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24% of Companies Hadooping!

24% of Companies Hadooping!

| March 25, 2013

By Clint Boultin and Michael Hickins :  Analytic software vendorMapR Technologies  this week raised $30 million, ust one sign that companies both large and small are exploring new ways of analyzing business and customer data in order to find a new edge in the market. But the use of Hadoop, an open source software framework MapR […]

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Super Bowl Big Data Analytics

Super Bowl Big Data Analytics

| January 30, 2013

Ian Armas Foster When Vince Lombardi built his Green Bay Packers team that won the very first Super Bowl 46 years ago, he looked for players who would look good in Packer green. Forty-six years later, teams like the 49ers are starting to follow baseball’s example and use data analytics to help build their roster. […]

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The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data

The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data

| November 25, 2012

November 21,2012 Editor  Dr. Michael Wu is the Principal Scientist of Analytics at Lithium where he is currently applying data-driven methodologies to investigate and understand the complex dynamics of the social Web. The value of any data is only as valuable as the information and insights we can extract from it. It is the information […]

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Sears Rides Hadoop Up Retail Moutain

Sears Rides Hadoop Up Retail Moutain

| November 13, 2012

November 12, 2012 by Ian Armas Foster Falling behind Walmart and Target in retail store sales, Sears hopes to rebound by investing fairly heavily in Hadoop. Sears revenue had decreased from $50 billion in 2008 to $42 billion last year. However, smarter marketing as a result of being able to keep all their data and […]

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Big Data in Healthcare

Big Data in Healthcare

| October 10, 2012

October 10, 2012 Perhaps the area with the most to gain is the healthcare arena where the benefits of efficiently assembling large quantities of data can literally be life-altering for a countless number of people. David Shaywitz, a physician, scientist and management consultant, suggests that the next great quest in applied science is the assembly of […]

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Big Data Analytics in Medicine

Big Data Analytics in Medicine

| October 10, 2012

October 5, 2012 – The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center will invest $100 million over five years to build a data warehouse to support an enterprise analytics initiative supporting personalized medicine. The goal is to help clinicians develop treatment plans based on an individual patient’s genetic and clinical information, and to use analytics for identify […]

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Facebook Ingests 500+ Terabytes Every Day

Facebook Ingests 500+ Terabytes Every Day

| August 29, 2012

By Josh Constine, Wednesday August 22, 2012 Facebook revealed some big, big stats on big data to a few reporters at its HQ today, including that its system processes 2.5 billion pieces of content and 500+ terabytes of data each day. It’s pulling in 2.7 billion Like actions and 300 million photos per day, and […]

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Three Kinds of Big Data

Three Kinds of Big Data

| August 21, 2012

Looking ahead at big data’s role in enterprise business intelligence, civil engineering, and customer relationship optimization. by Alistair Croll | @acroll | +Alistair Croll | Comment | August 21, 2012 In the past couple of years, marketers and pundits have spent a lot of time labeling everything ”big data.” The reasoning goes something like this: […]

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Don’t Know What Big Data Is?

Don’t Know What Big Data Is?

| July 4, 2012

By Minda Zetlin, co-author of The Geek Gap @MindaZetlin A new survey shows small companies are eager to get big data–even though they’re not sure what it is.  If you think you know what “big data” is, do you believe your business peers would agree with your definition? Chances are, they wouldn’t. Harris Interactive just […]

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NY Life Big Data Insurance

NY Life Big Data Insurance

| May 25, 2012

How NY Life is addressing Big Data Insurance by Nicole Hemsoth, Datanami When it comes to adoption of big data technologies, including advanced analytics, visualization, NoSQL and other data management, few business types seem as vocal about the new opportunities as the booming insurance industry. Lately we’ve been writing some interesting developments on the big […]

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