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Making sense out of the huge quantities of data that we are bombarded with daily
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Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs

Small Business Ideas and Resources for Entrepreneurs | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Visit Inc.com for the latest issue of Inc. Magazine and get advice, tools, and services that help your small business grow.
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New Business Intelligence products, such as Microsoft Power BI are making Big Data easier to handle.
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Analytics is not just about patterns in big data - Data Matters

Analytics is not just about patterns in big data - Data Matters | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
This is a guest blog by Nick Clarke, Head of Analytics, Tessella For most people, the term 'data analytics' conjures up images of Amazon, Facebook and Google: digitally born companies that gathe
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Google and Amazon represent only one side of data analytics, and maybe not the most important side.
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Big Data and Cloud – Are You Ready to Embrace Both?

Big Data and Cloud – Are You Ready to Embrace Both? | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
This week’s Economist magazine has the cover story about Uber; the world’s most valuable startup that symbolizes disruptive innovation.
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99.5% of an organization's data never gets analyzed.
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Storytelling With Data - Think Broad, Mine Deep, Explain Simply.pdf

Storytelling With Data - Think Broad, Mine Deep, Explain Simply.pdf | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Storytelling with #data follows 3 steps: thinking broadly, mining deeply, & explaining simply. https://t.co/5UMMSz26Iq

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Big Data has value if it enables you to tell a story that can lead to actions that increase the engagement of your audience.
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How Social Media Companies Use Big Data

Big data is a driving factor behind every marketing decision made by social media companies and it is driving personalization to the extreme.
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Privacy? What privacy?
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Poll: What software you used for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning projects in the past 12 months?

Poll: What software you used for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning projects in the past 12 months? | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
RT @Ronald_vanLoon: Poll: What software you used for Analytics, Data Mining, Data Science, Machine Learning pro… https://t.co/R0njcqiVCp ht…
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What tools are people using for analytics? Here's the scoop.
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Buyout could give stagnant DCIM tools market a boost

Buyout could give stagnant DCIM tools market a boost | Data Deluge | Scoop.it

With DCIM tools failing to gain widespread adoption, the competitive market is seeing the merger of platforms to combine monitoring and asset management.

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Nlyte acquisition of FieldView Solutions, creates an entity that spans the breadth of the DCIM space.

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» What’s the latest scoop on Hadoop

» What’s the latest scoop on Hadoop | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
The Big Data explosion in recent years has created a vast number of new technologies in the area of data processing, storage, and management. One of the biggest names to appear on the scene is Hadoop.
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SQL-on-Hadoop is becoming the go-to solution for organizations with traditional SQL programmers, but expanding Big Data tasks to perform.

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SAP Aggressively Moves Customers to Its Database - New York Times (blog)

SAP Aggressively Moves Customers to Its Database - New York Times (blog) | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
The German software giant, which powers much of the biggest manufacturing, retail, and supply functions in the world, says future versions of its big corporate software will require a fast-acting SAP database.
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SAP commits to HANA database, but it is not yet clear what that means.

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BlueData Brings In-Memory Speed to Big Data Applications with Tachyon Storage - DATAVERSITY

BlueData Brings In-Memory Speed to Big Data Applications with Tachyon Storage - DATAVERSITY | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
by Angela Guess According to a new announcement out of the company, “BlueData, the pioneer in Big Data private clouds, today announced a technology preview of the Tachyon in-memory distributed storage system as a new option for the BlueData EPIC...
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IBM is thinking along the same lines as SAP in going for an in-memory solution to performance concerns.

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Is relational database (RDBMS) doomed in a sea of NoSQL?

Is relational database (RDBMS) doomed in a sea of NoSQL? | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
When you want to have fast data at the expense of providing inaccurate data at times (e.g. Twitter/FB feeds) and/or scale based on changing demand, NoSQL is a better solution. However, when you want to have super ...
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When does SQL make sense and when is NoSQL preferred?

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Coming Data Deluge Means You’ll Know Anything You Want, Anytime, Anywhere

Coming Data Deluge Means You’ll Know Anything You Want, Anytime, Anywhere | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
We’re heading towards a world of perfect knowledge. Soon you’ll be able to know anything you want, anytime, anywhere, and query that data for answers and insights. Why is this... read more
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If you think what you can now learn from the Internet is amazing, just wait a couple of years for your mind to be blown by what will be available to you then. How will this change our world. I don't know, but it will be big, whatever it is.

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Think Capacity, Availability and Efficiency. Think DCIM. - Data Center Knowledge

Think Capacity, Availability and Efficiency. Think DCIM. - Data Center Knowledge | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Think Capacity, Availability and Efficiency. Think DCIM.
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When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), I do see a common set of challenges that decision-makers expect DCIM to solve.
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Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is coming into its own as a means of getting the most out of an organization's IT investment.

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How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer

How blockchain can create the world’s biggest supercomputer | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
As our desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, etc. stand idly by for a huge portion of the day, the need for computing resources is growing at a fast..
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Most home computers spend most of their time either off or idling. Blockchain could enable that downtime to be used productively.
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Promise of Big Data: Beautiful thing or a rat's nest

Promise of Big Data: Beautiful thing or a rat's nest | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Data is coming from everywhere in trucking. Maybe it can be harnessed to give fleets significant advantages — if the growing mess it's becoming can be overcome.
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Analysis of relevant data can save big money for trucking companies and other logistics enterprises.
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3 Lessons Netflix Can Teach You About Big Data Tactics

3 Lessons Netflix Can Teach You About Big Data Tactics | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
[salesforce blog] 3 Lessons Netflix Can Teach You About Big Data Tactics https://t.co/TE1dXKojl7
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Netflix is doing Big Data right.
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Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death

Why private clouds will suffer a long, slow death | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
While private cloud proponents have spent the last five years focusing on getting their IaaS offerings working, Amazon, Microsoft and Google have moved way beyond core computing services. And you don’t have to strain to hear the death knell sounding for the private cloud.
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Is it downhill from here for private clouds?
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Power BI breathes new life into Microsoft SQL Server 2016 functions

Power BI breathes new life into Microsoft SQL Server 2016 functions | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Power BI is starting to show return on investment. Its enhancements to Microsoft SQL Server 2016 enable new forms of data analysis.
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Power BI brings analytics capability to SQL Server 2016.
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Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines — Basic income

Deep Learning Is Going to Teach Us All the Lesson of Our Lives: Jobs Are for Machines - Basic income - Medium
(An alternate version of this article was originally published in the Boston Globe)
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The world is about to change, big time. Are you ready?
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John Oliver Just Changed The Surveillance Reform Debate

John Oliver Just Changed The Surveillance Reform Debate | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Remember Edward Snowden? For many Americans who talked to John Oliver on Last Week Tonight, the answer is no.
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This is a segment on John Oliver's Last Week Tonight that really should be viewed by every American, and in fact by every citizen of the world.

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The Overpromises Of Cloud Storage

The Overpromises Of Cloud Storage | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
Competitors in the cloud industry continue to cut prices and increase storage limits. The tech industry has dubbed this “the race to zero,” with many predicting that the future will bring free, infinite cloud storage to all.
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A dose of reality with regard to cloud storage.

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Could Microsoft Cosmos Challenge Hadoop? - Big Data Analytics News

Could Microsoft Cosmos Challenge Hadoop? - Big Data Analytics News | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
A new Microsoft data crunching framework is set to launch on the company’s Azure cloud, according to a report from Redmond pundit Mary Jo Foley on ZDNet.
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Microsoft is about to release a new data-crunching framework.

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SAP Co-Founder Plattner Bets the Company With a New Database - Re/code

SAP Co-Founder Plattner Bets the Company With a New Database - Re/code | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
"If this doesn't work we're dead. Flat-out dead. It's that simple," the company's chairman says in an interview.
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SAP makes a bold and risky move in replacing the database that underlies their applications with an all new in-memory DBMS named HANA. How customers will react remains to be seen.

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Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access

Big data needs a product like Microsoft Access | Data Deluge | Scoop.it
The trend toward self-service in business analytics has been good for the big data industry. But in order for the user-oriented paradigm to take deep root, the industry needs to change the way it is approaching it.
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Microsoft Access is easy to learn and use and is capable of hosting commercial-scale databases and database applications. What it does for relational database is needed for Big Data applications. When will such a product emerge and who will provide it?

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Deep Learning: Intelligence from Big Data - YouTube

LOCATION: Stanford Graduate School of Business Knight Management Center – Cemex Auditorium 641 Knight Way, Stanford, CA A machine learning approach inspired ...
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Steve Jurvetson provides an overview of Deep Learning to kick off a panel discussion of the subject.

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