Talking Data Podcast:

Data Management


July 14, 2016  5:49 PM

Report highlights weakness in analytics implementations

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Big Data analytics

Many businesses have yet to fully capitalize on their investments in big data and analytics technologies. That's one of the main takeaways from a new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and ZS Associates. Report authors surveyed businesses across the country to gauge their success with...

May 17, 2016  7:30 PM

Big data drives growth in AI development

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Artificial intelligence, Big Data, Big Data analytics

The development of AI had been stalled out for years, but all of a sudden there's been a huge surge in interest. Why now? The answer is big data. It turns out big data was the missing knowledge bank that was needed to make machines truly intelligent. But now that enterprises have stashed huge...


March 14, 2016  7:23 PM

PBS documentary takes a look at big data benefits

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data

The recent PBS film The Human Face of Big Data stirred plenty of reaction of social media and in blogs. In this edition of Talking Data, we take a look at what the show got right and what it might have missed. The documentary was certainly a high-level overview of big data geared...


February 15, 2016  4:39 PM

Assessing the reality behind the IoT analytics hype

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Big Data analytics, iot

There's not doubt that IoT analytics has become one of the most hyped technologies in 2016, but behind the hype, there may be a glimmer of promise. In this edition of Talking Data, we try to look beyond all the excitement to see signs that the promise of IoT analytics is for real. We assess various...


February 2, 2016  4:46 PM

Businesses look to new tools for data analysis in 2016

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Cognitive computing, Internet of Things, iot

In the year ahead, businesses are looking for new ways to analyze data and new tools to help them, according to Goutham Belliappa, an analyst with consulting firm Capgemini. In particular, Belliappa is looking at ways businesses plan to monetize their data, analyze data from Internet of...


November 23, 2015  6:31 PM

Why has healthcare been slow to adopt analytics?

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Big Data, Health IT

Healthcare as an industry has been somewhat slow to embrace big data and analytics technology, but there are some indications that this trend may be changing. For a number of reasons, the future of healthcare is likely be heavily reliant on analytics technology. In this podcast we explore some of...


June 26, 2015  6:10 PM

Apache Spark gets new cloud hosting options

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Apache Spark, Big Data, Databricks, IBM, Spark

At last week's Spark Summit, both Databricks, whose founders gave the original Spark framework, and IBM introduced cloud-hosted versions of Spark. These announcements created quite a stir among data scientists who are hungry for the processing power of Spark, but who would rather not put in the...


May 20, 2015  3:12 PM

Implement data-driven management strategies with care

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Management

Everyone wants to be data-driven these days, including the management. While most of the time this is a positive trend, it can have a darker side. In this edition of Talking Data, we discuss some of the ways businesses are bringing analytics into their management strategies, how these initiatives...


April 27, 2015  3:39 PM

Big data ethics are about more than just privacy

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Big Data, Big Data analytics, Data privacy

Most discussions of the ethical implications of big data center around the risks to privacy. But in this edition of Talking Data, we explore some of the other issues, which were explored in a presentation at the Brandeis Analytics 360 Symposium by professor Robert Carver.


March 24, 2015  1:29 PM

Businesses embrace the cloud and sports analytics takes off

Ed Burns Ed Burns Profile: Ed Burns
Analytics, Data Management

In this edition of Talking Data, Tech Target editor Ed Burns recaps two recent conferences he attended: the TDWI Executive Summit in Las Vegas and the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. The first half looks at the trend of taking a cloud-first strategy to data management. In the second,...


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