The CTO of Barack Obama's reelection campaign says we need to stop worrying about big data and turn our attention instead to the 'big answers' the data provides. EMC, which made big data news this week, is one tech company that plans to translate big answers into big customer wins.
EMC Greenplum debuts its own Hadoop distribution, Pivotal HD, which marries Greenplum's massively parallel processing database technology with the Apache Hadoop framework to create a technology called HAWQ.
Concurrent–the driving force behind Cascading, an open source Big Data application framework that gives Java developers the capability to leverage their skills to write MapReduce jobs–is gearing up a new open source project to help you use SQL skills to work with Hadoop.n
When economists, data scientists and medical professionals team up, the result is often remarkable innovation. These six examples from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Future of Health and Wellness Conference could change the way patients interact with hospitals, physicians and each other.
Hadoop is everywhere, but a strong competitor is making headway in the market. It's all thanks to years of production use and a solid big data pedigree that powers the billion-dollar LexisNexis database.
The basics of search engine optimization are, well, basic: Build good, easy-to-find content, and promote it via social media, and they will come. But there's nothing wrong with adding to your arsenal SEO tools that will help you create more targeted content and a more visible website.
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.
If your IT organization doesn't have a clear core strategy, it's easy to get caught up in–and spend too much on–technology trends. Learn about six CIOs' strategies for 2013 and see how they compare to your plans for the rest of the year.
This week, experts and amateurs alike will try to predict the score of the Super Bowl. Maybe your CRM system can't tell you whether the 49ers or Ravens will win, but it can help you gain the same insight into customer relationships so you know the score before you take the field and try to close a deal.
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.
From meaningful use of EHR software to moving HIPAA to the new millennium to big data, it's going to be another busy year for healthcare information technology. Count on these 13 things happening in 2013.
Don't let a few bad reviews or one negative article ruin your reputation with online customers. These three case studies feature companies that faced online reputation challenges, with a look at the results they achieved and the lessons they learned along the way.
Despite its name, the annual Consumer Electronics Show isn't wholly consumer tech. These seven announcements–covering data analytics, collaboration, RAM and more–may impact the systems and devices your employees use in 2013.
Big Data is clearly a disruptive technology, but using it successfully is as much art as it is science. The key is integrating Big Data with traditional BI to create a data ecosystem that allows you to generate new insights while executing on what you already know.
Analytics help you find out what brings visitors to your small business website. With that information, you can better design your site to give visitors what they are looking for–and turn them into customers. Here's a primer on linking your site to Google Analytics and getting the most out of the data it gives you.
One major selling point for data analytics is that it gives executives the information they need to make the decisions that are best for the company. However, if executives don't read the reports before signing on the dotted line, or if they expect research groups to write reports to justify their decisions, then there's no point.
In-memory analytics, like virtualization and the cloud, is an old idea that's been given new life. In this case, the combination of big data, inexpensive commodity storage and parallel processing make it possible to analyze terabytes of data without slowing systems to a crawl.
Deploying electronic health records remains a top short-term priority for healthcare organizations in the United States, but it's the promise of robust analysis of the data within EHR systems — not to mention BI, ERP and financial apps — that's motivating longer-term investments, according to Gartner.
Data scientists are in demand in this era of big data. IT hiring managers, however, are struggling in their search for qualified candidates (as even the candidates themselves may not realize they are a fit for the role). Here are five ways you can recruit data scientists.
The first day of the first Amazon Web Services user conference, known as re: Invent, focused on the way customers are using services such as S3 and CloudFront. Meanwhile, the company unveiled RedShift, which CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden thinks will disrupt the data warehousing market and challenge IBM, Oracle and Teradata.
This roundup of holiday website tips offers quick advice you can use right now to cash in on holiday sales this year. A good start: audit your site to ensure that it makes sense to customers old and new.
Your company is doomed to fail if 'the biggest jerk at the table' makes all the decisions in spite of comprehensive data analysis. EMC and its customers are taking analytics seriously, CIO.com columnist Rob Enderle says. You should, too. It's a lesson Mitt Romney learned the hard way.
CIO Tech Priorities research shows that top IT decision-makers plan to increase spending over the next 12 months. The largest chunk is expected to go to mobile technology, cloud computing services, and business intelligence and analytics. CIOs offer their insight into the findings. (Download the full report.)
The promise of big data is enormous, but it can also become an albatross around your neck if you don't make security of both your data and your infrastructure a key part of your big data project from the beginning. Here are some steps you can take to avoid big data pitfalls.
Walt Hauck, the former straight-talking CIO of Dun & Bradstreet, says big data represents a corporate turning point this decade no less disruptive and revolutionary than the Internet in the 1990s. Find out why Hauck thinks the big data 'haves' will thrive while the 'have-nots' struggle.
Big data is giving rise to a new breed of services aimed at helping over-burdened IT departments take on the challenges of data analytics without investing in additional infrastructure. And vendors of all sizes are getting in on the action.
These six dashboards help IT executives make key decisions by putting data from a variety of enterprise applications and services at a CIO's fingertips so he or she can better manage employees, website activity, development projects and more.
Doug Cutting, creator of Hadoop and founder of the Apache Hadoop Project, says big data is not hype and it's not a bubble. He lays out his vision of how Hadoop will become the Holy Grail of big data systems
Aiming to prove the power of data-driven resource allocation, the analytics director for the New York City Mayor's Office of Policy and Strategic Planning used data to identify buildings that were likely targets for fires—and firefighter injuries and deaths.
The data scientist job, as well as the job title, is a mashup of existing expertise that is generally a few steps removed from the everyday realities of the businesses that employ them. Like most mashups, though, this is leading to something equally new and innovative.
Many companies use Google Analytics to view website traffic and visitor click-through data, but that's only the beginning. These five tips will help you examine traffic, keywords, bounce rates and visitors in order to improve your website.
The TechAmerica Foundation has released a report that stresses the need for government to align big data initiatives with business objectives and take steps to professionalize the field. The report also outlines a set of policy recommendations and practical steps agencies can take to get started on big data initiatives
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