SPARK: Big Data Brawlers: 4 Challengers to Spark. Spark isn’t the only option for handling big data at scale and in memory. Here are four projects…Apache Apex, Heron, Apache Flink & Onyx…emerging as possible competition for Spark, with new approaches to handling the conventional in-memory batch processing Spark is famous for and the streaming Spark continues to work on. Read the rest
LATEST NEWS: Big Data Roundup. Microsoft has infused Office 365 with machine learning. Tableau is putting data visualization control back in IT hands. GE is supplying an IoT developer kit for its Predix offering. Snowflake Computing has updated its cloud-based data warehouse, and Teradata has acquired Big Data Partnership. Find out more
FEDERAL AGENCIES: Ransomware Moves to the Big Time For a Long Time. As ransomware exploits and their perpetrators become more sophisticated, ransomware is climbing up the ladder – moving beyond targeting local agencies for a few hundred dollars and into the federal ranks and beyond. Read more
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Can We Stop Talking About Big Data And Start Talking About Business And Customer Outcomes? Recently, the business world has been awash with stories about the possibilities and applications of big data, analytics, automation and artificial intelligence technologies. However, when reading many of these stories, reports, case studies and pieces of research, you may find yourself slightly conflicted by it all. Here are a few examples that illustrate the growing sophistication, application and potential of these technologies. Read more
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BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.