Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

Rich Brueckner to Present at Technology Convergence Conference

Our own Rich Brueckner will present on Big Data at the Technology Convergence Conference next week in Santa Clara, California. “While the term Big Data has become pervasive in Information Technology, many in the industry are still puzzled by how to make money from this phenomenon. In this talk, Brueckner will look at what’s really behind Big Data as an engine for change and describe case studies that are bringing the full potential of Big Data home.”

Global CEO Initiative on Alzheimer’s Disease Announces a Big Data Challenge

Challenge to be first in a series to crowdsource Alzheimer’s data for new disease insights .

IBM’s Teams with Harvard for BIG DATA Exploration of Solar Cells

In this video, IBM researchers describe how the company harnessed unused compute cycles throughout the company. Using the same technology, Harvard’s Clean Energy Project harnessed the power of the World Community Grid. The theory-driven research effort uses an automated computational framework to study candidate structures. A computational study of molecular materials combining the scale and […]

Leveraging High Quality Data to Discover Drugs

The IP & Science Business of Thomson Reuters has announced a strategic initiative with NuMedii. The companies will leverage high-quality data, knowledge and predictive technologies to identify therapeutic candidates with the greatest probability for clinical success.

Infochimps Releases Application Reference Designs

Infochimps empowers enterprises with agile development and rapid deployment of scalable Big Data applications

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.

Symantec Big Data Cloud Hub to Fight Targeted Attacks

Creating a centralized information-sharing big data hub to help customers spot and pre-empt top-shelf custom-built malware.

Paper Shows Big Data Fostering Serendipity

Can Big Data be used to foster serendipity? That’s the premise of an award-winning paper in the 2013 Semantic Web Challenge. Entitled “Fostering Serendipity through Big Linked Data” the paper was written by Muhammad Saleem, Maulik R. Kamdar, Aftab Iqbal, Shanmukha Sampath, Helena F. Deus and Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo. The amount of bio-medical data available […]

Latest Trends in High Performance Computing Usage and Spending Identified by IDC

The latest International Data Corporation (IDC) worldwide study of high performance computing (HPC) end-user sites, is now available. The 2013 study included sites representing 905 HPC systems, nearly double the 488 systems profiled in the previous version of the study.