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The New Generation of Database

As businesses face ever growing data diversity and volume, Enterprise Data Management is moving beyond established EDW and ETL practices toward logical data warehousing strategies that include different mechanisms and tools. In a world where big data has entered into common practice, NoSQL is coming into its own because we are constantly reminded that 80% of our data is unstructured and so a new generation of databases is needed to help deal with it. Why is NoSQL important to organizations/agencies? This panel will discuss ACID Enterprise Compliance, NoSQL vs. Relational Technologies, Enterprise NoSQL addressing security, transactions, availability and scalability.

Tags: database , Tom Temin , Taha Kass-Hout , Kevin Shelly , Kenneth Bible , Cliff Daus

Thursday - 06/19/2014, 12:00pm EDT

ONC offers $75k for new health data app

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to big data.

It's offering a $75,000 prize for the development of an application that mashes up personal health data with larger information sets. The goal? Making big data more beneficial for patients.

Entries are due September 5th.

Tags: technology , health IT , The Big Data Report , ONC

Thursday - 06/14/2012, 05:02pm EDT

Tips for managing big data

The amount of data in the world doubles every 18 months. Now, federal agencies are figuring out how to manage their portion of that big data. PC World says IT managers need to remember that useful information can come from anywhere, including sources that may have been pushed aside in the past. It also reminds organizations that hiring the right people is key to turning everyday data into usable knowledge.

Tags: technology , The Big Data Report ,

Monday - 05/21/2012, 04:13pm EDT

What do agencies think of big data?

Government agencies will create enough data in the next two years to fill 20 million filing cabinets, according to a recent MeriTalk survey of federal CIOs and IT managers. 60 percent of civilian agencies and over 40 percent of Defense and intelligence officials surveyed said they are now learning how big data initiatives can help solve this problem. Those surveyed said content storage and personnel issues are some of their biggest challenges to using big data effectively.

Tags: The Big Data Report , technology , MeriTalk ,

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 07:23pm EDT

Tech America launches Big Data Commission

The Tech America Foundation has announced the formation of a Big Data Commission. The group will be made up of members from industry interested in tackling the most pertinent big data questions - like, how government agencies can secure such large volumes of information and how big data can be used to make intelligent decisions. Tech America is looking for commissioners to head up the new group. It's accepting applications on its website through May 14.

http://www.techamericafoundation.org/big-data-commission

Tags: The Big Data Report , technology , Tech America ,

Monday - 05/07/2012, 04:41pm EDT