Big Data

10 Elements of Proper Data Management

In today’s world, data powers economic growth, enables the shared economy, creates new kinds of social interactions and delivers valuable business intelligence to organizations – all while driving increased productivity and efficiency. Analysis of data presents the opportunity to tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our society. It’s data that helps us understandRead… Read more »

Focusing on Goals Increases Payoff of Analytics

For several years, IBM and the Partnership for Public Service have partnered to bring lessons learned from industry leaders in the use of Big Data Analytics to our readers. This year we had a series of Conversations on Big Data, a Podcast series of discussions about using analytics in a number of creative and interestingRead… Read more »

Focusing on Goals Increases Payoff of Analytics – A Conversation on Big Data

For several years, IBM and the Partnership for Public Service have partnered to bring lessons learned from industry leaders in the use of Big Data Analytics to our readers. This year we had a series of Conversations on Big Data, a Podcast series of discussions about using analytics in a number of creative and interestingRead… Read more »

Algorithm Detected Ebola Outbreak Nine Days Before Health Authorities

There’s a great article over at TechRepublic by Lyndsey Gilpin on how the computer algorithm behind HealthMap detected the recent Ebola outbreak nine days before it was identified by health authorities. In How an algorithm detected the Ebola outbreak a week early, and what it could do next, Gilpin describes how by tracking, collating andRead… Read more »

Harnessing the Power of Big Data [New Report]

Big data has revolutionized the way government agencies store, manage and collect data. Agencies can no longer rely on stable and structured data as a means to meet mission need. The way citizens engage with government has evolved, and the kinds of data processing services available have changed. Today, agencies must be able to quicklyRead… Read more »

What’s the Future of Big Data?

Earlier this year Gartner announced their 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems – and for the first time ever, Cloudera debuted on the list. Gartner’s Magic Quadrants serve as one of Gartner’s flagship market research reports, covering dozens of IT trends for both private and public sector technology solutions. The report makesRead… Read more »

Before We Turn to Big Data, Have We Made the Most of Small Data?

It seems like everywhere we look, we see big data calling our name. The profession of “data scientist” has been deemed the next hot job. Big data promises to solve all kinds of problems, from business logistics to tracking and treating diseases. These promises seem to have cropped up almost overnight. Think back to fiveRead… Read more »