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How Big Data Improves Logging and Compliance

May 2, 2016 |

Compliance has never been easy. Organizations have to meet a myriad of external regulations, frameworks, and internal mandates such as PCI, HIPAA, FISMA, NERC, ISO and the EU Data Directive, many of which have a long list of required technical controls. Many large organizations have five or more regulations or mandates they must comply with. Organizations face many challenges to meet these requirements including experiencing difficulty complying with the technical controls required by the regulations and mandates, especially: Requirements around Read more…

AI to Surpass Human Perception in 5 to 10 Years, Zuckerberg Says

Apr 29, 2016 |

Machine learning-powered artificial intelligence will match and exceed human capabilities in the areas of computer vision and speech recognition within five to 10 years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg predicted this week. Like most of the Web giants, Facebook (NASDAQ: FB) uses machine learning technology to leverage its massive data set and deliver better services to its customers. Algorithms work behind the scenes at Facebook to do things like recommend new connections to Facebook users, to present content that matches a Read more…

Training Firm’s Unexpected Growth Exposes Weakness of Relational Tech

Apr 26, 2016 |

When CPL Training Group started providing Web-based training several years ago, the UK company expected strong but steady growth.  But when unexpected demand threatened to freeze the relational database serving the application, the company turned to big data tech for solutions. If you work in certain fields in the UK, you’re required by law to receive a certification, or a “personal license,” that shows you have received a minimum level of training. So bartenders, for instance, must possess personal licenses Read more…

Four Steps to Transforming Your Organization with Data Virtualization

Apr 25, 2016 |

No matter what kind of business you’re in–whether it’s an IT solutions provider hoping to get a better understanding of how your software is (or isn’t) being used by end-users, or an advertising agency trying to measure campaign ROI for a client–the success of the modern organization is increasingly fueled by insight gained from data. Attaining that data has long since ceased to be a problem–and the meteoric rise of computer, mobile and Internet usage mean it’s not going to Read more…

Merging Big Data Analytics Into the Business Fastlane

Apr 20, 2016 |

The abundance of big new data types is creating a feeding frenzy among companies as they gorge themselves at a veritable smorgasbord of information. In every industry, entrepreneurs are trying out new ways to harness big data for competitive advantage. But going from data science project to actionable insight is not as easy as it sounds, and the smart approach demands pragmatic solutions. There are good reasons to be excited about the big data phenomenon. We’re smack dab in the Read more…

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More Tips For Navigating Big Data

May 3, 2016 |

As big users of big data try to bridge the widening analytical skills gap via everything from training programs and online courses to graduate school centers of excellence, a range of strategies are emerging to help master big data analytics. The latest is a tutorial covering the extremely promising jobs prospects in data analytics, what computer languages and skills are in most demand and, lastly, a tip sheet for mastering big data analytics. The guide was released this week by Read more…

Alliance Coalesces Around Mesosphere Platform

Apr 21, 2016 |

The datacenter operating system movement continues to gather momentum with the announcement by Apache Mesos developer Mesosphere of a broad alliance backing the beta release of an all-encompassing platform for building and scaling enterprise applications. The new platform, dubbed DC/OS, is based on Mesosphere’s datacenter operation system tool. The initial release of DC/OS announced on Tuesday (4/19) expands earlier capabilities to include running application containers at scale along with “single-click” installation of more than 20 services. DC/OS is further touted Read more…

Healthcare IT, Big Data Investments Surge in Q1

Apr 20, 2016 |

Venture capitalists poured more than $1 billion into the healthcare IT sector during the first quarter of 2016 as investors look to target data analytics and telemedicine for growth. The first three months also saw several large big data acquisitions as key players like IBM’s Watson Health unit continued their buying sprees. Market researcher Mercom Capital Group reported that venture funding for healthcare IT and “digital health” soared 27 percent over the previous quarter during the first three months of Read more…

Matchmaker Vets Data Scientists as Talent Gap Widens

Apr 6, 2016 |

A company that creates standards for evaluating data skills has launched a matchmaking service connecting qualified data scientists with potential employers. Addressing the growing shortage of data scientists at a time when tool vendors are striving to make analytics tools easier to use, matchmaker Correlation One said its new vetting service is based on its proprietary suite of tests. The company provides a “report card” to prospective employers to help them evaluate potential candidates. The service seeks to take advantage Read more…

New Platform Visualizes Open U.S. Data

Apr 4, 2016 |

Federal agencies are sitting on tons of data, particularly in areas like healthcare, employment, weather and education. A new initiative called Data USA seeks to unleash this trove via a free and open platform that collects, analyzes and visualizes government data to help policy makers and executives better understand critical issues. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab teamed with management consultant Deloitte and data platform builder Datawheel to create the data visualization engine. The partners said Monday (April 4) Read more…

This Just In

Erasmus MC to Utilize Denodo Platform for Data Virtualization

May 3, 2016 |

LONDON, U.K., May 3 — Denodo, the leader in data virtualization, today announced that the Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC) has purchased the Denodo Platform for data virtualization to reduce costs and enable the modernization of their data management. The Erasmus MC is the biggest university hospital of The Netherlands, averaging around 40,000 admissions and 500,000 patient visits a year. With its 9,300 FTE it is responsible for a healthy population and excellent healthcare. Currently the Erasmus MC is undergoing major change. Read more…

CloudMedx Enhances Analytics Platform

Apr 11, 2016 |

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 11 — CloudMedx, a big data health analytics company, announced today a new version of its analytics platform that provides real-time visual insights and predictive analytics around population clinical risk and outcomes based on machine learning and natural language processing. The new capabilities are ideal for healthcare organizations that are looking to deliver higher quality care and increased revenue through unmatched insights into patient risk and improved treatment. The CloudMedx analytics platform can process both structured and Read more…

IBM Watson Health Closes Acquisition of Truven Health Analytics

Apr 8, 2016 |

ARMONK, N.Y., April 8 — IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health today announced it has completed the $2.6 billion acquisition of Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of cloud-based healthcare data, analytics and insights. Truven brings more than 8,500 clients to the Watson Health portfolio, including U.S. federal and state government agencies, employers, health plans, hospitals, clinicians and life sciences companies. Data and insights from Truven inform benefit decisions for one in three Americans. With the completion of the acquisition, IBM and Truven Read more…

MapR to Present on Spark, Security and Streaming Analytic Topics at Upcoming Events

Apr 4, 2016 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 4 — MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the industry’s only Converged Data Platform, today announced it will share its expertise on Spark, stream processing engines, security, and big data this month at leading industry events. Each event includes presentations aimed at helping attendees understand the technical, business and practical aspects of Hadoop, Spark and related big data technologies. Predictive Analytics World Predictive Analytics World is a cross-vendor event for predictive analytics professionals, managers and commercial practitioners. When: Tuesday, April 5 Read more…

Clinical Data Launches Disruptive Clinical Technology Platform

Mar 8, 2016 |

March 8 — The cost of new drugs and medical devices is skyrocketing making them unaffordable to many in dire need. Bio-Pharma companies are required to conduct extensive clinical trials; to get their new drugs approved for launch by FDA and other global regulatory agencies.  The high cost and risk of conducting clinical trials, are a major driver in making new drugs unaffordable. Conducting clinical trials to launch a new drug costs $1.2 billion over 10 years with a success Read more…