Defense Department research program seeks to "leapfrog" advanced big data analytics by developing automated search technologies that could help explain the causes and effects that drive complex systems. The Defense Advanced Research Read more…


Big Data Survey Finds Growing Need for CEP

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By George Leopold, 7/30/14

A global survey of software developers working on big data and advanced analytics projects found that the large majority of respondents require real-time, complex event processing for their applications. The survey, released July 29 by Evans Read more…


UK Regulators Seek to Balance Big Data, Privacy

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By George Leopold, 7/29/14

As concerns grow over how companies collect and use personal data, a UK regulator has issued guidelines for how companies leveraging big data must operate under Britain's data protection law. The UK Information Commissioner's Office recently Read more…


NoSQL Database Vendors Report Growth

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By Alex Woodie, 7/29/14

NoSQL database vendors continue to rack up the customer wins as companies seek the greater flexibility and performance that NoSQL databases can deliver, particularly when it comes to the high-volume needs in telecommunications, retail, online Read more…


NFL’s 49ers Launch Data Drive to Boost Fan Base

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By George Leopold, 7/28/14

The San Francisco 49ers are now brought to you by the $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. The NFL team's "fan engagement program," dubbed "Faithful 49" is presented by team sponsor Esurance and a couple of data collectors you may have Read more…


Military Insurer USAA Embraces IBM’s Watson

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By George Leopold, 7/24/14

IBM said this week it is expanding commercialization of its Watson cognitive computing technology through a deal with military financial services provider USAA that will result in what IBM said will be Watson's first commercial Read more…


HP Taps Hortonworks to Supply Hadoop for HAVEn

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By Alex Woodie, 7/24/14

Hewlett-Packard and Hortonworks today announced a strategic partnership that will see the vendors work together around Hadoop. In exchange for HP's $50 million investment in Hortonworks, HP gets the right to distribute the Hortonworks Data Read more…


Commerce Department to Hire Data Czar

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By George Leopold, 7/23/14

In an effort to make greater use of government data, the U.S. Commerce Department is hiring its first chief data officer and convening an industry panel to make agency data more accessible. Several agencies within the Commerce Department like Read more…


Teradata Acquires Revelytix, Hadapt

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By George Leopold, 7/22/14

Teradata Corp., the analytic data platform vendor, said it has expanded its big data portfolio with a pair of recent acquisitions. Teradata, based in Dayton, Ohio, said July 22 it has acquired the assets of Read more…


Auto Data Being Culled to Understand Driver Preferences

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By George Leopold, 7/21/14

Automotive electronics that have enabled the installation of what amount to networks in vehicles are delivering a raft of new telematics and other features for drivers. These systems are also generating huge volumes of data – 25 gigabytes an Read more…