Hadoop adoption ‘approaching tipping point’

The adoption of Hadoop by companies looking to improve their big data analytics capabilities is approaching a tipping point as more businesses become comfortable with the technology and understand what it can achieve. This is according to a new survey conducted by AtScale, in partnership with Cloudera, MapR and Tableau. It found that almost half…

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UK govt urged to mandate ethics boards for big data

A former employee of the UK's communications listening station GCHQ has urged the government to extend data protection rules to protect citizens involved in large-scale data collection activities. Giving evidence to a parliamentary inquiry into the technology, Dr David Macnish, who is now a professor at Leeds University, said companies looking to deal with large…

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NFL taps into big data and IoT technology

Last weekend saw the return of the NFL to the US, with the opening round of fixtures in the 2015 season. But this year, American football fans around the world will have more options than ever for following their favourite teams, after the league introduced new big data analytics and Internet of Things (IoT) technology…

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