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The Year of Data Walls and Cloud Battles

Bob Muglia | Posted 01.12.2017 | Technology
Bob Muglia

What might be in store this year? From data walls to Spark divorcing Hadoop, this year looks to be another groundbreaking year in technology.

A Woman Mastering the Machine

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Men -- and, let's face it, a lot of women -- don't equate math, analytics and technology with women. They obviously haven't met Sheila Talton, the founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a Chicago-based company that builds data analytics capabilities.

Handling Big Data: An Interview with Author William McKnight

Phil Simon | Posted 03.08.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

The buzz on Big Data is nothing short of deafening, and I often have to shut down. As a guy who knows a thing or two about information management and ...

The Different Types of Conference Speakers

Phil Simon | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business
Phil Simon

There are pros and cons to using all types of speakers. Understanding them helps conference organizers make necessary tradeoffs, striking the balance between cost and quality.

Hackers Can Be Seen, If Only We Would Look

Nawaf Bitar | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Nawaf Bitar

Given the number of successful attacks we've seen in the past year, it's apparent that the security community is in need of a new approach. We can no longer afford to sit back and wait for attacks to hit our perimeter and hope that we can stop them -- that simply does not work.

Aristotle Lives in the Era of Big Data: Interview With Infochimps CEO Jim Kaskade and CTO Flip Kromer

James Grundvig | Posted 01.16.2013 | Technology
James Grundvig

Making data fertile, accessible, and actionable is making it useful and seamless, to be seen in real-time. That's no easy task. Pulling unstructured data, is a steep challenge for new and legacy enterprises.

The Big Data Nemesis Simplified

Steve Hamby | Posted 12.09.2012 | Technology
Steve Hamby

Big Data is one of the hottest buzzwords in Information Technology based on its one-year hockey-stick trend curve in Google Trends. In fact, its interest level is about 40% of "Cloud Computing," another overused buzzword with a five-year-plus trend history.

Big Data Goes Mainstream

Phil Simon | Posted 07.24.2012 | Technology
Phil Simon

The general topic of data science has intrigued me for quite some time, but I've had very few chances to talk to people actually in the field -- i.e., those who are turning theory into practice.

Amazon Web Services Announces Cloud Supercomputer Ranked 42 On Top500 List

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.15.2012 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced the Beta launch of Cluster Compute Eight Extra Large (CC2), a supercomputer on its EC2 cloud infrastructure that r...

Cloudera Raises $40 Million in Series D Funding; Partners With NetApp for Hadoop Distribution

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 01.09.2012 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

Cloudera's announcement of its Series D funding and partnership with NetApp came on the eve of Hadoop World 2011, the world's largest conference of Hadoop practitioners.

IBM Releases Big Data Software On SmartCloud; Cognos for iPad

Arnal Dayaratna | Posted 12.25.2011 | Technology
Arnal Dayaratna

On Monday, IBM announced the release of the Infosphere BigInsights application for analyzing massive volumes of structured and unstructured data on it...