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Hadoop could be one of the biggest IT markets in recent history, as MapR announced on Monday that first quarter bookings for MapR Hadoop have tripled since last year, and that one of its customers has generated more than $1 billion of revenue by using it. Chief Executive John Schroeder

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A facility just outside Dallas will be Wikimedia’s new data center, as the organization chose Carrollton, Texas-based CyrusOne, as its new collocation provider. CyrusOne provided competitive pricing in addition to a modern facility with highly redundant and efficient power and cooling infrastructure, all of which allowed it to prevail after

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Yesterday we attended an event at Acadia University where Dr. Danny Silver gave a presentation on Data Analytics and Data Mining. The talk was organised in light of Big Data Week and the presentation gives a good overview of data analytics, the data mining process and the key trends in

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According to statistics collected by the job site Dice.com, the demand for data processing skills – NoSQL, Apache Hadoop, Python, etc – has hit an “all time high.” Dice claims that among the skills most sought after, NoSQL experts with experience in unstructured data systems like MongoDB is leading the

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7th May — Official London Conference, University College London [For a limited time only, get 10% off by using “newsletter10″ as promo code] Attend University College London on 7th May where the Big Data Week London team will host and chair a day of case studies, presentations, community showcases and debates with the

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Industry experts will descend onto 30 cities from across the world to discuss topics surrounding Big Data this week. Speakers from IBM, PwC, SAP, Oracle, Cloudera, Microsoft (and many more) will share their knowledge and insights on commercial opportunities, privacy and data security, making this an opportunity for data enthusiasts

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EVENTS HAPPENING ON THE 6th MAY May 6, 2014 – Chicago The State of Illinois Presents: Budgeting for Results and Paying for Success in State Government Learn more about a pay-for-success social impact initiative, where a child welfare service provider works closely with “dually-involved youth” to reduce their chance at recidivism.

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Rangespan, a London-based startup providing back office services to online retailers, announced on Friday that it has been acquired by Internet giant Google. Founded by former Amazon employees in 2011, Rangespan uses real-time sales data to help businesses better determine which products to sell, depending on their seasonal popularity, and

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Sandlerresearch.org, an online store for research papers, published a report on the big data services market spanning from 2014-2018, where it predicts an estimated 32.14 percent compound annual growth rate, according to TechNavio analysts. The report divides the big data services market into three segments: Analytics, Consulting, and Professional services, and it covers

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is working on a project called DEFT (Deep Exploration and Filtering of Text), which aims at developing a system to analyze textual data at a scale beyond the capabilities of human intelligence. With DEFT, DARPA would be able to analyze data from virtually

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