Why I don’t buy the hype about ‘big data’

You need big bucks to be able to deploy big data. Most companies don’t have the IT budget, and can’t afford to hire a data scientist or data services team. If the trend is to succeed the companies of all sizes, there are a few problems that will need to be addressed.

Data scientists turn information into gold

Structure Big Data, taking place in New York on March 23, will bring tech giants and startups together to discuss how companies can turn terabytes of “information into gold” with actionable data. VentureBeat readers save $100 and claim your spot now.

Big Data is big … and getting bigger

Structure Big Data, taking place in New York on March 23, will bring tech giants and startups together to discuss how companies can turn terabytes of “straw into gold” with actionable data. VentureBeat readers can save $100 by claiming a spot now.

Datameer lands $2.5M, launches big-data spreadsheet tools

Imagine if you could use Excel to examine 10 million gigabytes of data as if it were a spreadsheet parked on your desktop. Datameer Analytics Solution lets you do exactly that. The San Mateo-based company announced a beta program for DAS, which builds on top of the open-source Apache Hadoop system for extra-large scale data handling.