Big Data News - April 6 2012

Today's global headlines in big data

- Big league baseball clubs now have access to data analytics for the first time and are using those tools to win at arbitration hearings and keep the lid on salaries, Oscar Fernandez, Director of application development and business intelligence for Major League Baseball tells WSJ.


- Japan’s Fujitsu Laboratories announces development of parallel distributed data processing technology that enables pools of big data as well as continuous inflows of new data to be efficiently processed and put to use within minutes.


- Big Data could potentially add £216bn to the UK economy while adding 58,000 new jobs by 2017, according to a report called Data Equity: Unlocking the value of big data that was carried out by The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) and business intelligence vendor SAS.