Big Data


'Private cloud' just a phase? IBM would like you to think so

The zEnterprise EC-12 adds power, capacity and other features that could appeal to government.

Remembering IBM's first mainframe, the 701

IBM's new mainframe is practically a new species compared with IBM's original mainframe, the 701.

Survey: People fake understanding the cloud (even on first dates)

Agencies are going to the cloud and practically everybody is using it. But understanding it is another matter.

The 3 secrets to unlocking big data

What is different about big data is the ability of emerging cloud environments to process unlimited amounts of data.

NASCIO: Big data is a big deal

State governments should be preparing now to make use of the vast ammounts of data their agencies collect, a new report says.

DARPA's next big thing is … analog computing?

The key to mining those huge data sets collected from sensors and camera systems is to leave digital computing behind, the agency says.

Marines find 'best and brightest' via geolocation

Marine Corps recruiters leverage data analytics and geolocation technologies to make the finding the best and the brightest faster, more accurate and more efficient.

DOD plans massive database of human research

Expanded PROMIS, developed the the Office of Naval Research, would track human studies throughout the department.

NYPD, Microsoft unveil all-seeing downtown surveillance system

The Domain Awareness System analyzes data from thousands of cameras, sensors and crime databases in real time, delivering a comprehensive view of threats and activity.

Numerator: Government's biggest big data challenges

Senior executives in the public sector don't have the right data management tools necessary to turn the volume and variety of data collected by their agencies into a form they can readily analyze and base decisions on, according to a recent "scorecard of big data business challenges" by Oracle Corp.