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77% of chemical companies moving to cloud, big data analytics

According to a study by Accenture, 77 percent of the C-level executives in chemical companies surveyed think cloud computing and big data analytics are necessary to remain competitive. 87 percent said that failing to use them may lead to a company's extinction.

Spotlight: 4 pieces of National Institutes of Health's big data puzzle

There's an interesting piece in Government Health IT on the National Institutes of Health's four big data initiatives currently in development. 

Municipal sensor networks track citizen behavior for study, raises privacy concerns

According to Steven Koonin, 4% of Manhattanites go to bed before 7:30 PM and only 6% turn their home lights off after midnight. New Yorkers nod off early, but I doubt they want to be studied in their sleep, or while they're awake either.

Researchers in affective computing find new way to recognize emotion in text

Along comes a group of researchers who are proposing a new and interesting way to recognize emotion in written communications. Here's what they came up with... 

Two recent court decisions protect hospitals against lawsuits in wake of data theft

Eisenhower Medical Center and Sutter Health, two of California's largest healthcare providers, have successfully fended off law suits following data breaches that now set precedence on limiting damages that can be awarded after a data breach.

Staples finds a data breach, Obama signs executive order on card cybersecurity

More secure cards will help, but cyber-thieves will likely adapt. It's going to take real-time big data analytics to stop attacks while they're happening.

News from Strata: Business users crash the party and big data turns a new corner

One of the most important things I noted at the conference: a considerable uptick in attendance of business people at an event previously thought to be a geek thing. There were a number of interesting announcements and achievements at Strata and you'll find many of them here. But if you were to ask me for a single winner in the battle of big data ideas, I would say it was...

More data on ebola outbreaks

Silk, a data publisher and collaborative platform, provides data visualizations on the current status of the ebola outbreaks, representing a blend of CDC and WHO data. 

Spotlight: How to identify fake big data products

How to identify fake big data products

Strata NY 2014 news roundup

Here are a few of the product announcements made at Strata to give you an overview of the direction products and partnerships are now trending, or at least leaning.

Big data's center-of-gravity is shifting to the business analyst

Underscoring yet again that business users are essential to driving both the data-driven business and the big bucks to big data vendors, Platfora's Ben Werther said in his keynote that big data's "center of gravity is shifting to the business analyst and that's a really healthy thing because the person who's analyzing the data should be much more in control of the data. But that's leading to multi-structured questions and new stack requirements are emerging." 

DOE's high-speed network to boost big data transfers

The Department of Energy's Energy Sciences Network, or ESnet, is deploying four new high-speed transatlantic links to deliver a total capacity of 340 gigabits-per-second. 

 

Microsoft's big idea: an algorithm and model store

Microsoft's idea of creating a data science marketplace takes best of show. It is the best idea in a sea of great ideas at Strata NY this year. 

How to get the most from descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Put all three types of analytics together and you get an entire picture of the situation and possible solutions. 

Spotlight: Looking at the top enterprise analytics startups of 2014

Louis Columbus has a chart of the Top 100 Enterprise Analytics Startups of 2014 in his post in Forbes.

Data scientists: Mobile analytics startups are looking for you

Another area where jobs are springing up for data scientists is in mobile analytics startups. Of course, mobile companies of all types are also searching high and low for more data scientists, too. 

What's stopping innovation? Data privacy concerns, says Intel, Harris Poll report

The survey of device owners revealed widespread misunderstanding and inherent distrust in data usage but "a willingness to share data if it will aid areas such as healthcare and education."

New predictive and prescriptive analytics-based scenarios added to Savi Insight

Savi announced today that new predictive and prescriptive analytics-based scenarios have been added to Savi Insight for the purpose of uncovering previously undetected operational and supply chain patterns.

New Predixion release speeds deployment of predictive analytics for front-line decisions

Predixion Software, a developer of cloud-based predictive analytics software, released Predixion Insight 4.0, a predictive analytics platform, at Strata. 

Revolution Analytics' new offerings support open-source R community

Revolution Analytics introduced Revolution R Open and Revolution R Plus, two new offerings that support the open-source R community.