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Interesting article. Some of my favorite lines: Experts estimate that 2.5 exabytes – or 2.5 billion gigabytes – of data are now generated every day, and the world’s capacity to store that data is doubling every 40 months The Seattle-based company, with just over 900 employees and a market value of around $940 million. The […]

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There’s big data and then there’s really big data — like, BIG DATA, yo. NASA’s JPL deals in all-caps. Fitting, right? Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData; original post by Whitney Clavin on the JPL website. Discussion of big data challenges on MeriTalk, the Government IT Network. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian […]

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Big data is slowly moving from “mostly just hype” to “a lot of hype but also some traction”. Will big data be a bigger deal in 2014? Article by David Weldon in FierceCIO. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ———- IT execs have high hopes, big challenges with big data in […]

Any discussion of data mining almost necessarily leads to a discussion of profiling. In essence, profiling is what big data is all about: finding patterns, gleaning insights, forming a picture — and making predictions. I think the “summary article” is more alarmist than necessary; to me, the original piece in Fast Company is more about […]

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And you thought having enough storage was going to be the main problem? It turns out that having enough words to describe the massive amount of stuff being stored is actually a big problem too. I like hellabytes and whateverbytes — but I also like dogbytes, babybytes, mosquitobytes, and soundbytes. Yeah, yeah, I’ll stick to […]

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Summary article by Pam Baker in FierceBigData, original article by Antonio Regalado in MIT Technology Review. Emphasis in red added by me. Brian Wood, VP Marketing ———- Google says ‘Shhh, don’t say big, just say data’ Vendors are still comfortable with saying “big data” in public these days, but many of their business customers would […]

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News flash: those who invest more than others tend to yield bigger gains. And not just in dollar terms, but in organizational commitment too — the “adapt or die” mentality. Summary article by by Pam Baker in FierceBigData and original article by Satya Ramaswamy in Harvard Business Review blogs. Emphasis in red added by me. […]

This just in — the latest AIS infographic! The computer has become one of the most ubiquitous tools in everyday life, but supercomputers blow even the most advanced desktops out of the water. Comprised of tens of thousands of processors working in conjunction, supercomputers are capable of crunching numbers at astounding speeds. These massive machines […]

We all think we’re unique; we all like to think that we “think different” from one another, and act different too. Well, maybe that’s true, but it’s also a fact that in this modern world we are trackable and predictable: enter big data. Any pretense of anonymity is just that — a pretense. Summary article […]

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