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  • The Weekly Hash - February 8, 2013

    Posted February 8, 2013 - 12:35 pm

    From the world’s new largest prime number to the key to BlackBerry 10’s success in Canada to one group not happy with all the bugs Microsoft is squishing, we make fun of some of the this week’s top tech stories
  • Find the next big prime number, win cash and glory

    Posted February 7, 2013 - 12:29 pm

    By participating in GIMPS, a distributed computing project to find Mersenne prime numbers, you could win $3,000 or more, not to mention mathematics immortality
  • Python gets a big data boost from DARPA

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 7:12 pm

    DARPA (the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) has awarded $3 million to software provider Continuum Analytics to help fund the development of Python's data processing and visualization capabilities for big data jobs.
  • Big data startup attracts Fortune 100 clients, venture capital

    Posted February 5, 2013 - 3:12 pm

    Everybody is talking about Big Data, but planning and implementing a Big Data project can be a daunting affair. Enter Think Big Analytics, a vendor-neutral services provider that aims to help large enterprises plan Big Data projects, train staff and then implement.
  • Students hurt by the digital divide

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 1:05 pm

    Millions of students in the U.S. don’t have access to high speed Internet services at home and it’s hurting their chances for academic success, but fixing the problem is not going to be easy or cheap
  • Neo Technology execs: How Neo4j beat Oracle Database

    Posted February 4, 2013 - 11:01 am

    In an interview, the company's CEO and senior director of products discuss the mobile possibilities of their offering and defend Java's security
  • IBM's Watson supercomputer goes to college for extra smarts

    Posted February 2, 2013 - 8:40 am

    Watson, IBM's supercomputer that came to fame besting a Jeopardy champion, is going to college, to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, to hone its skills.
  • Question

    What are some good Big Data examples to use with non-tech people?

    Posted February 1, 2013 - 12:58 pm

    The number of questions I get about Big Data has been on the increase, and a lot of them are at a very fundamental level. What are some good examples of Big Data use that I can refer to that demonstrate "real world" use and benefits?
  • The Weekly Hash - February 1, 2013

    Posted February 1, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    From Apple’s latest trademark coup to the secrets Anonymous hacked from the U.S. government to using Google Maps to find the best breakfast food in North Korea, we bring you the silliest stories in the tech world this past week
  • RSA brings big data analytics to security threat management

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    RSA has unveiled a new tool designed to let enterprises detect security threats more quickly than current technologies permit by combining big data management and analytics approaches with traditional network monitoring and threat detection.
  • Microsoft to big data programmers: Try F#

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 11:44 am

    Microsoft's F# language geared to parallel programming, data-oriented problem-solving.
  • The coming datacosm: Big data, big business and the future of enterprise computing

    Posted January 31, 2013 - 11:36 am

    The challenges and promise of big data are front and center for CIOs and other business leaders. The initial applications that have leveraged big data have provided organizations with significant returns and given a glimpse into the power of big data and how it can be used to disrupt their competitive landscape.
  • IBM security tool can catch insider threats, fraud

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 5:18 pm

    IBM today rolled out a tool it says can cull massive terabytes of data, including email -- to help customers detect external attacks aimed at stealing sensitive information or insider threats that might reveal corporate secrets.
  • Mobile, analytics help sports industry score more sales

    Posted January 30, 2013 - 1:55 pm

    Organizations such as the Green Bay Packers football team and the owner of the Daytona 500 race track are using IT to produce happier fans and more revenue.
  • Enterprises bringing data back in-house as they adapt to big data demands

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 5:16 pm

    Oracle survey shows that organizations no longer looking to third party providers for capacity support
  • Making music recommendations with care

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 12:23 pm

    The Echo Nest serves up music recommendations for a number of popular music services, like Spotify and Rdio. Here’s how they do it
  • Actian to acquire Pervasive Software in big data deal

    Posted January 29, 2013 - 1:59 am

    Actian, formerly Ingres, is to acquire Pervasive Software, a vendor of cloud-based and on-premises software for data management and analysis. The deal is targeted at the growing big data market.
  • How to manage big data overload

    Posted January 28, 2013 - 12:01 pm

    Complex requirements and relentless demands for capacity vex storage administrators. Here's how to handle the data deluge.
  • The Weekly Hash - January 25, 2013

    Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:26 pm

    Making fun of some of the top - or goofiest - tech stories of the past seven days, this week featuring the latest in Cuban underwater cable-laying technology, what Twitter and Beyonce had in common during the presidential inauguration and John Boehner’s new look
  • Business intelligence and analytics need to scale up: Gartner

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 3:47 pm

    As data growth continues, business intelligence (BI) and analytics would need to scale up to support the robust growth in data sources, according to the latest predictions from Gartner Inc.
  • Big data brings big privacy concerns

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 3:36 pm

    Wary of privacy implications of massive data collection systems, the Senate Commerce Committee plans to continue a probe of the industry, coinciding with a separate inquiry underway at the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Gartner: Hadoop will be in two-thirds of advanced analytics products by 2015

    Posted January 24, 2013 - 1:03 pm

    The Hadoop open source programming framework for large-scale data analysis is already one of the highest-profile technologies in the "big data" market, but users can expect it to become even more prevalent over the next couple of years, according to Gartner.
  • Gartner, Ovum offer mixed views on state of 'big data' hype

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 3:53 pm

    The 'big data' buzzword and industry trend had a pretty good year perception-wise in 2012, but the hype may soon fade into a period of disillusionment among users, according to analyst firms Ovum and Gartner.
  • Rumors of the library's demise have been greatly exaggerated

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 12:05 pm

    New Pew study finds that, even in the digital age, people still go to libraries for printed books - but they also use and want more Internet-based services
  • Tape Storage Finds New Life in the Enterprise and Beyond

    Posted January 23, 2013 - 11:45 am

    Tape is not dead--far from it. In fact, many enterprises depend on it for cost-effective long-term storage. Tape is also finding new applications in the virtualized and increasingly video-centric world of IT. As enterprises deal with bigger sets of data, tape will play a vital role going forward.
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