Cast Your Models Into Data Streams and Take Advantage of the IoT

Cast Your Models Into Data Streams and Take Advantage of the IoT

Using data in real-time used to be a challenge. Lengthy extraction, transformation and loading processes make analyzing...

Struggling Under Multiple Databases? Get Used To It

Struggling Under Multiple Databases? Get Used To It

Programmers are a fickle bunch. One day they’re all using Java, and the next day Python is...

Medical Insight Set to Flow from Semantic Data Lakes

Medical Insight Set to Flow from Semantic Data Lakes

The potential for data analytics to disrupt healthcare delivery is large, and getting larger by the day....

Five Reasons for Leaving Your Data Where It Is

Five Reasons for Leaving Your Data Where It Is

Not a week goes by without a major story about vulnerable data in the hands of the...

News In Brief

Intel Investments Seek to Speed Big Data Rollouts

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Chipmaker Intel Corp. is expanding its push into big data with an equity investment and a technology partnership with BlueData, the startup that specializes in generating virtualized big data clusters. Along with the strategic technology Read more…


As Economy Tanks, Calls For More Big Data

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Some practitioners of the "dismal science" are dismayed by what they contend is flawed, outdated and incomplete data used by the U.S. Federal Reserve to make its economic forecasts. As global stock markets gyrate in response to the economic Read more…


Why Gartner Dropped Big Data Off the Hype Curve

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When Gartner published its latest "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies" last week, there was a notable absence of one broad class of technology in particular: big data. The reasoning behind the move may surprise you. Big data has been a Read more…


Spark 1.5 to Incorporate ‘Tungsten’ Upgrades

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A preview release of the Apache Spark open source in-memory processing framework incorporates major performance upgrades, according to Databricks Inc., the big data processing company founded by Spark's creators. Databricks said Aug. 18 is Read more…


McKinsey: Hype Understates Value of IoT Data

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Growing skepticism in reaction to the endless hype about the Internet of Things has spawned yet another IoT forecast that actually embraces the hoopla by concluding that the "hype may actually understate the full potential of the Internet of Read more…


Conference Takes Aim at Data Enrichment Challenges

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Data scientists who are interested in learning about the latest data enrichment tools and techniques may want to check out the Rich Data Summit, a one-day conference taking place in San Francisco this fall. It's the first event dedicated to the Read more…


Riak Taps Mesos for ‘Push Button’ NoSQL Scalability

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At the MesosCon conference this week, Basho Technologies and Cisco are demonstrating the Riak key-value store database running atop Apache Mesos, the next-gen cluster manager developed by UC Berkeley's AMPLab. As Basho CEO Adam Wray tells Read more…


NASCAR Analytics Races To ‘Younger Crowd’

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NASCAR is seeking to engage with racing enthusiasts via a new analytics platform that seeks to leverage, among other things, unstructured text data collected directly from NASCAR fans. The motor racing organization began working with partner Read more…


MarkLogic Hones Its Triple Store

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There's a lot of ways companies are trying to store and analyze data today, but one of the most compelling involves graph analytics. MarkLogic, which supports a variant of the graph database known as a semantic triple store, hopes that a recent Read more…


Security Survey: Huge Datasets Exposed Online

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An estimated 1.1 petabytes of data related to a handful of databases, search engines and other caching technologies is exposed online, a data security startup reports. A key security flaw centers on default settings that lack basic Read more…