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Is Blockchain the Answer to Healthcare’s Big Data Problems?

April 27, 2016 - The explosion of digital data in the healthcare industry seems to have brought with it nothing but problems. From complaints about …

Why Self-Service Prep Is a Killer App for Big Data

If you’re embarking upon a big data analytics project, you’re likely considering some sort of self-service data preparation tool to help you cleanse, …

Big Data

Big Data Doctrine: Warehouse vs. Data Lakes

Learn more about author Thomas Hazel.<p>It’s been five years since the term “Data Lake” was coined/credited to James Dixon. Since then the concept has …

Data Management

5 Essential Principles for Understanding Analytics

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>I’m convinced that the ingredient for the effective use of data and analytics that is in shortest supply is managers’ understanding of what is possible. Data, hardware, and software are available in droves, but human comprehension of the possibilities they enable is much less common. Given …

Data Warehousing

The Wonderful Big Data Strategy At Royal Bank Of Scotland

RBS has developed a Big Data strategy which it calls “personology” in an attempt to reconnect with customers.<p>The bank, which is currently undergoing re-privatization seven years after it was bailed out to the tune of £45 billion by UK taxpayers during the financial crisis, is combining data …

Customers

Data modeling with multi-model databases

<i>Editor’s note: Full disclosure — the author is a developer and software architect at ArangoDB GmbH, which leads the development of the open source</i> …

Databases

Shop Floor Monitor

This monitoring diagram continuously shows the state of a number of stations on an imaginary shop floor. Every two seconds it updates the display, …

RDF meets Solr: S P O C Faceting

SolRDF is a Solr extension for indexing and searching RDF data.<br>In a preceding post I explained how to set-up SolRDF in two minutes, leveraging Maven …

Graph Databases in the Enterprise: Identity & Access Management

Identity and access management (IAM) solutions store information about parties (e.g., administrators, business units, end-users) and resources (e.g., …

Databases

Sweden's Prostitution Solution: Why Hasn't Anyone Tried This Before?

In a centuries deep sea of clichés despairing that 'prostitution will always be with us', one country's success stands out as a solitary beacon …

Europe

“The patient will see you now” – big data empowers patients, flips the healthcare model

Big data expert Pam Baker says that in the momentum of big data use, few realize that the business models they are anchoring their work to today …

#theLIST: Freckle Face

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Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness

<i>This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann.</i><p>Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools to grab our attention and keep us on a path to taking care of ourselves and others.<p>Big data is …