International Space Station

NASA laser comm will rocket data to and from space

NASA's Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) technology could increase data transfers from space by a factor of 100.

Hunk Splunk Analytics for Hadoop

Hadoop data too big to move? Splunk may have a solution

Splunk Analytics for Hadoop lets users explore, analyze and visualize data natively within the open-source programming framework.

Weather forecasting model from NAVGEM

Navy's new NAVGEM sharpens its global weather forecasting

A Naval Research Lab team develops a more efficient set of algorithms to increase the resolution of its maps.

Peeking into phone metadata

NSA's intell gathering puts the spotlight on metadata

Metadata is valuable for extracting knowledge from smaller subsets of data for intelligence-gathering as well as for energy, weather and public safety research, experts say.

Livermore Sequoia IBM Blue Gene Q system

Ranking the world's best big data supercomputers

The Graph 500 ranks HPC systems not by petaflops, but on how well they handle data-intensive workloads. Livermore's Sequoia, an IBM Blue Gene Q system, leads the pack.

Executive trying to jump across a missing span in a bridge

Agencies hot for big data, but plans, resources are lacking

Big data can save government $500 billion with the right technology in place, but most IT execs say their agencies lack an adequate strategy, a MeriTalk survey finds.

An illustration of how social media posts involving different themes sometimes intersect

Energy lab team explores new ways of analyzing social media

The SALSA tool developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory taps the lab's supercomputing power to pore over billions of posts in seconds.

Woman examining network traffic

NIST, DHS push security automation to the next stage

SCAP sets standards to ensure products work together, while Einstein is evolving into an automated tool that will not only detect, but block, malicious code.

Man with computer screen for head in server room

Can automated security put agencies a step ahead of the hackers?

A growing number of products can help automate IT security; Nevada's DOT found they can help in other areas, too.

NSA data center in Utah

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

Information Builders iWay 7 platform

Platform gives agencies timely access to unified data

Information Builders' iWay 7 platform gives analysts direct access to information from any source with more than 300 pre-packaged integration components.

Steps going into the clouds

The next 5 years: Everything converges and rides in the cloud

Big data, analytics, mobile computing and social media will blend together, with services doled out by cloud brokers.

Topic Resources

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    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.