Knowledgent’s Life Sciences team had a great time at Bio-IT World in Boston earlier this month. Bio-IT provides the ideal environment for organizations across the pharmaceutical, clinical, healthcare, and IT industries to share insights and discuss how emerging technologies are impacting research and development. In fact, our very own Chris Young presented with Drew Holzapfel of the CEOi on the potential of applying big data to finding a cure for Alzheimers. (In case you missed it, you can view the slides from their presentation here.)
With significant changes in both technologies and the R&D landscape, Bio-IT was buzzing with a wealth of new information. Here are three of our key takeaways from the event:
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Knowledgent, with our partners Hortonworks and the CEOi, are hosting a free webinar titled “Leveraging Big Data in Addressing the Global Alzheimer’s Crisis” on Thursday, May 29 from 12-1pm EST.
This webinar is not just for folks in the life sciences industry. It presents an interesting ideation case study for anyone interested in big data, using datasets from seemingly unrelated fields and sources, or understanding new potential ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s and improve patient care. During the webinar, we’ll discuss how big data analytical disciplines can support the global effort toward identifying key associations – rather than a direct cause – that can help us understand who gets Alzheimer’s, how we treat them, and how we prevent the disease for others by leveraging datasets across life sciences, healthcare, government agencies and academia.
For more information or to register for this free webinar, visit the event page.
Chris Young, Life Sciences Partner with Knowledgent, presented on current efforts to apply big data solutions to support the efforts towards finding a cure, early detection, and care delivery innovations for Alzheimer’s at Bio-IT World at the Seaport World Trade Center earlier this month.
Missed his presentation? You can still view the slides:
Continue reading Slides: Big Data Agenda for Alzheimer’s Presentation from Bio-IT World
Using big data to improve health outcomes has rapidly become a prevalent trend in the healthcare industry; in fact, most healthcare organizations are already doing it. However, the promise of big data has only recently been considered for treating Alzheimer’s.
Chris Young, Life Sciences Partner with Knowledgent, will be presenting on current efforts to apply big data solutions to support the efforts towards finding a cure, early detection, and care delivery innovations for Alzheimer’s at Bio-IT World at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts. His session, “Big Data Agenda to Tackle Alzheimer’s,” will take place in the Vendor Theater on the expo floor on Wednesday, April 30 from 3:20pm – 3:40pm.
Prior to the event, Chris shared his insights on the potential of big data specific to Alzheimer’s:
Continue reading Q&A: Chris Young on Alzheimer’s and the Big Data Opportunity
With the rise of Hadoop, the demise of the data warehouse seemed only a matter of time. Surprisingly (or not), that’s not the case. Instead, organizations are looking to augment their current enterprise data warehousing solutions with the analytics and cheaper storage that Hadoop brings.
Continue reading Infographic: Offloading “Cold” Data from DW to Hadoop
As discussed in my previous blog, data in Hadoop is mainly accessed via programming languages such as MapReduce or Python, a scripting language like Pig, or an SQL-like language (Hive). However, the skillset for data analysis most prevalent in IT shops is SQL, which means that Hadoop will have to support a SQL interface in some capacity to appeal to these people and to the widespread BI tools in existence. However, Hadoop was created to process data in a “batch” mode – you submit jobs to analyze massive datasets stored in HDFS. A number of initiatives and solutions are underway that are focused on marrying SQL with Hadoop. This convergence is truly in progress.
Continue reading Taking Hadoop Mainstream: The Convergence of SQL and Hadoop
Most of our conversations about information management and other data-focused topics touch on data governance (specifically, what good data governance is and how to leverage it). This may seem like a good place to start; after all, if you’re trying to get the most value out of your data, you want the data to be clean, accurate, and accessible.
However, at Knowledgent, we like to look at things from another angle and ask a different question: Why data governance?
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Knowledgent strongly believes all companies have the data required to know their customers a whole lot better. But who out there is developing the necessary customer insights to make an impact on their business? Is Big Data the solution to developing some of those insights? The hype tells us it’ll be just that. But will Big Data play all by itself at the deep end of the pool, or will it need a helping hand? The clear answer is that synergistic technologies are the key.
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