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
iPad app, a shadowy organization learns something new about us as
individuals, powered of course by big data.
Sounds scary right?
The truth is Big Data likely doesn't have the first clue that I'm blogging
about it right now. In fact, Big Data probably doesn't realize I just... (more)
Amid the slew of articles offering advice on Big Data, Joab
Jackson's, Five Things CIOs Should Know About Big Data. stood out because of
how absolutely spot on it was.
The five points he makes nearly always come up in our conversations with
customers and prospects:
You will need to think about big data. What we're seeing now is that the
price of entry to big data, at least from a CapEx standpoint, is pretty low.
Open source tools like Hadoop, Cassandra, MongoDB, MapReduce and others,
combined with the relatively low price of cloud computing, means
organizations that may not ha... (more)
Gazzang and DataStax, the commercial leader in Apache Cassandra, have
announced a partnership that will help customers meet data security
compliance regulations and guard against unauthorized data access or
malicious attack, while comprehensively managing their Big Data. As part of
the partnership, Gazzang zNcrypt is now available as an integrated data
security solution for DataStax Enterprise customers, allowing data to be
secured when at rest.
"As we see increased enterprise adoption of NoSQL databases, issues such as
data security are going to become increasingly important," ... (more)
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)
Data is quickly becoming one of those certainties in life, like death and
taxes. It'll always be there, and like the Once-ler's Thneed factory from The
Lorax (sorry, I have kids), data figures to keep on biggering, and biggering,
and biggering and biggering.
More data means more knowledge, greater insights, smarter ideas and expanded
opportunities for organizations to harness and learn from their data. Banks,
retailers and even government are embracing big data, but while IDC estimated
the big data market at $2.2 billion in 2011, only 6% of that investment came
from health care.... (more)