Big Data Blog

CIOs & Big Data: What IT Teams Want Their CIOs to Know

It’s no secret that enterprises today face an increasingly competitive and erratic global business environment, and that Big Data is more than just another IT project – it’s truly a finger on the pulse of the business. To say that in 2013 Big Data is “mission critical” is to put it mildly – organizations that

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Digital Element IP Intelligence Geolocation

Overview A geolocation API with 20 fields of search results, all customized to your IP query. Search by IP address to return data about a geographical area, including country, region, city, internet connection speed, global coordinates, postal and country codes, time zone, and even daylight savings observation status. Looking for more dimensions of IP searchable data? Try

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Intelligent Applications: The Big Data Theme

My prediction for is that competitive advantage will translate into enterprises using sophisticated Big Data analytics to create a new breed of applications – Intelligent Applications. “It’s more than just insights from MapReduce”, a CIO from a fortune 100 told me, “It’s about using data to make our customer touch points more engaging, more interactive,

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Massive Scrape of Twitter’s Friend Graph

We’ve taken the data down for the moment, at Twitter’s request. STAY CALM. They want to support research on the twitter graph, but feel that since this is users’ data there should be terms of use in place. We’ve taken the data down while those terms are formulated. I pass along from @ev: “Thank you

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