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HP: Big data is creating jobs, but there is no one to fill them

HP: Big data is creating jobs, but there is no one to fill them | Big Data | Scoop.it
Unstructured data explosion is a problem for all - including vendors, says former Autonomy executive. Information analysts apply here...
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$4,829-per-hour supercomputer built on Amazon cloud to fuel cancer research

$4,829-per-hour supercomputer built on Amazon cloud to fuel cancer research | Big Data | Scoop.it
Spanning four continents and 50,000 cores, a cluster recently deployed on Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud saved cancer researchers from having to cut corners in an experiment.
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Splunk Soars as Investors Embrace Data Boom

Splunk Soars as Investors Embrace Data Boom | Big Data | Scoop.it
The software firm went public on Thursday with a $229.5 million offering priced at $17 a share. Shares closed at $35.48 on its first day, valuing the company at $3.28 billion.
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How Big Data Is Changing Astronomy (Again)

How Big Data Is Changing Astronomy (Again) | Big Data | Scoop.it
This isn't your grandfather's stargazing: The amount of data we have on our universe is doubling every year thanks to big telescopes and better light detectors.
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Turning Big Data into a Dashboard for Investment Managers - Wall Street & Technology

The rise of data aggregators pulling information from various cloud-based sources, fueling front-end analytics, will make Big Data more usable for investment managers, contends StatPro North America's Andrew Peddar.
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7 Twitter Tips for Public Figures

7 Twitter Tips for Public Figures | Big Data | Scoop.it
Whether you represent an A-list celebrity or a public figure, here are ten tips and strategies for how to manage a related Twitter account.
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Big Data: Is it more than just a business intelligence rebrand?

Big Data: Is it more than just a business intelligence rebrand? | Big Data | Scoop.it
BigData.jpg You can barely move for talk of Big Data at the moment. But is there any substance to it or is it just a fancy label to help vendors flog more tools?
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Enhanced Analytics and Sentiment Analysis Arrive in Social Analytics

Enhanced Analytics and Sentiment Analysis Arrive in Social Analytics | Big Data | Scoop.it

Microsoft Codename "Social Analytics"

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Big Data - What Marketers Need to Know | ClickZ

Big Data - What Marketers Need to Know | ClickZ | Big Data | Scoop.it
The fastest climbers on the big data learning curve represent the future of marketing. Are you prepared?
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Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30 M

Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30 M | Big Data | Scoop.it

Eucalyptus, led by the former Finnish CEO of MySQL Mårtin Mickos, has raised $30 million (€23 million) in series C funding.

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Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation | McKinsey & Company

Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity | McKinsey Global Institute | Technology & Innovation | McKinsey & Company | Big Data | Scoop.it
A McKinsey & Company Technology & Innovation article.
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How to Avoid the Big Data "Gotchas"

How to Avoid the Big Data "Gotchas" | Big Data | Scoop.it
As exciting as Big Data is, the executives I meet with are understandably leery of jumping in with both feet. After all, some industries have been wrangling terabytes of information for years.
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2 Lessons Learned Managing Big Data In Cloud - Software - Information Management - Informationweek

Wordnik, world's fastest-updating dictionary, explains its move from MySQL to NoSQL and a new architecture designed to run on Amazon EC2.
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BBC News - Today - The 'big data' revolution

Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones reports on the new industrial revolution of "big data" mining and James Murray, European vice-president of Splunk, a big data company, explains why data is big business.
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AWS Sets Up One-Stop Shop for Cloudware | Cloud Computing Journal

AWS Sets Up One-Stop Shop for Cloudware | Cloud Computing Journal | Big Data | Scoop.it
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Splunk, Big Data’s First IPO, Begins Trading on Nasdaq Today

Splunk, Big Data’s First IPO, Begins Trading on Nasdaq Today | Big Data | Scoop.it
If you have a machine, you can probably use Splunk's technology to measure what it does, and to make that data useful.
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Gartner Taps Predictive Analytics as Next Big Business Intelligence Trend - Enterprise Apps Today

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The Four Vs of Big Data | Cloud Computing Journal

The Four Vs of Big Data | Cloud Computing Journal | Big Data | Scoop.it

Cloud Computing (The Four Vs of Big Data)

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Francis Maude | data is 'the new raw material of the 21st century'

Francis Maude | data is 'the new raw material of the 21st century' | Big Data | Scoop.it
Cabinet Office minister says governments are at a 'pivotal moment' in their use of data, which will define future public policy (RT @EMC_UK Francis Maude data is 'the new raw material of 21stC' (via @guardian) http://t.co/IXk2zVCT)...
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Learn Hadoop & Big Data with Free Courses Online | Big Data University

Learn Hadoop & Big Data with Free Courses Online | Big Data University | Big Data | Scoop.it
Learn Big Data technologies like Hadoop, HDFS, Hive, HBase, MapReduce, JAQL, Pig,
Flume, ZooKeeper, Mahout, Streams, and others. Big Data University offers free online courses taught by the leading
experts in the field.
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DataSift Launches Big Data Week, Bringing Together the Greatest Minds in Big Data From Around the World

DataSift Launches Big Data Week, Bringing Together the Greatest Minds in Big Data From Around the World | Big Data | Scoop.it

Big Data Week, a series of community-led events and hackathons relating to Big Data, kicks off on 23rd April in the UK, US, Germany, Finland and Australia. With the exploding volume, velocity and variety of digital data being created, how companies can manage and analyze this Big Data is emerging as a growing imperative and opportunity.

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7 top tools for taming big data

7 top tools for taming big data | Big Data | Scoop.it
The floods that devastated the hard disk industry in Thailand are now half a year old, and the prices per terabyte are finally dropping once again.
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Big Data: Classical or Jazz?

Big Data: Classical or Jazz? | Big Data | Scoop.it
By Mona Patel, EMC.."Science is nothing but the finding of analogy, identity, in the most remote parts."  -Ralph Waldo Emerson.  There were some pretty cool Big Data analogies discussed at The O\'Reilly Strata Conference 2012 in Santa Clara, CA.
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12 Top Big Data Analytics Players -- InformationWeek

12 Top Big Data Analytics Players -- InformationWeek | Big Data | Scoop.it
When data grows into the tens or even hundreds of terabytes, you need a special technology to quickly make sense of it all. From Hadoop to Teradata, check out the top platform options.
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