There are plenty of examples of how big data tools deliver rotten results--not due to a fault in the tool, but rather a shortcoming in the strategy, algorithm and/or data sets behind its use.
The United States Postal Service is seeking proposals from suppliers that can rocket its "Internet of Postal Things Project" into reality.
UN Global Pulse relies on social media data analysis to alert them to emerging crises such as food shortages, conflict, and disease outbreaks. Now they've partnered with DataSift to help on the big data end of things.
Chicago has been all aboard the big data train since it pulled up to the station. But Chicago isn't just along for the ride. The city is striving to create an embedded sensor network dubbed the "Array of Things" to lay the track to its future as the reigning "City of Big Data."
$795 per user per year--that's the sticker price for Revolution Analytics' new support service for the open-source statistical programming language R.
As we've noted--many times--before, you don't have to grow all your own data. Public data sources and business partners can be excellent sources for gathering raw information to feed analytics efforts.
New "hardware-agnostic" storage software from IBM aims to allow organizations more automation and also greater flexibility in wrangling ever-growing datasets.
EMC's point is that you'll need storage, virtualization, security and data visualization infrastructure to find value in IoT--of course EMC sells storage, virtualization, security and data visualization, but so do lots of other people.
The rate of change in the business world is increasing. This is not news. A corollary is that it won't be enough to "do big data". You're going to have to do it quickly, and agility needs to be a defining characteristic of your overall analytics program.
MongoDB and Cloudera found potential customers regarded the two vendors as competitors. So now they've teamed up to argue that's not the case. At the end of April the companies announced they've aligned their sales and marketing messaging and now co-sell each others' solutions.