As a data scientist, I should believe in the value of surveys and other data collection mechanisms. In the case IT industry surveys, I’m not convinced how accurately the respondents report their reality while rushing through online surveys. So taking the results with a grain of salt, I found an intriguing article appearing in Forbes: The State of Big Data: What The Surveys Say.
A very timely article recently appeared in Forbes that focused on several issues that may hold back big data from contributing to the bottom line in the near term, How Soon Will Big Data Yield Big Profits? This topic is on the mind of many companies in the process or contemplating the move into big data technology solutions.
UC Berkeley is establishing a new institute to enable university researchers to harness the full potential of the data-rich world that today characterizes all fields of science and discovery. The Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS) is part of a multi-million dollar effort supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
“After being told repeatedly that expensive storage arrays are the only way to support enterprise applications in virtualized environments, IT organizations finally have an alternative to storage arrays that significantly reduces complexity and cost. Maxta has broken the code for integrating storage and compute into a converged virtual data center.”
One good indicator of the financial health of an industry is the amount of venture capital finding its way into company coffers. If you accept that measure of success then the big data industry is on pace to become a shining example of riches derived from technology. Forbes recently published an updated list of their […]
DATA STORIES is a blog that publishes regular podcasts on data visualization and other data-centric topis. The hosts are computer science professor Enrico Bertini and freelance information visualizer Moritz Stefaner. A recent episode featured Kate Crawford (Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research) talking about “Big Data Skepticism,” the other face of big data. That is, after […]