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From Data Lake Curator to Data Lake Master: Best Practices for Making the Most of Your Data Lake

I recently caught up with Jennifer Cheplick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Syncsort, to discuss how the concept of a data lake is now commonplace, as businesses realize the value of having a single repository to house all enterprise data in its original, unaltered format. While this is a vital step in mastering a single view of all data assets, left unchecked, it can turn into a data swamp.

MapR Extends Convergence to the IoT Edge

MapR Technologies, Inc., the provider of the converged data platform, announced MapR Edge, a small footprint edition of the MapR Converged Data Platform. Addressing the need to capture, process, and analyze data generated by Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices close to the source, MapR Edge provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights on a global basis, and the ability push intelligence back to the edge for faster and more significant business impact.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 4/24/2017

Above the Trend Line: machine learning industry rumor central, is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

Pitney Bowes Forms a New Data Practice to Drive Digital Transformation Initiatives

Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI: NYSE), a global technology company that provides innovative products and solutions to power commerce, introduced a new data practice to help businesses accelerate their digital transformation initiatives. This new cross-company practice is designed to help organizations utilize data and analytics to deliver a superior customer experience, support product and service innovation, and optimize business processes.

Taking the Five Second Rule Beyond the Dinner Table to Prevent Cyber Attacks

In this contributed, Eric Tran-le, Global Chief Marketing Officer at Logtrust Inc., discusses how big data analytics is being used to fight fraud across a number of different industries facing the same data problems.

New Zaloni Solution – Analytics-ready Data Lake in Just Weeks

Zaloni announced the release of a new solution, Zaloni Data Lake in a Box, which provides a turnkey, cost-effective package to help more enterprises maximize value from their data – in weeks instead of months. Zaloni Data Lake in a Box helps enterprises overcome two major hurdles: breaking down data silos to enable business use cases with agility, and balancing the priorities of IT – governance, control, data management – with the priorities of line-of-business/end users, who want easy access, speed and flexibility.

MIT Sloan Professor Builds New Meta-analysis Method to Help Settle Unresolved Debates

Science progresses when researchers build on prior work to extend, test, and apply theories. Aggregating the quantitative findings from prior research – meta-analysis — plays a significant role in advancing science, however current techniques have limitations. They assume prior studies share similar substantive factors and designs, yet many studies are heterogenous. A new method, co-created by MIT Sloan School of Management Prof. Hazhir Rahmandad, solves this problem by aggregating the results of prior studies with different designs and variables into a single meta-model.

iguazio Demos Integrated Real-time Continuous Analytics Solution

iguazio recently demonstrated its new continuous analytics solution. Designed to help enterprises solve big data operational challenges and generate real-time insights, iguazio’s real-time continuous analytics platform reduces time to insights from hours to seconds, eliminating data pipeline complexities, while seamlessly integrating with Apache Spark and Kubernetes.

Why Big Data Means Better Health

In this special guest feature, Souvik Das, Senior VP of Engineering at Grand Rounds, discusses how big data will open up the opportunity for physicians to impact patients anywhere in the world, all from a single interface or digitized platform. In turn, patients will also become better informed of the right doctor and treatment path for their unique needs.

Data as a Critical Element in the Discovery and Delivery of Smart Energy

In this contributed article, Jules S. Damji, an Apache Spark Community Evangelist with Databricks, shows how as the value of data continues to grow, the next-generation smart grid should become a reality, benefiting utility companies and consumers alike.