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The Buck Stops with the Banks: How Streaming Analytics Detects Fraud and Keeps Customers Happy

October 31, 2014 by Dale Skeen

The buck stops here.

The huge cyber-attack wielded on JP Morgan Chase has affected more than 83 million households and businesses, and it’s widely believed that up to nine additional financial institutions were also infiltrated by the same hackers. The JP Morgan hackers delved deep into the bank’s digital networks, gaining access to names, home addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses.[read more]

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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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The Harmful Side of Big Data: Identity Theft

October 29, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan

Identity theft.

Big data presents a huge opportunity for cyber criminals to get access to millions of records with lesser effort. So how does one protect themselves from a big data breach?[read more]

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Big Data: 25 Amazing Need-to-Know Facts

October 28, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

We surely see a lot of hype surrounding big data but I believe the following 25 facts speak for themselves and help to paint a realistic picture of the phenomenon we now call ‘Big Data’ - a phenomenon that is changing the world as we know it.[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]

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Addressing 5 Objections to Big Data

October 22, 2014 by Gil Allouche
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Objections to big data.

For many businesses, especially smaller ones, big data can be almost incomprehensible and understandably so. There are so many different parts to it that if you take one look you may think it’s just too much for your business to ever use. Again, this is where big data in the cloud is so important.[read more]

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A Closer Look at CloudFlare and Incapsula: Next Generation CDN Services

October 22, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan
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CloudFlare and Incapsula.

Today a new generation of CDNs built to harness advancements in hardware, networking and cloud computing. These next gen CDNs are radically different in architecture from their predecessors, and are designed to consolidate multiple technologies for website acceleration and security into a full-blown application delivery solution.[read more]

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The Big Data Capacity Crisis

October 21, 2014 by Bernard Marr
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The Big Data Guru column.

With the amount of data being generated worldwide increasing at a rate of 40%-60% per year (depending on who you believe), some people certainly think so. The EMC Corporation’s Digital Universe 2014 report states “data is growing so fast there are bound to be difficulties ahead.”[read more]

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How to Create Users in Oracle BI (OBIEE) and WebLogic Tutorial

October 15, 2014 by Julie Johnson

Oracle BI.

This short guide will take you through the process of creating new users in Oracle OBIEE and WebLogic as well as introducing security concepts including the use of security groups and application roles to control data access.[read more]

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The Six Key Big Data Skills Businesses Need

October 14, 2014 by Bernard Marr
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The Big Data Guru column.

The number of jobs related to Big Data is growing by the day, as more and more companies become aware of the benefits data collection and analysis could have on their profitability. Many of these jobs come with very attractive six figure salaries, and for anyone interested in data and analysis, could provide extremely rewarding careers.[read more]

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3 Tips to Make You a Genius Forecaster

October 13, 2014 by Paul Barsch
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Forecasting is hard, and even those who sometimes get it right, often fail on a continuous basis. But fear not, there are three steps you can take to drastically improve your forecast accuracy, but you’ll have to be willing to put in the work, and possibly put your ego aside to get there.[read more]

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How IoT Impacts Business Strategy

October 10, 2014 by Gil Allouche

Business strategy.

The Internet of Things (IoT) hasn’t fully arrived yet, but it’s well on its way. Indeed, now more than ever before companies and individuals are connected to the web in a host of different ways. Whether it’s through traditional means, i.e. smartphone, tablet, computer or through non-traditional means, i.e. appliances, cars, homes, etc., there is a strong force behind IoT growth.[read more]

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Whose Story Are You Telling?

October 8, 2014 by Tamara Dull

The Big Data MOPS Series.

You have limited (if any) control over what others share about you, but you do have control over what you share about yourself and others. Just because you have someone’s personal information doesn’t mean you have to share or act on it. Remember: It may not be your story to tell.[read more]

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8 Amazing Big Data Companies You Should Know, But Probably Don’t

October 7, 2014 by Bernard Marr

The Big Data Guru column.

The Big Data industry is changing weekly and unless you pay very close attention to who’s who in the maelstrom of emerging big data innovators, these upstarts might have slipped under your radar. Expect to hear more about some of them, and the technologies, services and applications they are developing, in the near future. Of course in the fast currents they are trying to swim in, others may sink without a trace![read more]

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Enabling Smart Marketing With Big Data

October 7, 2014 by Anand Srinivasan
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Big data.

As a marketer, it is easy to get caught in the loop of endless buzzwords and jargons about how 'brand equity' and 'alignment' ensure that your 'cutting edge' technologies bring about greater 'engagement'. But the 'bottom line' is that you just have to establish a strategy that is profitable for your company.[read more]

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How Does the New iPhone 6 Use Cloud Storage?

October 7, 2014 by Rick Delgado

New iPhone 6 and cloud storage.

The new iPhone 6 is out and already receiving some impressive reviews from publications and Apple fans. The device, along with its counterpart the iPhone 6 Plus, has been selling extremely well, with more than 10 million units sold in the first week of release.[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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