Now that the Ebola virus is sitting in our backyard, the entire country is on high alert—and rightfully so, as it's no longer a disease that's plaguing people continents away, in little known countries. WHO indicates that there are 9216 Ebola cases with 4555 deaths. My first thought when I look at
“Hadoop is unstoppable as its open source roots grow wildly and deeply into enterprise data management architectures,” Forrester analysts Mike Gualtieri and Noel Yuhanna wrote recently in The Forrester Wave Big Data Hadoop Solutions Q1 2014 on the Hadoop marketplace. “Forrester believes that Hadoop
Nancy Bachrach, senior manager of registration for the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA, declared that predictive analytics gave the organization the “opportunity to base decisions on actual data.” Using this data they were able to better understand their customers: girl scouts.
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Intersect360 Research studies the opportunities for high performance technologies, including high performance computing areas in science, engineering and business. CEO Addison Snell (this week’s IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero) shares his insights with us.
What are some of the challenges with
It’s easy to understand why big data is intimidating as the whole gang of JSON, SQL, YARN and UDFs (user-defined functions) invoke glazed eyes and thoughts of extraterrestrial technologies. So, even to the uninitiated, what is the big deal about UDFs?
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Are you ready for the Big Data for Social Good Hadoop Challenge, powered by IBM + Hadoop? For this global hackathon, IBM will be working closely with City of LA, Boston and San Jose and others where participants will compete to create innovative
CenterPoint Energy can analyze 2.3 million smart meters at any point in time every day using InfoSphere Streams. Dr. Steven P. Pratt, corporate technology officer at Centerpoint Energy and this week’s Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “ultimately what we want to be able to do is recognize
“Real time means right now. It means right in this second” says Mike Gualtieri, principal analyst at Forrester Research. To improve the customer experience, businesses need to tap into customer data to deliver the right offers and right experience throughout customer journey. Often this means
Big data and analytics are profoundly affecting the world around us. One of the focal points of my postings has been how big data and analytics affects, specifically, our personal privacy. An old and perhaps far too familiar twist on this has risen to the forefront of discussion and that is the
Data scientists, like anybody else, tend to gravitate to where the jobs are, especially those that fetch higher salaries, offer the resources needed to achieve their dreams and promise more rewarding career paths. For that reason, larger employers with well-established, amply funded big data
TVT Chari, chief financial officer of Celcom Axiata, tells us that “if you analyze the market differently and offer the customer what they need based on their behavior” you can utilize this business intelligence to get closer to the customer. However, with the market constantly changing, and
Many businesses are exploring the competitive advantages that data gives their customer experience and their bottom line. Menka Uttamchandani, VP of business intelligence at Denihan Hospitality Group and this week's Big Data & Analytics Hero, shares that “once we understand attitudes, we can
Chief data officers are leading the charge to transform their organizations to be data-driven and capitalize on the tremendous opportunities data and analytics are creating for data leaders. Hailing from a variety of technical and analytical backgrounds, CDOs have the unique opportunity to shape
Big data presents a tremendous opportunity to alter the ways we think and do business. Hadoop, analytics and other technologies will be front and center at this year’s Strata/Hadoop World event in NYC on October 15 through 17 and we will be there to discuss text analytics, Hadoop use cases, SQL-on-