Sign up for our newsletter and get the latest big data news and analysis.

Fighting Cancer with Big Data


“Big data techniques offer a way to analyze data pooled across many patients: their specific disease mutations, biological markers, the treatments, and outcomes — in order to identify unexpected ways that existing therapies can be applied and combined to create personalized treatments that dramatically improve the chances of survival.”

Map-D: GPU-Powered Social Science Research in Real Time


“Map-D uses multiple NVIDIA GPUs to interactively query and visualize big data in real-time. Map-D is an SQL-enabled column store that generates 70-400X speedups over other in-memory databases. This talk discusses the basic architecture of the system, the advantages and challenges of running queries on the GPU, and the implications of interactive and real-time big data analysis in the social sciences and beyond.”

Win a Free 2 Day Pass to Strata Conference Feb 11-13, 2014 Santa Clara

Thanks to our friends at O’Reilly Media, we have been given one 2-day pass to give away for the upcoming Strata Conference on February 11-13, 2014 in Santa Clara. The rules are simple: Answer the question: “What Big Data super power would you want if you could only pick one.” Only enter the contest if […]

O’Reilly Media Releases Data Science Salary Survey


How much money do successful data scientists or analysts make, and which tools increase their salaries most? O’Reilly Media surveyed hundreds of Strata Conference attendees on both coasts for its first annual Data Science Salary Survey.

insideBIGDATA Launches Big Data Events Calendar

InsideBIGDATA Events Calendar

Today InsideBigData announces the roll out of a comprehensive events calendar for the Big Data community, and offers free listings to event planners. This event calendar is a valuable resource for planning your conference travels in 2014

Health Datapalooza Forum – Heritage Health Prize Winner

Heritage Provider Network (HPN) presented a $500,000 award to the winning team, POWERDOT, for the Heritage Health Prize competition powered by the Kaggle machine learning challenge platform. The competition ran from April 4, 2011 until April 4, 2013.

Panel: Why Open Stack is Game Changer for Big Data


“Can Big Data on OpenStack become a first class citizen just like any other framework? How does new features such as Bare Metal support effect the use of Big Data on OpenStack?”

Demo: map-D Visualizes Big Data Fast with GPUs


In this video from SC13, Thomas Graham and Todd Mostak from map-D demonstrate their super-fast GPU database technology. “We build unique databases that process huge datasets in milliseconds, performing up to 70 times faster than CPU-based solutions.”

Northwestern University in Qatar to Host Big Data Symposium


Northwestern University in Qatar has announced an open symposium, which will apply the booming phenomenon of “big data” to the understanding of media management, content production and consumption. It will be held November 19 at NU-Q.

Big Impact from Big Data

Facebook’s analytics team head, Ken Rudin, delivered a presentation at this week’s Strata Conference + Hadoop World: “Big Impact from Big Data.”