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Big Data Is the Next Big Thing in Health IT

Brian Ahier | O'Reilly Radar | February 27, 2012

Big data introduces unique healthcare challenges and opportunities.

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Can A Phoenix Arise From The Ashes Of Mumps? (Part 2)

Rob Tweed | The EWD Files | January 23, 2013

My analysis in part 1 of this article suggests that the rest of the IT industry have never recognised anything particularly special or noteworthy about these characteristics which I think is our (the Mumps community’s) fault, not their’s... Read More »

CIO Council's Best Practices Portal Remains a Work in Progress

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 31, 2012

The Chief Information Officer Council is working on a Web portal where information technology workers can share best practices in federal IT. But whether that portal is up and running yet isn't entirely clear.

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Hadoop: Bigger Than SpringSource, JBoss and MySQL Combined?

Derrick Harris | GigaOM | February 27, 2012

Bearden told me during a recent call he thinks the Hadoop market will be bigger than the open source application-platform and database markets because of how much value — and net new value — Hadoop brings to companies as they begin blazing their big data trails. 

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Largest Cancer Gene Database Made Public

Deena Beasley | MedlinePlus | July 15, 2013

National Cancer Institute scientists have released the largest-ever database of cancer-related genetic variations, providing researchers the most comprehensive way so far to figure out how to target treatments for the disease. Read More »

MySQL at the Core of Commercial Open Source

Matthew Aslett | The 451 Group | September 26, 2011

Oracle last week quietly announced the addition of new extended capabilities in MySQL Enterprise Edition, confirming the adoption of the open core licensing strategy, as we reported last November. Read More »

No Longer ‘Publishing As Usual’

Piers Bocock | ICT Update | June 1, 2013

Despite the spread in use of ICTs in agricultural research (see ICT Update 70) information is still constrained by the way it is published and the degree to which it is open. Piers Bocock of CGIAR shares how his organisation is addressing this. Read More »

Open Data For Agriculture

Staffwriter | ICT Update | June 1, 2013

Most of the research results published by agricultural researchers in academic journals are in English. As a result, the vast majority of farmers and extension workers in developing countries – who not speak English or often do not have access to libraries – cannot retrieve these research results. Read More »

Open Source: Not Just for Tech Anymore

Jay Lyman | LinuxInsider | January 10, 2012

In pharmaceuticals, the debate over open source research, results and data continues. There are also some interesting ventures, technology and tools in pharmaceuticals, such as an open source image-sharing effort in clinical research

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Talend & Neo Partnership: Open Source Solutions for Big Data

Christopher Tozzi | The Var Guy | June 26, 2013

NoSQL databases are a driving force in the evolution of Big Data. That could have important implications for Oracle (ORCL), as we wrote last week. Read More »

UC Davis Health System Partners with State to Direct World-renowned California Cancer Registry

Press Release | UC Davis Health System | June 26, 2012

The University of California Davis Health System announced today that it will partner with the California Department of Public Health to run the day-to-day operations of the California Cancer Registry, one of the world's leading resources for population-based data on cancer. Read More »