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Innovation and Organizational Culture

Recently, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has published key findings of their latest “Most Innovative Companies 2014” survey. Beside the annual …

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Pick Aims To Take The Frustration Out Of Finding A Meeting Time For Everyone

Pick is a desktop and iOS app that aims to help you find time a good meeting time for a group of people. Instead of blasting an email out to everyone with a bunch of random times in hopes one of those works out, it collects info from all your calendars and determines when everyone has time to get …

How to Use SQL, Hadoop, Drill, REST, JSON, NoSQL, and HBase in a Simple REST Client

SQL will become one of the most prolific use cases in the Hadoop ecosystem, according to Forrester Research. Apache Drill is an open source SQL query …

Apache Mesos vs. Hadoop YARN – Whiteboard Walkthrough

Editor's Note: In this week's Whiteboard Walkthrough, Jim Scott, Director of Enterprise Strategy and Architecture at MapR, explains the differences …

“Big Data” Is Creating a Surveillance Economy

By <b>By Martin Hirst</b><p>Co-convenor of the Governance, Media & Democracy research group, Centre for Citizenship & Globalization, Deakin University<p><b>“Big Data”</b> …

The intersection of data and design is equal parts art and science

<i>Editor’s note: this is an excerpt from our forthcoming book</i> Designing with Data<i>; it is part of a free curated collection of chapters from the</i> …

KPMG's 2014 Cloud Computing Survey: Enterprises Quickly Moving Beyond Cost Reduction To Customer-Driven Results

Business analytics is a pivotal factor in 35% of enterprises adopting cloud computing today, and 73% are seeing improved business performance after implementing cloud-based applications and strategies.<p>These and other insights are from the KPMG study, 2014 Cloud Survey Report: Elevating Business in …

How Big Data Will Help Save Healthcare

More and more companies are talking about big data these days—but it’s more than a buzzword. It might just change the way healthcare works in the U.S. From better patient outcomes to a more transparent healthcare system to more accessible and affordable care, big data could change every inch of the …

6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015

The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:<p><i>Security will become the</i> …

Is it Time for Hadoop Alternatives?

Hadoop has progressed from a large scale, batch-oriented analytics tool used by a handful of webscalers to a multi-application processing platform for webscale and enterprise users. The vendors of Hadoop’s three major distributions uniformly characterize it as a modern architecture for Big Data …

We need open models, not just open data

Writing my post about AI and summoning the demon led me to re-read a number of articles on Cathy O’Neil’s excellent mathbabe blog. I highlighted a …

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

If 2014 was the year that Apache Hadoop sparked the big data revolution, 2015 may be the year that Apache Spark supplants Hadoop with its superior …

Big Data

Why Health Care May Finally Be Ready for Big Data

There has been a lot of buzz about “big data” over the last few years. This is hardly surprising, given the sheer scale of the data sets that are being produced daily. A total of 2.5 quintillion terabytes of data were generated every day in 2012 alone, and it is estimated that as much data is now …

Identity Wars: Why Apple Pay Is About More Than Payments

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Patrick Salyer is the chief executive officer of Gigya, a customer identity management company.</i><p>There’s been no shortage of attention paid to the launch of the new iPhones, with their array of shiny new features, bigger screens and better hardware. Early reviews seem to indicate that …

Big Data Is Being Used To Fight Parkinson's | Articles | Big Data

Parkinson’s Disease affects 5 million people worldwide. It’s exposure has increased in recent years with famous sufferers including Muhammed Ali and …

Big Data Top Trends in 2015

Originally posted on the <i>Big Data Channel</i><p><b>What are going to be the top changes within Big Data in 2015?</b><p>Big Data has seen a huge leap forward in 2014 …

Big Data has become critical to the enterprise because of the massive amount of untapped data sources, and the potential to gain new insights that …

Because Reading is Fundamental

Most discussions show a bit of information next to each user:What message does this send?• The only number you can control printed next to your name is …

One of the challenges with Hadoop is getting value out of it without having to learn all the new skillsets that you need to truly harness Hadoop’s …

The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Peter Yared is the founder and CTO of Sapho and was formerly the CTO/CIO of CBS Interactive.</i><p>It seems as though everyone in tech today is infatuated with the full-stack developer. Full stack may have been possible in the Web 2.0 era, but a new generation of startups is emerging, …

Neato Adds a Notepad to Notification Center

iPhone: The new widgets in iOS 8 add all kinds of great functionality. If you want a notepad in there too, Neato does the job.<p>Neato works with both …

The Disconnect: Do we really have a skills shortage? Or just a communication problem

Print<p>Related<p>The most vexing problem in Canada's economy has been reduced to a pithy tagline: Jobs without people and people without jobs.<p>Variations …

Workday steps up predictive analytics game, launches Insight Applications

Generally available in 2015, Workday's Insight Applications are designed to enable better decisions around expenses, worker retention, scorecards and …

Canada Finally Gets Cloud Hosting Solution It Deserves with Launch of AURO

Canadians have been waiting a long time for an open-source cloud infrastructure platform that keeps data safe and secure within our nation’s borders. …

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Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds

For the third year in a row<b>,</b> NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives …