Data lakes may hold promise for big data analytics

Data lakes: Don’t dive in just yet

While some claim data lakes are essential to capitalizing on big data analytics, there is no common view about what a data lake is or how it can provide value, said Gartner researchers.

The National Water Center will run state-of-the-art water management models

Tech takes on water resource challenges

The new National Water Center, the first U.S. center for water forecast operations, research and collaboration across federal agencies, is opening for business on the campus of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Wire data analytics: Toward a ‘single pane of glass’ for IT operations analytics

Toward a 'single pane of glass' for IT operations analytics

Wire data analytics uses packet data to monitor activity across the network stack and may be the final step in the development a single monitoring and management architecture for enterprise IT operations.

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Using analytics to reduce child abuse risk

Florida's Department of Children and Families is studying the use of predictive analytics to reduce child fatalities.

Tech resources pledged to support Climate Data Initiative

Tech resources pledged to support Climate Data Initiative

In support of White House Climate Data Initiative, IBM, Microsoft, Amazon, Esri and others are donating computing resources to support research into strengthening the global food system in a changing climate.

Georgia Tech develops BlackForest early warning system for cyberthreats

Georgia Tech develops early warning system for cyberthreats

BlackForest, an open source intelligence gathering system, aims to give cybersecurity teams advance warning of pending attacks.

What makes an ideal shared service?

What makes an ideal shared service?

For a shared service to work, it should meet a requirement that most agencies have – yet isn't a core competency of any of them – such as human resources, payroll and procurement.

State Department seeks website for country performance analytics

State Department wants a website for country performance analytics

The State Department wants to build a web-based databank of foreign countries' performance indicators to be used for data-driven problem solving.

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

Big Data Sandbox helps accelerate big data development

The Talend Big Data Sandbox is a preconfigured, ready-to-use big data integration environment designed to quickly get big data projects off the ground.

Connected devices in the Internet of Things open vulnerabilities

If it's connected, it's vulnerable: Know the risks.

Government agencies should anticipate the security implications of the Internet of Things and identify how to leverage this revolution for the benefit of all.

Scientist facing limitations of IT infrastructure

6 challenges to the future of IT infrastructure

A research group defined six major challenges to future IT infrastructures: data acquisition, computing platforms, data storage architectures, compute management and provisioning, networks and communication and data analytics.

Innova Dash University Electric Vehicle

Electric vehicles drive IoT research at four universities

Researchers will use vehicles' sensor data and Internet2 resources to broaden understanding of the Internet of Things.

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