Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Accenture Simplifies Analytics for Businesses with Cloud-Based Insights Platform

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by Angela Guess According to a new article out of the company, “Accenture is launching the Accenture Insights Platform, a cloud-based, end-to-end analytics solution designed to simplify analytics and deliver real-time, actionable insights to businesses for a competitive advantage. Comprised of an integrated suite of leading technologies, consumption-based commercial arrangements, and enterprise support, the platform…

Walmart, Kaggle, and the Big Data Skills Crisis

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by Angela Guess Forbes contributor Bernard Marr recently wrote, “As the amount of digital information generated by businesses and organizations continues to grow exponentially, a challenge –or as some have put it, a crisis–has developed. There just aren’t enough people with the required skills to analyze and interpret this information–transforming it from raw numerical (or…

TEDx Talk: Information – The Next Natural Resource

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by Angela Guess William McKnight, president of the McKnight Consulting Group, recently gave a TEDx talk entitled “Information – The Next Natural Resource.” The talk is freely available to watch below. The description states, “Big Data is ubiquitous and continuously growing. William reflects on the trends of Big Data and demonstrates that its not the…

10 Cool Big Data Products from 2015

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by Angela Guess Rick Whiting recently wrote for CRN.com, “Big data analytics remains one of the fastest growing segments of the IT industry with market researcher Wikibon predicting that the worldwide market for big data analytics hardware, software and services will nearly double from $27.4 billion last year to $50 billion in 2018. Sales for…

Where’s the Biggest Big Data to be Found? Genomics

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by Angela Guess A recent article in Phys.org reports, “Who’s about to become the biggest beast in the Big Data forest? A group of math and computing experts have arrived at what they say is a clear answer. It’s not You Tube or Twitter, two social media sites that gobble up awesome quantities of bandwidth…

Altitude Digital Selects MapR as its Big Data Platform for Real-Time Video Advertising Solutions

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by Angela Guess A recent article out of the company reports, “MapR Technologies, Inc., provider of the top-ranked distribution for Apache™ Hadoop®, today announced that Altitude Digital, one of the fastest growing video advertising marketplaces, chose MapR as the big data platform to run its business. With nearly seven billion transactions per day, Altitude Digital…

An Introduction to Hadoop for Small Businesses

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by Angela Guess Lindsey Patterson recently wrote for Business 2 Community, “Hadoop is a software system developed by Apache that allows a company’s data science team to process for analytical purposes large sets of data that are located on distributed servers.  The software framework is mainly used by those companies that want the capability of…

Using Big Data to Empower the Customer

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by Angela Guess TechCrunch contributor Kevin Petrie recently wrote, “Digital privacy is on the ropes, and public cynicism is running high. But there are glimmers of innovation in what could be a new phase for Big Data: empowering the customer. Fitbit and usage-based insurance (UBI) programs are prime examples of ways in which individuals can…

Big Data is Reshaping the World

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by Angela Guess Kenneth Cukier of The Economist recently wrote in the MIT Technology Review, “The basis of commercial enterprise is information. That hasn’t changed in thousands of years. However, those who feel that today’s big data is just a continuation of past information trends are as wrong as if they were to claim that…