#BigData Weekly 20151005 – The Best New Big Data Content of the Week

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Here is a roundup of Big Data content from this past week ordered by their social sharing volume.  I manually gather the most shared Big Data content in Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

“Meet the Man Reinventing CIA for the Big Data Era”
The CIA will stand up its new Directorate for Digital Innovation on Thursday. It’s the first directorate the agency has added since 1963 and the biggest change to America’s key spy service since before the moon landing. The new office will look beyond the spycraft of today to the very big question of how to turn the vast amounts of data that the agency collects into useful insight for analysts, agents, the agency, and the nation. The goal is to turn chatter and daily digital exhaust into a window into the future.

Publish date: 10/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
421 575 301 13

“The Ethics of Big Data”
Big data generally refers to information that is either unstructured or multi-structured. Unstructured is information that is not easily interpreted or organized and it has to be micro-analyzed in order to turn that data into value for businesses and government. It can refer to content heavy websites and databases as well as metadata.

Publish date: 10/3/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
149 94 67 6

“Big Data Fails: How to Avoid Them – InformationWeek”
What are the key factors that ensure the success of a big data project, and what are the factors that can contribute to failure? EMC’s Global Services Big Data chief shares his perspective, gained from working with customers in the field.

Publish date: 10/2/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
162 54 78 5

“Sydney restaurants using big data to build picture of who you are and what you eat”
In recent days at his beachside eatery the Duck Republic, owner Geoff Bramann has dazzled customers with his hospitality skills to the point where he is being hailed as a magician.

Publish date: 9/29/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
69 197 51 3
“IBM Wants To Bring More IT To Big Data – InformationWeek”
With its new emphasis on cloud and analytics, IBM doesn’t have time to wait around for data scientists to get their PhDs. Now Big Blue wants to train more IT pros to analyze big data.

Publish date: 9/30/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
139 50 101 9

“Can Data Algebra Make Big Data Faster And Cheaper? – InformationWeek”
Data algebra is a new approach for managing, integrating, and searching data faster and more efficiently. Here’s why developers and IT departments may want to consider adding it to their toolsets.

Publish date: 9/28/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
90 66 41 10

“Boeing to invest $7.5 million in Big Data initiative at Carnegie Mellon”
The effective handling and analysis of vast amounts of data increasingly can improve the safety and comfort of air travel for people ranging from executives streaking through the skies on business to fighter pilots working in combat zones.

Publish date: 10/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
56 121 34 3

“MacArthur Genius Probing Dark Regions of Big Data”
MacArthur Genius Christopher Ré created a computer system that can analyze data buried in hard-to-quantify things like images and illustrations. What’s “big data,” and what’s so revolutionary about it? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer.

Publish date: 9/29/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
165 80 28 12

“Hadoop reporting gets one step closer to self-service big data”
No data science experience is required to generate big data reports, thanks to this BI middleware that sits atop Hadoop.

Publish date: 9/29/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
126 26 46 6

“10 Misconceptions About Moving Big Data to the Cloud”
While the cloud is ideal for big data storage and processing, misconceptions about moving big data to the cloud are hindering companies from doing so.

Publish date: 10/1/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
218 25 78 7

“AWS Big Data Analytics Sessions at Re:Invent 2015”
If you will be attending re:Invent 2015 in Las Vegas next week, you know that you’ll have many opportunities to learn more about Big Data & Analytics on AWS at the conference–and this year we have over 20 sessions! The following breakout sessions compose this year’s Big Data & Analytics track.

Publish date: 9/28/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
36 23 111 1

“Connecting Caregivers with Brilliant Machines: How Big Data Can Help”
Increase the number of hospital beds and keep the same number of scanning equipment, all while maintaining high quality care for patients. That was the challenge Houston Methodist Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas faced in the wake of rapid expansion.

Publish date: 9/30/2015
Social sharing volume in the past week:
99 20 28 3

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