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Hadoop Survey Shows Spark Coming of Age in 2016
Apache Spark, which has been shaking up the Apache Hadoop ecosystem for a couple years now, will come of age this year, moving from a talking point into enterprise deployment, according to a new Hadoop survey from Syncsort Inc. Interest in Spark …
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Picking the Right SQL-on-Hadoop Tool for the Job
SQL is, arguably, the biggest workload many organizations run on their Hadoop clusters. And there's good reason why: The combination of a familiar interface (SQL) along with a modern computing architecture (Hadoop) enables people to manipulate and …
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3 Ways Hadoop Can Minimize Security Risks
According to Ted Dunning, chief application architect at MapR Technologies, it's possible to get in front of attacks by analyzing all network event data with tools such as Apache Spark running on a real-time Hadoop platform, and to do so economically.
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Posted by BlairMABEL25 March - 20 - 2015 ADD COMMENTS

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) January 30, 2015

ColoGuard, New York City’s premiere provider of colocation and data center services, today weighed in on the challenges and rewards of big data in light of news that the midmarket has begun to adopt big data technology.

According to a recent survey of 300 key IT decision-makers by Dell, nearly half of mid-market companies have a big data project in place, while 55% intend to initiate one in the foreseeable future. 80% of respondents agree that they need to better equip themselves to analyze their rapidly-expanding collections of data, while approximately half of the businesses with a big data solution in place are satisfied with the results. Of the challenges facing the midmarket, the wide variety of data types and structures was frequently-cited, as was the cost and relative lack of readily-accessible data cleansing tools.

“For quite some time, the term ‘big data’ was little more than a buzzword for most businesses,” said Ray Sidler, CEO of ColoGuard. “The primary reason for this was that most organizations simply lacked the resources necessary to properly analyze big data. It was something chiefly isolated to large enterprises.”

ColoGuard points to cloud computing and more affordable hosting plans as two of the driving factors behind big data adoption. Since organizations are required to spend less on servers and bandwidth, they can devote more of their resources towards the analysis of big data. Moving forward, they feel that this trend will become significantly more pronounced.

“That mid-market businesses are now so aggressively pursuing analytics technology is a good sign. It means big data insights are slowly becoming more reliable for organizations all across the board – from small businesses and startups right up to established enterprises,” he continued. “There are still challenges, of course, but the results of this survey show that, from here, there’s nowhere to go but up.”

ColoGuard maintained that it will itself remain dedicated to providing its clients with high-quality, competitively-priced servers and racks, to better allow businesses to deal with the demands of big data – and any other challenges they might face.

About ColoGuard

ColoGuard Inc. was born out of the increasing need for affordable enterprise colocation solutions. ColoGuard is a privately held managed colocation facility based in the heart of Brooklyn, NY, just minutes from New York City. With a state-of-the-art in-house data center, ColoGuard’s goal is to provide affordable enterprise colocation solutions for companies of all sizes. ColoGuard’s facility offers a diverse network routes via dark fiber, 24/7/365 live technical support and prices and services that are unmatched by competitors.

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Posted by jaymepobre748 July - 21 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

Its not easy to predict the impact of Health Care Reform. As health care experiences dramatic change, one of the most widely applicable areas of the industry, Medical Imaging, continues to be under attack.

Medical imaging is often cited as a driver of increased spending on health care as diagnostic testing is used on a broad-range of patients from pediatrics to geriatrics.

In order to cut costs, insurance providers are insisting that the use of imaging must be curtailed while enlisting a host of creative means to limit exam ordering. Meanwhile, the imaging clinicians counter with the multitude of clinical insights new technology delivers that are critical to a proper and timely diagnosis. Cost is not the only issue. It is also a battle for patient access, and concerns from patient advocacy groups across the US.

Instead of waiting to see what happens under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), researchers, data analysts, and industry professionals at Regents Health Resources (Franklin, TN) dedicated themselves to find the answers.

The Tennessee-based specialty consulting firm completed a first-of-its-kind national study to evaluate the future of this multi-billion dollar conflict between PPACA, insurance companies, and the imaging industry.

Regents study provides a clearer picture of the future. Utilizing hard data, they have forecast the impact of the expected influx of new patients gaining access to high tech health care services when PPACA takes effect.

Key research results include:

Imaging use by state, zip code, age group, and modality
Uninsured population
Forecast additional spending on imaging services under Health Reform
And much more

About Regents -Founded in 1996, Regents is the leading national consulting firm supporting medical imaging and imaging business intelligence for hospitals, outpatient providers, cancer centers and physicians. Recognized as the Standard in Medical Imaging Intelligence, Regents has helped over 500 clients nationally. Regents comprehensive suite of services including Strategic Planning, Assessments, Joint Venture Planning, and Sales & Acquisitions was the foundation for the development of Mirror and National Imaging Network. Regents team provides their clients the specialized expertise and leadership needed to develop action and implementation plans that positively influence business and patient outcomes.

About National Imaging Network National Imaging Network, a division of Regents Health Resources, is focused on supporting medical imaging providers improve operational efficiency, utilization and long term sustainability. By providing access to real-time data analytics, NINs data connections enable advanced interactive displays and benchmarking for providers. NIN and its partners provide a forum for members to collaborate, share business intelligence and best practices nationally in order to strengthen and improve medical imaging.

Brian Baker, President of Regents Health Resources and National Imaging Network with more than 27 years in the imaging industry, is available for interviews and to provide a more in-depth look at what the study revealed.

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