Hadoop and NoSQL drive big data boom

Sep 20, 2016 | By admin

Investments in technologies such as Hadoop and NoSQL will underpin much of the growth in the big data analytics market in the coming years, with non-relational solutions set to increase at around twice the rate of the sector as a whole. This is according to a new report from Forrester Research, which found that over…

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How big data helps keep trains running on time

Sep 15, 2016 | By admin

Siemens – the largest engineering company in Europe – is trying to improve punctuality on Germany’s rail network by utilising big data analysis and predictive maintenance. The most recent data from the European Commission reveals that just over three-quarters (78.3 per cent) of the country’s long distance trains arrived on time. The report, published in…

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Shop Direct highlights big data’s impact as profits rise

Sep 13, 2016 | By admin

Online retailer Shop Direct has highlighted its investments in big data and machine learning as among the reasons for its recent success, as it unveiled revenue of £1.86 billion for the first full year since the implementation of these technologies. Computing magazine reports that the company, which runs brands including and, reported profits…

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Software to dominate as big data market grows to $72 billion

Sep 12, 2016 | By admin

This year is set to see the big data analytics market grow into a sector that it is worth $46 billion (£34.6 billion) in revenues, as the technology continues to become commonplace throughout all businesses. According to predictions from SNS Research, the rise is set to continue for the coming years, with business spending forecast…

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Stanford offers guidance on big data ethics for education sector

Sep 07, 2016 | By admin

Stanford University has launched a new resource that aims to offer guidance and set out best practices for the responsible use of big data in the higher education sector. The project saw researchers from the university and Ithaka S+R, a nonprofit education consulting firm, bring together 70 experts from academia, government, nonprofits and the commercial…

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