big data

  • 8 real-world big data deployments

    Posted November 10, 2012 - 9:00 am

    The amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months. Here's a look at eight real-world big data deployments in a variety of industries.
  • How to find (and hire) big data pros

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 11:29 am

    Staffing shortages are holding back companies ready to dive into big data. Here are three ways they're coping with the talent gap. Insider (registration required)
  • Gartner: Big data to drive $34 billion of IT spending in 2013

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 12:10 pm

    Big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2013, according to research firm Gartner, with the figure for 2012 standing at $28 billion.
  • The Grill: CME Group's CIO tackles merger integrations, big data

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:09 am

    Kevin Kometer started at futures exchange CME group as a lead programmer, but by accepting myriad positions over the past 20 years, he accumulated the knowledge to lead a global company that electronically processes 3 million futures contracts a year.
  • Grad schools add big-data degrees

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 11:03 am

    Colleges and universities are moving swiftly to create advanced degree programs aimed at helping to fill an exploding need for specialists who can manage and analyze big data.
  • You too can be the Human Face of Big Data

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 4:28 pm

    A new project from Rick Smolan's Against All Odds Productions seeks to amass huge amounts of information from mobile device users to compile a global portrait of the human race.
  • Government IT leaders get Big Data roadmap

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 1:50 pm

    Just as government IT managers are moving toward cloud computing and mobile technologies, big data initiatives are underway at federal departments and agencies.
  • Big data, big problems -- and, maybe, a solution

    Posted October 4, 2012 - 10:48 am

    The era of big data is here. But better search tools can make it more useful for organizations and less risky for the rest of us.
  • EMC names new CTO to oversee cloud, big data strategy

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 7:01 pm

    EMC appointed former Huawei Technologies executive John Roese as its new CTO. Roese will play a key role in shaping EMC's technology strategy. Roese replaces Jeff Nick, who has been EMC's CTO for eight years.
  • Big data shines at DEMO Fall 2012

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 12:04 pm

    At this week's Fall 2012 DEMO conference, big data was in a category by itself - and for good reason.
  • Timing your move into disruptive technologies

    Posted October 3, 2012 - 10:46 am

    Though product cycle times are accelerating, the underlying technologies unfold over many years.
  • Big data projects lack big budgets

    Posted October 1, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Most CIOs say big data technologies will become mainstream in three years, but they struggle to get funding and to find the data scientists they need
  • Big data analytics computing requires a 'maverick fabric' network

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    The high-performance computing (HPC) scientific/academic sector is accustomed to using commodity server and storage clusters to deliver massive processing power, but comparable large-scale cluster deployments are now found in the high-end enterprise as well.
  • Get started with Hadoop: Free training resources from Cloudera, MapR and more

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 1:27 pm

    Hadoop training courses and certification programs are available from companies including Cloudera, Hortonworks, IBM and MapR. But if you're not ready to commit to formal training courses, there are also free resources that can get a newcomer started on Hadoop or broaden a veteran's skills.
  • Video

    Are we becoming Information Obese?

    Posted September 17, 2012 - 2:47 pm

    Author argues Information Overload not the issue, but rather the types of data we consume daily.
  • Finding the business value in big data is a big problem

    Posted September 13, 2012 - 1:22 pm

    For all the promise of big data, the fundamental challenge with collecting massive volumes of data from different sources is finding new business uses for it, according to several IT managers at Computerworld's BI & Analytics Perspectives event held this week.
  • 'Big security' a natural, necessary extension of big data

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Big data is poised to grow well beyond the enterprise - and anything we can imagine today. Think of how the assembly line changed the automobile and, consequently, our lives. Keeping big data secure will require an equally innovative approach. columnist Bernard Golden calls it 'big security,' and he doesn't think the industry is ready for it yet.
  • Big data analytics today lets businesses play moneyball

    Posted August 23, 2012 - 2:12 pm

    Hype continues to surround big data analytics. But hype or not, data-driven decision-making is becoming central to management decisions at most enterprises. They are taking inspiration from Billy Beane, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics baseball team that turned to data analytics (known as Sabermetrics in baseball and made popular in the movie, "Moneyball") to assemble a competitive baseball team despite the organization's limited financial resources.
  • Investing for transformation in 2013

    Posted August 22, 2012 - 9:01 am

    How to maximize the return on your investments in disruptive trends like big data, cloud computing and mobility.
  • 4 questions to ask before starting a big data initiative

    Posted August 21, 2012 - 1:36 pm

    Big data holds much promise for organizations seeking ways to improve business processes. Before reaching that point, though, you need to know what data you'll need, how you'll get it, how you'll use it and what you expect to learn from it. Learn how to start answering those questions here.
  • Can Big Data solve the Olympics' Twitter problem?

    Posted July 31, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    The Olympics are showcasing the thrill of victory and the agony of the tweet.
  • Big Data bringing down big bucks from venture capitalists

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 11:32 am

    Venture capitalists have poured more than $1 billion into Big Data companies over the past year, with nearly half of that coming in the second quarter.
  • Data snatchers! The booming market for your online identity

    Posted June 30, 2012 - 7:05 am

    Make no mistake, your personal data isn't your own. When you update your Facebook page, "Like" something on a website, apply for a credit card, click on an ad, listen to an MP3, or comment on a YouTube video, you are feeding a huge and growing beast with an insatiable appetite for your personal data, a beast that always craves more. Virtually every piece of personal information that you provide online (and much that you provide offline) will end up being bought and sold, segmented, packaged, analyzed, repackaged, and sold again.
  • Can Big Data defeat Big Money in politics?

    Posted June 15, 2012 - 2:42 pm

    Money rules politics, but the emergence of data analysis in the campaign process could eventually level the playing field for outgunned candidates.
  • Ease Big Data hiring pain with cascading

    Posted June 9, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Finding developers with the skills to create MapReduce jobs in Apache Hadoop is challenging, but you can ease that hiring pain with Cascading, an open source Java application framework for building enterprise Big Data applications on Hadoop.
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