Machine learning floats all boats on big data's ocean

February 28, 2014
Machine learning is the unsung hero that powers many of the most sophisticated big data analytic applications
Big Data, Hadoop
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Cognitive computing can take the semantic Web to the next level

January 30, 2014
As big data analytics pushes deeper into cognitive computing, it needs to bring the semantic Web into the heart of this new age
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Big data demands nonstop experimentation

December 12, 2013
Predictive modeling needs the dynamic experimentation of big data to discern true, underlying correlations. Some organizations are ready for that disruption -- and some aren't
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YARN unwinds MapReduce's grip on Hadoop

November 22, 2013
Hadoop has been known as MapReduce running on HDFS, but with YARN, Hadoop 2.0 broadens pool of potential applications
Big Data, Hadoop
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Sometimes it's OK to treat people like numbers

October 17, 2013
After all, the customers' own Web activity fuels analytic models, but a caveat: The data can grow too complex
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Devops can take data science to the next level

September 20, 2013
For data scientists, creating a perfect statistical model is all for naught if the compute power required is prohibitive. We need tools to assess the performance impacts of modeling alternatives
Big Data, devops
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Big data means big challenges in lifecycle management

August 15, 2013
No matter what its size or variety, data must still be managed through its lifecycle, even when the tools are immature
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Graph analysis will make big data even bigger

July 25, 2013
Social networks transformed the Internet into a complex web of relationships; social graph analysis offers a way to understand those relationships
Big Data, NoSQL
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Big data needs data virtualization

June 20, 2013
To fulfill the promise of big data, you need to abstract data from its underpinnings -- at both the data and infrastructure layers
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There's no shortage of data science smarts

May 16, 2013
Powerful new big data tools demand analytics expertise -- but a growing body of shared knowledge and a new generation of self-taught experts will fill the gap
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