Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Is the Term Big Data No Longer Useful?

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by Angela Guess Writing for Business Insider, Bernard Marr recently noted, “From time to time, you still come across someone with the opinion that Big Data is nothing more than a fad, which will be forgotten about soon enough. You might not expect to hear this from me, but they’re actually right. Well – half…

Infographic: How Startups Can Successfully Leverage Big Data

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by Angela Guess Bluenose has created an infographic on how startups can successfully leverage Big Data for business insights and improved profits. Bluenose reports that 73% of startups say their collection of data has significantly increased, but only 35% of startups have even considered utilizing Big Data or Big Data solutions. The infographic lays out…

Data Lakes 2: Redressing Big Data Governance

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by Jelani Harper The perceived boons of utilizing a single repository (typically either Hadoop or another NoSQL platform) to store and access all data—structured or unstructured, regardless of schema—as a Data Lake are touted as: Universal enterprise access: Data Lakes enable all users to quickly access data (without time consuming and rigorous modeling constraints) from…

Current Options for Real-Time Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Writing for Search Data Center, Alan R. Earls recently said, “You can never have enough data and process it too quickly. That’s the essence of the drive toward real-time data analytics and the use of event processing and event-driven architecture. The data center is experiencing a mass amount of data and some…

New Study Reveals Big Spending on Data Analytics at SMBs

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Louis Columbus reports, “Companies will spend an average of $7.4M on data-related initiatives over the next twelve months, with enterprises investing $13.8M, and small & medium businesses (SMBs) investing $1.6M. 80% of enterprises and 63% of small & medium businesses (SMBs) already have deployed or are planning to deploy big…

5 Big Data Companies Disrupting Their Markets

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by Angela Guess Brigg Patten recently wrote for Datanami, “Big data has made a dramatic impact on companies all over America, but running big data programs is only one side of the puzzle. After collecting the data, companies need to analyze it… With a surge in start-up companies seeing big results in figures and customers,…

MapR Free Hadoop On-Demand Training Exceeds 10,000 Registrants in First Month

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by Angela Guess According to a recent article out of the company, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced its newly available free Hadoop On-Demand Training program has enrolled more than 10,000 registrants worldwide in its first 30 days, signaling strong interest in Hadoop skills training.  MapR is also…

How Big Data Projects Fail

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by Angela Guess Bernard Marr recently wrote for Forbes, “Over the past 6 months I have seen the number of big data projects go up significantly and most of the companies I work with are planning to increase their Big Data activities even further over the next 12 months. Many of these initiatives come with…

From Big Data to Smart Data

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by Angela Guess Duncan Angove recently wrote for Diginomica, “This is the year for Science and Big Data. The relationship between enterprise success and the optimization and implementation of data science is already vitally symbiotic. The successful companies of the future will be the ones that turn big data into smart data, and build that…