Big Data

Big Week For Big Data

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It’s been a week full of big events for big data and analytics. In the news: MapR closes $30 million in funding, Hortonworks expands its European operations, and Gartner sees Big Data entering “trough of disillusionment.” Read More

IBM Watson Could be Offered as Technology as a Service

The IBM Watson supercomputer.

IBM Watson – a cognitive computer – starred on Jeopardy! a few years ago. Today, IBM is experimenting with offering a way to reach Watson through a cloud service, and recently asked USC students for creative ways to apply Watson to business and social challenges. Read More

sqrrl Making NSA’s Big Data Analytics More Accessible

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Cambridge-based sqrll is a big data company that makes an enterprise grade edition of the Apache Accumulo, a NoSQL database originally developed by the National Security Agency and now available to others as an open source software project via the Apache Foundation. Read More

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