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Avoiding Big IT Outlays with Cloud-Based Analytics

Avoiding Big IT Outlays with Cloud-Based Analytics

March 5, 2014 | Alex Woodie

If your organization has adopted a big data strategy, chances are good that it's also making big capital outlays to support that strategy. One firm that's hoping to short-circuit the hardware and software investment cycle is GoodData. Today the San Francisco company announced the addition of Hadoop to its cloud-based big data analytics stack, giving it the capability to ingest and store a whole new level of data.Read more...

Can MongoDB Make NoSQL Fun Again?

Can MongoDB Make NoSQL Fun Again?

April 8, 2014 | Alex Woodie

MongoDB became the most popular NoSQL database because developers really like writing applications for it, according to MongoDB CEO Max Schireson. But when it comes to operating the database clusters, there was something to be desired. With today's release of MongoDB version 2.6, the company is aiming to make running a NoSQL database as enjoyable as developing for it.Read more...

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Google's Flu Analytics Fail Highlights Big Data's Shortcomings

Google's Flu Analytics Fail Highlights Big Data's Shortcomings

March 14, 2014

Big data has enormous potential for assisting public health efforts, but without sufficient context, numbers can be misleading.Read more...

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 Satya Nadella said today in a webcast on the company's big data strategy.Read more...

Mining Twitter Data for Disease Risk

Mining Twitter Data for Disease Risk

February 28, 2014

Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Virginia Tech are using real-time social media data to track the incidence of HIV and drug-related behaviors with the intention of guiding future prevention efforts.Read more...

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L-3 Acquires Data Tactics

March 5, 2014

L-3 Communications announced effective today that it has acquired Data Tactics Corporation. The business, renamed L-3 Data Tactics, is a specialized provider of Big Data analytics and cloud computing solution services, primarily to the U.S. Department of Defense. Headquartered in McLean, Va., Data Tactics employs approximately 200 people, including more than 150 data scientists, engineers, architects and developers, most of whom possess U.S. government security clearances. Its highly tailored solutions are used by the U.S. military and government agencies, including public safety and law enforcement organizations. The business is expected to generate sales of approximately $50 million for the year ending December 31, 2014.Read more...

Cleversafe and Avere Announce Storage Partnership

April 7, 2014

Cleversafe, Inc., the industry leading object-based storage provider, and Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced they have entered into a strategic partnership, enabling the delivery of data storage solutions with scalable performance. The combined solution is designed to accelerate access to data and applications in cloud environments for enterprise customers in industries ranging from oil and gas to media and entertainment.Read more...

ProfitBricks Accelerating Big Data Projects with SDN and Infiniband

April 2, 2014

ProfitBricks, the price/performance leader in Cloud Computing IaaS, is now helping big data systems integrators like Altoros bring the power of the cloud to the high demand of its customers. Thanks to second generation technologies like software-defined networking (SDN) and InfiniBand that are at the heart of the ProfitBricks cloud, Altoros customers can easily deploy Hadoop clusters for both temporary projects and continuous big data analysis programs.Read more...

SDSC Establishes CoE for Data Science Workflows

April 3, 2014

The San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, has formally established a new ‘center of excellence’ to assist researchers in creating workflows to better manage the tremendous amount of data being generated across a wide range of scientific disciplines, from natural sciences to marketing research.Read more...

Cluster 2014 Set for September

April 15, 2014

Clusters have become the workhorse for computational science and engineering research, powering innovation and discovery that advance science and society. They are the base for building today's rapidly evolving cloud and HPC infrastructures, and are used to solve some of the most complex problems. The challenge to make them scalable, efficient, and more functional requires the joint effort of the cluster community in the areas of cluster system design, management and monitoring, at hardware, system, middleware, and application level.Read more...


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