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How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

How Fast Data is Driving Analytics on the IoT Superhighway

Alex Woodie

The promise of big data is morphing into the fast data opportunity. Unless you have the capability to respond to the Internet of Things and the trillions of data points generated by smartphones, sensors, and social media, the business opportunities of fast data can pass you by.Read more...

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Data 'Exhaust' Leads to Ambient Intelligence, Microsoft CEO Says

Data 'Exhaust' Leads to Ambient Intelligence, Microsoft CEO Says

April 15, 2014

Microsoft aims to help customers take the "data exhaust" that flows from ubiquitous computing and turn it into ambient intelligence, Microsoft's new CEO Sachan Nadal said today in a webcast on the company's big data strategy.Read more...

Insurers Begin to Embrace Big Data

Insurers Begin to Embrace Big Data

April 15, 2014

Insurers and other managers of risk are increasingly relying on big data techniques to get a handle on internal customer data and trends as well as third-party data that can be leveraged to guide business strategies and investments.Read more...

Fast Database Deal Seeks to Squeeze Revenue From Real-Time Analysis

Fast Database Deal Seeks to Squeeze Revenue From Real-Time Analysis

April 14, 2014

A speedy operational database integrated with a real-time analytics platform widely used by telecommunications service providers could help carriers extract information about millions of mobile subscribers, then monetize data through revenue generators like contextual advertising.Read more...

Medicare Data Dump Prompts Deep Analysis

Medicare Data Dump Prompts Deep Analysis

April 14, 2014

The Obama administration's decision to release a huge volume of data on Medicare payments to physicians provides a rare look at how payments are unevenly distributed among the nation's doctors.Read more...

Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

Data Analytics Used To ID At-Risk Heart Patients

April 11, 2014

A pilot project using predictive modeling of data, some of it "unstructured," in electronic medical records helped identify thousands of patients in a Virginia health network at risk for developing heart failure.Read more...

Data Analytics Coming to the Smart Grid

Data Analytics Coming to the Smart Grid

April 10, 2014

The IQ of the smart grid rose this week with the acquisition of a leading provider of data analytics to utilities by green technology specialist Sensus.Read more...

Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy

Survey Finds Open Data Boosting U.S. Economy

April 9, 2014

Preliminary results of an open data survey indicate that "free" government data is increasingly being used by the private sector to generate substantial economic gains in sectors like education, health care and transportation.Read more...

Come On, Blue! Data Reveals Umpires' Biases

Come On, Blue! Data Reveals Umpires' Biases

April 8, 2014

It turns out that Major League Baseball umpires really don't need glasses when calling balls and strikes. Instead, empirical research using pitch-location data revealed a variety of subjective judgments and biases that result in MLB umpires getting it wrong 14 percent of the time when the batter didn't swing at a pitch.Read more...

Data Sharing Provides Rx for Cutting ER Costs

Data Sharing Provides Rx for Cutting ER Costs

April 7, 2014

A two-year-old data-sharing initiative mandated by the State of Washington aimed at reducing healthcare costs has yielded a 10 percent decline in the number of unnecessary emergency room visits by Medicaid recipients.Read more...

Jaspersoft and Talend Collaborate on Big Data Tool

Jaspersoft and Talend Collaborate on Big Data Tool

April 4, 2014

A big data access tool rolled out this week by partners Jaspersoft and Talend rounds out a suite of big data reporting and analysis applications.Read more...

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