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The Future of Big Data: Good, Bad or Ugly?

Started this discussion. Last reply by prdeepak.babu Oct 25, 2013. 1 Reply

The Pew Internet Project, in collaboration with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center, recently published a …Continue

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The Evolution of "What is Data Science?"

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gil Press Jul 30, 2012. 3 Replies

I’m in the process of researching the origin and evolution of data science as a discipline and a profession. Here are the milestones that I have picked up so far, tracking the evolution of the term…Continue

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Big Data Will Make IT the New Intel Inside

Posted on May 15, 2012 at 1:29pm 0 Comments

Tim O’Reilly famously declared in 2005: “Data is the next Intel Inside.” It well may be that big data—the organizational skill of using data as the key driver of performance—will make the IT function the new Intel Inside, the most strategic component of any organization.

Based on the success of Google, Amazon, and eBay at the time, O’Reilly correctly asserted that database management was a core…


3 Big Data Startups: Locu, Essess, Coursera

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments


What does it do? Founded in 2010, Locu's mission is to structure the world's information, and it is currently focused on unstructured local data. Locu combines document analysis,  crowdsourcing,  and machine learning to provide structured and semantically annotated data sets made available through a set of APIs. Locu’s first product  helps restaurants better manage their online…


New Research on Big Data

Posted on April 22, 2012 at 4:32pm 1 Comment

Two new research reports on big data flash out its early impact on enterprise IT.

David Newman, Research VP at Gartner and a member of its Enterprise Architecture team, warns in Big Data Disruptions Tamed With Enterprise Architecture that “Big data will disrupt your business. Your actions will determine whether these disruptions are positive or negative.“ Newman sees three areas…


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