Big Data News, Articles, & Education

Big Data at Walmart.com

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by Angela Guess Noelle Knox of The Wall Street Journal recently wrote, “Big Data is so integrated into the finance department at Walmart.com that the analytics team can’t change an Internet search algorithm or pay more for Google Ad Words without the green-light from the division’s chief financial officer. ‘It’s really been in the last couple of years,…

Changing the Perception of Big Data

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by Angela Guess Michael Fitzgerald of Information Week recently wrote, “Big data worries people for two opposite reasons: it’s either a big threat or a big lie. The ‘big threat theory’ was on display during a panel discussion Friday at MIT, where the answer to the question “Is big data turning into bad data?”seemed to be yes.…

Ovum: Not All Problems are Big Data Problems

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by Angela Guess A new article out of Ovum reports, “Big Data and Fast Data will graduate from the early-adopter phase in 2014. Ovum expects a significant wave of production ramp-ups in 2014 – and with it, a growing third-party vendor (and IT services) ecosystem that creates Big Data and Fast Data tools and solutions for…

How NASA Manages Its Data

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by Angela Guess Jeff Bertolucci of Information Week reports, “NASA has dozens of missions active at any given time: Robotic spacecraft beaming high-resolution images and other data from great distances; Earth-based projects surveying polar ice or examining global climate change. As you might imagine, the volume of data generated by these multiple efforts is staggering. For Chris Mattmann, a…

Marketers Make Big Profits by Utilizing Big Data Analytics

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by Angela Guess Brian Patrick Eha of Entrepreneur.com recently wrote, “Visual.ly, a self-described marketplace for visual content, has created an infographic with McKinsey that shows marketers can harness big data to increase the effectiveness of their campaigns and improve their companies’ bottom lines. That’s good news because, as the infographic reports, 72 percent of chief executives…

EDW Webinar: Make BIG DATA Work for You

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 19, 2013 Enterprise Data World Webinar: Make BIG DATA Work for You from DATAVERSITY To view just the slides from this presentation, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar TARGIT CTO Dr. Morton Middelfart has professionally devoted himself to one thing: turning…

EDW Slides: Make BIG DATA Work for You

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This presentation was given in a live webinar on November 19, 2013 Enterprise Data World Webinar: Make BIG DATA Work for You from DATAVERSITY To view the On Demand recording of this webinar, click HERE. This webinar was sponsored by: About the Webinar TARGIT CTO Dr. Morton Middelfart has professionally devoted himself to one thing:…

It’s Not the Size of the Data, It’s What You Do with It

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by Angela Guess Robert Williamson of The Conversation recently opined, “The crucial thing about ‘big data’ is the data. ‘Big’ is relative, and while size often matters, real disruption can come from data of any size. This is not a new idea, being several hundred years old. The key advance of the scientific revolution (and associated…

Featured Video: In-Memory Computing Myths and Facts

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In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts from DATAVERSITY by Angela Guess As part of our popular webinar series, Jon Webster of GridGain recently joined us to discuss In-Memory Computing: Myths and Facts. In-Memory Computing is a little understood aspect of the Big Data world, but thankfully Jon was full of answers. Currently, he serves as Vice President…