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Teradata: Placement is critical in Big Data

Big Data problems cannot be solved by in-memory computing alone, says Teradata CTO Stephen Brobst. Speaking to attendees at the company’s analytics event in Melbourne last month Brobst said: “anybody who talks about putting all the data in memory and big data in the same sentence, has no idea what they’re talking about. From an architectural […]

Big Data Degrees are in Big Demand

Over at Forbes, J. Maureen Henderson reports that job candidates with advanced degrees in Big Data are heavily in demand. And as students look for academic credentials with the best return on investment, savvy institutions like the University of Tennessee are attracting them with degree programs in business analytics. I worked for almost five years in the Forensic […]

SGI to Refocus on HPC and Big Data

SGI is looking to shore up its Big Data business to replace declining cloud datacenter revenue. This week the company reported its financial results on for its fiscal fourth quarter on August 7th.  Revenue fell sequentially to $171 million, compared to $233 in the prior quarter, and $179 million in the same period a year […]

Pentaho Partners with Splunk to Unlock Machine Generated Data

Today Pentaho announced an alliance with Splunk to provide a powerful big data analytics solution that makes it easy for business users to unlock value from machine data generated by websites, applications, servers, storage, network, mobile and other devices, including system sensors. The combined solution, Pentaho Business Analytics for Splunk Enterprise, enables business users to […]

Big Data and Enterprise Agility

Over at the Big Data Hub, Edd Dumbill writes that the most lasting benefit Big Data will bring to business worldwide is agility. Business should acknowledge that it’s not just new tools such as Hadoop that have created data-driven success, but an organizational attitude. The role of IT has split in two: one half to […]

Flash Memory Technology in Big Data Analytics

In this special feature, Les Lorenzo looks at Flash Memory technology and its advantages for Big Data analytics. Big Data problems, whether in data analysis, financial services, research, life sciences, or visualization, are traditional HPC challenges that need fast, sustained I/O rates and throughput. Flash memory technology is having a profound impact on storage architectures, […]

Slidecast: Treasure Data Brings Big Data Analytics to the Cloud

In this slidecast, Kaz Ohta, Kiyoto Tamura, and Ankush Rustagi from Treasure Data describe the company’s Cloud Data Warehouse service. The Treasure Data Cloud Data Warehouse service enables companies to get big data analytics running in days not months without specialist IT resources and for a tenth the cost of other alternatives. Traditional data warehousing […]

Video: Big Data – The Big Picture

In this video, Dr. Michael Rappa, Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Institute for Advanced Analytics at North Carolina State University presents: Big Data – The Big Picture. The talk was recorded at the 2013 Bioinformatics Festival in Bethesda, MD.

Is Nate Silver Big Data’s First Rock Star?

Over at FT Magazine, Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson writes that author Nate Silver has turned number-crunching into a glamour profession. Nearly a year after publishing The Signal and the Noise, his bestseller on how human foibles make most of us poor predictors of anything from card games to climate change, Silver finds people staring at him in […]

Video: Big Data in the Service of Big Science at CERN

In this video, Andrzej Nowak from CERN openLab describes the journey that led to the creation of the Large Hadron Collider particle accelerator and its unique scientific and technological infrastructure: from cathedral-sized particle detectors to world-class data acquisition and computing facilities. Download the slides.