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.
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.
OpenNEX puts data and tools from NASA's Earth Exchange into the Amazon cloud improve collaboration with the academic, public and private sectors.
The Commonwealth teams up with universities and high tech firms to launch a cloud marketplace geared to sharing compute capacity and services.
Capital Assets software streamlines capital planning, providing agencies with best practices, templates and visual analytics.
Using SAS Analytics, city officials from Cary, N.C., monitor budgets across departments, improve police efficiency and track customer service goals.
The open-source cluster computing tool called Spark speeds programming and can run up to 100 times faster than Hadoop Map Reduce.
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.
Public-sector priorities: a strong IT foundation and tools for prepping data.
The move to open data policies are spawning new approaches of data virtualization to exploit and manage an expanding number of government information sources.
Fusion-io and Sqrrl improve big data workload efficiency with flash memory, providing significantly more performance at less cost than high-density DRAM systems, the companies say.
Big data platforms, both proprietary and open source, emerge as comprehensive solutions to handle magnitude, complexity and variety of data.