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6 Ways Big Data Hadoop Is Helping America Become Energy Independent

October 31, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Energy.

Hadoop is a significant aid in streamlining the oil and gas production industry, from testing and verifying potential drilling sites and oil extraction to ensuring equipment safety and minimizing environmental damage. Below are some specific Hadoop use cases in the oil and gas industry.[read more]

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Where Do You Draw the Line Between Relevancy and Privacy?

October 30, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series. 

We have a love/hate relationship with ads. Whether they’re on television, in our favorite publications, or online, we love them if they’re relevant and interesting, or get annoyed when they get in the way of [insert whatever we’re doing]. I have to admit: I rarely watch a television show in real-time anymore. I’ll record a show, wait 20+ minutes, and “chase the show” with the recording—ad-free.[read more]

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How Governments Can (and Should) Use Hadoop

October 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Government and Hadoop.

While open record acts permit citizens to request data in a timely manner, the requested data is often scattered across several platforms. IT teams may have trouble locating and compiling all of it in a timely manner. Hadoop can improve efficiency and accountability by storing multiple data sets, retaining them for years, and combining them to meet specific data requests.[read more]

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Hadoop in Advertising: How Big Data Helps Make Smart Decisions

October 27, 2014 by Sameer Nori
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Advertising.

Data is, unquestionably, everywhere. Our computers, tablets, and mobile phones, our social media conversations, likes and follows, the emails we opt in to and those we open or delete, provide a constant flow of information. What do we like? What do we want? And, what services might we need?[read more]

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4 Ways Hadoop Is Improving Our Healthcare System

October 24, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in healthcare.

With new medical advances every day, it’s no surprise that the healthcare field has a bold new technology that allows doctors and researchers to more easily access and learn about diseases, treatments, and cures. This technology, Apache Hadoop, is a big data storage and processing platform that gives healthcare providers the ability to effectively use much more data than has ever been possible.[read more]

5 Reasons Organizations Use Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 23, 2014 by Mark van Rijmenam

Hadoop.

Hadoop, which as named after the elephant toy of the inventor of Hadoop, was developed because the existing data storage and processing tools appeared to be inadequate to handle all the large amounts of data that started to appear after the internet bubble.[read more]

The Rise of Hadoop [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 21, 2014 by Zach Taiji

Hadoop.

Since 2005, Hadoop has been the foundation for hundreds of big data companies, due to its open-sourced nature. Over 170 well-known companies have contributed to its development since launch, and the project is currently valued at over $2 billion.[read more]

NoSQL vs. SQL: An Overview

October 17, 2014 by MIKE20 Governance Association

SQL.

While SQL still has a future and won’t be going away anytime soon, NoSQL is really the key to future success with big data and cloud computing. It’s flexibility, scalability and low cost make it a very attractive option. Additionally it’s ability to gather and analyze unstructured and unpredictable data quickly and efficiently mean it’s a great option for companies with those needs.[read more]

First Look: FICO Analytic Modeler Suite

October 16, 2014 by James Taylor

Fico.

FICO Analytic Modeler is FICO’s in-browser analytic tool suite – the evolution of the Model Builder product line post the InfoCentricity acquisition. These offerings are part of the FICO Analytic Cloud, a cloud-based environment for building and managing analytic models and deploying analytics into decisioning applications. It also features a marketplace for analytic solutions.[read more]

Spotlight on SiSense: BI Without the Bandwidth

October 9, 2014 by Shawn Gordon

Spotlight on SiSense.

I was at DataWeek/API World in mid-September 2014 (last week at the time of this writing) and saw some interesting things, almost entirely around Big Data. The two items that stood out for me, were the Graph DataBase system Neo4j (which I wish I had time and a reason to dig into more), and SiSense, who absolutely blew my mind.[read more]

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Fine-Tuning Manufacturing Operations with Big Data and Hadoop

October 6, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Manufacturing pperations and Hadoop.

Your organization is a lean, mean Six Sigma machine. The corporate culture is centered on continuous improvement, with everyone well versed in Kaizen. Your supply chain is well oiled, which should provide assurance about product quality. And yet you wonder: is it possible to improve operations even further?[read more]

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Hadoop in Advertising & Media: Is Data Analytics Making Old Media New?

October 2, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop in advertising and media.

Imagine the chance to truly connect with a customer. Imagine if you knew what movies and television shows they watched, and not only when, but how often. Imagine knowing what screen they watched it on and how they shared it socially. Imagine knowing what they like, or dislike, and knowing it in real-time.[read more]

Shadow IT: Turning Tech Rogues into Tech Champions

October 1, 2014 by Kyle Cebull

Shadow IT.

By leveraging employees who are deploying their own software, you can gain valuable insight into the needs of your users, make changes and turn rogues into evangelists and champions. Remember to constantly survey and understand employee wants and workflow issues.[read more]

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5 Big Data Hadoop Use Cases for Retail

September 30, 2014 by Sameer Nori

Hadoop for retail.

How does Apache Hadoop help retailers? Apache Hadoop is not just a data storage and processing framework - it is an transformational platform, especially for retailers who want to analyze customer data and improve revenues and the general customer experience.[read more]

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CAPEX Deferred Eventually Makes the Company Sick

September 22, 2014 by Paul Barsch
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Risky Business column.

Instead of investments in IT, machinery, buildings and more, CEOs and CFOs are content to predominantly spend cash on stock buy-backs and/or dividends. Deferring CAPEX spend, or “sweating the assets” will work for a little while, but it’s not a strategy for long-term success.[read more]

 

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