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Banker HSBC Joins UK Data Effort

The dismal science is getting a data boost through a research partnership between a global bank and the U.K.'s national center for data science. The Alan Turing Institute and London-based HSBC Holdings (NYSE: HSBC) sa Read more…

IBM, UK to Collaborate on Big Data

The British government and partner IBM are investing £300 million (more than $456 million) to promote big data and cognitive computing research aimed at helping U.K. businesses engage with customers and suppliers. Am Read more…

NSF Awards $31M in Big Data Research Grants

Backing up Obama administration rhetoric about the economic impact of big data, the National Science Foundation will fund 17 data science research programs totaling $31 million as part of its Data Infrastructure Building Read more…

How Ford is Putting Hadoop Pedal to the Metal

Ford Motor, like any other company at its scale, has been contending with a slew of big data problems--a matter that is being complicated by ever-growing additions to the data feed, from its own internal feeds to the terabytes of vehicle-fed machine data. We talked in depth with Ford's data science lead about the company's tough vendor and technology decisions around Hadoop and where the real value of such.... Read more…

CSAIL Rides Big Data Visualization Wave

Visualization is an important aspect of big data analytics, as it allows humans to make better assessments than they would by just looking at numbers. However, it can take an especially long time to produce a graph or chart if the dataset is in the terabyte range... Read more…

In-Memory Tweaks Boost Proteomics Research

From genome sequencing to mass spectrometry to collect information for proteomics work, researchers have honed the craft of data collection for the life sciences—now the real questions of large-scale analysis are foremost on the minds of many in this... Read more…

What Sociologists Say About Big Data

Social science has already found results regarding the internet and the people who use it which would be useful to big data research. The major finding they cite is that British researchers from Reuters and the Oxford Internet Institute have found that social media has established itself as the “Fifth Estate”... Read more…

Elsevier on the State of Big Science Data

Dr. Michiel Kolman, Senior Vice President of Global Academic Relations for Elsevier recently addressed the global state of research and how science, technology, and medical information companies are advancing that research.... Read more…

Internet2 Puts Big Data Pedal to the Metal

Internet2 is hard at work on the United States’ first open software-driven network (SDN) to round out their newest project, called the Innovation Platform. The group has been at the forefront of academic computing and network innovations since its inception in 1996 with a blend of human, IP and optical networks designed to make massive... Read more…

This Week’s Big Data Big Ten

This week's big data big ten for week ending May 4 includes data-intensive system news out of Australia, big genomics investments at key U.S. research centers, some multi-million sum investments in analytics platforms, and a few other items of interest, including HPCC Systems' move into Asia. Read more…

JHU Sets Network Bar for Data-Intensive Science

The Johns Hopkins University is striving to become a center for big data science problems with the recent announcement of its data-intensive computing cluster Data-Scope and now, the nation's first public 100 Gbps network. Read more…

U.S. Nanotech Initiative Emphasizes Predictive Analytics, Informatics

The main nanotechnology initiative in the United States is stressing the role of big data in the future of nano-research, noting that predictive analytics and new computational methods are key priorities going forward. Read more…

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