Call it big data, analytics or old-fashioned business intelligence, the ability to identify trends in business data can be useful. However, trying to build a system which is both adaptable to large volumes and easily tweaked can be challenging. More »
Watson is getting its data-analyzing hands into everything. From health care to food science, IBM's "cognitive supercomputer" — who won Jeopardy more than three years ago — is taking on the intellectual heavy lift of sifting throughShow More Summary
As we enter the second half of 2014, it would be fair to say that big data has gone mainstream, attracting coffee table books, multiple industry landscapes, consumer applications, and large amounts of funding. Having seen many technology...Show More Summary
Big data show that history does indeed repeat itself. What does that mean for foreign policymaking -- and tackling crises from Ukraine to Syria?
A few days ago a colleague of mine was inching south through the mother of all traffic jams: 60 straight miles of construction work on I-95 just south Washington, DC. The three-lane highway was jammed. Route 1, which runs parallel to I-95 was also jammed. Cars were stalled in the middle of the highway having […]
Leroy Hood says sensors and big data analytics will enable predictive, preventative healthcare
Custom malware + lateral network moves = big problems for banking.
There’s never been a more exciting time for technology And yet there’s never been a more stressful time for the people who manage a business’ technology — corporate IT. Even though mega-trends like mobile, cloud and big data have combined...Show More Summary
Shares of big data and data analytics software vendor Splunk (SPLK) are up $6.97, or 15.4%, at $52.26, after the company yesterday afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue that beat analysts’ estimates, and delivered a surprise profit per share where the Street expected a loss, and also forecast this quarter and the full year’s results higher [...]
Judging by the just released personal income and spending data, consumers are already forecasting a long, harsh winter. With incomes and outlays expected to rise by 0.3% and 0.2% respectively, the July data was a big dud, missing onShow More Summary
IBM Corp’s Watson supercomputer is set to tackle scientific research head-on after being re-programmed to analyse Big Data in the cloud. It’s just launched a new system called Watson Discovery Advisor for analyzing scientific and medical research. Big Blue claims … Continue reading ?
Big data and data analytics software maker Splunk (SPLK) this afternoon reported fiscal Q2 revenue that topped analysts’ expectations, and delivered a surprise profit where analysts had been expecting a net loss. Revenue in the three months ended in July rose to $101.5 million, yielding EPS of a penny per share, excluding some costs. Analysts had, on [...]
Gleaning value from Big Data has long been a challenge. Enterprises are storing massive amounts of structured and unstructrued data, without a way to fully analyze and glean valuable insight and information. That's why Martin Risau,Show More Summary
Hackers -- apparently from Russia -- siphoned customer and employee data from JPMorgan Chase and four other big banks, according to reports. Russian hackers reportedly attacked JPMorgan, other big American banks originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
After dabbling in film and coffee, James Murphy has finally gotten back to making music. Sort of. Murphy has teamed up with some big brains at IBM to generate music based on game data from 2014 US Open matches...
HDInsight is a Microsoft-provided distribution of Apache Hadoop. It is available as a cloud-hosted service on Windows Azure.
CHICAGO, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — At the LinuxCon North America conference last week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it is tapping into its global network of over 50 IBM Innovation Centers and IBM Client Centers to help IBM Business Partners,...Show More Summary
As the Managing Partner at early-stage investment firm Ignition Partners, Frank Artale is proud that his company was an early investor in Big Data. Ignition predicted a resurgence in enterprise IT and is now amazed to see how much innovation … Continue reading ?
Urban planner and blogger Steven Vance has recently delved into the data behind Chicago's teardowns. 2006 was a big year for construction in Chicago, as 600 buildings were likely torn down to be replaced with something new. Things slowed down...
It's easier to gather and easier to analyze than ever before but data scientists and researchers often have a difficult time overcoming the much more powerful forces fighting against them. Why big data has some big problems when it comes to public policy originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…