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Data Quality Trending Down? C’est La Vie

Jan 26, 2016 |

One of the biggest impediments to becoming a data-driven organization is tackling the problem of data quality. Data is often too dirty and discombobulated for use in high-end decision-making, and the increasing volume and diversity of data compounds this problem. Read more…

Real-World Hadoop Takes Center Stage at Strata

Sep 30, 2015 |

There’s no faster path to budgetary oblivion than implementing technology for technology’s sake. In today’s super-heated big data environment, it’s easy to get all worked up over technologies like Hadoop without carefully considering the business justifications at the same time. Read more…

Peering In On the Pols with Big Open Data

Sep 17, 2015 |

It’s no secret that our government is using big data technologies to track and monitor the activities of regular citizens, ostensibly to protect our freedom. But data analytics can also be used to keep track of what our government is doing—or at least what the politicians and other lawmakers are up to. Read more…

Big Data’s Next Big Thing: Sports Training and Personalized Medicine

Jul 29, 2015 |

Big data analytics is having a huge impact across lots of industries, with financial services and retail leading the pack. But according to one expert, there’s a curious lack of human analytics talent focused on the potential to apply big data techniques to personalized athletic training and medicine. Read more…

IBM Pre-Fab Analytics Targets Vertical Markets

May 28, 2015 |

IBM is retargeting retailers, banks, telecommunications carriers and the energy sector with a package of 20 “pre-built” predictive analytics capabilities tailored to specific industry requirements. The vertical analytics tools are based on more than 50,000 client engagements, the company said in announcing the targeted analytics tools. Read more…

News In Brief

Data ‘Assimilation’ Seen as Weak Link in U.S. Weather Forecasts

Oct 5, 2015 |

Second-guessing over the relative accuracy of the U.S. weather forecasting model compared to its European counterparts resumed last week as early predictions that Hurricane Joaquin would strike the U.S. east coast proved inaccurate. Read more…

Google Launches Bigtable Hosting Service

May 7, 2015 |

Google yesterday announced the beta launch of Google Cloud Bigtable, a hosted version of its wide-column NoSQL database. The service is accessible via the standard HBase API–making it instantly integrated with the Hadoop stack–and blows away other hosted NoSQL offerings in terms of latency and throughput, the company claims. Read more…

Smart Grid Gets Smarter With Analytics Platform

Apr 13, 2015 |

Among the growing set of tools for the emerging smart grid are data analytics platforms designed to provide utilities with a real-time picture of what is happening in the power delivery system. Read more…

Data Companies Work With Citizen Scientists on Climate

Dec 11, 2014 |

Storage vendor EMC Corp. is joining forces with big data and cloud specialist Pivotal and the EarthWatch Institute in an effort to apply analytical tools to the study the impact of climate change. Read more…

Google, Wireless Partner Look to Merge Cloud, IoT

Dec 2, 2014 |

Google Cloud Platform and Telit Wireless Solutions, an “enabler of the Internet of Things,” are joining forces to sponsor an IoT competition aimed at encouraging technology innovation around connected consumers and their devices. Read more…

This Just In

Deloitte Introduces New Cloud-Based Analytics Solution

Jun 28, 2016 |

June 28 — Deloitte today announced a new cloud-based analytics solution to help life sciences and pharmaceutical companies transform their pharmacovigilance processes through data driven, actionable insights and management. The solution is part of a broader set of planned integrated ConvergeHEALTH analytics applications to address core challenges for life sciences organizations. Read more…

Attivio Announces Strategic Collaboration With PerkinElmer

Feb 9, 2016 |

NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 9 – Attivio, the Data Dexterity Company, today announced it has expanded its strategic relationship with PerkinElmer, making PerkinElmer the exclusive reseller of Attivio solutions in the life sciences markets worldwide.  Read more…

Rancho BioSciences and BT to Provide Big Data Cloud Services to Life Sciences Sector

Jul 15, 2015 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 15 — Rancho BioSciences, the Data Curation Company, today announced that they will work with BT to provide cloud-based data curation services to their joint customers. Read more…

Planet OS Joins AWS in Data Discovery for NOAA’s Big Data Project

Apr 22, 2015 |

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 22 — Planet OS is honored to join Amazon Web Services (AWS) as a member of their Data Alliance within NOAA’s Big Data Project announced today. Read more…

Teradata Delivers Analytics Innovation for Life Sciences

Apr 21, 2015 |

BOSTON, Mass., April 21 — Teradata, the big data analytics and marketing applications company, today announced the newest analytic innovation for pharmaceutical companies. Read more…