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The Weather Channel forecasts heavy NoSQL ahead

The Weather Channel had to switch to a NoSQL MongoDB data store to more quickly develop apps and add features to its range of Internet-based weather information services.

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Big data digest: Set your happiness gadget to bliss

It all started in Chile, says a New Yorker writer. We look at more big data news in this week's web roundup.

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IBM expands Watson's presence to multiple industries

The customer base for IBM's Watson cognitive computing technology is expanding as companies from a growing variety of industries start to incorporate the service into their businesses.

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New role for CIOs: Governance for data analytics

There's a new Wild West to be tamed: all those (uncoordinated) data analytics projects sprouting throughout your organization.

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Big Data Analytics Gets Smarter With Location-based Services

Mapping intelligence isn't just for retailers anymore. Advanced analytics uses location data to reveal new insights about customers and strategy.

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The dangers of dark data and how to minimize your exposure

Structured data, like content in a database, is relatively easy to manage. However, confidential or sensitive unstructured information -- log archives and other untagged, non-inventoried data -- presents a real challenge to CIOs....

10 ways big data Is changing the business of sports

Advances in capturing, storing and analyzing data are revolutionizing every aspect of sports, from training to broadcasting to fan engagement. Here are just a few examples of the ways big data is changing sports.

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How big data Is helping to save the planet

With the help of HP's Vertica Analytics Platform, Conservation International is crunching data from images to monitor the biodiversity of tropical forests around the world.

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Virtualization, Cloud Complicate Insider Threats for Federal CIOs

The expansion and blurring of the traditional government network environment require federal IT officials to rethink contracting processes and embrace real-time security monitoring.

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

The company has created a new entity, Orange Applications for Business, to bring together its network and application integration services.

FTC warns companies not to use big data to exclude consumers

The collection and analysis of big data holds great promise, but could let companies create consumer profiles that lead to discrimination.

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SAP spices up its predictive analytics and visualization apps

SAP has made a series of updates to its InfiniteInsight predictive modeling software and Lumira data-visualization tool in a bid to shore up its foothold in the analytics market.

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Mayo Clinic Turns to IBM's Watson to Fill Clinical Trials

Mayo clinicians will leverage Watson's natural language processing and data analytics capabilities to quickly sift through millions of pages of clinical trial and patient data to match patients with appropriate clinical trials.

How analytics empowers business

The 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honorees were selected for their ability to make better business decisions using big data.

Thomson Reuters

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Thomson Reuters adds enhancements to its homegrown financial analysis tool, Eikon, to help users access data more quickly and make more-informed decisions.

Texas Children's Hospital

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Texas Children's Hospital uses a specialized approach to analytics tool to study records in its enterprise data warehouse and identify ways to improve clinical care and...

SwiftIQ

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, SwiftIQ uses a suite of Google hosted services to uncover contextually relevant insights for retail and consumer product companies.

Shine Technologies

A 2014 Computerworld Data+ Editors' Choice Awards honoree, Shine Technologies uses a deep analytics tool to understand audience engagement with advertising campaigns through the analysis of ad impression logs.

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