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Enabling Interactive Data Exploration over Big Data

Enabling Interactive Data Exploration over Big Data

ugur_cetintemel By Ugur Cetintemel , Brown University Interactive Data Exploration (IDE) has been a recent focus area of the Brown Data Management Group . This is an emerging form of data-intensive analytics in which users ask questions over a data set to make sense of the data, identify interesting […]

10 ways to prevent loss of big data enthusiasm

10 ways to prevent loss of big data enthusiasm

happy_business_people.png Companies are finding that it’s a lot more challenging to implement big data than they thought it would be! And some are losing enthusiasm. What are ten things you can do to prevent a loss of momentum in your big data projects? 1. Keep pilot projects short—and make […]

Hadoop's Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises

Hadoop’s Second Generation Offers More To Enterprises

5 Big Wishes For Big Data Deployments (click image for larger view and for slideshow) Hadoop is one of the single most disruptive recent innovations in enterprise IT. The promise is to turn the ever-growing tide of data into profit. Even just in my own industry, telecommunications and media, […]

The Uncertainty of Predictions

The Uncertainty of Predictions

Prediction vs. Confidence Intervals There are many kinds of intervals in statistics.  To name a few of the common intervals: confidence intervals, prediction intervals, credible intervals, and tolerance intervals. Each are useful and serve their own purpose. I’ve been recently working on a couple of projects that involve making […]

Time to Answer = Instant Big Data Success

Time to Answer = Instant Big Data Success

Saul Sherry These two business types were defined down the phone to me last week by Paul Barth, PhD, Managing Partner and Founder at New Vantage Partners . He and fellow Founder and Managing Partner Randy Bean were speaking to me in light of the release of their 2013 […]

Optimizing Transaction Processing for In-Memory Databases on Large Multicore Machines

Optimizing Transaction Processing for In-Memory Databases on Large Multicore Machines

Stephen Tu MIT_CSAIL By Stephen Tu , MIT CSAIL When people think of “big data” storage systems, they generally think of huge clusters with hundreds of machines working together to serve a large distributed datastore. To this end, lots of people in both academia and industry have focused on […]

Trying to Predict Big Data’s Next Steps to Success

Trying to Predict Big Data’s Next Steps to Success

Loraine Lawson |   Integration   |  02 Oct, 2013 Slide Show Seven Ways to Make Big Data an Actionable Opportunity When I first started writing about Big Data, I was very curious about use cases. But CIOs, it seemed, were not. For many, Big Data provided an answer to problems […]

Big Data in the Classroom

Big Data in the Classroom

Peter Buxbaum Education technology companies have been busy in recent years developing programs that automate the education process. There are a few areas where this would appear to be useful. Class size and trends First, there is the question of class size. Many colleges and universities have lecture classes […]

Search Engines 101: Refactoring Story, Part 1

Search Engines 101: Refactoring Story, Part 1

A couple of months ago I was about to start blogging about the work we did in Buzzilla for the past couple of months. A few days after posting about the planned series , things got hectic and I had to let that go for a while. Now that […]

Splunk Serves Up Big Data Accessibility

Splunk Serves Up Big Data Accessibility

Slide Show Big Data: Eight Facts and Eight Fictions Big Data analysis is fairly useless unless all the insight that can be garnered from making such an investment can be easily consumed across the enterprise. With that goal in mind, at the Splunk Worldwide 2013 Users Conference , Splunk […]