datastream

Amazon Kinesis does heavy-lifting on streaming, big data

Kinesis lets users easily set up high-capacity network pipes that can collect and analyze data in real time, at any scale, officials said.

real time

In 2014, big data technology goes mainstream — and real-time

The big data ecosystem of tools will continue to evolve as government managers seek faster access to data and advanced analytics.

visualization

DataViva tools give power to the people over open data

An team of MIT Media Lab professors and Brazilian economic policymakers partner on data visualization tools designed to help ordinary citizens mine government’s open data.

smart grid

How Sacramento's electric utility powered up smart-grid data

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District upgraded its power distribution system with smart technology, but needed a way to make sense of all of the data being generated.

NEX

NASA moves earth science tools, platform to the cloud

OpenNEX puts data and tools from NASA's Earth Exchange into the Amazon cloud improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors.

Massachusetts

Massachusetts launches open cloud to spur big data R&D

The Commonwealth teams up with universities and high tech firms to launch a cloud marketplace geared to sharing compute capacity and services.

capital assets

Capital planning tool streamlines portfolio management

Capital Assets software streamlines capital planning, providing agencies with best practices, templates and visual analytics.

water meters

Small town gets big results with data warehouse, analytics

Using SAS Analytics, city officials from Cary, N.C., monitor budgets across departments, improve police efficiency and track customer service goals.

big data tools

Next big things in big data: Visualization, knowledge clouds, fast clusters

The open-source cluster computing tool called Spark speeds programming and can run up to 100 times faster than Hadoop Map Reduce.

big data tools

Big data parking lot: Tools for fast storage, retrieval and integration

Hadoop is a must-have big data tool, but it has some drawbacks, including the need for high-level user expertise and conditions for optimal bandwidth.

big data tools

Essential big data tools for government

Public-sector priorities: a strong IT foundation and tools for prepping data.

visualization

How data virtualization can help government hone services and cut costs

The move to open data policies are spawning new approaches of data virtualization to exploit and manage an expanding number of government information sources.

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