The Requirements & Solutions of the Hadoop Data Reservoir

This event should be of interest to any enterprise that uses Hadoop and wants to empower analysts directly with new analytical power over their Hadoop clusters. Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Time: 11am Eastern; 8am Pacific Duration: 1 Hour The success of Hadoop has led many enterprises to the same common vision: a central repository of inexpensive, efficient, […]

Instantly Visualize your Big Data with Platfora’s Vizboards

Organizations that rely on the big data processing power of Hadoop can come across problems when the raw data of Business Intelligence (BI) workflow creates a bottleneck. The analysts who need the data to make decisions do not typically have the advanced programming skills required to access the mountains of data in Hadoop. Platfora removes this bottleneck […]

Interview of @Platfora by @SecureNinja at @FedCyber 2013

SecureNinjaTV’s Alicia Webb speaks with Reagan Kling about Hadoop and Big Data at FEDcyber 2013 in Arlington, Virginia. Platfora’s mission is to empower customers to transform their businesses into fact-based enterprises. Platfora’s Big Data Analytics Platform masks the complexity of Hadoop, making it easy for customers to understand all the facts in their business across […]

CTOlabs publishes White Paper on Big Data for Predictive Policing, a subsidiary of the technology research, consulting and services firm Crucial Point LLC and a peer site of, has just announced a white paper on the use of Big Data for Predictive Policing In this paper we review the evolution of law enforcement use of Big Data and capture some key lessons learned. We also provide […]

Big Data Use Cases in the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community

With the urgent and important national security mission needs of the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community it is no surprise that technologists there have sought out new approaches to analyzing data. This paper dives into key Big Data use cases, providing context you can use in designing and fielding your own solutions or in […]

Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!!

There are some pretty discouraging reports floating around about the Army’s Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS-A). Significantly over budget and past deadline, this ISR system appears to be floundering. CTOvision Pro subscribers can read our assessment here: Persistent Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) is HARD because… well…. It’s HARD!!!