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Turning cloud research into innovative software & services - 3rd CloudWATCH Concertation Meeting Report

Friday, 29 May, 2015 - 18:30

The third CloudWATCH Concertation meeting looked at future directions for software services and cloud in Europe, highlighting new opportunities for novel research and innovation to ensure Europe remains a world leader. The EC are investing heavily in research and innovation.

Why Is Big Data Is So Big In Health Care?

Friday, 22 May, 2015 - 15:30

 

Far and away, the industry that pops up the most in discussions of big data is health care. It’s not surprising, if you think about it. Lots of disparate sources of data, much of it unstructured. An industry dying to become more cost-effective – or, at least, less wasteful. And an onslaught of new devices designed to automate the process of collecting data, on order to keep professionals from having to be on hand to do so.

 

Five Reasons Machine Learning Is Moving to the Cloud

Thursday, 7 May, 2015 - 15:45

 

Amazon Web Services turned a lot of heads recently when it launched a machine learning platform aimed at making predictive analytics applications easy to build and run, joining cloud juggernauts Microsoft and Google with similar ML offerings. It turns out the cloud is very well-suited for this critical type of big data workload. Here are five reasons why.

 

Retail Banking Trends–How will Banks Evolve during Digital Disruption?

 

Banks are going through difficult times. This is an era of sheer regulatory pressures and record monetary fines amidst switching customer expectations & loyalties. While these issues are important, there is yet another force challenging the traditional models and is shaping the current banking environment and it is ‘Digital Disruption’.

 

Solvay focuses on innovation to drive internal efficiency

 

After years of IT work to support major merger and acquisition (M&A) activity, global chemicals company Solvay is now focusing on innovation to drive more internal efficiency. The Belgium-based firm, which operates in 55 countries, saw its workforce double from 15,000 to 30,000 in 2011 after it acquired chemicals company Rhodia. As a result, Solvay had to make changes and improvements to its IT set-up.

 

Google Opens Cloud Dataflow To All Developers, Launches European Zone For BigQuery

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 12:30

 

Google launched a couple of updates to its cloud-based big data products at the Hadoop Summit in Brussels on 16 April. These included the launch of the open beta of Cloud Dataflow, Google’s new service for processing huge amounts of data, as well as an update to BigQuery, which will make the company’s bid data database service available in Google’s European data centers and introduces row-level permissions.

 

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