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Poll: When Should My Company Invest In Big Data?
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Earlier this week we featured a guest post from Jamal Khawaja, in which he outlined four key rules for knowing when your company is ready to dive into Big Data. Which do you think is this most crucial consideration? [socialpoll id=”2209441″] Sign up to our Newsletter! Poll results will be

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The Week In Big Data - June 30, 2014
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This week we saw IBM take further steps into the culinary world, having already perfected their own BBQ sauce. Google Capital placed MapR on the frontline of Enterprise Hadoop, with Cloudera and Hortonworks, by leading a hefty funding round. Editors Furhaad Shah and Eileen McNulty each took a dive into

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Facebook’s Mood Manipulation - Why It Matters
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The past few days have seen Facebook under fire over the announcement that it has been running secret “mood altering” experiments on members. In summary: Their technology has allowed them to alter the content displayed to members in a way that elicits a measurable emotional response. This is not the

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Hortonworks Vs. Cloudera- The Fight For Hadoop
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For almost as long as there’s been Hadoop, there’s been enterprise Hadoop. Hadoop was created in 2005 by Mike Cafarella and Doug Cutting, a former Yahoo employee. In 2009, former employees from Oracle, Google, Yahoo and Facebook established Cloudera, a company aimed at providing enterprise-ready Hadoop solutions to customers, as

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4 Rules For Knowing When To Invest In Big Data
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There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t read about the CIO of some billion dollar company claiming that Big Data has saved his company untold sums of money.  A one percent efficiency increase identified by Big Data resulted in some few million in savings.  Segmentation of transactional

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Poll: What Factor Is Most Critical To Business Intelligence Success?
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In a paper titled, Real Time Business Intelligence for The Adaptive Enterprise, Business Intelligence is defined as “all about capturing, accessing, understanding, and converting one of the most fundamental and most precious assets of any company, represented by raw data, into active information in order to improve business.” However, the

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The Week In Big Data – 23Rd June, 2014
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It has been an eventful week for big data. We’ve seen funding records broken, the announcement of collaboration between Dell, Cloudera and Intel, and the implementation of sensors in lamp posts to collect big data. For this weeks round up, we have selected our most popular pieces for your perusal. TOP

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In The Future, Data May Prevent Wars From Ever Happening
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Conflict remains one of the most pernicious ills facing the world today. Destruction, instability and related poverty and remain widespread; as the World Bank’s April 2011 report notes, conflict “has become a primary development challenge of our time. One-and-a-half billion people live in areas affected by fragility, conflict, or large-scale, organized

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Wimbledon &Amp; Big Data: Predictive Or Missing The Mark?
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This year we have seen some interesting use cases in the application of big data analytics in sports. We have already uncovered how it has been used in cricket and baseball, whether we can predict the winner of the World Cup, and how the German football team is using SAP

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Self-Service Business Intelligence: Empowering Users To Generate Insights: Asset
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In this Dell/TDWI report, get common-sense recommendations and best practices for safe, secure, and successful self-service BI. Read it today. File Type: .pdf File Size: 3.01 MB Duration: 40 pages

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