biomedical

NIH wants info on data analysis software for biomedical research

NIH is seeking input on analysis methods related to compressing, formatting, mapping and visualizing data.

databus

NREL releases free, open-source energy analysis tool

The Energy DataBus uses the Apache Cassandra database, which lets it collect and analyze massive amounts of data for optimizing energy use.

The GCN Awards presentation

15 IT projects win 2013 GCN Awards

GCN honors projects, ranging from USDA's satellite-based anti-fraud program to the world's biggest public-sector hackathon, for excellence in IT innovation and performance.

SecureView

Groundbreaking SecureView empowers intell analysts, protects data

Developed by the Air Force Research Lab, Citrix and Intel, the system puts feeds from multiple networks on the same screen but prevents any data from being moved from one place to another.

bio-preparedness

Bio-threat early warning system moves to next stage

The National Collaborative for Bio-Preparedness, which monitors a vast array of data from multiple sources using real-time analytics, is in the final stages of field testing.

Denver

City uses a 'Google for machine data' to improve water use

Denver Water's IT Division spots trouble before it happens using Splunk's data collection and analysis capabilities.

faucet

Cities of big data: Dubuque creating a model for city water, power programs

The city gets the public on board with programs using smart meters and analytics to improve water and power use.

big data

What to do when data's too big to just transfer to the cloud

Some of the major cloud vendors offer a bulk import service that lets clients ship physical media to the data center where it can be uploaded, eliminating overly long data transfer times.

FlexPod

FlexPod technology expanded to take on big data

Cisco and NetApp introduce converged infrastructure technology designed to help organizations handle data-intensive workloads.

EIA mashup

Real-time map mashup shows storm threats to energy sources

The new version of EIA's energy infrastructure map adds real-time feeds from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center.

Seattle

Cities of big data: Seattle gets more from less power

With sensors and advanced analytics tied together within a cloud infrastructure, the city is looking to cut downtown power use by 10 to 25 percent.

FDNY

How FDNY uses analytics to find potential fire traps

The Risk Based Inspection System mines data from city agencies to help firefighters prioritize inspections.

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