Big Data

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Despite Microsoft partnership, NFL leans on Amazon to store new stats data

Even though the league has agreed to use Microsoft technology in some instances, it's storing new data generated from real-time player tracking with AWS.

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How Apache Ranger and Chuck Norris help secure Hadoop

The Hadoop ecosystem has always been a bag of parts, each of which needs to be secured separately -- at least they did need that, until Apache Ranger came to town.

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Hortonworks looks to 'Internet of Anything' with acquisition

The open source Hadoop distribution vendor aims to bring together streaming analytics and rich historical analytics with the acquisition of the key contributor to the Apache NiFi project and the creation of Hortonworks DataFlow.

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Managing data in a mobile and cloud world

A simple strategy for standardizing metadata can improve decision-making, data governance and data security.

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The 7 most common Hadoop and Spark projects

Think you're breaking new ground with your Hadoop project? Odds are it fits neatly into one of these seven common types of projects.

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Big data, big challenges: Hadoop in the enterprise

Fresh from the front lines: Common problems encountered when putting Hadoop to work -- and the best tools to make Hadoop less burdensome.

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Mother Nature teaches Google a lesson

Four successive lightning strikes on a local utility grid in Europe caused a data loss at Google's Belgium data center.

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Data analytics help doctors develop cancer treatment plans in a day

The Collaborative Cancer Cloud will leverage big data analytics to help medical institutions sequence individuals' DNA and develop a precision treatment plan in 24 hours.

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Why big data isn't always the answer

While most analytics tools are set up for quantified information it's often the unstructured data that provides the context and the meaning companies need to make that information useful.

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Why big data will be a big deal for the new HP

Big changes are afoot at HP as the company prepares for a split up this spring. Big data software is expected to be a pillar of the new Enterprise focused HP company.

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Massive telescope array aims for black hole, gets gusher of data

Astronomers controlling a synchronized network of 34 ratio antennas hope to capture the first ever picture of a black hole -- one that's located at the very center of the Milky Way.

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How the University of Wisconsin is closing the data science skills gap

When the University of Wisconsin asked businesses what they were looking for in employees, nearly all of them said, ‘data scientists.’ The university responded with an online data science master degree program to help bring more...

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Facebook taps its social ranking tech to improve employee satisfaction

Facebook’s Tim Campos explains how the social network is using volumes of data, its algorithms and IT expertise to help its employees connect, collaborate and even park more efficiently.

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13 big data and analytics companies to watch

Most of the newcomers not surprisingly have a cloud element to their offerings, leading to every sort of X-as-a-service pitch you can imagine.

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How the PGA uses analytics, beacons and social to enhance fan experience

During this year's PGA Championship, golf fans can create data visualizations based on statistics on their favorite players and receive real-time updates via beacons and live feeds, thanks to a number of innovative technology...

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Free download: A get-up-to-speed guide on beacons and other micro-location technologies

In this free PDF download, you’ll get a top level overview of beacon technology – what it is, and how beacons use Bluetooth low energy (BLE) wireless links to communicate with mobile devices. In the enterprise, there are several...

Microsoft, Salesforce.com join $5.3 billion Informatica buyout

A new CEO takes the helm at the newly private data-integration firm

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Target joins the beacon bandwagon with trial in 50 stores

Target, the nation's second-largest discount chain, is testing beacon technology in 50 of its stores, joining a growing number of retailers that hope to attract customers with timely deals sent to their smartphones and smartwatches on...

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