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Reader (456) Big data startups weigh in on competing with Oracle — Cloud Computing News. Big Data: Sorting Reality From the Hype. The quest to find decision-making insights in the modern data flood is certainly an appealing notion.

Big Data: Sorting Reality From the Hype

After all, there is so much of data, from the traditional stuff inside corporate databases to e-mail, Web-browsing patterns, social-network messages and sensor data. Information drives decisions, so more of it ought to open the door to better decisions. Hadoop app specialist Karmasphere scores $6M — Cloud Computing News.

Revolution speeds stats on Hadoop clusters. High performance access to file storage Revolution Analytics, the company that is extending R, the open source statistical programming language, with proprietary extensions, is making available a free set of extensions that allow its R engine to run atop Hadoop clusters.

Revolution speeds stats on Hadoop clusters

Now statisticians that are familiar with R can do analysis on unstructured data stored in the Hadoop Distributed File System, the data store used for the MapReduce method of chewing on unstructured data pioneered by Google for its search engine and mimicked and open sourced by rival Yahoo! As the Apache Hadoop project. EMC throws lots of hardware at Hadoop — Cloud Computing News. Six Provocations for Big Data by Danah Boyd, Kate Crawford. Danah boyd Microsoft Research; New York University (NYU) - Department of Media, Culture, and Communication; University of New South Wales (UNSW); Harvard University - Berkman Center for Internet & Society Kate Crawford Microsoft Research; MIT Center for Civic Media; University of New South Wales (UNSW)September 21, 2011 A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society, September 2011 Abstract:

Six Provocations for Big Data by Danah Boyd, Kate Crawford

Company - Report - Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity - May 2011. The amount of data in our world has been exploding, and analyzing large data sets—so-called big data—will become a key basis of competition, underpinning new waves of productivity growth, innovation, and consumer surplus, according to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office.

Company - Report - Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity - May 2011

Leaders in every sector will have to grapple with the implications of big data, not just a few data-oriented managers. The increasing volume and detail of information captured by enterprises, the rise of multimedia, social media, and the Internet of Things will fuel exponential growth in data for the foreseeable future. Hadoop data-management provider Platfora raises $5.7M months after launch. How can big data and smart analytics tools ignite growth for your company?

Hadoop data-management provider Platfora raises $5.7M months after launch

Find out at DataBeat, May 19-20 in San Francisco, from top data scientists, analysts, investors, and entrepreneurs. Register now and save $200! Platfora, a data management software provider based on Hadoop, announced on Thursday it has raised $5.7 million from Andreessen-Horowitz just a few months after the company was founded.