Wrapping up a year of impressive growth and product innovation, Gazzang, the
Linux data security company, today made its 2013 predictions covering
emerging trends in big data, the cloud and open source technology adoption.
“Buoyed by increasing adoption of and trust in cloud technologies, big data
will move out of the shadows and start to creep into the boardroom,” said
Larry Warnock, CEO of Gazzang. “While big data is already a conversation
topic at most enterprises, it’s traditionally been relegated to IT and
development projects. Next year, these organizations will start to see big
data as a solution for driving better business intelligence, product
innovation and customer service.”
Additional Gazzang predictions include:
The first significant big data company acquisitions will happen, signaling a
shift in focus from proof-of-concept projects to high-business-val... (more)
In just the past 15 minutes, I ran across these two unrelated articles on my
#bigdata Twitter feed.
Big Data Knows What You're Doing Right Now
Wow! Twitter can tell you when you are going to get sick.
One of my favorite things about Big Data are the ridiculous blog headlines
you can craft, simply by playing off the newness and lack of understanding
around what Big Data is.
Take the first article for example. Time Magazine posits that aggregators are
collecting a boatload of sensitive information about each and every one of
There are a few absolutes when it comes to school. First, lunches will
always be terrible. Second, your locker will be too small to fit your
oversized textbooks. Finally, there's a high likelihood that some of
your student data will be stored in the cloud.
This student data includes demographic information, test results,
transcripts, email exchanges, grades, attendance history, contact information
and more. It's a sensitive mix of detail that, if exposed, could prove
damaging to the affected students and the educational institution. According
to privacyrights.org, more than 1.8 ... (more)
One of the dirty little secrets about security: there is simply no way to
make your company impervious to a data breach. It's almost a statistical
certainty that you will, at some point or another, be hit with a security
scenario that you're not prepared for. That's why security today is as much
about damage control as it is about breach avoidance.
Consider the following:
Most breaches aren't that hard to execute
Attacks on corporate networks and data occur at alarming frequency. You might
think that's because attackers have become more sophisticated, but that's not
necessarily t... (more)
One of the things I look forward to most at Christmastime is the seemingly
endless parade of predictions and year-in-review columns. You see them
The Ten Best movies of 2012
2012: The Year in Bacon
Ten Brilliant, Surefire, Can’t-Miss Business Predictions for 2013
A Crystal Ball on the Cloud
Heck, we just issued a predictions release earlier this week. The bottom line
is when I see a list, there’s a good chance I’m going to read it and
tweet it, regardless of what it's about.
Speaking of which, IDC and EMC just released a cool report called “The
Digital Universe in ... (more)