Is the term ‘big data’ passé?

While 'big data' was useful at one point in encapsulating the idea of exploiting huge volumes of structured and unstructured information, many feel the term is past its sell-by date.

merging geospatial datasets

Map merge: How USGS integrates geospatial systems

While geographic information systems have become well established in the federal government, the current challenge for agencies is to integrate their data with that from their counterparts in other jurisdictions.

Big data promises a health care remedy

Government agencies are making strides testing uses of big data to predict risks of disease or the path of a killer virus, but hurdles remain, including linking legacy datasets and setting up common vocabularies.

ORNL researchers such as Sreenivas Rangan Sukumar are using graph computing to study big data related to health care.

How a computing powerhouse delivers health care insights

Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab used three diverse high-performance computing architectures to analyze publicly available health-related datasets.

Student loan office casts net for ‘creative’ credit analysis

Student loan office casts net for ‘creative’ credit analysis

The Office of Federal Student Aid looks for new and unconventional data models to determine the credit worthiness of its loan applicants.

elevation data supplements satellite imagery

Elevation data helps prepare for natural disasters, climate change

The elevation data will better enable scientists to monitor the impact of sea-level rise, conduct environmental monitoring activities and support local decision making.

Analytics powers app for social workers

Analytics powers app for social workers

The Case Advice app pulls data from a variety of back-office systems and makes it available to case workers while they’re in the field.

USAID looks to upgrade geospatial analytics

USAID looks to upgrade geospatial analytics

The economic development agency plans to expand its uses of data analytics and visualization technologies in order to convert more data into actionable information.

Novetta Entity Analytics connects unstructured enterprise data

Novetta Entity Analytics connects unstructured enterprise data

Novetta’s Entity Analytics software connects structured, semi-structured and unstructured data within Hadoop, enabling powerful analytic queries.

Swimlane launches automated security operations management platform

Swimlane launches automated security operations platform

With its data-driven automation and orchestration, Swimlane manages alerts, increases situational awareness and remediates threats.

Big data best practices from Australia

Big data best practices from down under

The Australian government’s guide aims to help agencies leverage their data assets by adopting big data and analytics tools.

CUNY students turn Watson loose on NYC challenges

CUNY students turn Watson loose on NYC challenges

College students compete to develop the best apps using Watson’s supercomputing powers to solve city problems.

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