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Big data drives 47% growth for top 50 public cloud companies
Big data analytics are driving rapid growth for public cloud computing vendors with revenues for the top 50 public cloud providers shooting up 47% in...
10 Big Data startups to watch
The Big Data space is heating up – to the point that many pundits already see it as the over-hyped heir to "cloud." The hype may be a bit much, but...
Free data science courses from Johns Hopkins, Duke, Stanford
If you've thought about trying to boost your data skills, check out Coursera's catalog of free classes. In particular, Johns Hopkins is about to...
Big data funding spree continues
Venture capital firms continue to funnel big sums of money to big data startups. Hadoop player Cloudera announced $160 million in new financing, and...
IBM rolls “Big Data” software to combat big business fraud
IBM today introduced software that can be used by business to combat attempted fraud in insurance, financial and healthcare settings by applying “Big...
College stats geeks' computerized system predicts Louisville to repeat as men's NCAA basketball champ
The brainiacs behind Georgia Tech's LRMC computerized ranking system predict that the University of Louisville Cardinals (29-5) defend as NCAA men's...
Big Data skills pay top dollar
If you're in tech, it pays to be in big data. Nine of the top 10 highest paying IT salaries are for languages, databases and skills related to big...
How today's enterprises use Big Data
Big data tactics and budgets vary, but IT pros agree data analytics will play an increasingly vital role in business operations.
10 big myths about Big Data
Big Data has dominated tech news of late. It has been touted as a possible solution for everything from intrusion detection to fraud prevention to...
Big Data startup MemSQL raises $35 million
MemSQL, a database startup founded by former Facebook engineers, has raised $35 million in a series B round of venture funding.
Cool robotics could be boon for the boring kind
After agreeing recently to meet with a U.K.-based company called Blue Prism, I started studying up by visiting the outfit’s website, which touts...
MIT debuts online Big Data course for tech pros
Want to learn more about Big Data? MIT is taking on the buzzy topic in an online course designed for tech pros. Tackling the Challenges of Big Data...
University of Florida gets 100Gbps link to Internet2, upgrades campus research net to 200Gbps
The University of Florida is just putting the wraps on a remarkable year of IT upgrades. The school, which has a 2,000-acre campus and more than 900...
Startup Trifacta embracing the data scientist in all of us
Organizations drowning in big and small data will soon have a new way to wrangle, munge or transform it – however you want to describe the process –...
VMware vSphere 5.5 bulks up with more muscle, high-availability
VMware's latest salvo in its virtualization war with Microsoft is vSphere 5.5, which features a host of improvements, the most interesting being high...
Money, money: Box, others bask in hot VC market
Recent investments by venture capitalists in cloud, big data and converged infrastructure companies show not only the healthy interest among...
Big data's biggest challenges
IT pros from social media, healthcare and insurance industries share their big-data success stories and lessons learned.
Startup offers hefty storage with pay-per-use pricing
The model of buying cloud computing resources is different from that of buying traditional hardware and software. Instead of buying licenses and...
SDN networks transform Big Data into information capital
SDN has huge potential to build the intelligent adaptive network for Big Data analytics. Due to the separation of the control and data plane, SDN...
How to use Hadoop to mine business value from new types of data
Apache Hadoop has emerged as the leading technology for helping companies mine big data. And while every organization is different, their big data...