Tag: big data

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…

Flink Distro Now Available from data Artisans

Sep 21, 2016 |

The company behind Apache Flink, data Artisans, today launched the first commercial distribution of the upstart stream processing engine. The new software product, called the dA Platform, is identical to the open source Flink project at this time, and comes with 24/7 technical support from the team that develops Flink. 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…

Forrester Sees Steady Growth for Big Data, Hadoop, and NoSQL

Sep 16, 2016 |

A new report from Forrester predicts the big data market growing at nearly 13% rate over the next five years, with “non-relational” platforms like Hadoop and NoSQL segments growing nearly twice as fast. Read more…

Flink: Worth a Second Look

Sep 16, 2016 |

The big data ecosphere has evolved to the point where there are clear technology leaders. In the category of SQL engines that run on Hadoop, Hive and Spark are clearly the dominant products among open source developers. Read more…

How Do You Value Information?

Sep 15, 2016 |

If you’re like most people, you recognize that information has value. The value isn’t always clear, but it’s clearly there. But according to some professional organizations, digital information literally has no value. Read more…

SAS Goes Back to the Future of Cognitive Computing with Viya

Sep 13, 2016 |

SAS yesterday unveiled plans to bolster its entire product lineup under the new Viya architecture with hefty doses of cognitive computing in an effort to make the software easier to use, more responsive to human input, and able to learn from experience. Read more…

Latest DDN Launch Fills out its WOS Object Storage Line

Sep 13, 2016 |

DataDirect Networks (DDN) today introduced a third member to its WOS object storage product line, the WOS 8460, aimed at active archive and collaboration use cases. Object storage, once mainly restricted to ‘cold’ archives for large quantities of unstructured data – think content delivery networks (CDN) used in conjunction with the web – has been slowly expanding its footprint into other application areas. Read more…

Unraveling Hadoop and Spark Performance Mysteries

Sep 13, 2016 |

What do you do when your Spark or Hive job runs like molasses? If you’re like most end-users who lack in-depth technical skills, the answer is “not much.” Now a startup named Unravel Data is working to show you what’s actually going on in the cluster, and provide some configuration recommendations and automatic fixes as well. Read more…