Tag: big data

Everyone wants in with Big Data, whether it’s to get more insight on patient records, customer behavior, or the college admissions process. But if you don’t have the right tools, you can quickly find yourself in the deep end wading through that much data. How do you stay on top of it? Big Data starts at the infrastructure level. Once you have the proper hardware in place, then you can move up the stack and focus on your database and …

Online Tech’s latest stop during its time in Indiana was the Indy Big Data conference, held on Sept. 1. The aim of the conference was to grow and learn within the big data field and prepare for the exponential amounts of data that are being created with the Internet of Things (IoT). The conference was called “The Tipping Point,” and according to the Big Data website, leaders wanted to focus on “creating a big data culture of success and exploring …

Big data has seen big growth during the past few years. But what is it? Google simply says it’s “extremely large data sets that may be analyzed computationally to reveal patterns, trends, and associations, especially relating to human behavior and interactions.” But big data can never be that simple. Rather than just providing information about people’s beliefs through something such as an election vote, big data also gives insight about people’s behaviors—who they are, who they associate with, the things they …

Celebrating health IT innovation and entrepreneurship, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has declared June 2-8 as D.C. Health Data & Innovation Week. In the very official-looking proclamation, the week’s events are intended to “encourage innovators to utilize health data to develop applications, tools and services that improve health system efficiency and effectiveness and support community action to improve health.” The declaration comes in conjunction with Health DataPalooza IV, an event hosted by the Health Data Consortium featuring numerous health IT heavyweights, …

It is just what it sounds like – an immense amount of data.  From social networks to genomics to medical records, big data is everywhere and rapidly growing. Technology must adapt and advance in the management of big data – otherwise these large data sets would be rendered useless without the capability to efficiently analyze and produce results. Federal agencies have announced $200 million in research and development investments that will allow them to mine, process and store big data. …

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