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  • 5 tools and techniques for text analytics

    There’s a proliferation of unstructured data on the Net and coming into customer call centres. But manually going through the haystack to find the needle is an insurmountable, unrealistic task to complete. Speaking at the recent Big Data TechCon event in Boston, data mining expert, Dan Sullivan from Cambia Health Solutions, discussed several tools and techniques to get you started.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett18 May 15 16:29
  • Pivotal rolls out Hadoop distro update, new query optimizer

    At EMC World in Las Vegas this week, Pivotal rolled out enhancements to its big data suite, including major component updates to its Pivotal HD Hadoop distribution and up to 100x performance upgrades to Pivotal Greenplum Database and Pivotal HAWQ.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 May 15 23:21
  • IBM Watson adds hybrid Cloud developer tools

    IBM Watson this week began rolling out new hybrid Cloud capabilities that will integrate IBM Cloud with a growing number of cognitive computing and content analytics services in the Watson Zone on Bluemix, IBM's open standards-based cloud innovation platform.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud08 May 15 05:40
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  • Big Data ROI Will Take Time, Clear Goals and Talent

    The big data market is expected, by one estimate, to grow more than 30 percent annually until the end of the decade. But more than half of big data projects fail--and even those that do succeed can fall apart if the findings aren't applied to operational efficiencies. Ron Bodkin, CEO of Think Big Analytics, offers advice to help you prevent your business from becoming just another statistic.

    Written by Brian Eastwood22 July 13 14:45
  • 6 Big Data Analytics Use Cases for Healthcare IT

    Making use of the petabytes of patient data that healthcare organizations possess requires extracting it from legacy systems, normalizing it and then building applications that can make sense of it. That's a tall order, but the facilities that pull it off can learn a lot.

    Written by Brian Eastwood23 April 13 13:20
  • Big Data, Cheap Storage Bring In-Memory Analytics Into Spotlight

    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.

    Written by Allen Bernard06 Dec. 12 14:05
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  • Big data companies argue their case at Demo Traction

    The recent Demo Traction event showcased a host of young companies that are gaining market momentum.  Each gave their pitch and then answered to a panel of judges.  If it is important for you to stay on the up and up with emerging technologies, this is must watch stuff.

    Written by John Dix08 May 15 06:10
  • How financial service firms use big data to meet business goals

    Most financial service firms, which includes banking and insurance companies, are engaged in a big data project to increase the pace of innovation and uncover game-changing business outcomes. The pressing challenge now is how to drive more continuous value and unearth opportunities more rapidly.

    Written by By Vince Dell'Anno and Brian McCarthy, Accenture Analytics26 March 15 02:19
  • Why businesses should focus on wide data, not Big Data

    In these heady days of Big Data, a lot of organisations treat data collection like a Pokémon game: Gotta catch it all. But Dane Atkinson, CEO of cross-platform marketing analytics specialist, SumAll, says most organizations need to think wide, not big, when it comes to data.

    Written by Thor Olavsrud14 March 15 02:23
  • Where are big data and analytics heading in 2015?

    Big data and analytics in 2015 will be less about collecting everything and anything and more about focusing on the most relevant data for actionable insights, according to analysts.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett14 Nov. 14 15:40

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