Big Data: Facts and Myths

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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.

Win a Free 2 Day Pass to Strata Conference + Hadoop World Oct 15-17, 2014 NYC

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Thanks to our friends at O’Reilly Media, we have been given one 2-day pass to raffle off for the upcoming Strata Conference + Hadoop World on October 15-17, 2014 in New York City. insideBIGDATA is participating as a media partner and will manage the contest with rules outlined below. The rules are simple: Check out […]

Imation Rolls Out NST4000 Hybrid Storage Appliance At VMworld

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Today at VMworld, Imation introduced the NST4000, a new hybrid storage appliance purpose-built for media and entertainment and data protection workloads.

Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies

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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.

Interview: Nick Elprin, Co-founder, Domino

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Domino Data Lab, Inc. is a new company that started out with a focus on enabling much easier cloud computation, and doing “version control for data science.” I caught up with co-founder Nick Elprin at the recent useR!2014 conference to get the high-level view of his company.

Teradata Acquires Revelytix and Hadapt

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Teradata (NYSE: TDC), the analytic data platforms, marketing applications, and services company, today announced two acquisitions that accelerate the growth of its big data capabilities. On July 16th, Teradata acquired assets of Revelytix, a leader in information management products for big data with unique metadata management technology and deep expertise in integrating information across the enterprise. On July 17th, Teradata acquired assets of Hadapt, including experienced big data technologists and intellectual property.

Industry Perspectives from the 2013 O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference

The O’Reilly Strata + Hadoop World Conference is one of a few conferences that seriously can deliver on the mission of providing a state-of-the-art perspective on the big data industry. Here is a selection of video presentations made by industry luminaries that can guide enterprise thought leaders.

Susa Ventures Raises $25M Seed Fund to Back Data-Focused Startups

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Susa Ventures is a new seed stage VC that recently announced the final close of its $25 million seed fund. The bi-coastal firm, which was founded by a collection of four friends and regular co-angel investors, looks to focus on what it calls “companies with a maniacal focus on data.”

Leaving Data on the Table: Data Scientists Reveal Obstacles to Big Data

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The huge volume of Big Data produced by sensors, genomic sequencers, electronic exchanges, and connected devices continues to generate headlines but it’s the diverse types of data, not the volume, that’s a bigger challenge to data scientists and is causing them to “leave data on the table.”

Dataguise Announces New Solution for Big Data Governance

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Dataguise®, a leading provider of data-centric security solutions for Big Data Protection, has announced at the Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit the immediate availability of the Dataguise for Data Governance™ suite, a solution suite for Big Data Governance. Dataguise for Data Governance enables organizations to easily declare policies, discover sensitive data, view and track entitlements, and audit access to sensitive data – automated across transactional databases, data warehouses, file shares, Apache Hadoop, and other Big Data sources.