Can one of the union's most economically-troubled state governments fix its problems with big data?
Small businesses have been understandably hesitant to join in the latest advances in IT, but they have shown they can make progress using some of the new tools. And they can take advantage of cloud and big data by taking big-time IT in little sips.
What is bigger or can generate more data than the universe? When we think about an ultimate application of big data, the Square Kilometre Array, an international effort to build the world's largest and most sensitive radio telescope, just might be it--for astronomers and cosmologists anyway.
Last week, IBM shook up the private cloud world by announcing that all of its cloud services and software will be based on the Rackspace-backed OpenStack open source cloud architecture.
Can a company with approximately $200 million in revenue really be worth $4 billion? Is that the kind of valuation that causes groans?
Whether it's the amount of money budgeted for research and development, acquisition or seed funding, money is flowing into big data.
IBM's Watson, made famous by beating Jeopardy champions, is taking on the big data challenge faced by many enterprises.
IBM and Deutsche Telekom are partnering on big data solutions aimed at municipalities looking for smarter, more efficient transport systems.
IBM unveiled Thursday its IBM MobileFirst portfolio that includes mobile security, analytics, application development software, and cloud-based services, as well as an expanded partnership with AT&T.
Wikibon offered phenomenal news to companies invested in big data technology with its $50 billion forecast. It just as likely will attract a lot of skeptics.