Sparks Fly As NASA Pushes The Limits Of 3-D Printing Technology

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Sparks Fly as NASA Pushes the Limits of 3-D Printing Technology WASHINGTON, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — NASA has successfully tested the most complex rocket engine parts ever designed by the agency and printed with additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, on a test stand at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. NASA engineers pushed the limits

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Big Movies, Big Data: Netflix And Its Uses Of Big Data

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Big Movies, Big Data: Netflix And Its Uses Of Big Data People in the film industry aren’t oblivious to Big Data and use it to market, personalize and create content. Companies that make data-based decisions can speed past the competition, further refining aspects of the industry by measuring the preferences, viewing habits and interests of

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The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future

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The Real Estate Industry – How Big Data Is Shaping The Future Real estate accounts for roughly 17-18% of the US GDP through private residential investment and spending on housing services. That’s a lot of money. Where there’s a lot of money involved, people work very hard to gain a competitive, or rather any advantage

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Using Big Data To Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential

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Using Big Data to Analyze Venture Capitalists’ Ability To Recognize Potential For those who are regularly involved with SMEs, venture capital, and company valuations, it is common knowledge that start-ups that exit for more than $1 billion dollars are extremely rare – often termed ‘unicorn’ companies. Despite their rarity, it should come as no surprise

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Pinup: Qubole – The Growth Of Big Data as a Service

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In late 2013, the growth of ‘Big Data as a Service’ (BDaaS) was being tipped as one of 2014’s standout trends. It was speculated that BDaaS was even the natural replacement of Software as a Service (SaaS) – the SaaS approach to acquiring specialised enterprise applications had proved itself to be a valid technology model,

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How The European Union Is Helping Its Citizens Cope With Big Data

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How The European Union Is Helping Its Citizens Cope With Big Data With 1.7 million billion bytes of data produced in the world every minute, it is increasingly clear that our brains need to deal with large and complex data sets. The aforementioned figure is the equivalent of 360,000 DVDs – a context that makes

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The Benefits Of Having A Data Warehouse

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The Benefits Of Having A Data Warehouse Since the advent of the Internet and the explosion of digital marketing, the potential for creating and using data has grown exponentially. In the 1990s, Bill Inmon published a book called “Building the Data Warehouse,” which introduced the modern concept of data warehouses. According to the book, “Data

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Can Mass Surveillance Create A Harmonious Society?

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Can Mass Surveillance Create A Harmonious Society? A lot has been written recently about how big data can be used for illicit and unethical purposes – yet away from the world of NSA surveillance and Edward Snowden, one country is using it to create a safer and more harmonious society for its citizens. Singapore is

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of A Connected Field Technician

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Cloud Infographic: The Future Of A Connected Field Technician We have discussed Mobile Wearable Technology a number of times on CloudTweaks and truly realize its importance.  The Field Service Industry alone has the potential to save as much as $1 Billion Dollars annually which is a significant number.  We love insightful infographics that involve themes

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Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends

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Technology Advice Report: 2014 Business Intelligence Buying Trends For nearly every business, the concept of business intelligence is nothing new. Ambitious organizations have been searching for any type of data-driven advantage for some time now – perhaps for as long as they’ve existed. However, the historical use of competitive intelligence pales in comparison to the

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How To Avoid Big Data Confusion, And Implement A BI Solution

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How To Avoid Big Data Confusion, And Implement A BI Solution Can doctors predict a disease before symptoms appear? Can businesses use real-time data to advertise more effectively? These are some of the questions posed by Join Viktor Mayer-Schönberger of the Oxford Internet Institute and Kenneth Cukier of The Economist in their 2013 book “Big Data:

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Big Data Analytics Adoption

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Big Data Analytics Adoption Big Data is an emerging phenomenon. Nowadays, many organizations have adopted information technology (IT) and information systems (IS) in business to handle huge amounts of data and gain better insights into their business. Many scholars believe that Business Intelligence (BI), solutions with Analytics capabilities, offer benefits to companies to achieve competitive

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Whitepapers: Analytic Databases For Big Data

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Information Governance in a World of Big Data Organizations need to evolve the governance of their information assets and respond to the opportunities and challenges brought by the mega trends of Big Data, Cloud, the Internet of Things, Mobile and Social Networking. Information governance already exists in most large organizations and has different, often unconnected, focal

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