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Data Digest: Edge Analytics, Swarm Smarts, and Open Source Databases

Edge analytics is the new form of smart analytics that can help your enterprise find the best data faster. Plus why swarms are smarter than the experts and picking the right open source solutions for database building.

Edge Out the Competition with Edge Analytics

(Source: Information Week)

The Internet of Things and general increases in the use of technology is leading to a huge pile of data. In this pile is plenty of gold, but getting to it requires something more than basic analytics. Enter edge analytics.  This article covers this new form of smart analytics that will help your enterprise find the best data faster.


The Swarm is Smarter than the Experts

(Source: Tech Republic)

All this data is generated by millions of different people. This mass accumulation of data generated can be used to make predictions that are quite accurate, as this article explains. Turning these predictions into useful insight might be the next big thing in big data.

Picking the Right Open Source for Database Building

(Source: Computer Weekly)

The enterprise has never had as many options for building a database off of open source software until now, which is great for the diversity but can be hard to figure out where to start. This article reviews some of the major open source alternatives to the expensive and well-known open source options.


About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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