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By | July 7th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: Talend files for IPO, Big Data in the UK, Manufacturing, and Education

Talend joins the early wave of Big Data companies seeking financing from the public market.  A UK Parliamentarian ponders the benefits and perils of Big Data, while Forbes seeks a better forecasting method in the wake of Brexit.  Stanford University weighs the ethical concerns of using Big Data to manage student retention, while Georgia Tech creates a new data engineering institute.

By | June 8th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: Health and Public Safety, Sentiment Analysis, Fixing Education

Big Data helps with airline pricing, university management, climate change, identifying gender bias, and tiger conservation. Big Data holds promise for Smart Cities, with Dallas as a testing ground. Better data integration helps musicians get paid in the new digital economy. However, Capgemini finds that most Big Data projects aren’t yet profitable (the big factor – whether or not there’s an executive sponsor). Bloomberg looks for more signal in the noise, and Quartz wonders if all of this data is really a liability.

By | May 4th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: Hadoop at American Express, Big Data and the CMO, the genomist, and the expert traveler

American Express talks to Forbes about its Big Data journey, which serves as a textbook case for the trials and tribulations of on-premises Hadoop deployment.  SQL on Hadoop continues its evolution and grows in demand, while Kafka has its first summit of its own.  And how can Big Data help you avoid being kidnapped in Bogota? There’s actually an app for that.

By | April 14th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: Battle for Hadoop standards continues, RBS and Big Data, your face as data

As the Hadoop ecosystem continues to develop and expand, Spark is expected to be a dominant project over the next 6 years, according to Wikibon. ODPi announces its runtime spec to further Hadoop ecosystem standards. RBS tries to use Big Data to go back in time to a better customer service experience. And how do you feel when your face is data? An art student finds it too easy to find “strangers” online.

By | March 24th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: IoT, Big Data for Banking, NATO and Cloud Security

Big Data continues to prove itself, as shown with this latest collection of articles about Big Data in logistics, fleet operations management, public health, banking, and the music business. NATO gets in on the cloud security act, and PBS has a great story on using predictive analytics to better protect foster children. Plus, what do data scientists really do all day?

By | March 9th, 2016 | Big Data News

Big Data News: Spark, Use Cases, and MBAs

Spark continues its ascent, with a major announcement from Hortonworks this past week. Big Data opens up opportunities for pharma, insurance, and transportation, as well as helps to drive people to the polls. The promise of IoT continues, while even MBAs are finding promising reasons to unleash their inner data scientist: