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EMC Moves into Big Data

Posted by Jack Duval

Mar 21, 2012 4:43:48 PM

EMC just purchased Pivotal Labs and this Gigaom article explains why:  the next stage is big data apps that are intuitive and easy.

The article also links to this piece on Accel Partners, a venture capital fund that has started a $100M Big Data Fund.  Once the VCs move it, the industry is out of the garage.

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Topics: Pivotal Labs, Data Analysis, Accel Partners, venture capital, EMC, Gigaom

EMC White Paper "Data Science Revealed: A Data-Driven Glimpse into the Burgeoning New Field"

Posted by Jack Duval

Feb 21, 2012 2:37:38 AM

I just came across this white paper by our friends at EMC.

Key takeaways:

  1. The cost of computing power, data storage, and high-bandwidth internet access have plunged over the past 20 years.

  2. Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Yahoo, Google are making data their primary product.

  3. There is a huge talent gap for data scientists.

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Topics: big data, data scientists, Data Analysis, EMC

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