Big Data

Tools and techniques related to managing and understanding ever-larger amounts of data

SAP HANA’s Sales Bode Well for Data, Analytics Specialists

SAP is placing a big bet on its in-memory database platform SAP HANA and, as a result, its hundreds of thousands of customers may too. And though the platform’s only been on the market for a year, last week’s pre-announced earnings point to its having strong sales. As a result, the demand for professionals familiar with SAP HANA is likely to grow. Jason Lovinger, SAP’s vice president of database and technology developer ecosystem, and Christopher Curtis, global vice president of… continue…

eBay Plans a Green Data Center in Utah

This week saw a fun juxtaposition of power-related stories. First, there was an Amazon Web Services outage. It started with a power failure. Then the backup power failed. Then, the secondary backup power failed. Result: a few hours of downtime. Then, eBay announced that they were building a data center in Utah that will run off the power grid. Said John Donahue, eBay’s CEO: We are embracing disruptive energy technology and designing it into our core data center energy architecture. Running… continue…

Here Are Companies Hiring Hadoop Experts

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Hadoop is quickly being deployed at virtually every company that has scads of data to be crunched. And in this rush to beef up your training to learn Hadoop, it pays to know where you can go once you’ve gotten all that Hadoop learning. The list includes American Airlines, Amazon, Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, HP, and IBM, and that’s just for starters. (Dice has more than 800 Hadoop-related job listings, most of which are engineering posts.) But one of the biggest users… continue…

IHS to Acquire Engineering Search Engine GlobalSpec

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IHS announced Tuesday it plans to snap up engineering search engine GlobalSpec in a $135 million deal. For GlobalSpec’s nearly 7 million registered users, they’re about to be swallowed by IHS’ rapidly growing network of targeted technical information Web sites. Just in the past three years, IHS has closed 21 acquisitions. And for GlobalSpec’s 230 employees, they are likely to experience layoffs based on IHS’ previous acquisitions – especially for those who work in GlobalSpec’s data center. Here’s why, based… continue…

Blacklist Rumors Debunked, Data Scientist Salaries [DiceTV]

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Do staffing firms ever blacklist IT Consultants? …Are there $140,000 salaries out there to be had by data scientists? …And are you aware that we’ve added a new Dice Talent Community? I’m Cat Miller and this is the DiceTV Update for Tuesday, June 12, 2012.

Data Scientists With Business, Analytics Smarts Can Make Six Figures

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Large enterprises are eager to find smart people who possess a mix of business, analytics and IT skills — otherwise known as data scientists — to handle the challenges of Big Data. The compensation can be compelling. Recruiters say data scientists can earn an average of $110,000 to $140,000 annually. That’s more than the average Silicon Valley tech worker, who brings home a paycheck of $104,195. What it Takes to be ‘baIT’ The key is to have those three skills… continue…

Intel/MIT Effort Showcases Massachusetts’ Commitment to Big Data

Massachusetts wants to “own” Big Data, and it helps that Intel has decided that the latest of its Science and Technology Centers, this one devoted to Big Data, should be located at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has announced an  initiative called bigdata@CSAIL that will drive multi-disciplinary research through algorithms, architecture and data management, among other things. The idea is to tackle Big Data problems too big for current technology. MIT beat out… continue…

SAP HANA May Be a Faster Way into Big Data Development

App developers looking to move into Big Data would be wise to get themselves up to speed on SAP HANA, even as they slog their way through learning Hadoop. Maybe I should clarify. Chances are you may have already aligned yourself with the Hadoop ecosystem, given the opportunities created by an absence of available apps and tech executives offering to help line up the funding needed to create them. But taking advantage of this isn’t easy. To develop apps for… continue…

Six of Our Favorite Stories On Big Data

The need for real-time information by business leaders and the development of technology that can meet them have been growing steadily for some time, so the rise of Big Data jobs isn’t much of a surprise. As tools to harness detailed information and analytics spread into more corners of management — even small businesses are looking for ways to use them — the need for people who can build applications and understand the meaning behind the numbers is only going… continue…

Big Data Jobs Are Driving Opportunities in Tech

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Data architects, analytics professionals and data scientists are among the people organizations are looking for as they embrace Big Data — the tools and systems that allow them to obtain, process and analyze huge amounts of information in real time. Linux.com just posted an interview with our Managing Director Alice Hill to get some insight into the demand for specialists who can handle these challenges, and others involved in their implementation. As Alice notes, companies have a lot of data,… continue…