Features

Converged Platform or Federated Data Plane? The Debate Heats Up

Sep 29, 2016 |

“Bring the compute to the data.” That was Hadoop’s calling card and solution for the problem of moving big data. However, the rise of cloud repositories and streaming technologies is causing Hadoop distributors to question whether that architecture is the best one going forward. Read more…

Fresh Streaming Data: Get It While It’s Hot

Sep 28, 2016 |

Streaming data technology that’s been simmering on the backburner for the past few years will be the main entrée at this week’s Strata + Hadoop World conference in New York City. Read more…

Data Engineers in Hot Demand

Sep 27, 2016 |

The big data community has been dealing with the data scientist shortage ever since big data became a thing. Now we’re learning that there’s possibly an even bigger shortage of another type of data professional: Read more…

What If a Data Scientist Became President?

Sep 26, 2016 |

Tonight we’ll hear from the two main candidates applying to be the next president of the United States. The debate should give voters a clearer picture of how the next president will govern. Read more…

Data Science Education Evolves to Meet Surging Demand

Sep 26, 2016 |

Here’s some good news for young data science professionals looking for that first job: your skills are in high demand and will help you land a job with an average starting salary close to $120,000. Read more…

The Past, Present and Future of Finance

Sep 23, 2016 |

Until recently, the personal finance industry was stuck in the past. Consumers could only capture data and insights on spending that had already occurred. Today, people are creating and given access to more data than ever from just about every aspect of their lives – including bank, insurance, healthcare, education, and legal data. Read more…

Financial Statements Now Audited by Big Data

Sep 22, 2016 |

Investors around the world rely on financial statements to determine whether they should buy or sell equities. But how can they know if those statements are accurate? Now auditing firms like KPMG are using the power of big data analytics to get a clearer picture of a firm’s financial health, and to identify potential fraud. Read more…

Charting a Course Out of the Big Data Doldrums

Sep 21, 2016 |

It’s no secret, but it bears repeating: big data is hard. According to Gartner, 60% of advanced analytics projects will fail before reaching production. The technology is getting better and better, so what’s causing the bad returns? Read more…

Why Data Science Needs To Be Simpler for Marketers

Sep 20, 2016 |

Overall IT budgets might be flat, but marketing budgets are growing as companies try to maximize outreach to customers across multiple channels. For the data-savvy marketer, the world of big data and data science offers tantalizing opportunities to create a one-to-one relationship with customers and leap ahead of competitors. Read more…

Can Hadoop Be Simple Again?

Sep 19, 2016 |

In the beginning, Hadoop had two pieces: HDFS and MapReduce. Developers knew how to use them to build applications, and IT teams knew what it took to operate them. Fast forward to 2016, and developers have a cornucopia of technologies and frameworks at their disposal. Read more…