IT - Big Data
6 Sep 2017
14 Top Platforms for Data Integration (Slideshow)
Information Management, September 6th, 2017

"Gartner has released its Magic Quadrant report that looks at leading platforms for data integration. Written by analysts Mark A. Beyer, Eric Thoo, Mei Yang Selvage and Ehtisham Zaidi, the report breaks down the leading offerings by Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries and Niche Players, depending on the overall strength of each product in the market..."
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6 Sep 2017
Your Enterprise Data Management Strategy Needs a Superhero
Search Storage, September 6th, 2017

"Data management products are the Superman, not the Batman, of storage. They have built-in superpowers that provide the innate power needed to manage data....

s it just me, or are meta-humans becoming meta-boring? Summer 2017 seems to have passed by in a blur, punctuated every few days by yet another "blockbuster" movie based on a Marvel or DC superhero. My kids want to see every one, of course, despite the commonality of the plot lines..."
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6 Sep 2017
Business Intelligence vs. Business Analytics: Where BI Fits into Your Data Strategy
CIO, September 6th, 2017

"While BI leverages past and present data to describe the state of your business today, business analytics mines data to predict where your business is heading and prescribe actions to maximize beneficial outcomes...

Traditionally, enterprises have focused their data strategies around business intelligence (BI), but the rise of predictive and prescriptive analytics platforms, in part thanks to machine learning and artificial intelligence, is changing the equation. Even business intelligence itself is evolving, tipping in capabilities previously exclusive to business analytics platforms..."
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6 Sep 2017
What Is Big Data? Everything You Need to Know
JavaWorld, September 6th, 2017

"Analyzing lots of data is only part pf what makes big data different from previous data analytics. Learn what the other three aspects are...

Every day human beings eat, sleep, work, play, and produce data-lots and lots of data. According to IBM, the human race generates 2.5 quintillion (25 billion billion) bytes of data every day. That's the equivalent of a stack of DVDs reaching to the moon and back, and encompasses everything from the texts we send and photos we upload to industrial sensor metrics and machine-to-machine communications..."
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8 Sep 2017
Big Data Law Enforcement and the Rise of Predictive Policing
insideBIGDATA, September 8th, 2017

"Have you heard of 'predictive policing'? The idea that big data can help law enforcement agencies to stop crime before it happens is a recent point of discussion in both criminology thought groups and the technological world. So when we use the term 'predictive policing,' we refer to these discussions and ventures. We have experimented a little bit in it, and many are wondering if it should become the new norm.

There is no doubt though that big data is already being experimented with by law enforcement, even though there are several potential bugs to work out. There is some controversy around it, whether the means of surveillance justify the ends of halting potential crime. As the discussion continues, however, predictive policing doesn't seem to be a law enforcement method to die out anytime soon..."
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