Big Data stalwart DataRPM Takes On IBM’s Watson With “Sherlock”

Much of the talk in machine learning and natural language software has been centered around the IBM supercomputer, Watson. But, DataRPM, a startup and self-described “industry pioneer in smart machine analytics for big data, thinks it’s time there was a ...

15 important case studies on Big Data

Are you looking for some of good case studies that highlight how large companies leverage Big Data for driving productivity? Check out these 15 important case studies on Big Data. 23andMe 23andMe is a privately held personal genomics and biotechnology company. The ...

How Big Data Can Help You Make Money

Making money with big data is not difficult if you already have a business in place. Numerous businesses have become more profitable, efficient, and productive when using big data. Since 91 percent of businesses use big data to make money, ...

Data Science –What’s the big deal about it?

Thomas Davenport, an American academic and publisher for Harvard Business Review, once said that Data Scientist is “the Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. But why is there such a big hype and mythos about Data Scientists and Data Science? The ...

Why Extended Attributes are Coming to HDFS

Extended attributes in HDFS will facilitate at-rest encryption for Project Rhino, but they have many other uses, too. Many mainstream Linux filesystems implement extended attributes, which let you associate metadata with a file or directory beyond common “fixed” attributes like filesize, ...

Free eBook-Learn About Microsoft’s Hadoop Implementation

Microsoft Press has just released a new eBook in its continuing line of free offerings. Introducing Microsoft Azure HDInsight presents 5 chapters and 130 pages of content covering Microsoft's foray into Big Data utilizing Apache Hadoop. HDInsight is built on ...

5 Areas Where Big Data is Doing Well

It's not often that an IT innovation is as disruptive as Big-Data. The tecnology has brought a paradigm shift in our approach, storage, usage and monetization of data assets. Every path-breaking innovation has its share of hype, expectations and "Big ...