There’s an awful lot of talk about the adoption of Big Data technology in the healthcare industry, or the lack thereof. To date, healthcare has been the industry most likely to lag behind in big data. Why? Maybe because it has the most to gain, but also the most to lose if not done properly.
It’s great to see a mainstream publication such as the Wall Street Journal covering an upstart tech industry like Big Data as it provides legitimacy and exposure in corporate circles. I was therefore energized to see a recent article “The Corporate Downside of Big Data” by Dr. John Jordan, professor at Penn State University. Unfortunately, the […]
A recent survey of 500 U.S. business and IT executives responsible for technical or strategic decisions affecting data at their company shows the big data phenomenon has business of all sizes re-evaluating methods and strategies for managing and using data. The survey was conducted by IT industry non-profit organization CompTIA. The survey results constitute positive reinforcement […]
Scientists receiving federal funds will soon have to include plans for the public access of much of their raw data. This new requirement was spelled out earlier this year in a memo from the executive branch’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Once there is an official statement, scientists applying for federal grants will likely […]
BIG DATA & CUSTOMER INTELLIGENCE SERIES In our last installment of the Big Data & Customer Intelligence series, we ended up with a discussion of customer segmentation by using predictive analytics to lay focus on the customer groups most open to potential influence. In this article, we’ll outline how you might go about developing a […]
As the demand for the Data Scientist job position continues to increase, we’re seeing significant variation in the ads appearing on places like LinkedIn. From the discontinuity I’ve noticed in the ads, it is reasonable to question whether the internal/external recruiters and HR departments actually know what a data scientist does. In some cases I’ve […]
The deep storage tier offers the ease of use of cloud and web interfaces while removing the constraint of network connections that are too expensive or slow to handle migration of large data sets to the public cloud. Additionally, most customers want unrestricted access to the data in their deep storage, which is something they can’t always have with public cloud offerings.
Data science goes mobile! Mobile is already changing everything about the way we access information, and we’ve only begun to experience the impact of the smart devices revolution. Mobile analytics is also very different from web analytics. With a variety of screen sizes, operating systems, and many other features, the “mobile platform” is in fact […]
“BlackPearl enables the use of tape to easily store massive volumes of data objects and is ideal for any compute environment that needs to store data for long periods of time. The appliance sets the stage for the adoption of deep storage tiers across new and expanding use cases that currently cannot easily access the absolute lowest cost storage option due to the historic lack of RESTful, web-based interfaces to tape library storage,” said Molly Rector, executive vice president product management and worldwide marketing, Spectra Logic.