CTOlabs.com Announces Winners of the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award at Hadoop World

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Top Five Honorees Recognized at World’s Largest Hadoop Event, Hosted by Cloudera in New York City

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"Hadoop is making a big difference in local, state, federal and international governments including significant advancements in the field of government service to citizens,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera.

CTOLabs.com, a subsidiary of Crucial Point LLC focused on open concept development for CTOs, is pleased to announce the five top winners and Judges Choice of the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award. The Government Big Data Solutions Award Program was established to highlight innovative solutions and facilitate the exchange of best practices, lessons learned and creative ideas for utilizing Apache Hadoop to solve Big Data challenges. The winners were announced at Hadoop World in New York City on November 8 and a presentation outlining the award is available online at http://hadoopworld.com

The top five honorees of the Government Big Data Solutions Award are:

  •     USA Search: Hosted search services over more than 500 government sites. Provides search and suggestion services plus analytical tool dashboards.
  •     GCE Federal: Cloud-based financial management solutions.
  •     PNNL Bioinformatics: Advancing understanding of health, biology, genetics and computing.
  •     SherpaSurfing: A cybersecurity solution that analyzes trends, finds malware, and writes alerts.
  •     US Department of State, Bureau of Counselor Affairs: Large data set with critically important applications for citizen service and national security.

The ability to quickly analyze the increasing amount of data being created and stored can enable organizations to solve tough challenges. In the government sector solving big data issues can directly affect many sectors of human life including: Health Sciences, Economics, Law Enforcement, Defense, Geographic Studies, Environmental Studies, Bioinformatics, and Computer Security. Nominated organizations from both industry and government sectors were eligible for the Government Big Data Solutions Award as long as the solution was focused on better ways of accomplishing government missions.

The Government Big Data Solutions Award Program is coordinated by CTOLabs.com, with judges from a wide variety of industry expertise. The 2011 judging panel included: Doug Cutting, creator of Apache Hadoop and architect at Cloudera, Alan Wade, former CIA and IC CIO, Ryan Lasalle, Director of Accenture Cyber R & D, Ed Granstedt, Senior VP Director of the QinetiQ Strategic Solutions Center and Chris Dorobek, founder, editor and publisher of DorobekInsider.com.

“The Government sector has the unique ability to focus research on specific areas of study. With increased innovation around Big Data solutions, government organizations can utilize new analytical approaches to solve these challenges. We have seen many exciting Big Data programs, projects and solutions being developed in the federal space,” said Bob Gourley, CTO at Crucial Point LLC. “That is why we are excited about helping to coordinate the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award. It’s a great way to recognize this growing community and enable organizations to share ideas and lessons learned.”

"Hadoop is making a big difference in local, state, federal and international governments including significant advancements in the field of government service to citizens,” said Mike Olson, CEO of Cloudera. “We were honored to host the 2011 Government Big Data Solutions Award at this year’s Hadoop World.”

The Government Big Data Solutions Award winners were announced during Hadoop World in NYC. Hadoop World is the premier event to get the most comprehensive education, knowledge sharing, training and networking with experts and enthusiasts in this rapidly growing community. This year over 1400 attendees took advantage of sixty educational breakout sessions covering both business and technical applications across five role-based educational tracks - business decision makers, enterprise architects, developers, IT and operations managers and data scientists.

Judges of the award singled out USASearch as the top 2011 Government Big Data Solution. USASearch provides hosted search services over more than 500 government sites, and it does so using an architecture centered around the Cloudera Distribution including Apache Hadoop (CDH). USASearch is providing enhanced service to citizens and is doing that at scale with efficiency. For more information on the award see http://hadoopworld.com

ABOUT CTOLABS.COM

CTOlabs.com is a subsidiary of Crucial Point LLC founded to enhance dialog on enterprise technology concepts while furthering an open examination of new capabilities. Visit the labs at http://ctolabs.com

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