Big Data • Big Analytics • Big Insight

Big Data and the $465 Billion Xmas Prize

Big Data and the $465 Billion Xmas Prize

Between now and December 25, Americans are expected to spend nearly half a trillion dollars on gifts...

The Land of a Thousand Big Data Lakes

The Land of a Thousand Big Data Lakes

The prospect of storing and processing all of one’s data in an enterprise data lake running on...

The Aspirational Data Lake Value Proposition

The Aspirational Data Lake Value Proposition

The industry hype around Hadoop and the concept of the Enterprise Data Lake has generated enormous expectations...

Spark Just Passed Hadoop in Popularity on the Web–Here’s Why

Spark Just Passed Hadoop in Popularity on the Web–Here’s Why

Interest in Apache Spark surpassed Apache Hadoop for the first time last month, according to Google Trends....

In The Spotlight

Leveraging Big Data to Economically Fuel Growth

Big Data All StarKevin McClowry has been working with Big Data even before the term hit the mainstream. And these days, McClowry, currently the lead architect over analytics with TransUnion, LLC, is looking to Big Data technologies to add even more impetus to his organization’s growth.

Read more...

News In Brief

AI Startup Raises $103.5M to Expand Development

Screen Shot 2014-11-25 at 12.21.44 PM

Artificial intelligence startup Sentient Technologies said it would use the $103.5 million raised in its most recent funding round to expand its distributed AI products and services. San Francisco-based Sentient said Nov. 24 that the Series C Read more…


‘Datathons’ Emerge as Training, Recruitment Tool

datamining_125.png

As a big data ecosystem begins to flourish, "datathons" are emerging as a way to attract future data scientists since participants are required during competitions to collaborate with team members from other disciplines. The latest example Read more…


CNBC Looks to Scale Market Analytics

financialmarkets3.jpg

CNBC, the cable financial news channel, said this week it is joining forces with market analytics platform developer Kensho Technologies Inc. through a strategic investment and a content sharing agreement aimed at developing a new financial data Read more…


Seeing the Forest For the Trees With Analytics

climate_1.jpg

Climate science, with its seemingly unlimited number of variables, is tailored-made for closer scrutiny using big data tools. With that notion in mind, researchers at the University of Alberta have begun using streaming analytics software Read more…


Teradata Has Hadoop Covered with MapR Partnership

teradata_MapR logos

Teradata completed a trifecta of sorts today when it announced a strategic partnership with MapR Technologies. The partnership comes on the heels of similar deals Teradata formed with the two other pure-play Hadoop providers, Cloudera and Read more…


Hadoop RDBMS Ready for Primetime

database.png

Targeting database architects and application developers, Splice Machine Inc. announced general availability this week of its Hadoop database that had been in beta testing since May. The Hadoop relational database management system is designed Read more…


Vertica Gets Hadoop Upgrade

verticaIMG.png

An analytics platform unveiled this week by Hewlett-Packard allows access to data residing on a range of Apache Hadoop distributions. HP said Nov. 17 its Vertica for SQL on Read more…


Using Wiki-data to Monitor, Forecast Disease Outbreaks

healthcare_data.png

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory used open source data culled from the online encyclopedia Wikipedia to develop a disease monitoring and forecasting tool they claim is more comprehensive than existing tools. Using Wikipedia Read more…


Banks Sit on Customer Data as Needs Go Unmet

big data money

The nation's retail banks have a potentially bigger problem than complaints about fees and low interest rates on savings accounts: Despite sitting on a "gold mine" of data, a survey finds that financial institutions use little of this business Read more…


Google Targets Big Genome Data

genome_200.png

Google wants to leverage the infrastructure that runs its dominant search engine, Google Maps and Gmail to help analyze and share big genomic data. Google Genomics is being promoted as a way to Read more…