Posts Tagged ‘big data


Predicting Big Data Trends in 2013: From Plans to Implementations

by   |   December 3, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Next year many major companies will move their big data projects from the planning stages to implementation, with new industries and lines of business inside enterprises getting in on the action. That’s just one of several predictions for big data Read More…



Microsoft’s Big Data Plans: Hadoop Links via SQL Server to SharePoint, Excel and Other Applications

by   |   November 29, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Driven by demand from customers wanting to sift unstructured textual data from social networks, machine-to-machine (M2M) data from server logs and other non-standard data sources, Microsoft has spent more than two years trying to add big-data storage and analytic capabilities to the company’s existing database products. Read More…


Python Brings Simplicity to Big Data Analytics

by   |   November 19, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Python’s growing programmer community believes the simple coding language is the next big open-source project to work with big data. Peter Wang of Continuum Analytics talks about supporting the open source development of Python in this podcast. Read More…


Will Hakes of Link Analytics

New Data Era Requires New Skills for Analysts, New Attitudes for Managers

by   |   October 9, 2012   |   Leave a comment

It’s the first inning in the era of big data analytics, and the technologies and methodologies to pull value out of big data are viable and readily available. But in order to succeed in the game, according to Link Analytics CEO Will Hakes, there are a lot of changes that need to be made in the corporate and academic world to adopt the necessary skills and mindsets to take advantage of big data analytics. Read More…



Podcast : IBM’s James Kobielus on How to Implement Big Data

by   |   August 6, 2012   |   Leave a comment

There are hundreds of different big data analytics platforms to choose from in the marketplace, so choosing which is the right one for your company can be a daunting task. James Kobielus, IBM’s big data evangelist, said finding the right Read More…


Podcast : IBM’s James Kobielus on Getting Past Big Data Hype

by   |   July 30, 2012   |   Leave a comment

Big data is a well-hyped concept that can purportedly deliver wisdom and riches to those who know how to use it. IBM’s James Kobielus, whose title is big data evangelist, said that while there is value in every company’s data no matter what size, not every company is ready to deal with storing and sorting dozens of terabytes of data–and not every company has to be doing so right away. Read More…


Dairy’s Got Data

by   |   May 4, 2012   |   Leave a comment

The Atlantic recently published a great article on how the dairy industry are using analytics to determine which gene combinations in cow breeding will result in the best milk producers (“The Perfect Milk Machine: How Big Data Transformed the Dairy Read More…