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Big Data May Ensure Sustainable Sushi

Big Data May Ensure Sustainable Sushi

The bluefin tuna is not on the U.S.'s endangered species list, but it is widely thought to be massively overfished. Big data is coming to the rescue.read more
Northern Lights: Arctic Fiber Nets Open New Bandwidth Horizon

Northern Lights: Arctic Fiber Nets Open New Bandwidth Horizon

What would you pay to save 20 milliseconds? Two trans-oceanic projects are betting you'll pay enough to cover the cost of sinking new fiber optic cable, estimated to be between $600 million and $1.5 billion apiece.read more
Dark Data Tells Many Tales

Dark Data Tells Many Tales

Servers in data centers generate an enormous trove of largely untapped log file data. Are you asking your dark data the right questions?read more
Gartner Dead Wrong About Big Data Hype Cycle

Gartner Dead Wrong About Big Data Hype Cycle

Big data is just about to hit its "peak of inflated expectations", according to Gartner's 2012 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. Me? Expectations aren't inflated enough.read more
NFL Big Data Blitz: Don't Punt; Go For It!

NFL Big Data Blitz: Don’t Punt; Go For It!

Football teams almost always punt on fourth down, but there's statistical evidence showing such a strategy leads to fewer wins. So why do teams punt?read more
You Can Write, But You Can’t Hide. Big Data Knows Your Writing Quirks

You Can Write, But You Can’t Hide. Big Data Knows Your Writing Quirks

Data scientists have been able to mine unstructured data to determine the identity of a document’s author. It seems we all have a “write-print” as unique as our fingerprint. read more
Big Data Owes Big Debt To Open Source

Big Data Owes Big Debt To Open Source

More often than not, open source technology is considered a toolbox in the analytics and database worlds, and not the competition. read more
Here And Now: The New Era of Real-Time Distributed Data Management

Here And Now: The New Era of Real-Time Distributed Data Management

A few industries are well-versed in distributed data management with a very low latency database infrastructure, but we need that mentality in all industries. It will take a conscious mind-shift among many in IT to adopt this real-time, distributed...
The Odds Favor a Career In Analytics

The Odds Favor a Career In Analytics

Luckily, in the U.S., at least, advanced study in analytics is possible at many schools. read more
Big Data Startups Lure Investment Dollars

Big Data Startups Lure Investment Dollars

Venture capitalists sense an opportunity in the big data market, and are ready to pounce. Entrepreneurs must be ready with ideas and products.read more