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Big Data Usage Gets Bump

Covid is driving some companies to rely more on big data, reports Datanami.

During a financial crisis or natural disaster, stock traders frequently abandon risky equities and instead move to safer bets, like utilities, precious metals, and consumer goods.


Can Big Data Help the Maritime Industry

The vessel industry contemplates how big data will affect the industry, reports Maritime Executive.

It is undeniable that the maritime industry will continue to be driven by several key business constraints: need for greater fuel efficiency, reduction of costs for CO2 and other GHG emissions and for compliance with international  and regional air pollution regulations.


Big Data and Magnetic Tapes

Magnetic tape may be the answer for storing big data, reports Technology Networks.

It may seem odd to some that in the year 2020, magnetic tape is being discussed as a storage medium for digital data. 


Using Big Data to Analyze Freight Trends

Using data analytics on freight data may help e-commerce companies handle market fluctuations better, reports Talk Business. 

The application of freight data, processed through advanced analytics, might change how large e-commerce companies handle market fluctuations, according to a recent report.


Big Data is Becoming Overwhelming

The amount of big data accumulated globally is becoming unwieldy, reports Datanami.

Global data is quickly becoming unwieldy. As massive stores of data build up in various industries and enterprises, the various structures surrounding that data grow – often overburdening insufficient infrastructure


Big Data Could Help Treatment of Cancer

Several hospitals specializing in pediatric cancer are pooling their data to leverage big data to make advances in the treatment of pediatric cancer, reports Health Analytics IT.

The University of Chicago Pediatric Cancer Data Commons (PCDC) is participating in a new collaborative effort to leverage big data to advance pediatric cancer precision medicine.


Using Big Data to Solve Financial Crimes

Big data can help unravel the FinCEN mystery, reports Datanami.

Unraveling financial crimes like money laundering is a notoriously difficult task, especially when criminals purposely cover their tracks. 


HR Turning to Big Data

Human resource departments are starting to see the value of big data for their operations, reports Smart Brief. 

HR hasn’t traditionally been known for using big data -- or having big enough datasets to use in analytics. But that’s been changing as more organizations recognize big data’s presence and potential in multiple areas of HR.


Big Data Helps Find Markets

According to Bloomberg, big data from Alibaba helped Chinese exporters find internal markets after Covid slowed export orders. 

As export orders started plummeting in March amid the coronavirus’s global spread, Chinese toothbrush maker Tommy Tu turned to the domestic market.


New Tool Uses Big Data to Understand Covid

Scientists have a new tool, coronascape, that will use big data to help understand Covid-19, reports Medical Express. 

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute today announced they have released Coronascape (, a customized version of the Metascape bioinformatics platform that removes big-data analysis hurdles for biologists.


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