FDA Mines Billing Data for Drug Interaction Insight

FDA Mines Billing Data for Drug Interaction Insight

The Food and Drug Administration is five years into a pilot program aimed at identifying hazardous drug...

Streaming Analytics Ready for Prime Time, Forrester Says

Streaming Analytics Ready for Prime Time, Forrester Says

Analytic platforms that generate insights from data in real time are mature enough for enterprises to begin...

Slicing and Dicing Music Data for Fun and Profit

Slicing and Dicing Music Data for Fun and Profit

The advent of big data analytics promises to have a profound impact on many aspects of human...

For Esri, Analytics All About Location, Location, Location

For Esri, Analytics All About Location, Location, Location

Certain analytic tools excel at manipulating with certain types of data. When it comes to data with...

News In Brief

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

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

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…

Survey Finds Business Insights in Operational Data

By George Leopold, 7/18/14

Operational intelligence derived from automated data collection and traditionally used to manage IT infrastructure could also be leveraged to gauge how transaction-based businesses are performing. Furthermore, machine-generated data could Read more…

Talend’s ‘Sandbox’ Aims to Speed Big Data Projects

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By George Leopold, 7/17/14

Data integration software vendor Talend said it hopes to speed the launch of new data projects with a preconfigured virtual platform it calls the "Big Data Sandbox." Talend, headquartered in Los Altos, Calif., and Suresnes, France, announced Read more…

GraphLabs Wises Up Machine Learning Platform

By George Leopold, 7/16/14

GraphLabs Inc., a machine learning startup, rolled out a new software platform this week it says will bring expanded machine-learning capabilities to enterprises struggling to find data scientists. The GraphLab Create 1.0 platform is said to Read more…

Survey: Big Data Leaders Are Embracing Analytics

By George Leopold, 7/15/14

Leading big data practitioners tend to be from industries with "many consumer touch points," resulting in more mature analytics approaches that allow industry leaders to use information in more creative ways. That's a key conclusion of a Read more…

Oracle Aims to Break Big Data Silos with SQL

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By Alex Woodie, 7/15/14

Oracle today unveiled Big Data SQL, a new technology it's adding to its Big Data Appliance offering that allows users to get at data in Hadoop, NoSQL, and Oracle relational data stores with a single SQL query. It's Big Red's take on the logical Read more…

Big Data Practitioners Ponder Privacy Issues

By George Leopold, 7/9/14

A panel of big data executives acknowledged the need for trust, privacy and transparency in the handling of consumer information and called for rules of the road to ensure that privacy concerns do not derail technology innovation driven by big Read more…

As Pollution Worsens, China Turns to Big Data

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By George Leopold, 7/8/14

You've got to see, smell, feel Beijing's smog to believe it. Looking out a high window of a tall building, the air is opaque. Despite rules against them, vendors cook and sell food on side streets using charcoal grills. Prevailing winds from Read more…