Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing Shows Enterprises Finding Value in Big Data, Virtualization
Enterprises are beginning to change their buying behaviors based on the deployment speed, economics and customization that cloud-based technologies provide. Gartner cautions however that enterprises are far from abandoning their on-premise models and applications entirely for the cloud. Based on an analysis of the Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Computing, 2012, the [...]
Social Media And The Big Data Explosion
This article is by Marita Scarfi, CEO of Organic, a digital ad agency unit of Omnicom Group with clients that have included Kimberly-Clark, Chrysler, American Express, Sony PlayStation, Sprint, and 20th Century Fox. Consider the following statistic from a recent report from McKinsey & Co.: By 2009, large companies—with 1,000 employees [...]
E-Commerce Style Big Data Analytics Meet Brick And Mortar Retailers
RetailNext combines video and software to see where shoppers are going, which displays are effective, and how sales staff interact with customers.
The 3 I's Of Big Data
Big Data is: Immediate - in the sense that you need to do something about it now Intimidating - what if you don’t? Ill-defined - what is it, anyway? This is what Vance Loiselle, CEO of analytics company Sumo Logic recently told me. With a nod to the well-known 3 V's of Big Data (volume, velocity, and [...]
Best Practices For Managing Big Data
Guest post written by Ash Ashutosh Ash Ashutosh is CEO of Actifio, a provider of data management software. Big Data is the result of practically everything in the world being monitored and measured, creating data faster than the available technologies can store, process or manage it. Since it is a lot more [...]
Big Data Pushback? 86 Percent of Americans Vote No On Tailored Political Ads
new research indicates that the majority of Americans are overwhelming opposed to mixing tailored advertising and politics. In fact, most said their support for a candidate would decrease if they found out the candidate’s campaign engaged in it.
The Big Lie About Big Data
Guest post written by Irfan Khan Irfan Khan is chief technology officer at Sybase, a unit of SAP. Irfan Khan: What, me worry? The sky is falling. Again. This time it’s Big Data raining down on IT departments. But just like Chicken Little and aliens from outer space, the Big Data crisis is [...]
The Big Cost Of Big Data
Guest post written by John Bantleman John Bantleman is CEO of RainStor, which sells database software used for big data projects. We’ve entered the age of Big Data where new business opportunities are discovered every day because innovative data management technologies now enable organizations to analyze all types of data. Semi-structured and [...]
Hadoop's Big Data Tamed by Teradata Aster's SQL-H
Teradata Aster has launched a new tool which allows business analysts to work with Hadoop data through SQL query structures. Its Aster SQL-H provides a bridge between widely used business intelligence (BI) tools such as Cognos, Microstrategy, Spotfire, and Business Objects and structured and unstructured data stored in Hadoop. Moving data from [...]
Big Data: The Hidden Opportunity
Guest post written by Albert "Rocky" Pimentel Albert Pimentel is chief sales and marketing officer at Seagate. Albert Pimentel To many, the term “Big Data” refers to algorithms and software programs that help companies or researchers make discoveries and unearth trends by allowing them to visualize and analyze information better. But it has another [...]
Will Big Data Flop Like CRM?
Chase and United Airlines have big gaps in their online systems complemented by failures in simple execution. More data won't help if they don't do some basic fixes.
How Connected Health, Public-Private Cooperation, And Big Data Can Revolutionize Health Care
Guest Post by Dr. Jody Ranck As we contemplate the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in NFIB v. Sebelius on the Obama Administration’s Affordable Care Act, it is useful to think beyond the din of the punditry on what the decision means in an electoral cycle and consider seriously the [...]
Microsoft Does Big Data - Hadoop on Windows
Hadoop on Windows, or on Azure, could speed adoption of big data analytics by making access and analytics using familiar Microsoft tools, more widely available.
Asia Looking to Leapfrog in Big Data
Asian telcos, banks and governments are looking at big data, using it in some advanced industries like Korea Telecom and experimenting in others. IDC expects some rapid advances soon.
BIG DATA, BIG PROMISE
Big Data. Along with medical applications and geography-based social networks, “Big Data” is the hottest topic in tech these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it – though if you listen closely you’ll realize, as is often the case with new technologies, that nobody really knows what it is. In fact, [...]
Why Purpose-built Applications are the Key to Big Data Success
Just like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) emerged after a couple of decades of custom built software, big data analytics apps will emerge as well. But given the incredible foundation we have for creating software with both open source and commercial components, and the speed of communication of the Internet, we don’t have to wait for two decades for the reusable big data applications. We are at the threshold of a new era in which many purpose built applications for big data will be…