Monthly Archives: June 2013

Apache Hadoop continues its big data dominance

Apache Hadoop continues its big data dominance

Analytics projects built in an Apache Hadoop environment can provide actionable insight for business growth. The potential to extract new and actionable insights from massive volumes of disparate data has driven many organizations to pursue big data applications. However, some have found that their legacy infrastructure is ill equipped […]

'Big security data' is not 'Big Data security'

‘Big security data’ is not ‘Big Data security’

Last week, McAfee through a press release announced the publication of ‘Needle in a Datastack’ report which highlighted how organizations are unable to harness the power of Big Data for security purpose. However, by the time the wire reached the nook and corners of publishing world, the message in […]

Big Data Analytics Will Help Us to Explore the Universe

Big Data Analytics Will Help Us to Explore the Universe

This Content is made possible by our Sponsor; it is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of The Atlantic ‘s editorial staff.  It’s not often that you get to work on one of the most ambitious science projects ever. But I’m lucky: that’s how I […]

CliQr Unfurls Free Cloud Benchmarking Tool

CliQr Unfurls Free Cloud Benchmarking Tool

One of the biggest problems with cloud computing is that when it comes to deciding where to host an application, it’s generally a matter of faith. Debunking Five Misconceptions About Cloud-Based Services While a lot of assurances are made about performance , it’s usually not until the application is […]

MapR Alliance with Fusion-io Puts Hadoop on SSD Steroids

For organizations that find Hadoop performance to be frustratingly slow, MapR Technologies has an answer. This week at the Hadoop Summit 2013 conference, MapR announced a partnership with Fusion-io under which its distribution of Hadoop will run on solid-state drives (SSD) from Fusion-io. According to Jack Norris, chief marketing […]

Governing the Power of Big Data

Governing the Power of Big Data

When I try to explain Big Data significance to non-techies, I use a simple analogy: “You know all that stuff that Hollywood shows cops using technology for – like pinpointing one person on a busy street from a cell phone number? We used to laugh about how ridiculous that […]

Temis Acquires i3 Analytics to Boost Text + Data Mining

Temis Acquires i3 Analytics to Boost Text + Data Mining

Text analytics provider Temis has announced its acquisition of i3 Analytics, a medical data visualization specialist, for an undisclosed amount, in a move that buttresses Temis’ position in the life sciences sector. Medical Data + Doctors with iPads While we don’t know how much Temis paid out in this […]

From Experiment To Leading Big Data Platform

Apache Hadoop has come a long way since the first Hadoop Summit took place in 2007. From its humble origins as a promising open-source framework for managing data-intensive distributed applications, Hadoop has mushroomed into the leading big data platform, one doing real work at Fortune 500 corporations. This year’s […]

Big Data Needs Creative Types, Too

Big Data Needs Creative Types, Too

Big Data Analytics Masters Degrees: 20 Top Programs (click image for larger view and for slideshow) We hear a lot about the shortage of data scientists , those hard-to-find professionals trained to analyze massive data sets, gain insights from them and communicate that information to an organization’s management team. […]

Couchbase Takes On Oracle, MongoDB And Cassandra

“We’re beating up on Oracle, MySQL and PostgreSQL, and, yes, we’re having a lot of success in greenfield opportunities against MongoDB and Cassandra,” says Couchbase CEO Bob Wiederhold. What is it about fast-growing startups that breeds these sorts of cocky statements (see Cloudera and Cassandra )? Wiederhold’s comment came […]