Monsanto is usually thought of (and sometimes reviled) for its sale of genetically modified seeds, but the company is increasingly becoming the key big data technology firm providing real-time data to farmers as they plant their fields. Show More Summary
Computer scientists tackled some big data about an important protein and discovered its connection in human history as well as clues about its role in complex neurological diseases.
SSDs and other flash memory devices will soon get cheaper and larger thanks to big announcements from Toshiba and Intel. Both companies revealed new "3D NAND" memory chips that are stacked in layers to pack in more data, unlike single-plane chips cur...
by Angela Guess Not-for-profit organization Zocalo Public Square recently wrote in TIME, “Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource. In 2001, the Massachusetts...Show More Summary
by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Bernard Marr recently noted, “From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough. You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Show More Summary
Today, my team is announcing a major update to Intel® Graph Builder for Apache Hadoop software, our open source library that structures big data for graph-based machine learning and data mining. This update will help data scientists accelerate their time-to-insight … Read more > The post Pigs can build graphs too for graph analytics appeared first on Intel Labs.
For centuries we’ve relied on “one size fits all” generalizations to guide decisions. For example, I hear marketers today saying “the millennial generation loves sharing everything on social media.” Many do, but I certainly know some that don’t. “Children ages … Read more > The post Making it personal (safely) with Big Data appeared first on Intel Labs.
When I first hear of a new open source project that might help me solve a problem, the first thing I do is ask around to see if any of my friends have tested it. Sometimes, however, the early descriptions …
Rightly or wrongly, iCloud is one of Apple’s most regularly criticized products (speaking personally, I’ve never had any major problems with it, but I use Google’s rival service far more.) It seems that Apple is more than aware of the … Read more ›
by Angela Guess Forbes contributor H.O. Maycotte recently wrote, “The idea of data as a business asset has been central to much of the thinking and writing about big data that’s emerged over the last few years. But what value does big data really hold for business? Data in and of itself is really of… The post Rethinking the Big Data Supply Chain appeared first on DATAVERSITY.
Apple reportedly acquired U.K.-based big data analytics firm Acunu back in 2013, with the company's tools said to bolster back-end data infrastructure for services such as iCloud. News of Acunu's acquisition comes on the heels of yesterday's...Show More Summary
Apple appears to have acquired London-based big data analytics firm Acunu, which previously marketed an eponymous real-time analytics platform that boasted high-velocity ingests and compatibility with.
Despite the massive library of content on Google's YouTube service, Facebook was able to claim more videos with more than 1 million views in the last 30 days, according to data from Tubular Labs charted for us by BI Intelligence. This...Show More Summary
If you've ever wondered how predictive analytics scare up leads and what you'd have to do to convert those leads into clients, here's a primer from Avi Gupta, CEO of big data lead generator SmartZip Analytics...
It’s the most complete genetic map of an entire country yet completed – and it could show clues of what medicine could look like in the coming age of big data. Researchers working at DeCode Genetics, a unit of the drug company Amgen, have sequenced the genomes of 2,636 Icelanders and used genealogical records and […]
The days of the massive funding round for big data platforms aren't over just yet. If we needed any more evidence that big data is big business, a Stanford University spin-off specializing in data analysis for finance, government agencies, and health care just snagged a $55 million funding round. Show More Summary
Red Hat clarifies where Ceph and Gluster fit into your big data storage plans.
The founder of Momofuku wants to use tech to solve restaurants' many problems.
Most marketers have never heard of the startup, Keywee. However, after closing a $9.1 million Series A round of funding this week, they’re about to. Financing was led by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Marker LLC, with participation from The New York Times Company and UpWest Labs.
When completed a decade from now, the Square Kilometer Array will consist of thousands of small antennas concentrated in South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand, spanning a distance of at least 3,000 kilometers. Together, the array will add up to be roughly equal to a single telescope with a total collection area of approximately a square kilometer. Show More Summary