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Recently, I’ve been feeling like I’ve stepped through a looking glass to another similar-but-very-different world. I’m steeped in 20+ years in corporate data warehousing and business intelligence practice. Throughout that time, there have been big and small technology improvements, but nothing truly disruptive (although new…

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Added by Stan Mason on April 13, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Vestas Wind Systems Turns to IBM Big Data Analytics for Smarter Wind Energy

“Firestorm” Supercomputer to Help Maximize Turbine Performance

IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for the renewable energy industry, and Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by overcoming this challenge.  

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Added by Stan Mason on April 10, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Can Apple give police a key to your encrypted iPhone data? ARS

Does Apple have a backdoor that it can use to help law enforcement bypass your iPhone's passcode?.Can Apple give police a key to your encrypted iPhone data? Ars investigates  That question became front and center this week when training materials (PDF) for the California District Attorneys Association started being distributed online with a line implying that Apple could do so if the appropriate request was filed by…
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Added by Stan Mason on April 4, 2012 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Big Data in the Enterprise

Companies are capturing and digitizing more information than ever before. According to IDC, the world produced one zettabyte (1,000,000,000,000 gigabytes) of data annually. Fueling this data explosion are over five billion mobile phones, 30 billion pieces of content shared on Facebook per month, 20 billion Internet searches per month, and millions of networked sensors connected to mobile phones, energy meters, automobiles, shipping containers, retail packaging and more. Big Data is a…

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Added by Stan Mason on January 16, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Data Analytics for Smart Grid Development and Deployment

The smart grid is leading the power industry into a data and analytics boom as its implementation phase gives way to its value phase, according to Christine Richards, senior analyst with Energy Central's Utility Analytics Institute.

Richards defined the decade from 2000 to 2010 as the smart grid's development phase, the five-year period from 2007 to 2012 as the infrastructure, or implementation phase and the decade from 2010 to 2020 as the value phase.

In the value phase, grid…

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Added by Stan Mason on January 4, 2012 at 8:17am — No Comments

Big Data Retention for Structured and Unstructured Data

Caringo announced a partnership to provide a solution for retaining and accessing structured data in Caringo object storage software powered by CAStor. The combination allows users to store increasing volumes of structured and semi-structured data from databases, logs and other machine-generated data sources along with unstructured content such as audio, documents, e-mails, images, and videos in CAStor.

The combined solution provides a horizontal platform that enterprises…

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Added by Stan Mason on December 19, 2011 at 8:17am — No Comments

Big Data might just mean Big Traffic

Big Data, housed in new and disruptive technologies, is expected to account for more than 50 percent of the world’s data in the next five years, according to a a new study. While it offers huge and untapped value, the inevitable result is stress and strain on the world’s Interent infrastructure as companies seek to manage this explosion of information.

The new study, released jointly by Internet Research Group and Infineta Systems a provider of WAN optimization systems, examines how…

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Added by Stan Mason on December 14, 2011 at 7:35am — No Comments

Big Data Analytics - Visualization Tools

Jaspersoft announced a second-generation native connector to MongoDB, an open source database. 10gen, the company behind MongoDB, and Jaspersoft have teamed together to deliver an enhanced tool for companies to provide easier reporting, analytics, and visualization of Big Data. Jaspersoft is a sponsor of the upcoming MongoSV, to be held in Santa Clara CA today, December 9, 2011 and will be showcasing the combined solution there.

Building on the popularity of the first generation…

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Added by Stan Mason on December 9, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hadoop and Productivity Boosting

Zettaset today announced the release of Version 4 of its big data management solution, which offers several new service management features, including the industry's first NameNode Failover, as well as JobTracker Failover, Oozie Failover and a unique visual user interface (UI). Built on Hadoop and other high-volume, open-source technologies, Version 4 offers greater stability within Hadoop while providing a solution to manage big data that is more accessible to IT pros, yielding…

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Added by Stan Mason on December 6, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

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