Big Data News – 14 Aug 2015

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While big data has long been the domain of quants and hedge fund managers, it is unusual for fundamental stock-pickers – who tend to use analyst…

 

One argument is that data analysis is moving into the cloud because more and more … Google’s case for moving big data analysis into the cloud is succinct:…

 

While I’ve tried to articulate how I have seen some organizations get big data “right,”… Much of the recent hype surrounding big data focuses on disruption how…

 

IBM Big Data In addition, IBM has updated its dashDB hosted data warehousing solution for the cloud. The updated IBM dashDB service is a high performance…

 

Google announced the general availability of two cloud services targeting enterprise users creating big data apps. The company moved Cloud Dataflow and…

 

Big data can help physicians understand patient behavior, which in turn impacts care delivery and their practice. For example, by offering empty appointment…

 

BOOK REVIEW: The focus of “big data” has snowballed into a near frenzy as every company large and small tries to leverage its social media and information…

 

Citus Data, which empowers real-time big data using PostgreSQL, today highlighted its continued…

 

Data scientists, essentially data analysts with business know-how, are in such high demand and low supply in the new era of big data that they are earning…




Product backlog refinement is a practice in which product backlog items are split and often re- estimated. This post is based on user story splitting and re-estimations.

 

Since restarting in June after a two-year upgrade, CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been recording about 3GB of data per second, or about 25 petabytes — that’s 25 million gigabytes — of data per year. Every time the LHC smashes particles together at near the speed of light in its 16 mile-long chamber, the shattered particles fly off in myriad of directions. Those particlaes leave behind traces in space, like footsteps in snow, which are recorded and later analyzed in a search for the most basic element of matter. Stay up to date on tech news with Computerworld’s daily newsletters. But unlike a camera, which absorbs light in order to produce a photo, the traces that result from particle collisions pass through the LHC’s “detectors,” leaving many points of interaction in their path. Every point represents an action at a point in time that can help pinpoint the particle’s characteristics.

 

High performing teams do not often happen organically; they are a return on investment. In this article, we will use our hard fought experience from the trenches to shed light onto Agile Coaching. First, defining what being an Agile Coach means, what skills and competencies are necessary to be successful. Then, examining patterns and anti-patterns for both in-house coaches and coach-consultants.

 

Graava, a video sharing startup, claims to have combined built-in sensors with artificial intelligence algorithms in a full HD video camera designed to enable automated editing of video footage. The Sunnyvale, Calif., startup said its video camera’s brilliant auto editing suite combines AI with an image sensor, microphone, accelerometer, GPS and an optional heart rate monitor. The AI application detects changes in heart rate, detects movement in the video frame and notes changes in direction or location to determine which video snippets to capture and edit. What if there was a camera that makes memories like your brain does? asserts a promotional video for the video editor. The video editor filters out the boring parts and just keeps the good parts. That, the startup says, is accomplished using AI algorithms along with sensor data to record movement and acceleration information that is automatically included in videos.

 

Preparing for problems like partial failure is the best thing you can do when working with distributed systems, Vaughn Vernon explains in a conversation with InfoQ and refers to a blog post by Jeff Hodges noting its down-to-earth approach and practical advices e.g. designing for partial availability, and using capped exponential back off to restore full operation when dependencies are unavailable.

 

This week, Attunity was at the HP Big Data conference in Boston where there were over 1,000 attendees! At the Attunity booth, we were able to talk with many of our customers and partners who were at…

 

MediGain is a Texas-based revenue lifecycle management company serving the medical sector. Several years ago, it employed nearly 20 full-time positions to generate monthly reports for its clients. The process was tedious, time-consuming, and error-prone, and the data was nearly stale by the time it reached the clients. Its leadership knew there had to be a better way, and there was. MediGain provides back-office billing for midsize doctor’s groups, such as dermatology and oncology offices, and some small hospital networks. The company handles all aspects of revenue management for these companies, from coding medical procedures on claims to sending bills to insurance companies, and even following up on collections…

 

Open standards and open development are paving the way for a strong Internet of Things (IoT). Here’s a look at some recent news on IoT openness.

 

Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI) The Open Grid Forum created the Open Cloud Computing Interface (OCCI). They claim to have one of the first standards in the cloud. OCCI was initially built to deliver portability and interoperability for IaaS platforms. In its initial implementation, it was used for different tasks around deployment, scaling and monitoring…

 

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