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Information Week’s Roundup of the last week focuses on both Microsoft R Updates and IBM’s Fraud-Detection Analytics. This week, Microsoft announced the rebranding of its R servers and development tools under the Microsoft name, yet it continues its commitment to offering many of those tools for free to the development community. Yahoo also released a massive machine learning data set to the academic research community.
Many articles are still discussing Europe and how they are “fearful of big data.” Specifically, Germany indicated that they avoid including personal information in emails and text messages because they fear the privacy implications. Other statistics show the lack of trust in in search engine companies (such as Google), messaging providers, and social media companies. With low figures for all types of companies attempting to make use of Europeans’ personal data, European firms that utilize data on a large scale have a ways to go before gaining Europeans trust of big data.
Microsoft R Updates, IBM’s Fraud- Detection Analytics Buy: Big Data Roundup – Information Week
Big Data is an antitrust issue too, says European Commissioner – Computer World
IoT devices represent the potential points of security failures, and the data they generate or collect is raising new privacy concerns. The fear for IoT is that more data presents less privacy. Because privacy has presented itself as an issue, many companies are now disclosing how they generate information or how the collected information from the device will be used.
Dell has just opened a Singapore lab to tap IoT growth in the Asia-Pacific region which features IoT offerings from Dell and Intel. At the test site, customers will have access to Dell’s technical consultants while vendor’s IoT industry partners can build new products based on Intel and Dell’s IoT technologies.
IoT Raises New Legal Challenges for Business – Information Week
Telstra has unveiled two additional functions to its SDN service, PEN Platform, allowing customers to procure virtual network functions. The PEN Platform is made up of 26 points of presence across the APAC, North America and European markets. It will be able to control how and where data flows across its network, prioritize traffic, and grant service quality guarantees for certain types of traffic.
The market is growing for big data, and a large focus is on Hadoop. Hadoop’s diverse community has benefited from the growing importance of the big data market, with companies like Cloudera and Hortonworks growing at a rapid pace as their technologies gain traction across industries. Hadoop’s usage is appealing to a wide range of industries for use cases such as as Data Discovery, where one can use Hadoop as a sandbox to look for new patterns and ideas for new products.
How Hadoop is putting a Spark into enterprise – Computer Business Review
Several articles are still discussing eCommerce in India. Many competitors in India such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Snapdeal competing in preparation for the upcoming Republic Day Sale, a shopping and marathon-sale event that occurs solely within the country.
eCommerce giants to host Republic Day Sale – Business Today