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IBM VP Anjul Bhambri on the Era of the Data Scientist

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Just a few short years ago, the problem of database size scaling to colossal capacities that exceeded the scope of entire network storage units, seemed insurmountable. Today, it's practically under control, with a wealth of open source technology emerging not from database engineers but rather from Internet architects. Hadoop has...
IBM VP Anjul Bhambri on the Era of the Data Scientist

Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution

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Today Continuuity announced that it has secured a $10 million Series A round of funding, led by Battery Ventures and Ignition Partners. Previous investors Data Collective and Amplify Partners and the influential Andreessen Horowitz returned to participate in the new financing. Previously, the company raised a $2.5 million seed round. By now you must have...
Continuuity takes on $10 million in Series A funding to help accelerate its PaaS big data solution

Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools

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Connotate today announced that it had completed a $7 million series B round, claiming advancing momentum, and touting its recent acquisition of Fetch Technologies. According to Crunchbase, the company had raised $5.25 million in its series A, bringing the total funding for the company to $12.25 million as of today. Participants...
Connotate takes on $7 million more to boost its big data tools

Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

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Twitter has shared numerous aspects of its infrastructure over the past few years, and its decision to open source its work on MySQL might be the social media platform’s most useful contribution yet. Sure, open source big data tools are valuable, but they’re not MySQL. Used by millions of web...
Twitter open sources its MySQL secret sauce

Big data is changing big energy

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GIGAOM -- One of the most obvious trends from the big smart grid conference DistribuTECH last week was how much analytics and big data tools will be used to try to remake energy in 2012, from curbing energy consumption, to reducing energy loss, to adding in more clean power to...
Big data is changing big energy

Last week on Pro: content personalization and the future of shopping

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This week, the content and digital publish space got a bit more exciting, with the news that NYC-based incubator and investor Betaworks acquired Instapaper. Over on GigaOM Pro, our analysts have  also been watching the content personalization landscape, and our latest Sector RoadMap (published in conjunction with paidContent Live) scrutinizes...
Last week on Pro: content personalization and the future of shopping

Big Data's Usability Problem

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Sen. Lindsay Graham just told Fox News that the reason the FBI never realized that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev went to Russia in 2011 is that “when he got on the Aeroflot plane, they misspelled his name, so it never went into the system that he actually went...
Big Data's Usability Problem

How "Big-Data-as-a-Service" Can Help Smaller Companies Compete

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The common perception of how big data is used centers around giant multi-national enterprises spending millions trying to fine tune their business strategies to eke out every last penny from their customers. But in reality, big data is worming its way into businesses large and small, often as a service...
How "Big-Data-as-a-Service" Can Help Smaller Companies Compete

Microsoft ships SQL Server 2012, refreshes Hadoop on Azure preview

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On April 2, Mircosoft released SQL Server 2012, the latest version of its SQL Server database platform. The company also announced the availability of a second preview for the company’s Hadoop “big data” service for the Windows Azure cloud. Many of SQL Server 2012’s new features serve the high...
Microsoft ships SQL Server 2012, refreshes Hadoop on Azure preview

MONEYBALL AT WORK: They've Discovered What Makes A Really Great Employee

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Hiring, management, and promotions have traditionally been based on things like résumés, what college you went to, and interviews that are fundamentally biased and opinion based. That's all changing. As Dan Shapero, LinkedIn's VP of Talent Solutions and Insights puts it, "Recruiting has always been an art, but it's becoming...
MONEYBALL AT WORK: They've Discovered What Makes A Really Great Employee

Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS

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Google announced today at I/O that it made Google Cloud Platform generally available, marking a milestone for the cloud community and the real arrival of a giant to contend with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its pay-as-you-go pricing. The service is now open to any developer or business. In its post...
Google Cloud Platform Opens To General Availability With New Pricing And Data Tools To Compete With AWS

Online radio will start serving ads based on your web browsing

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Picture yourself sitting in Cleveland and using the internet to explore places to visit in France. Later, you pull up online radio service Pandora on your web browser to listen to Motown songs and what do you hear? Ads promoting cheap flights to Paris. While marketers have long targeted online...
Online radio will start serving ads based on your web browsing

Werner Vogels on the definition of big data, and the bandwidth of FedEx boxes

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Today at the TNW Latin American conference in Sao Paulo, Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels’ led the morning with a keynote on big data, and how it is best approached. We have a few juicy quotes following this post, in case you missed the talk. A critical component to the lecture...
Werner Vogels on the definition of big data, and the bandwidth of FedEx boxes
DataGravity lands $30M to turn 'data into information'

2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center

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In 2013, traditional data centers will begin to lose their dominant status within the data-management food chain. They will increasingly be replaced by big-data software and lower-cost, ARM-based systems-on-chips.  When thinking about the future of data centers, the problem is one of scale. For the past few decades, relational databases and...
2013: Say Goodbye To The Traditional Data Center
Marketers: You don't need 'big data' when just a little data will do.

How federal money will change the face of big data

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If you think Hadoop and the current ecosystem of big data tools are great, “you ain’t seen nothing yet,” to quote Bachman Turner Overdrive. By pumping hundreds of millions of dollars a year into big data research and development, the Obama administration thinks it can push the current state of...
How federal money will change the face of big data

Lessons learned: How to get your big data startup to a Series B

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Lost in the news of Appcelerator’s acquisition of Nodeable on Wednesday is a lesson in how to build (or not to build) a big data startup. Nodeable Founder and CEO Dave Rosenberg explained that although he and his team are happy to be part of Appcelerator, an acquisition this early...
Lessons learned: How to get your big data startup to a Series B

How Twitter is doing its part to democratize big data

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Twitter has been on a tear lately when it comes to open sourcing big data tools. The latest two are Cassie — a Scala client for managing Twitter’s 1,000-plus node Cassandra cluster — and Scalding — a MapReduce framework for simplifying the creation of Hadoop jobs. If you think big...
How Twitter is doing its part to democratize big data

The RNC Hired A Veteran Facebook Engineer As Their Chief Technology Officer

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The Republican National Committee has hired a senior engineer at Facebook to take on the role of chief technology officer, Jon Ward of Huffington Post reports. HuffPo has more: Andy Barkett, 32, an engineering manager at Facebook and a California native, will head up the RNC's efforts to make the...
The RNC Hired A Veteran Facebook Engineer As Their Chief Technology Officer

Bing rolls out architectural improvements to boost the speed of its spatial data tools

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Today Bing announced that its Spatial Data Service tools have been revamped, from the bottom up, to run on a new architecture that will speed its processes, while giving a special eye to enterprise-level clients in the process. Spatial Data Service provides the ability to run ‘geospatially algorithmic searches.’ Essentially,...
Bing rolls out architectural improvements to boost the speed of its spatial data tools

SocialBro just became a more useful Twitter analytics tool with the introduction of tweet data

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SocialBro is a really useful app when it comes to analyzing your Twitter community, but until now it’s only been about people. Now the Spanish startup behind the app is taking a step towards offering a more well-rounded analytics product by presenting data about your tweets too. The new Tweet...
SocialBro just became a more useful Twitter analytics tool with the introduction of tweet data
10 trends for smarter buildings
Can 'big data' solve America's big gun problem? (debate)

Don't Let Big Data Boss You Around, Expert Says

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Big data is a hot young technology but it can really send a company down the wrong track, warns Lara Lee, COO of product-design company Continuum. Continuum is a 200-person, 30-year old Boston firm responsible for products like Procter & Gamble's Swiffer, the One Laptop Per Child laptop, and the...
Don't Let Big Data Boss You Around, Expert Says

IBM Wants Your CEO To Embrace The Future -- And It Will Do All The Hard Work

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Executives with a capital "C" in their title generally don't have a clue on how to adjust to the social, mobile, and cloud-based business world. Now IBM wants to help these Luddite execs adapt -- by plunking them down into a new lab where it will show them what the...
IBM Wants Your CEO To Embrace The Future -- And It Will Do All The Hard Work

Supercomputer vet Cray wants to turn big data into fast data

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Cray's XK6 supercomputer It looks like Oracle has some competition when it comes to selling big iron for big data. On Wednesday, Cray, the Seattle-based company best known for building some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, said it’s getting into the big data game. A new division within Cray, called YarcData,...
Supercomputer vet Cray wants to turn big data into fast data

Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics

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Google is moving the goalpost significantly in the market for big data tools, at least for organizations that can work with its canned tools and are willing to trust the search giant with their data. After some time in a limited preview, Google has unveiled Google BigQuery for public...
Google's New BigQuery Commoditizes Big Data Analytics
Zynga Co-founder's Junyo Is Using Big Data To Help EdTech Companies Better Understand What Schools Really Need

Pentaho Opens Up Its Big Data Tools

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Pentaho Corporation today announced that it has made freely available under open source all the big data capabilities in its Kettle v4.3 release, and has moved the entire Pentaho Kettle project to the Apache License Version 2.0. This is the same open source license that Hadoop and others use. We...
Pentaho Opens Up Its Big Data Tools
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