Posts by Ian B. Murphy:


Data Integration Tools Key to Pentaho’s BI Platform

by   |   March 7, 2013   |   Leave a comment

With new database technologies entering the market frequently, database managers find themselves with a growing number of options. But with these options comes a challenge for analysts: their companies may already have data stored in several different systems, and getting Read More…


User Discussions About Hadoop Grow Deeper as Technology Matures

by   |   March 4, 2013   |   Leave a comment

This is supposed to be the year of Hadoop and big data adoption, where companies get off the fence and buy into systems that will help them make data-driven decisions in their everyday business processes. And the Strata Hadoop World Read More…


Hadoop System Developers Carry on Quest for Real-Time Queries

by   |   February 28, 2013   |   Leave a comment

As it stands now, a system built just on Hadoop isn’t equipped to produce analyzed data in real time. The technology at the heart of Hadoop, a distributed file system that’s scanned in the batch computing process MapReduce, can’t deliver insights on data while it’s collected. It’s clear there is plenty of brain power pointed towards that problem. Read More…


Lack of Management Buy-In Stalling Big Data Analytics Progress, Technologists Told

by   |   February 28, 2013   |   Leave a comment

What’s holding back big data analytics is a lack of buy-in from decision makers who will shepherd a project from start to finish and manage the relationship between analysts, engineers and business people. That enterprises need to address this leadership challenge was a key theme experts at the Strata conference like Jeanne Harris (pictured) conveyed. Read More…


Bentley Students Learn Where Marketing and Analytics Intersect

by   |   February 25, 2013   |   Leave a comment

WALTHAM, Mass.—Marketing has changed in the last decade: Every job in marketing today involves some level of analytics. That’s why enrollment in the Master of Science in Marketing Analytics  program at Bentley University, near Boston, is taking off, according to Read More…


How Data Management Leads to Advanced Web Analytics

by   |   February 20, 2013   |   Leave a comment

There is a wealth of information being generated every time a customer browses a company’s website. But many businesses aren’t collecting that information, and those that are often don’t use it to better understand who is coming to their website and Read More…


Predictive Analytics in Development: IBM Watson at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, RPI Research Lab

by   |   February 20, 2013   |   Leave a comment

It’s been two years since IBM’s Watson computer beat “Jeopardy!” champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the trivia game show. Since then, IBM created a commercial division devoted to Watson and opened the platform to partners in health care Read More…


How To Find the Right Analytics Education for You

by   |   February 18, 2013   |   Leave a comment

Employers are struggling to find skilled analytics professionals to undertake the new big data projects the companies hope will set them apart from their competition. In response, universities across the country are creating programs for students to specialize in analytics, Read More…


Cutting-Edge Medical Researchers Say Their Projects Break Big Data Ceiling

by   |   February 15, 2013   |   Leave a comment

BOSTON – Researchers in cutting-edge medical fields like neuroscience and genomics are bumping into big data problems that most businesses won’t ever encounter. The human genome, for example, is so complex that it takes large datasets to describe it, yet Read More…


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Data Informed’s Map of Big Data Analytics University Programs

by   |   February 15, 2013   |   Leave a comment

To track the growth of big data analytics university programs, Data Informed has created an interactive map to show the opportunities available for both employers seeking sources of skilled professionals and the people looking to enter and advance in the field. Read More…