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What’s Your Strategic Intent for Big Data?

What’s Your Strategic Intent for Big Data?

| November 18, 2015

Like many new information technologies, Big Data can bring about dramatic cost reductions, substantial improvements in the time required to perform a computing task, or new product and service offerings. Which of these benefits are you seeking? The technologies and concepts behind Big Data allow organizations to achieve a variety of objectives, but you are […]

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Big Data and the Brain: Keeping the Cognitive Load in Check

Big Data and the Brain: Keeping the Cognitive Load in Check

| October 24, 2015

 Having a large amount of data is not useful by itself, it has to be easy to find and retrieve the data for later use. Part of what makes this challenging is the human brain. In this post, we will review how the limits of the brain have helped to shape the file systems we […]

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Healthcare Unstructured Data

Healthcare Unstructured Data

| September 24, 2015

By George Leopold: Unstructured data is estimated to account for nearly 80 percent of health care information, a hodge-podge of physicians’ notes, sensor data from medical devices, lab results, X-ray and MRI images along with clinical and financial data. Add to the mix several layers of patient privacy and medical IT regulations and you get […]

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DOD Health Care Competition Attracts Big Data Players

DOD Health Care Competition Attracts Big Data Players

| June 11, 2015

By George Leopold A pending Defense Department solicitation for a massive health care management system is touching off a scramble among federal contractors and medical IT specialists who would have to find ways to apply data analytics techniques to a huge Pentagon health records database. The massive military program called Department of Defense Healthcare Management […]

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Texas Children’s Hospital Contains Cost with Big Data

Texas Children’s Hospital Contains Cost with Big Data

| May 10, 2015

Hospitals have been using data warehouse software for decades, but such systems are difficult to tune for healthcare data, which is constantly changing. They fail to integrate and assimilate information in a timely manner, which can lead to unnecessary treatments or diagnostics. This can be troublesome as Medicare and Medicaid shifts from reimbursing hospitals based […]

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UC Irvine Medical Center: Improving Quality of Care with Apache Hadoop

UC Irvine Medical Center: Improving Quality of Care with Apache Hadoop

| April 21, 2015

By Jim Walker. With a single observation in early 2011, the Hadoop strategy at UC Irvine Medical Center started. While using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Yahoo we came to the conclusion that healthcare data although domain specific is structurally not much different than a tweet, Facebook posting or LinkedIn profile and that the environment powering […]

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Baseball All-Stars Big Data Homerun

Baseball All-Stars Big Data Homerun

| March 16, 2015

By Michael Hickins Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game Tuesday is an opportunity for the sport to showcase its biggest and brightest stars. Arguing the merits of the game’s greatest players is a tradition as old as Walter Johnson versus Christy Mathewson, Mickey Mantle versus Willie Mays, and Bryce Harper versus Mike Trout. Perhaps as soon […]

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Shell Getting More Clarity from Analytics

Shell Getting More Clarity from Analytics

| February 20, 2015

By Steve Rosenbush:  Royal Dutch Shell plc is finishing a trial of next-generation database technology and plans this year to begin deployment of the software throughout its business, a sign that advanced computing is moving ever-deeper into the corporate mainstream. Shell is currently in the midst of a trial of SAP AG ’s HANA database […]

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Much Hadoop About Nothing

Much Hadoop About Nothing

| January 11, 2015

By Clint Boulton:  One analyst believes Big Data — analytics software that parses large amounts of data for potentially useful business information — has fallen into the “trough of disillusionment,” a lull in the technology’s progression. Gartner Inc. said that Big Data has fallen into a “trough of disillusionment,” due to its complexity. The research […]

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Turning Big Data into Money

Turning Big Data into Money

| December 9, 2014

Big Data Analytics, Turning Big Data into Money-by Frank J. Ohlhorst Unique insights to implement big data analytics and reap big returns to your bottom line  Focusing on the business and financial value of big data analytics, respected technology journalist Frank J. Ohlhorst shares his insights on the newly emerging field of big data analytics […]

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