Utilizing Data-as-a-Service for the Mining Industry

We are finding many different industries are able to capitalize on Data-as-a-Service (DaaS). In this post we’ll uncover how a mining company is using BrightPlanet’s Data-as-a-Service model to monitor the Ebola health outbreak to keep their expatriates informed and out of harm’s way with the use of one dataset.  You’ll see what type of data is harvested and how it is enriched to make it usable.

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How Deep Web Harvesting Isn’t Your Traditional Web Extraction

At BrightPlanet, we receive a number of questions about how BrightPlanet’s technology differs from our biggest competitors. People will commonly see companies like Kapow and Connotate and assume that our technologies are in direct competition. In reality though, they’re not.

In this post, we hope to give you an understanding of how extraction companies and BrightPlanet’s harvesting technology don’t compete, as one may think, and explore the advantages of each individual technology.

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Clearing Up Confusion – Deep Web vs. Dark Web

Earlier this week, Forbes released an article titled “Insider Trading on the Dark Web”. BrightPlanet was mentioned within the article, and BrightPlanet was introduced as a company that collects content from what is called the Dark Web.  While we appreciate being mentioned in Forbes, there are a few definitions we want to clear up for readers.

With recent emphasis being on the Silk Road shutdown by the media, we’ve found a significant misunderstanding of the terms Surface Web, Deep Web, and Dark Web. We hope that this posting can help guide you through these often confused terms and get a better understanding of how the web works.  You’ll understand that Forbes’ definition of Dark Web content was indeed inaccurate. Let’s get started.

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How disruptive was the World Wide Web in just 25 years?

Today is the date when 25 years ago Sir Tim Berners-Lee released a publication proposing a system for managing information on the Internet. Information within that publication would become the framework for the World Wide Web we know today and many consider this day to be the 25th birthday of the World Wide Web.

The significant impact the web has made is realized when exploring how fast the disruption and adoption occurred compared to other disruptive technology like the motorized vehicle. The recent research completed by the Pew Research Internet Project on February 27, 2014, found that an estimated 87% of Americans now regularly use the Internet. Read more about how disruptive the Internet was and is in this post.

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BrightPlanet Launches Data-as-a-Service Solution

On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, the World Wide Web officially turns 25 and the exponential growth of the Internet is showing no signs of stopping. As of February 2014, the Pew Research Center estimates that 87% of American adults now use the Internet regularly.

The importance of the Internet as the largest, single open source database in the world is apparent as people of all demographics turn to the web to communicate and research. In a single day, Google receives over 500 million search requests and the web sees approximately 100,000 new domain registrations

With more data than ever existing online, that value of accessing data from the World Wide Web has never been greater.

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BrightPlanet® Welcomes Global Director of Sales

February 27, 2014 – Sioux Falls, SD - BrightPlanet Corporation is excited to announce that Dana Mills has joined the team as the Global Director of Sales.

Dana has consistently been recognized for her leadership in sales and joins the BrightPlanet team after spending over 13 years in the sales industry, previously serving as the Regional Sales Director for International SOS Canada, an international medical and security evacuation and healthcare services organization based in Toronto, Canada.

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2014 Big Data Prediction #3: Big Disruption from Small Data-as-a-Service Players

If you have been tracking our blog, we have predicted that Big Data-as-a-Service will be the next big thing and that it will lead to companies looking for external data sets as a resource for their Big Data projects.

Our third and final prediction for 2014 is that this concept of external Big Data-as-a-Service is about to cause big disruption for current data service providers, and it’s likely going to be done by small players with innovative data startups.

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The Deep Web: What was House of Cards Talking About?

On February 14th, 2014, Netflix released the entire second season, a total of 13 episodes, of their hit drama series House of Cards for Netflix subscribers’ streaming pleasure.  Discussion of the recently released House of Cards season took over the Internet as Netflix proved competent at not only offering content for subscription services, but creating exclusive content as well.

Within a few of the episodes during the new season, the Deep Web, a topic very familiar to BrightPlanet, was discussed. Find out what it is and if House of Cards was using it correctly.

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2014 Big Data Prediction #2: Big Data Will Go External

In 2013, people were beginning to understand the true potential of large data sets. We began to see companies that were successfully using internal proprietary data sets to help increase revenue.

Retailers were increasing their target marketing utilizing data from current customers, car manufacturers relied on sensor data to report potential issues with vehicles, and insurance companies utilized structured customer information to increase the efficiency of underwriting; making pricing for policies much more accurate.

Based on this trend in 2013, we have pulled together our second Big Data prediction for 2014 in this post.

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2014 Big Data Prediction #1: Data-as-a-Service (DaaS) is the Next Big Thing

In January of 2012, the Wall Street Journal deemed that the upcoming year would be the year of Big Data. Since then, Big Data has been the go-to buzzword for not only the technology industry, but all industries across the board.

Industry leaders in retail, pharma, finance, and manufacturing began to share their success stories of the millions of dollars saved through the use of Big Data.  Executives from all sorts of industries began to grasp onto the buzzword repeating their biggest fear; “without Big Data, their company had no chance of survival.”

We have pulled together our Big Data predictions for 2014. You’ll find our first one in this post.

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