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Big Data News, Features, and Interviews

  • 8 big trends in Big Data analytics

    Big data technologies and practices are moving quickly. Here's what you need to know to stay ahead of the game.

  • Distributed computing project enables UNSW's DNA research

    The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is using donated computing power to make 20 quadrillion comparisons of 200 million DNA proteins.

  • Booz Allen Takes Data Science Training Online

    When it comes to big data projects, the biggest challenge most organizations face, regardless of size, is staffing, says Peter Guerra, a principal in Booz Allen Hamilton's Strategic Innovation Group.

  • Holden Racing Team looks to data insights for pole position

    Holden Racing Team couldn’t send its V8 cars out onto the track without telemetry data analysis, such is the importance of the information for teams these days.

  • MapR Makes Its NoSQL Database Freely Available in Community Edition

    At O'Reilly Strata Conference + Hadoop World 2014 in New York City today, Hadoop distribution specialist MapR Technologies announced that its MapR-DB NoSQL key-value database is now available for unlimited production use as part of its free MapR Community Edition.

  • AURIN to release new data analysis tools for smart cities

    The Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN) is set to launch new housing and data analysis tools that will help researchers and policy makers build smart cities through smart urban planning.

  • 50% of app testing in the cloud by 2017

    More CIOs are tapping into cloud infrastructure and analytics for application quality and testing purposes, a research study has found. Participants expect that almost half of their apps will be tested in the cloud by 2017.

  • When will the public service appoint CDOs?

    Much is being written about the rapidly evolving role of the chief digital officer (CDO). Forums and groups on LinkedIn provide phenomenal insight into the role and the digital disruption across industries and economies.

  • CEO Says Big Data Drives Towing Business Forward

    How is technology changing Agero as a business? When you think about our business, you think about tow trucks and wrenches and grease, but technology has actually made our business very sophisticated. We are crunching terabytes of data and know where our trucks are, who they are towing, and what type of service we should provide for any particular customer.

  • TED: Changing the World, One 15-Minute Presentation at a Time

    TED conferences tend to be must-see events. TED picks interesting topics and trains the speakers on giving short presentations that don't rely on bullet-point slides. I always walk away amazed.