Big Data


Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

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.

What's your agency's big data IQ?

Investments in information management technologies will fail to perform if government agencies lack the capacity to use these tools to drive better decision-making.

Mike Daconta

Good metadata means good government

Understanding how to design the right metadata is the key to helping users (and citizens) get the most value from data on your organization's products and services.

NIST to tackle big data

Big data will be on the agenda this year for the National Institute of Standards and Technology's IT Laboratory.

Unleash the data scientists: How government can use big data

Government agencies would do well to invest in the new breed of data scientists, trained to bring a statistical, technological and business mindset to the use of big data.

If you need cool servers, open a window

Department of Energy scientists want to use outside air, and not much else, to cool the agency's new facility and supercomputer.

Presto, chango: Business intelligence software with a mobile makeover

JackBe has updated its business intelligence platform and its focus. With the release of Presto 3.2, customers can now expose their mashups to a dizzying variety of mobile devices.

Avoiding the BI strategy of going mobile for mobility's sake

A new report from The Data Warehousing Institute looks at the how and the why of mobile business intelligence, and offers insights before taking the first step.

Big data spawns new breed of 'data scientist'

The rise of big data has sparked demand for data scientists with expertise in statistics, technology and business who can extract value from big data flows.

Apache Hadoop: Big data's big player

Hadoop, software that allows for the distributed processing of large datasets, is considered a catalyst in the evolution of big data applications.