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Big Data Ecosystem Challenges

Information security is one of the largest business problems facing organisations. Log data generated from networks and computer systems can be aggregated, stored, and analysed to identify where misuse occurs. The enormous amount of data involved in these analyses is beyond the capability of traditional systems and requires a new, big data approach. Given the right tools, skills and people, security teams can take advantage of big data analysis…

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Healthcare in the Cloud: Benefits of Analyzing Patient Data

…as increase the opportunity for communication among other physicians. For example, when flu season rolls around, data can be gathered and analyzed from previous seasons to better inform the endangered cities of when the flu season will begin. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner decided to see where rising healthcare costs were actually being spent; his research is discussed in The Human Face of Big Data. Brenner, with a memory drive containing the records of 600…

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Cisco @StrataConf : Best Practices for Hadoop In Production-Panel Discussion

Hey data heads! O’Reilly Strata Conference kicks off tomorrow at the Santa Clara Convention Center. If you plan to go you better have tickets because the event is sold out. If you are attending the three days of sessions, keynotes, receptions and exhibits, please stop by the MapR booth for some face time with one of our big data partners and plan to attend their sponsored panel discussion which includes Cisco IT and other MapR customers facilit…

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CiscoLive Milan Highlights: IoE, SDN and a lot of wine

…her people (consumers, growers, vintners and distributors), process (growing, bottling, distribution and sales), data from all of those sources, and things, namely the grapes and wine. It’s all connected and loads of sensors (IoT), collaboration technologies, big data, mobility and networking make it all possible. That’s the Internet of Everything. Think about the possibilities for medical care, or government services or raising your kids. More a…

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Cisco ANZ CTO Looks ahead: Trends Impacting the Networking Industry in 2014

…acquire (even disappear?) to adjust to new business models. 3. “Business funds technology projects”–The pie gets bigger Overall worldwide IT spending is expected to grow 5% year over year to $2.1T in 2014. However, the big change for the industry is who is requiring, authorizing and funding this investment. IDC predicts that business (ie outside IT) will fund 61% of all technology projects. 4. “Big Data and Predictive Analytics”– We want to know…

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