Big Data News – 01 Mar 2017

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Big data has been anointed the savior of big business: it divines the future, reveals our path, and breathes new life into our venerable business models. But in reality, data kills. It kills projects, it kills money, and it kills time. Twenty-five years ago, data was growing at a rate of 100GB a day. Now, data grows at a rate of almost 50,000GB a second. And as the volume of data grows, the ability of companies to make sense of it diminishes, confounding rather than illuminating strategic decisions.

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Fuzzy data sources have become mainstream with analytics. Here's how to properly handle less-than-pristine big data sources.

Aiming to help organizations better understand and retain their customers, Syncsort company Trillium Software today introduced a new data-as-a-service (DaaS) solution that brings together online and offline customer and prospect contact information for verification and enrichment. Dubbed Trillium Precise, the new product brings together Trillium's world-wide postal and geocoding data cleansing and enrichment of customer contact information with validation, verification and enrichment of email, phone, address and IP services. The solution delivers accuracy checks from a constantly updated offline graph database that connects to an organization's customers to match identity elements in real time.

Agility is the name of the game for today's IT organizations, but keeping up with the rapid pace of change is difficult. We explain what's holding IT back.

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference. The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet. According to a saved iOS App Store listing captured by AppAnnie, it will support high-definition video meetings with up to 30 participants. That's an upgrade over the company's Hangouts instant messaging and video calling service, which only allows meetings of up to 10 people. Google/AppAnnie A trio of screenshots shows Google Meet's functionality on iOS

Fast-growing Indian mobile operator Reliance Jio may offer a glimpse of where all mobile networks are going eventually, to packet-based Internet Protocol infrastructure. At Mobile World Congress, the world's largest gathering of the mobile industry, Reliance Jio stands out by having none of the specialized 2G and 3G infrastructure that long distinguished cellular carriers. Almost all mobile operators still have circuit-switched network gear in addition to IP systems. It came along with the 2G and 3G networks the carriers used before adopting LTE. Most are likely to keep older networks running for years, though some are moving faster than others to clear the decks.

Solix, Cloudera, MapR, Hortonworks, and leading academic institutions come together to present the dawn of big data applications.

Google appears to have accidentally revealed its new group videoconferencing service for businesses on Tuesday, a week before a big user conference. The service, called Meet, appears to be its offering for businesses that want to do group meetings over the Internet. According to a saved iOS App Store listing captured by AppAnnie, it will support high-definition video meetings with up to 30 participants. That's an upgrade over the company's existing Hangouts instant messaging and video calling service, which only allows meetings of up to 10 people.

Amazon Web Services, a major cloud hosting service, is having a system failure that has been affecting web sites and apps. AWS reported on its Service Health Dashboard at 2:35 p.m. ET that its engineers were working on the problem that has affected websites including Netflix, Reddit and Adobe. Those sites seem to be up and running now. The Associated Press reported that its own photos, webfeeds and other online services have been affected. AWS tweeted that the performance of its Service Health Dashboard was affected but is working again.

As a business technology professional, you need to manage your company's information resources 24×7 while juggling concurrent projects and staying up to speed on changes in the technology and in your chosen field. You're stretched thin but continue to seek out professional learning opportunities that you can fit into your crowded schedule. That's where IBM InterConnect 2017, 19-23 March 2017, at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada, can be just the experience for you. This annual conference is your opportunity to learn about new methodologies, tools and practices for data engineering in the era of cloud data services, cognitive computing, data science and big data analytics.

While there are a growing number of universities that offer undergraduate data science degrees, for one reason or another those programs may not be perfect for everyone interested in data science. So, what do you do if you attend a school that does not offer a data science degree? This is a question frequently asked of me, so I thought I would elaborate on my typical response. You Cannot Know It All First off, you will never know all there is to know about data science.

DCIM will become a common facet of the digital enterprise, as an integrated component of modular data infrastructure, not an add-on to legacy systems.

Efforts like threatcasting are critical to identifying threats and building up defenses; private companies and military organizations are involved.

In addition to rebranding its PaaS environment as the SAP Cloud Platform, SAP has developed a graphical SAP Cloud Platform Workflow service.

If you've lived in a big city, you're likely familiar with the impact of gentrification. For longtime residents of a neighbourhood, it can represent a decline in the culture and vibrancy of your community; for recent or prospective residents, it can represent a financial opportunity in rising home prices. For those that live in a gentrifying neighbourhood, it's one of those you-know-it-when-you-see-it things, but for economists and urban planners it can be difficult to identify.

By 2023, Cisco is forecasting there will be over three billion devices connected to the Internet via NB-IoT.

Sophia Genetics uses artificial intelligence to pinpoint gene mutations behind cancers and rare disorders to help healthcare providers prescribe the best treatments for patients.

Many new machine learning technologies, architectures, and algorithms being proposed, but here are three macro trends that will become game changers in ML.

You may have been successful with a center of excellence for your business intelligence or analytics practice. But big data success requires a different approach, a bus.

We've killed more people because we didn't share data than because we did.  This and other such memorable quotes were among my many takeaways from the HIMSS annual conference last week in Orlando. Along with the increase in healthcare consumerism, there is a growing awareness among health systems of the need to involve patients in their medical care. An important aspect of enabling that is to harness the continuous stream of data from wearables, sensors and other internet of things (IoT) devices that is now referred to as patient-generated health data or PGHD. PGHD can provide valuable insights to clinicians in population health management (PHM) and personalized medicine.

Big data has long promised more than it delivers, at least for most enterprises. While a shift to cloud pledges to help, big data deployments are still more discussed than realized, with Gartner insisting that only 14 percent of enterprises have gotten Hadoop off the ground. Will the other darling of the chattering class, IoT (internet of things), meet the same fate? In fact, IoT might deliver, according to new data from Talend compiled in conjunction with O'Reilly.

Augmented reality is seen as a stop-gap measure to VR, but this view overlooks that in the digital ecosystem it's the app that counts, not the tech.

The big news, not surprisingly, centers on 5G. The question is whether the announcements are more hype, more substance, or an equal measure of each.

It's a great time to be a data scientist. These professionals are responsible for helping gather and manage an organization's data in a way that's meaningful to business decision makers. The right candidates have experience working with major database platforms, are experienced coders and must have strong analytical, quantitive and problem-solving abilities. They're also in high demand — and generously compensated — with data scientist claiming the top spot on Glassdoor's best job of 2017 and Robert Half Technology's tech jobs to watch list.

sAP has unveiled a software development kit (SDK) that can be used to integrate native iOS applications with both SAP and third-party applications.

sAP has unveiled a software development kit (SDK) that can be used to integrate native iOS applications with both SAP and third-party applications.

We don't know how long this has been going on, how companies are reacting, or what may be out there. We'll be hearing about Cloudbleed a lot in 2017.




A graph, a collection of nodes connected by edges, is just data. Whether it's a social network (where nodes are people, and edges are friend relationships), or a decision tree (where nodes are branch criteria or values, and edges decisions), the nature of the graph is easily represented in a data object. It might be represented as a matrix (where rows and columns are nodes, and elements mark whether an edge between them is present) or as a data frame (where each row is an edge, with columns representing the pair of connected nodes).

IT thinks of hybrid clouds as multiple server platforms linked to support a single app. The Nimble Storage definition is a storage-centric approach.

if you're a CIO or IT leader, you probably think you're doing a better job of giving company employees what they need than they think you're doing.

BARCELONA — Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership. On March 30, it plans to release the first version of SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, a tool to help businesses integrate Apple's handheld devices with their back-end information systems. And at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week it opened enrollment for SAP Academy for iOS, a mix of paid and free training services to help develop apps with that tool.

Dell is making the case for a standardized series of gateways based on Intel Atom processors that in turn connect to multiple sensors.

Executives at several top tech firms outline the skills they need now and in the near future, including IaaS and IoT security expertise.

For chip designers, justification for high-end models will have to be strong to maintain share of a market less interested in hardware details.

Flexibility to alter and extend your most vital software assets is more important today than ever before, giving open source software an enormous advantage. Traditional software vendors aren't able to keep up with what's happening. Just look at the reality as the world has rapidly gone digital: Business models are undergoing insane change. Companies that… The post Everyone Wants Flexibility And Freedom. Or Should. appeared first on Hortonworks.

Almost a year after SAP teamed with Apple to develop business applications for smartphones and tablets, the German enterprise software developer is ready to unveil the first fruits of their partnership. On March 30, it plans to release the first version of SAP Cloud Platform SDK for iOS, a tool to enable businesses to integrate Apple's handheld devices with their back-end information systems. And at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week it opened enrollment for SAP Academy for iOS, a mix of paid and free training services to help develop apps with that tool.

Two-thirds of companies that leverage advanced analytics strategies say they achieved revenue growth of 15% or more.

Data integration has always faced complex technical issues. Obviously the technically savvy will always be needed for many aspects of data integration, and require solutions that can handle complex problems. But this approach isn't enough for what businesses need and want today from Modern Data Integration. Making room for business ubiquity — business user participation and input — continues to be a challenge.

If data is important to your company, then creating a data governance program is as essential to the business as an accounting program.

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