More concierge than search engine, Wolfram Alpha Pro will analyze a query, perform high-end math calculations and even analyze images.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is working with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create visualization tools, advanced analytics and prototypes for health data delivery.
The move to big data requires a different skill set, experts say, as they try to define the role of data officer or data scientist.
Microsoft is aiming to make its Windows and other tools interoperable with Apache Hadoop, a key framework for agencies pursuing big data.
The agency is looking at new information processing and networking technologies to dramatically reduce the time it takes to analyze data.
The depository for federal GIS data is operating but must clear some hurdles before it can reach its full potential, geospatial information officers say.
This year, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world's population, according to a new forecast, continuing a trend that will help push global mobile data traffic to 10 exabytes by 2016.
PowerBroker Desktops checks for policy violations in each outgoing e-mail and prevents unwarranted data from leaving a single computer.
The demise of mainframe computers at NASA brings back memories of those Big Iron days. Have any stories you'd like to share?
Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.