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Fighting Sepsis with Real-Time Analytics

With many diseases, doctors have the benefit of a blood test that, more or less, definitively proves the presence of the disease. But for other conditions, such as sepsis--a bacterial infection state that kills millions of people each year--there is no single clear-cut test. But thanks to new big data techniques that can continuously monitor and analyze the interplay of more than 100 signs and potential symptoms of sepsis, hospitals are detecting the condition earlier, and saving both lives and money. Read more…

Amazon Tames Big Fast Data with Kinesis Pipe

Amazon Web Services added another engine to its big data powerhouse this week when it unveiled Kinesis for real-time streaming data. Kinesis allows users to create new apps that analyze high-throughput data streams, such as log files, financial transactions, and click-stream data, at rates of more than 100 TB per hour. Read more…

Manufacturing Real-Time Analytics on the Shop Floor

With large production machines pumping out endless streams of data, and production processes that are in constant need of improvement, manufacturing and big data technologies seem like a match made in heaven. One company is working to make that match a reality. Read more…

ScaleOut Building Real-Time Bridge to Hadoop with hServer

The real-time operational world can benefit from Hadoop’s power to analyze large data sets in parallel, says in-memory data grid company, ScaleOut Software, who today launched a new platform called hServer that the company says bridges real-time analytics with Hadoop. Read more…

Actian Aims at Being Disruptive in Big Data

Data management company, Actian Corporation, broadened its offering last week with the company completing its acquisition of Pervasive Software. The merger, they claim, is a step towards making Actian a disruptive force in the big data arena. Read more…

Putting Some Real Time Sting into Hive

A coalition of Hive community enthusiasts report that they have achieved a 45x performance increase for Apache Hive through an effort they have branded “The Stinger Initiative.” The group says they are aiming at 100x improvement. Read more…

Intel: Real Time is Where Hadoop Will Shine

Hadoop has hardly scratched the surface of its potential, says Intel, who sees a future that includes real-time, multi-application utilization of the software framework. Read more…

Cloudera Runs Real-Time with Impala

This week at Strata Hadoop World we sat down Cloudera CEO, Mike Olson, to talk about the company's recent open sourced effort to add a real-time aspect to Hadoop, thus taking it beyond its batch-only roots. We also hit on emerging issues in the ecosystem, including how their competitive advantages stack up against others in the... Read more…

Expedia Adds Notes to Big Data Symphony

This week at the SAS Premier Business Leadership Summit, we spoke to Joe Megibow, VP and General Manager of Expedia.com, a travel giant that spun out of Microsoft that has had to contend with the process of evolution of 16 years of hardware and software investments have led to... Read more…

What Real-Time Really Means

The term ‘real time’ gets thrown around a lot when discussing analytics. While it is okay for big data platforms to take their time when providing long term strategy solutions, businesses need quicker responses when it comes to fraud detection... Read more…

What it Takes to Deliver Real-Time Traffic Info

Providing real-time traffic updates is a practical and feasible application of the big data analysis technology that exists today. While there are multiple companies plugging away at the task of delivering actionable information based on real-time streams of GPS.... Read more…

Tallying Hadoop’s Hard Numbers

Hadoop is emerging as not only one of the premier big data infrastructures but also a relatively cheap one for some users. While it’s no simple task to get a handle on how many users are floating the elephant with so many distributions and a fractured ecosystem... Read more…

Retailers Find Further Reason for Real-Time

Retailers use streams of data from registers, social media, call centers, return and invoicing centers and various other places to piece together competitive elements of their business. But big data in retail doesn’t end there. Loss prevention and real-time fraud... Read more…

HP Breathes New Life into Real-Time Platform

HP made waves last year with its sky high bid and win on real-time analytics platform vendor, Vertica. In an effort to bring the platform up to date, the development team announced a series of enhancements to bring a new level of aesthetic.... Read more…

Big Data Plumbing Startup Scores Backing

GridGain, a high performance cloud middleware startup, secured a $2.5 million investment this week. The company's score is based on their ability to optimize environments designed to chew through large amounts of time-sensitive data. Read more…

Mega-Retail’s Big Data Hunch

Real-time recommendation engines are central to many online businesses. While generally ahead of this particular curve, eBay announced another new key in their strategy to deliver instant recommendations--lighting the path again for big retail. Read more…

TIBCO CEO Outlines Enterprise 3.0 Approach

TIBCO CEO, Vivek Ranadive appeared on Mad Money to discuss the value of real-time business insights, and to use that opportunity to poke holes in competitor approaches. Ranadive provides brief use cases of how real-time decisions separate the standard enterprise from Enterprise 3.0 Read more…

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