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Understanding Big Data: Cross Infrastructure & Analytics

Understanding Big Data Cross Analytics Infrastructure Microsoft 2In our cartographic overview of the big data ecosystem, we stated a Big Data environment should allow you to store, process, analyse and visualise data. Thus far in the “Understanding Big Data” series, we’ve been breaking down the ecosystem into composite parts, focusing on software which specifically focuses one or two of these objectives. In this edition, we’ll be examining the big data offerings of household names and global leaders, most of whom offer an end-to-end solution for storing, processing, analysing and visualising data. Google As part of its range of cloud computing products and services, Google offers a big data analysis solution, Google BigQuery. The “big” in the title isn’t misleading- they allow you to process the first terabyte of data for free. The queries are run in an…

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US Senator Writes Letter of Complaint to FDC Regarding Facebook Mood Experiment

US Senator writes letter of complaint to FDC, regarding Facebook mood experimentFacebook is again under attack, this time by U.S Senator Mark R. Warner, who is asking the Federal Trade Commission to inspect the social network’s use of big data. The cause of this is a controversial experiment conducted by Facebook on a share of its users. In statement on this topic, the Virginia senator said: “I think the industry could benefit from a conversation about what are the appropriate rules of the road going forward.” The study in question was performed in 2012, when Facebook manipulated the content of some 689,003 users in English-speaking countries to see how much it would affect their mood. This again was analyzed through their own status updates, using language analysis systems. Warner suggests that the experiment stands in conflict with the consent agreement they…

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Germany vs. Brazil – An Impressive Success for Big Data in the World Cup

Germany World CupEarlier in the month we reported on Germany’s national team working with IT giant SAP for the current World Cup to add data to their training. Typically a strong team, it wasn’t until Tuesday that they really showed the force of their preparation. Crowds were left slack-jawed as Germany scored an incredible seven goals against tournament favourites Brazil. The team expected to dominate the world cup, based on analysis of historical data, was in turn beaten by a team that put the very same into practice. On the basis of data collected by students of Cologne’s Sport’s University, Germany’s team managers analysed huge amounts of research on the Brazilian team. The result of this analysis, which led to the victory on Tuesday, detailed information about all kinds of specifics on…

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Doug Laney’s Advice for Big Data Adoption

The-3-Donts-of-Big-Data1-e1404901738977-620x396We recently discussed the pitfalls of big data with Gartner’s Research VP, creator of the 3 V’s and all-round big data legend Doug Laney, and formulated some don’ts of big data to steer your big data dreams in the right direction. In almost any discussion about big data, the word “value” inevitably rears its ugly head. The media has recently been inundated with lofty statistics around this fabled big data value. Wikibon projects the big data market will be worth $28.5 billion in 2014, rising to $50.1 billion in 2015. AT Kearney value the big data hardware & software market alone at $114 billion by 2018. McKinsey estimates big data could save European government administrations $149 billion by improving operational efficiency. Which such huge sums of money being forecast in…

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IBM Commits $100 Million to Support China in Nurturing Big Data Talent

7192618528_6383b07d46_zIBM announced yesterday that it has embarked on a major collaboration with China’s educations system to focus on addressing the burgeoning Big Data & Analytics (BD&A) skills opportunity in the country. The initiative, named IBM U-100, will see the tech giant donate a range of BD&A software worth $100 million and “provide expertise to support 100 universities in China to create the next generation of data scientists at three levels”: 1) set up BD&A Technology Centers in 100 universities, 2) launch undergraduate and, 3) graduate programs in 30 universities and create a Center of Excellence at five universities. By mid-2105, when the programme is expected to be rolled out to all 100 universities, the aim is to see 40,000 students per year gain expertise in BD&A. The company said that…

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How Spotify and Shazam Predict Music’s Next Big Talent

The Week in Big DataOver the past few years, music subscription services have seen incredible growth, with revenues up by 51 percent in 2013 and the $1 billion threshold crossed. In contrast to that, over a decade of stagnation has seen Europe’s overall record sales grow by just 4.3 percent. Undoubtedly, services like Spotify, Deezer, Grooveshark and Pandora have all played a major role in maintaining the industry’s steady progress. These companies have revolutionised the way people listen to music – especially Spotify which delivered about 4.5 billion hours listening time in 2013 alone – and it is beyond doubt that their use of big data has played a pivotal role in the way the industry has evolved. These streaming services use data not only to enhance engagement and provide a personalised experience, but…

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