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The Data Vault: Best data articles, 21-27 September

Antivia's weekly roundup of the best data articles of the past week.

Delivering BI on a budget

Antivia has received a lot of coverage from Gartner lately. We were mentioned in the 2015 Magic Quadrant, and in the hype cycle for Business Intelligence and Analytics from August in the mobile BI section.

The Big Data A-Z: Part three

If you have been following this A-Z series for the past couple of weeks, you will now know the importance of fully understanding the Big Data buzzwords. You'll also be able to tell the difference between ELT and a BLT sandwich, and know your RAMs from your sheep.

Obama's Chief Data Scientist Reveals How the Government Uses Big Data

Dhanurjay "DJ" Patil is the first ever Chief Data Scientist for the United States government, and he says the key to success is getting that data outside of where he works. "The best ideas are going to come from outside the federal system," Patil said Saturday at The Nantucket Project, an annual speaker series held on the island.

How to create powerful visualizations

On Wednesday, we gave the reins over to our partners, Analysis Factory, as they hosted a webinar explaining how they make their DecisionPointâ„¢ dashboards user-friendly, highly visual and engaging. Viewers were taken on a journey to see, from scratch, how the team at Analysis Factory created their dashboard gallery.

Three Best Practices for Securing Your Cloud

If your organization is like most, you're likely using or considering cloud-hosted applications and infrastructure. Security in the cloud is just as important as security in on-premises IT environments, though it's different in several important ways. There are many great organizations to help you understand cloud security and to recommend best practices - Cloud Security Alliance is a great example.

by Zachary Shapiro While all scientific research produces data, genomic analysis is somewhat unique in that it inherently produces vast quantities of data. Every human genome contains roughly 20,000-25,000 genes, so that even the most routine genomic sequencing or mapping will generate enormous amounts of data.

Harnessing big data is essential for future of medicine, society

For most of us, information technology is a surprisingly mundane feature of our lives. We often take these ubiquitous technologies for granted, forgetting how revolutionary they truly are. Big data, a term referring to the unprecedented quantity and complexity of data that IT generates, is a relatively new phenomenon and popular area of research.

Big ag meets big data

BIG AG MEETS BIG DATA: The days of farming being considered an old-fashioned activity could soon be coming to an end. At a time when "a mid-level tractor has more technology than the Apollo spacecraft," investors are pumping millions into new technologies that use that data to increase yields, said Sam Fiorello, chief operating officer at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, an agriculture technology research facility and incubator in St.

Using big data to solve a moody issue

Research News By DAVID J. HILL Mood disorders like depression are common among U.S. adults. Still, such disorders remain challenging for clinicians to diagnose and treat effectively.

What To Do When The Cloud Comes Crashing Down

BLOG: Major cloud services are reliable, until they suffer an outage that can bring your business to its knees for hours or longer. You should have a Plan B If it seems like major services have been crashing a lot lately and for extended periods, you're not imagining things.

Grounded: Can big data do for agri-business what it's not doing for retail?

Like fusion energy, big data has consistently promised amazing results - always at some indeterminate point in the future. We know grocers track every purchase, index them against our loyalty cards (translation: database index keys), and develop rich models of consumer behaviour that have, despite all of the millions of dollars and thousands of hours poured into them, have not moved the needle of consumer behaviour at all.

Medical Records Of The Future May Include Genome Sequences And FitBit Trackers

Physicians, insurance companies, Big Data, parents, patients, and hospitals are all standing at an open door, waiting to enter into a room wrought with doubt. Genetic information has already given them the answers to questions about some of life's most mysterious symptoms and diagnoses, but foretelling how the data will affect the future of medicine while protecting patient information still remains uncertain.

CEO Opinion: Big Data stands to improve consumer engagement and create new revenue streams for energy providers, just as it has for other industries a

Cancer treatment is on the brink of a data revolution

Business Insider Imagine picking three people from a group of 100 with a certain kind of cancer, based on who you think might respond well to a certain experimental medication, then forming an opinion of the remaining 97 people based on the ones you tested.

Big Data Explained Through Legos

What is big data? The term is thrown around quite a bit, but the actual explanation around big data can quickly reach levels of complexity beyond our comprehension. Knowledgent's big data expert, Gerard Dwan, attempted to simplify the trend for a crowd gathered at the Microsoft New England Research and Design Center during this week's Data Festival.

Is your data really safer in the cloud?

Here's what you need to consider before moving core applications into the cloud.

Head in the Clouds: Can Your Business Fully Operate in the Cloud?

Cloud computing hasn't been around for all that long a time: in fact, it was only in 2008 that NASA launched OpenNebula , the first cloud computing platform for managing storage, network, monitoring and security for private and hybrid clouds.

In an effort to become more cost-efficient, attract new patients and identify new business opportunities, more and more dentists are implementing business intelligence and data analytics software solutions in their practices, which have proven to be highly successful in many cases.

Big data to play role in future of matchmaking in China

Singles at a matchmaking event in Kunming, Yunnan province, Aug. 20. (File photo/Xinhua) Online matchmaking platforms in China are making use of big data to help users find their Mr or Ms Right and wearable smart technology is also being used for matchmaking through scientific analysis of big data on wearers, reports the Guangzhou Daily.

The Difference Between Big Data and a Lot of Data

The term "big data" has been around for a while now, but I still come across people who make the same basic mistake when someone asks them to explain what exactly it is. The problem, as I have pointed out in the past, is due to the name.

Bill James and Billy Beane Discuss Big Data in Baseball

Billy Beane walked up to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday morning, handed his driver's license to a security guard and was reminded once more of his "Moneyball" fame. "You do a good job," the guard said. "Not this year," Beane said, with his Oakland Athletics bound for a last-place finish in the American League West.

Reimagining scholarships: can big data reduce child absenteeism?

More than two billion people live on less than $2 (£1.30) a day. Education is key to breaking this cycle of poverty, yet more than 124 million children worldwide are not in school because their families can't afford tuition, uniforms and books.

Opening the door to hybrid cloud in financial services

In the past, the financial services industry has lagged behind other industries in terms of cloud adoption due to concerns around security and regulation. But this is rapidly changing - a report from Gartner predicts that by 2016 over 60 per cent of banks across the world will process most transactions in the cloud.