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Big Week For Big Data

Dell buys big data analytics and predictive intelligence expertise.

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

Dell buys big data analytics and predictive intelligence expertise.

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

Dell, Teradata, Brocade Focus on Healthcare Tech

The healthcare industry is increasingly looking to IT vendors to help them manage the influx of patient data, as well as the shift to electronic health records. Dell, Teradata and Brocade all unveiled news announcements at this week’s 2013 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference. Read More

BigData Top 100 Will Rank Data-Crunching Applications


The “big data” community will get a global ranking system for data applications. The BigData Top 100 will create a counterpart to the Top500, the supercomputing rankings that have generated enormous interest in high performance. Charter members of the group include Facebook and Google. Read More

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