Posts Tagged:New York Times

The Ghost of Enron Past? or FERC Comes a Calling

Dealbook, at the New York Times, reports that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) has launched investigations into many Wall Street firms for manipulating energy markets. (NYT) The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the government watchdog overseeing the oil, natural gas and electricity business, has lately taken aim at three major banks suspected of manipulating energy…

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The Need for Speed in Analytic Hardware

Steve Lohr had a typically good piece in The New York Times on how database hardware is catching up to analytics software and how the results will be powerful.  You can read the article here. Some think this represents a one of those discontinuous leaps in computing equilibrium.  Here’s the money quote: Advances in such…

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The U.S. Government is getting in on Big Data

The New York Times has an article on how the government is going to spend $200 million going after big data.

The Age of Big Data

Fantastic article from the NYT’s about the world and opportunities of big data here. It’s a revolution, says Gary King, director of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science.  We’re really just getting under way.  But the march of quantification, made possible by enormous new sources of data, will sweep through academia, business and government.  There…

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Big Data Startup Having Big Success

NYT’s profiles Splunk, a startup mining big data for half the Fortune 100. Money quote: “Take the SH out of IT.”

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