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Spotlight: Small advanced research businesses offered funding in SBA initiative

If you're a small business doing anything in the way of big data or other advanced R&D work, you may find funding through the Small Business Innovation Research Road Tour.

New big data alliance seeks to reinvent healthcare

Pittsburgh is going all out on disruptive healthcare.

73% of startups moving to big data, 35% falling behind

While all businesses face challenges, startups have to be especially vigilant to keep costs in line and innovations speeding along. And, venture capitalists like to see startups running lean and mean, and on top of the market. That should mean that big data analytics are a given for startups of all types, not just the tech darlings. But that unfortunately isn't the case for 35 percent of startups, according to Bluenose.

Qlik, JethroData partner on Interactive Data Discovery on Hadoop

Expect to see more companies partner up and sell fused products and platforms in an effort to overcome big data stumbling blocks for customers. But also expect a wider range of convergence activity as data, mobile, the Internet of Things, and other emerging trends move from standalone entities to seamlessly connected systems.

How to sell your big data products and services to US government agencies

To help vendors, app developers, and other interested parties sell big data products, services, and ideas to the government, I asked a panel of federal government agency leaders to share what government agencies are interested in buying and to reveal how best to sell to them.

Databricks, Intel partner in optimizing Apache Spark-Based Analytics for Intel Architecture

While the companies acknowledge in a press release that the Internet of Things helped spur the formation of this collaboration, it's important to note that it will also spur similar collaborations and partnerships as the industry hunkers down in preparation for the data onslaught. 

Microsoft announces new and enhanced data services for Hadoop, machine learning

Microsoft announced at Strata last week three new and enhanced services for Hadoop and machine learning. All were aimed at bringing big data to mainstream use. Here is the overview of the announcements, all of which center on Azure which is Microsoft's strategic focal point for working with big data.

Tech companies unite on 'Open Data Platform'

A new big data alliance has formed around developing products based on a common core of key components in Hadoop that members are calling the Open Data Platform Initiative. 

2014 'blockbuster' year for M&As driven by big data, other tech disruptions; 2015 to follow suit

Jeff Liu, Global Technology Industry Transaction Advisory Services Leader at EY says that while globally "technology corporate development teams took a breather in the fourth quarter,"  the "quarterly volume set a fourth consecutive post-dotcom-bubble record."

Ford 'retools company around big data'

While naysayers and worrywarts continue to wring their hands over "too few big data implementations," visionaries are already moving beyond big data projects and into reshaping their entire companies around it. The latest to do so is Ford, who is now "retooling the company around big data."