Talking Data Podcast

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February 7, 2015  1:05 AM

A lot of cogs in cognitive computing, Watson watchers attest

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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There are a lot of moving parts and a lot of ways to view this thing called Watson. So we tried to get several perspectives on the IBM effort to bring cognitive computing to life in this episode of the Talking Data podcast. Senior SearchCIO.com News Writer Nicole Laskowski told us cognitive computing can be viewed as a way of transitioning the role of the computer so it becomes a partner to the user. SearchBusinessAnalytics.com Site Editor Ed Burns said that IBM may find easier tracking by going after here-and-now call center tasks and travel planning improvements. There is a view on the competition, a Watson user and more in this special report.

February 3, 2015  5:56 PM

Things are looking up for cloud analytics

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
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In this edition of Talking Data, Ed Burns sits down with special guest John Myers of Enterprise Management Associates to discuss who new report looking at the maturity of cloud-based analytics applications. Has the time come to move your analytics to the cloud? Take a listen and find out


January 7, 2015  2:10 AM

Looking back in data – Privacy, tweets and IPOs marked 2014

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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This edition of Talking Data looks at the trends of 2014 via our favorite tweets. Among the topics of discussion is the growing interest in protecting data privacy through online services.


December 8, 2014  8:33 PM

Give your predictive analytics projects a business reality check

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
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Predictive analytics initiatives can be great, but businesses need to stay vigilant. In order to get any value out of the project, a sharp focus on specific goals is necessary. This podcast takes a look at some recommended strategies and potential pitfalls for getting to real business value in predictive modeling


November 11, 2014  10:14 PM

Hadoop and Spark – It takes two to tango

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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Bleeding-edge users have been working with open-source Hadoop and MapReduce for a few years. Now a Hadoop-compatible MapReduce alternative known as Spark is coming online to provide a timely streaming type of analytics. Hadoop and Spark have much in common, as discussed in this episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 10, 2014  7:57 PM

Data view in the U.K. (Episode 11)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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The European take on big data is different than that in the United Kingdom, which bears a bit more resemblance to the Hadoop-happy big data take of the U.S., according to Brian McKenna, business applications editor at TechTarget’s Computer Weekly website in London. We spoke with McKenna about this and more for a ‘continental flavored’ episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 7, 2014  4:47 PM

MapReduce Redux? (Episode 10)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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It has become a recurring theme this year. The Spark framework has gained attention, at the same time taking some wind from the Hadoop framework’s sails. Over the summer such news was a major preoccupation of the big data community, as discussed in this episode of the Talking Data podcast.


November 5, 2014  10:44 PM

Enterprise and NoSQL collide at MongoDB World (Episode 9)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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I have to admit, for me, the term ‘Mongo’ will always bring memories of Flash Gordon and his travels. But it is also the name on one of the most successful databases in NoSQL. Will that new database type find a home in traditional enterprises, ones where SQL curses through their veins like blood? Listen to this podcast and find out. (Note: It was recorded just after the event in the summer. Since that time, there have been some changes at the top of the company leadership.)


November 4, 2014  10:02 PM

Make mine SQL-on-Hadoop (Talking Data Episode 8)

Jack Vaughan Jack Vaughan Profile: Jack Vaughan
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Just back from Hadoop Summit 2014 in San Jose, California, Jack Vaughan tells podcast moderator Ed Burns that SQL-on-Hadoop is one of the more important trends in big data today. SQL support could well decide Hadoop’s ultimate role in an enterprise, the reporter states.


November 3, 2014  10:05 PM

Podcast report covers Enterprise Data World event (Talking Data Episode 7)

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This summer Enterprise Data World proved a mother lode of data quality information. Jack Vaughan and Ed Burns discuss governance, data quality and big data.


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