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Controlling and Monitoring Access to Sensitive Data in the Cloud

In this contributed article, cloud computing specialist Marcell Gogan advises that monitoring and managing access to sensitive information in the cloud is an essential part of cybersecurity policy in any organization. You need to have a clear visibility of what information is stored where and who can have access to it. Being able to track every action involving critical data is also important.

Coursera Expands Coursera for Business Features, Launches AI-powered Skills Benchmarking Tool

Coursera, an online learning leader, announced the launch of Skills Benchmarking, a powerful new Coursera for Business tool that enables organizations to measure how their talent stacks up against others in their industry as well as identify top performing individuals in a given competency area.

How to Safeguard Your “Data Lake” for Better Decision Making

In this special guest feature, Mike Vogt, Data Practice Lead at SPR Consulting, believes it is absolutely critical for organizations that deal with large amounts of data to carefully protect their information repositories. He suggests that it’s very important that IT departments set boundaries and give clear directives on how all data is used when the rest of their organization begins “swimming” — or using this data to make decisions — in the data lake, and offers four rules to follow.

5 Reasons Your Data Lake Isn’t Giving Good BI

In this contributed article, technology writer and blogger Kayla Matthews take a look at the data lake The best fix to gather better business intelligence, or BI, is to make your own corporate, digital data lake. A lake with all the ground rules your company needs from the data is the best way to keep out irrelevant or outdated data. Getting expert help when setting up your data lake isn’t a bad idea, either.

New Survey Reveals Businesses Are Bullish on Data Lakes

Arcadia Data, provider of the visual analytics and BI software native to big data, announced the results of a survey conducted by Eckerson Group, which paint an exciting picture of data lakes and the analytics tools, such as business intelligence (BI) on Apache Hadoop®, that surround them. The results highlight how today’s organizations understand that data lakes play a crucial role in generating value from data.

Evolution of Storage and the Demise of Prehistoric Storage Solutions

Our friends over at Hedvig produced the compelling “Jurassic” themed infographic below on the evolution of storage and the demise of prehistoric storage solutions. The graphic exposes the data explosion that has taken place in the last decade, and why this has caused the near extinction of outdated storage solutions in terms of the many challenges these prehistoric solutions presented.

The insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q3 2018

The team here at insideBIGDATA is deeply entrenched in the big data ecosystem of companies from around the globe. We’re in close contact with a great many of the firms making waves in the technology areas of big data, data science, machine learning, AI and deep learning. Our in-box is filled each day with new announcements, commentaries, and insights about what’s driving the success of our industry so we’re in a unique position to publish our quarterly IMPACT 50 List of the most important movers and shakers in our industry. These companies have proven their relevance by the way they’re impacting the enterprise through leading edge products and services. We’re happy to publish this evolving list of the industry’s most impactful companies!

Big Data in Financial Services

In this special guest feature, David Friend, co-founder & CEO of Wasabi Technologies, takes a look at the big data and cloud storage technology stack as it relates to the finance industry. The financial services industry is highly competitive, with products fighting for the smallest differentiation to make an impact in the market. Big data and the cloud serve to provide important competitive advantage to this important industry.

WhereScape Announces WhereScape® Migration Express™ for Snowflake

WhereScape, a leading provider of data infrastructure automation software, announced the availability of WhereScape® Migration Express™ for Snowflake. This new offering enables organizations to simply, rapidly and efficiently migrate existing data warehouses, data vaults and data marts from legacy data platforms to Snowflake – the data warehouse built for the cloud.

Increasing Analytic Project Success

In this special guest feature, Erik Ottem, Director of Product Marketing, Data Center Systems at Western Digital, discusses how to build a better data lake, equipped with elements such as scaling measures, object storage adapters and ultimately enough performance to handle large analytic workloads.