Decision Support News
D. J. Power, Editor
November 13, 2016             Vol. 17, No. 23

In this issue

1) What technologies are used for managing big data?
2) Recent Decision Support News Headlines
3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers

1) What technologies are used for managing big data?

by Daniel J. Power
Editor, DSSResources.COM

Data-driven DSS and predictive analytics frequently need to access and process very large data sets to support decision-making by managers and customers. One way to provide this capability is with the open source Hadoop ecosystem initially developed by Yahoo!. Google innovated in developing these post relational database management systems and it continues to support its proprietary software ecosystem derived from Big Table. For example, Google BigQuery is an enterprise data warehouse with SQL queries. Other technologies for managing big data include cloud services, virtualization and distributed parallel processing (cf., Ashutosh, 2012; Mitchell, 2014). The open source Hadoop ecosystem is the most widely used technology and the focus of this discussion.

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2) Recent Decision Support Headlines

11/09/2016 IBM and Topcoder bring Watson to more than one million developers. Check release.

11/09/2016 New Data Science curriculum gives businesses the power of analytics. Check release.

3) Upcoming Decision Support Conferences/Call for Papers/Books

1. 2016 Pre-ICIS SIGDSA/IFIP WG8.3 Symposium, Sunday, December 11, 2016, Dublin, Ireland. Check here.

2. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Systems (DSS 2016), 12-14 Dec. 2016, Sydney, Australia. Check here.

3. Call for papers: EWG-DSS 2017 International Conference on Decision Support System Technology (ICDSST 2017), May 29-31, 2017, Namur, Belgium. Check here.

4. Call for papers: 12th Annual Conference of Midwest United States Association for Information Systems, Springfield, IL May 18-19, 2017. Check here.


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