Georgia Tech wins DARPA ADATA Research Funding

A team at the Georgia Institute of Technology has received a $2.7 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology to help address the challenges of Big Data – data sets that are both massive and complex. The contract is part of DARPA’s XDATA program, a four-year research effort to […]

Video: Big Data as the Future of Healthcare

In this video from the Wired Health Conference, Rick Smolan from Against All Odds Productions shares the possible future of healthcare: a gamified device that enables people to monitor their health before complicating problems. Smolan contends that Big Data is essentially the planet’s development of its own nervous systems, a definition that really brings it […]

Video: Big data in 2013

In this video, Shirley Ann Jackson from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Rachel Sterne Haot from the New York City Hall look at how government, companies, educational institutions, and the health care sector can harness and manage Big Data. The video was recorded at The Economist’s World in 2013 Festival on December 8, 2012.

Video: NASA Wrangles Big Data from Space

In this video from ZDNet, NASA’s Nicholas Skytland discusses the agency’s big data challenges with over 10 Terabytes of data coming in every day from satellites. With missions planned that will transmit 24 Terabytes per day, NASA is leveraging Cloud Computing to handle much larger data sets in the future.

Rise to NASA's Big Data Challenge

Over at GigaOM, Derrick Harris writes that NASA has launched a series of TopCoder challenges designed to find innovative solutions to the government’s big data problems. In the Big Data Challenge, contestants will try to derive value from disparate, incompatible cross-agency data sets. Although the possibility of influencing big data strategies within some of the […]

Report Lays Out the Big Data Road Map for Government

Over at the New York Times, Steve Lohr writes that a road map for rolling out Big Data projects in government was released today. The 39-page paper, “Demystifying Big Data: A Practical Guide to Transforming the Business of Government” was produced by the TechAmerica Foundation in consultation with technology experts in the White House, Internal […]

Video: Big Data is Coming to Town

In this TEDx video, Donnie Fowler & Zach Friend define Big Data and share examples of how it can it can be used for the betterment of municipalities and communities everywhere. Check this out; the video includes a live demo of a predictive crime mapping application being used by the Santa Cruz police.

Video: Big Data and the Law of the Land

In this video from LawTechCamp London 2012, Dr. Jack Conrad and Dr Daniel Katz discuss areas where the term ‘big data’ will become a key consideration for practitioners, managers, software engineers and start-up businesses.

Video: Big Data in the Intelligence Community

In this video, Nathan Putzier from IKAKNOW presents: Creating Actionable Data for a Safer Future with Big Data in the Intelligence Community. IKANOW provides an open analytics SaaS platform and services for enabling knowledge discovery and analysis of unstructured and structured data.

Internet2 Ready to Step Up to Big Data Realm

Jim Duffey writes that the Internet2 high-bandwidth network consortium designed to support collaborative ventures between universities, government research agencies and businesses, is ready to step up into the big data realm. For Big Data, the Innovation Platform will allow member institutions to keep pace with the exponential growth in massive datasets generated by scientific research […]