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A New Weapon in the Fight Against Opioid Addiction: Behavioral Analytics

In this special guest feature, David Hom, Chief Evangelist at SCIO Health Analytics®, supports his belief that sophisticated behavioral analytics is the key to uncovering patients who are likely to be or become addicted to prescription opioids.

When Big Data Doesn’t Work

The use of big data is no longer a strategy for advanced and technologically innovative companies to gain a competitive edge. It is a necessity for all businesses across all industries. Collecting data is not enough. Businesses need to understand how to translate their data into competitive strategies and advantages. In the infographic below, courtesy of our friends at Villanova University, you’ll review the challenges of big data.

Understanding Large-scale Plant Health, Rezatec Analyzes Satellite Data to Map Tree Species and Disease in Large Forested Areas

By developing pioneering data analysis techniques and machine learning algorithms, Rezatec is now able to produce powerful analytical insights for owners and managers of the world’s forests.

StackShare Database Index

Our friends over at StackShare recently reached out to insideBIGDATA to provide their latest Database Index. To compile the StackShare Database Index, StackShare — one of the world’s largest developer communities, with 100,000+ CTOs and developers at companies like Spotify, Airbnb, Instacart, and Dropbox sharing and discussing their tech stacks — conducted original research on which databases are most widely used right now, and which are most in-demand by recruiters.

Hazelcast Adoption Continues to Grow as Open Source IMDG is Embedded in Multiple Apache Projects

Hazelcast, a leading open source in-memory data grid (IMDG), released figures demonstrating a notable increase in phone homes and downloads – in 2017 these have increased by 54% reaching 26 million per month. As Hazelcast IMDG becomes more widely adopted in the open source community, Apache Gora became the latest Apache project to use Hazelcast IMDG.

The Modern Problem of Collecting Network Data

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how in light of the emergence of big data, IT infrastructure and network properties are changing. Where previously, the hardware only needed to support a conventional traffic load, now it also needs to support monitoring and the storage of collected data.

WekaIO Eliminates the Need for Legacy External Storage with Cloud-Scale Storage Software

WekaIO, a venture backed high-performance cloud storage software company, emerged from stealth to introduce the industry’s first cloud-native scalable file system that delivers unprecedented performance to applications, scaling to Exabytes of data in a single namespace.

Big Data or Small Data? The Correct Answer is Both

In this special guest feature, Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates, CTO at NTENT, discusses how it’s not enough to weigh data decisions on the descriptor of big versus small alone – a number of other things must be considered.

Using Machine Learning with Health Data: The Challenges and Pitfalls

In this contributed article, Elad Ferber, CTO and Co-founder of Spry Health, points out that when considering health data, the level of required customization for machine learning algorithms is very high for 3 reasons: the inherent complexity of the human body, the accessibility and relevance of data sources, and integration into the existing healthcare system.

OpenText Launches New Artificial Intelligence (AI) Platform to Enable Business Insight

OpenText™ (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTEX), a global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), announced the availability of OpenText Magellan, the company’s new Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform. OpenText Magellan is a flexible AI and analytics platform that combines open source machine learning with advanced analysis and the capabilities to acquire, merge, manage and analyze Big Data and Big Content.