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Big Data in the Field of Entertainment

In this contributed article, Ritesh Mehta, Senior Technical Account Manager for TatvaSoft Australia, discusses the impact big data is having on the entertainment industry. Big Data as an integral technology is in a position to be a boon to the entertainment field. It could enhance the profitability of the movies, always a high risk business. The green-lighting of a story, to the selection of cast to the timing of release could be determined.

Text Analytics – Unstructured Data Analysis

Presented by noted data scientist Derek Kane, this video provides an introduction to text analytics for advanced business users and IT professionals with limited programming expertise. The topics covered include search engine building, categorization (supervised and unsupervised), clustering, NLP, and social media analysis.

IBM Just Made a Huge Advancement in Media Technology

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews takes a quick tour of big data storage technology offerings in light of the new announcement by IBM and Sony that just broke the world record for most gigabits per square inch on magnetic tape. The new record is 201 gigabits — 20 times more than what fits on current commercial tape drives.

A Wave of Abundance from Big Ocean Data

In this contributed article, Matthew Mulrennan, Director of the Ocean Initiative at XPRIZE, and Dr. Jyotika Virmani, Senior Director for Planet & Environment at XPRIZE and prize lead for the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE, explain how advancing big data collection in ocean science can improve the business of conservation and protection of our underwater resources and provide early warnings for water quality risks to human health and in lead to new underwater discoveries.

Gen Y, Their Devices and Their Data: How to Manage Data as Millennials Take Over the Workforce

In this contributed article, Kristin McMahon, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Enterprise Information Management (EIM) Solutions at SAP, discusses how enterprises can adapt to the millennial workforce while simultaneously increasing operational productivity, reducing costs, and gaining a competitive advantage. It starts with how to manage data.

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.

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.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 7/10/2017

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

“Above the Trend Line” – Your Industry Rumor Central for 6/26/2017

Above the Trend Line: your industry rumor central is a recurring feature of insideBIGDATA. In this column, we present a variety of short time-critical news items grouped by category such as people movements, funding news, financial results, industry alignments, rumors and general scuttlebutt floating around the big data, data science and machine learning industries including behind-the-scenes anecdotes and curious buzz.

How San Francisco Company Index Is Transforming Offline Sales with Big Data

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews discusses how the rise of big data has already blurred the lines between online retailers and brick-and-mortar storefronts. While many continue to pour their resources into e-commerce, those who would prefer to stick with tradition are finding it increasingly harder to do so.