Saving the data is mandatory for service providers, but automating the process to hand over data is voluntary. Large service providers aren't on board with the proposal.
Hospitals discuss how to deliver better care at lower costs using technology.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the world wide web, called on governments around the world to open up their data to the public.
If you use the open-source Mongo database, be aware that its hosting/support arm has been compromised by attackers.
The Hadoop programming framework may be synonymous with the "big data" movement but it's not the only tool companies need to derive insights from massive stores of unstructured information, according to Facebook analytics chief Ken Rudin.
In much the same way that Microsoft brought spreadsheet crunching to the business world through its now-ubiquitous Excel, the company is hoping to make a similar impact with big data analysis with its new Windows Azure HDInsight service.
Acquisitions byJapanese NTT Communications will more than double NTT Com's data center space in the U.S., enabling the company to respond to what it said is a high demand for data-center services in North America.
Jive revamped the employee directory of its enterprise social-networking suite to make it easier for users to find colleagues whose expertise they can tap.
Pivotal is releasing an in-memory data store for real-time analysis that works with the Hadoop data processing platform, and the other is a data discovery tool for business analysts.
Keeping up with the ever-changing nature of business intelligence, MicroStrategy has revamped and expanded its line of BI software to incorporate big-data analytics and desktop visualization.