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Wall Street Journal
April 26, 2012 – It seems that the markets are as much in love with "Big Data"—the ability to acquire, process and sort vast quantities of data in real time—as the technology industry.
The New York Times
April 24, 2012 – Harvard is making public the information on more than 12 million books, videos, audio recordings, images, manuscripts, maps, and more things inside its 73 libraries.
Harvard Business Review
April 19, 2012 – The question on many business leaders' minds is this: Does the potential for accelerating existing business processes warrant the enormous cost associated with technology adoption, project ramp up, and staff hiring and training that accompany Big Data efforts?
April 18, 2012 – It seems recently the only thing on everyone’s mind is Big Data. How can they get it, and once they have it, what can they learn from it? The Strata Conference 2012 has shown how Business analytics have become more important than ever. Approaches like Hadoop allow companies to analyze Big Data sets that were not considered navigable.
April 18, 2012 – Digital analytics firm comScore has doubled its data processing speed capabilities over the past year, helping the company land marquee clients such as Kimberly-Clark, Allstate and Ford.
April 16, 2012 – Apps are so yesterday. There's a new buzzword in Silicon Valley: Big Data. It's a phenomenon driven by the likes of Google and Facebook. When you make a connection on Facebook, you can thank Big Data. When you get a flu shot, you can thank Big Data.
April 13, 2012 – If you’re an amateur poet and love big data, high-performance system vendor AMAX has a deal for you. The company is conducting a contest (entry details here) to find the best haiku on big data, Hadoop or, if you’re a serious devotee, AMAX itself. Is it gimmicky? Of course, but there’s a colorable analogy in there, too
April 11, 2012 – It’s heady days for OpenStreetMap: a number of high-profile companies and web services are abandoning Google Maps in favor of the open, crowdsourced mapping platform that operates much like a Wikipedia for online cartographers.
April 11, 2012 – A guide to what data mining is, how it works, and why it's important.
April 10, 2012 – MADlib is an open-source library of scalable in-database algorithms for machine learning, statistics and other analytic tasks.