MongoDB, the database for modern applications, today announced that the City of Chicago is using MongoDB as the data store for WindyGrid, a real-time geospatial platform that delivers a unified view of city operations. WindyGrid enables City personnel to analyze spatial data historically and in real-time, with the database size growing by millions of records each day.
The Flint River Partnership and IBM recently announced a collaboration to deploy innovative conservation measures to enhance agricultural efficiency by up to 20 percent.
The White House published a new report that explores the impact of big data on the economy, government, and society. The report noted the many ways that data is creating saving lives, making the government work better, and improving the economy. It also outlined a series of recommendations to promote privacy, fairness, and non-discrimination.
“Datameer is all about providing a self-service, end-to-end experience for big data analytics on Hadoop. From data integration to analytics to visualization, we are wizard-led, point-and-click. Most recently we announced our Smart Analytics module, which allows business users to use data mining algorithms through a drag and drop UI. These new capabilities complement what data scientists are doing and enable business analysts to take advantage of advanced algorithms without involving IT.”
Statistical models that use socio-political data to predict mass atrocities could soon inform governments and NGOs on how and where to take preventative action. The models emerged from one segment of the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a competition run by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and NGO Humanity International.