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Five Surprising Uses of Big Data: From Tracking Potty Mouths to Winning Fantasy Football Games

It's not all about site traffic and sales. Here are some surprising uses of Big Data that you might not have thought of.

Survey: Big Data Implementations Lag Behind Interest

Despite much interest and enthusiasm for Big Data projects, actual implementations are lagging at many organizations, according to a new survey from Talend.

New IBM Programming System for Big Data Modeled on Human Brain

IBM today announced a new computer programming system based on its cutting-edge silicon chips modeled on characteristics of the human brain.

Cisco and NetApp Hop on Hadoop

Cisco and NetApp yesterday enhanced their joint FlexPod portfolio, highlighted by the addition of FlexPod Select with Hadoop for dedicated data-intensive workloads.

Cloudera Releases Hadoop Security Module

Apache Hadoop developers working with SQL query engines can now rely on a new security tool from Cloudera Inc. that reportedly provides the granularity to secure data access from most SQL and business intelligence (BI) tools and scenarios.

Big Data Education, Training Opportunities on the Rise

Yesterday's announcement of a new master's degree program for data scientists at the University of California, Berkeley is among the latest examples of how educators and trainers are scrambling to meet the huge Big Data skills shortage.

Gartner Big Data Analyst: Still Waiting for YARN to Move Hadoop Forward

Gartner analyst Merv Adrian was upbeat about the progress of Big Data and Hadoop during his recent keynote at Hadoop Summit North America, but later expressed some frustration and noted that "we aren't quite there yet."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday released the SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 and the cloud-based SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 1 on Windows Azure.

Big Data Product Watch 6/20/13: Big Players Weigh In

On the verge of the 6th Annual Hadoop Summit, the Big Data space is awash with recent product announcements from vendors big and small.

Hortonworks and Red Hat Join to Boost Hadoop File System

Major Big Data and open source players Hortonworks and Red Hat Inc. today announced their engineering teams will collaborate to enhance Apache Hadoop storage options for enterprises.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2014

Microsoft unveiled SQL Server 2014 on Monday during its TechEd conference and said the new version is designed with "cloud-first principles."

Hortonworks Data Platform Update Focuses on Hadoop SQL Enhancements

Hortonworks Inc. yesterday updated its open source Big Data platform with an emphasis on faster SQL queries in Apache Hadoop.

Got Big Data Skills? Write Your Own Ticket

The ongoing Big Data skills shortage is providing great opportunities for developers with Hadoop and related experience.

Big Data Product Watch 5/9/13: Usability and Accessibility

It's been a busy week for Big Data as vendors seek to make the technology more usable and accessible in the face of a skills shortage.

Cloudera Releases SQL-on-Hadoop Tool

Cloudera Inc. yesterday released its interactive, real-time query engine for Apache Hadoop.

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