Big Data Analysis in the Clouds
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The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data

The CIA takes an interest in Narrative Science's quick summaries of big data | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
While visualizations have gotten plenty of attention as options for getting good stuff out of data, In-Q-Tel’s investment in Narrative Science suggests information in paragraphs could work too.
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Amazon and CIA ink cloud deal -- FCW

Amazon and CIA ink cloud deal -- FCW | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
Clandestine contract marks a radical shift in the CIA's cloud strategy.
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Amazon Web Services will help the intelligence agency build a private cloud infrastructure that helps the agency keep up with emerging technologies like big data in a cost-effective manner not possible under the CIA's previous cloud efforts

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The CIA Wants Big Data -- All Of It

The CIA Wants Big Data -- All Of It | Big Data Analysis in the Clouds | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- The CIA's chief technology officer outlined the agency's endless appetite for data in a far-ranging speech on Wednesday.
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"The value of any piece of information is only known when you can connect it with something else that arrives at a future point in time," Hunt said. "Since you can't connect dots you don't have, it drives us into a mode of, we fundamentally try to collect everything and hang on to it forever."

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