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We have a great lineup of news and articles this week for all you data enthusiasts. Firstly, a new survey from Gartner has shown that 73% of company’s have already invested or plan to invest in big data within the next 24 months, compared to last year’s 64%. We also saw

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K Young has been CEO of Mortar Data since 2010. Mortar helps data scientists and data engineers spend 100% of their time on problems that are specific to their business—and not on time-wasters like babysitting infrastructure, managing complex deploys, and rebuilding common algorithms from scratch. Mortar’s platform runs pipelines of

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This week we saw some interesting surveys around data privacy and big data. One study found that 85% of the apps surveyed failed to clearly explain how they were using personal information; while the other survey from Accenture revealed that 89% of executives believe big data will revolutionize business operations like

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This may not sound comforting, but it has to be said: your organization will be the target of future cyber attacks. That’s if the company hasn’t already been hacked, which it likely has. Research has shown that cyber attacks in the United States are now numbering in the millions, with

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The hack of celebrity nude selfies raises some interesting questions most notably, who is responsible for that last 10% of effort that is required to fully secure someone’s data? It seems that the hack of the files was a combination of phishing, and exploitation of vulnerabilities in Apple’s photo backup.

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Forrester Research predicts that at least 25% of enterprises across the globe will adopt a graph database by 2017. On the back of this, we interviewed Holger Temme, Area Director of CEMEA at Neo Technology. Neo Technology is the company behind Neo4j, the world’s leading graph database. Its researchers have

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This week was brimming with futuristic announcements. Google entered the race to get autonomous flying drones production-ready, and online brain-to-brain communication occurred for the first time in human history. IBM Watson also branched out into fashion apps, if you’re into that sort of thing. Here are the rest of the

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Last Thursday, the Big Data community of Berlin came together in the aptly named Innospace (Innovation Space) for Big Data, Berlin. Over 350 people attended, providing an incredible cross-section of business and data science interests from Europe’s Silicon Valley. The venue — which usually caters to a max audience of

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The importance of cyber security is no secret to anyone who watches the nightly news. Senior executives at businesses of all sizes understand that the global economy is still not adequately protected against cyber-attacks, despite years of effort and annual spending in the multi-billion dollar range. Until recently, CEOs received

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In previous posts Distributed NoSQL: HBase and Accumulo and Distributed NoSQL: Riak, we explored two very different designs of key-value pair databases. In this post we will learn about Apache Cassandra, a hybrid of BigTable’s data model and Dynamo’s system design. With BigTable-like column/column family in mind, Cassandra provides a

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