Big Data: Facts and Myths

ALAN_NUGENT

In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.

Interview: Dirk Slama on the Future and the Internet of Things

Dirk Slama

In this special guest feature, ISC Big Data conference chair Sverre Jarp discusses the Internet of Things with Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development at Bosch Software. In his keynote presentation on October 1, Slama will be focusing on how the IoT is enabling new business models and services, stressing particularly on the key success factors and present a framework that he believes will help enable that success.

New Search Engine Puts a Check on Big Data

Privateme_screen

With today’s big data industry, it’s all about consumers doling out their personal data and companies gladly scooping them up to push them through advanced machine learning algorithms in an attempt to understand every last nuance about you – whether you like it or not. With today’s beta launch of the new Private.me search engine, the playing field has changed.

Radio Free HPC Looks at the New TPCx-HS Benchmark for Big Data

Radio Free HPC

In this podcast, the Radio Free HPC team discusses the new TPCx-HS benchmark for Big Data. Designed to asses a broad range of system topologies and implementation methodologies, TPCx-HS is the industry’s first objective specification enabling measurement of both hardware and software including Hadoop Runtime, Hadoop Filesystem API compatible systems and MapReduce layers.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

Gartner_Hype_Cycle_2014

The Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies just hit the streets! This guide to the industry’s pulse is a good way to balance the hype with reality. As you’ll note in the chart below, big data is entering the Trough of Disillusionment.

Big Data in Banking and Financial Services

Service quality is one of the most prominent reasons why customers switch banks. With credit card transactions and loyalty programs, banks possess far more data about customers than any other industry. But in spite of all the data, banks are unable to effectively deliver personalized service. The reason?

Making Hadoop Realtime

ScaleOut_logo

Last evening I had the pleasure of attending the latest installment of our local Los Angeles Big Data User Group where I am co-organizer. The featured speaker was Dr. William Bain, Founder & CEO of ScaleOut Software, a company providing distributed data grids for the enterprise. Bill’s talk was “Making Hadoop Realtime” where he discussed how in-memory data grids bring tremendous value to the Hadoop software stack.

The Analytics Big Bang

For an illuminating look at the history and future of predictive analytics and big data, here is The Analytics Big Bang – predictive analytics reaches critical mass as big data and new technologies collide.

Data Science, Big Data and Statistics – can we all live together?

Here is a topic that receives much debate these days – as diverse fields like statistics, computer science and applied mathematics converge with newly named fields such as data science and big data. Can’t we all get along?

Hurwitz & Associates Reveals Its Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics

Hurwitz & Associates recently announced the findings of The Hurwitz Victory Index Report for Advanced Analytics. Designed as a market research assessment tool, it highlights both the diverse uses for advanced analytics technology.