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Baseball All-Stars Big Data Homerun

| March 16, 2015
Baseball All-Stars Big Data Homerun

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

| February 20, 2015
Shell Getting More Clarity from Analytics

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

| January 11, 2015
Much Hadoop About Nothing

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

| December 9, 2014
Turning Big Data into Money

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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Big Data in Healthcare

| November 26, 2014
Big Data in Healthcare

Ian Armas Foster The financial sector has woven big data analysis seamlessly into its operation. Scientific research has benefited from an open source aspect of sharing big data to the cloud, helping to prompt the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Yet for some reason, the healthcare industry falls behind its financial and scientific counterparts so […]

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24% of Companies Hadooping!

| March 25, 2013
24% of Companies Hadooping!

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

| January 30, 2013
Super Bowl Big Data Analytics

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

| November 25, 2012
The Big Data Fallacy And Why We Need To Collect Even Bigger Data

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

| November 13, 2012
Sears Rides Hadoop Up Retail Moutain

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

| October 10, 2012
Big Data in Healthcare

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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