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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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5 years down the road: The cloud of clouds

Interoperability standards will create a world of interconnected clouds fraught with opportunities and security risks, experts say.

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Internet2, Microsoft pact fuels universities' big data research

A peering arrangement gives schools fast access to Microsoft cloud services, offering improved collaboration, the ability to quickly exchange large data sets and faster app development.

Researcher at the Joint Genome Institute

Tracking the evolution of big data: A timeline

Big data's roots run deep. Here's a look at key events over the past 30 years that have affected the way data is collected, managed and analyzed and that help explain why big data is such a big deal today.

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