Analytics tools

Splunk announces tools for higher-ed, enterprise security, storage

Data analysis software firm Splunk offers subscription pricing to the higher education community and announces security and enterprise IT monitoring apps.

smart city

Cities turn the corner on 'smart city' investment

Market research firm IDC Government Insights says cities will start putting in place the IT building blocks for smart city systems and applications in 2014.


Cloud-based analytics keeps Montreal's buses full and ridership growing

A combination of cloud computing and business analytics has helped the city of Montreal track the habits of individual public transit riders — and reward their loyalty.


Data analytics charts new path to heart attack survival

A Wake County, N.C., EMS team uses data analytics to uncover a new treatment protocol that extends survival rates for heart attack patients.


Dell Software addresses agency needs in BYOD, big data and security

Dell Software recently announced new tools for mobility management, security and business intelligence.


Smithsonian builds Internet of connected exhibits, specimens, research apps

The Smithsonian Institution is undergoing a digital makeover to support more interactive exhibits, displays and research applications for the public and research communities.

big data

Zettaset adds encryption feature to Hadoop management platform

Big data management firm Zettaset announced a enhancement to its Orchestrator tool that offers data-at-rest encryption for customers working in Hadoop environments.


Lawrence Livermore explores the shape of data, expanding query-free analytics

The national lab is using a new technique, topological data analysis, to extract meaning from large and varied data sets through a collaboration with commercial DARPA spinoff, Ayasdi Inc.

big data

Forward! by Unisys ready for mission-critical app migration

Based on secure partitioning technology, the fabric-based platform offers secure containers for application workloads running on Intel-based servers.

cancer research cloud

NCI cracks open cancer research by moving it to the cloud

The agency is looking for cloud-based architectures to give cancer researchers complete bioinformatics infrastructure as a service, with built-in compute, storage, security and analytics.


Amazon Kinesis does heavy-lifting on streaming, big data

Kinesis lets users easily set up high-capacity network pipes that can collect and analyze data in real time, at any scale, officials said.

real time

In 2014, big data technology goes mainstream — and real-time

The big data ecosystem of tools will continue to evolve as government managers seek faster access to data and advanced analytics.

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