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February 13, 2013

Cloudera roundtable reveals leading public and private organisations are struggling with legacy systems.

A Cloudera roundtable discussion held this week found that Deutsche Bank and HRMC are both struggling to move data from legacy systems on to large data systems based on Hadoop technology.

November 30, 2012

The UK boasts a rich eco-system which means that it pays to set up big data operations here, including financial, operational, support and legal incentives. Mark Young breaks it down.

Mark Young is on Twitter. Do follow: @Mark_J_Young

July 11, 2012

Software company SunGard reveals top ten trends in big data rich finance industries.

Global software company SunGard has revealed what it sees as the current top ten big data trends in the financial services industry.

SunGard employs some 17,000 people worldwide and specialises in software and service-based IT for the public sector, education and financial services industries.

July 11, 2012

Software company SunGard reveals top ten trends in big data rich finance industries.

Global software company SunGard has revealed what it sees as the current top ten big data trends in the financial services industry.

SunGard employs some 17,000 people worldwide and specialises in software and service-based IT for the public sector, education and financial services industries.

June 27, 2012

A recent competition between innovative start ups saw two big data focussed companies emerge victorious.

Big data companies have been hailed as the greatest innovators as they claim top spot in IBM’s start-up competition.
 
Two big data specialist companies, SkyFoundry and StreetLightData, have been hailed as the greatest US innovators in their field, having won IBM’s SmartCamp Boston competition.
 

June 14, 2012

The breadth and scope of what can be achieved using big data is endless. Here we map the key applications across different industries. This live list will be continually updated.

There are truly no bounds to the scope and breadth of what can be achieved with big data. Here, we detail some of the most prominent applications of big data within leading industries and – where necessary – by job function.

May 31, 2012

If executed correctly, the insight big data offers can help to revolutionise all departments and individual facets of a business. But this raises one key question: where should an ‘insight team’ sit within the organisation? Dominic Pollard explores.

May 31, 2012

Big data producing technology to monitor driving and reduce car insurance premiums is launched by celebrity-backed start-up and underwritten by RSA.

Global insurance company RSA – headquartered in London – has announced it is to underwrite big data based ‘black box’ insurance services for specialist young person car insurer, ingenie.

May 25, 2012

Innovative platform for underscoring retail loans to low credit-score consumers is a hit with VCs after UK pilot.

A pay-day loan company has been able to source $25m in venture capital funding as a result of the innovative big data platform which drives its business.

Silicon Valley start up Global Analytics Holdings (GAH) has secured the investment to grow its Zebit company – a so-called ‘micro lending’ business which gives loans to consumers over short time periods at premium interest rate.

April 27, 2012

Money lender ZestCash claims big data will increase the number of successful applicants by 25 per cent.

ZestCash, an online loan provider, claims that it will be able to lend 25 per cent more money by using a big data-based credit assessment method.

The California-based company, founded by former Google CIO Douglas Merrill, will use data from other creditors such as mobile phone companies and payday lenders to create a more accurate system for determining the outcome of loan applications. By analysing multiple sources of data ZestCash will be able to decide how much to lend an applicant and at what rate.

April 16, 2012

General Electric releases white paper on the opportunities big data presents in manufacturing and engineering industries. Includes case studies.

Global conglomerate General Electric (GE) has issued a reminder to organisations that customer trends is merely one facet of big data – there are also vast opportunities for insight from industrial metrics which should not be overlooked.

February 27, 2012

The inaugural Big Data Insight Group event was a roaring success, sparking torrents of debate on the opportunies and obstacles that 2012's hottest new technology trend presents.

Big Data Insight Group hosted its inaugural event today (23 February) with over 50 delegates in attendance at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

The attendees of Big Data Think Tank included senior business, IT and finance personnel who ply their trade across a range of industry sectors. The morning-long event offered an introductory insight into the value that can be gained through big data analytics, the technological trend that is set to dominate 2012.

February 24, 2012

The inaugural Big Data Insight Group event was a roaring success, sparking torrents of debate on the opportunies and obstacles that 2012's hottest new technology trend presents.

Big Data Insight Group hosted its inaugural event today (23 February) with over 50 delegates in attendance at London’s Institute of Contemporary Art.

The attendees of Big Data Think Tank included senior business, IT and finance personnel who ply their trade across a range of industry sectors. The morning-long event offered an introductory insight into the value that can be gained through big data analytics, the technological trend that is set to dominate 2012.


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