Why Security is the Elephant in the Room When It Comes to Big Data

Why Security is the Elephant in the Room When It Comes to Big Data

The more sensitive information you gather, the bigger the target on your back in the eyes of hackers and cyber criminals. These aspects are often overlooked when big data conversations come up. However, if your company is sitting on heaps of data it uses to fuel marketing campaigns, customer loyalty programs, and make other critical → Read More


5 of the Best Open Source Tools For Big Data

5 of the Best Open Source Tools For Big Data

If you’re the owner, CIO, or IT manager of a forward-thinking company, you’re probably searching for ways to capitalize on big data. According to a recent forcasting by IDC, the market is on track to reach $41.5 billion by 2018, which would represent a compound annual growth rate of 26.4 percent. But while organizations are → Read More


How to Produce Bigger and Better Results With Small Data Tools

How to Produce Bigger and Better Results With Small Data Tools

The evolution of data mining, analysis, and management has been nothing short of amazing. Once upon a time, companies of all sizes relied heavily on Microsoft Excel to store, sort, and handle information on a day to day basis. While platforms like Hadoop are lightyears more advanced in the way of technical specifications, small data → Read More


Top 3 Analytics Trends For Reforming Healthcare

Top 3 Analytics Trends For Reforming Healthcare

The President’s approach to healthcare reform may be a controversial one, but there is no denying the rapid evolution taking place in this sector. While the industry has literally been sitting on mountains of information for years, the ability to maximize its potential in practical fashion is one of the more recent discoveries of modern → Read More


Year in Review: Top 6 Big Data Trends of 2014

Year in Review: Top 6 Big Data Trends of 2014

We’ve glimpsed into the future to see where big data is headed in 2015 and beyond. Now its time to rewind the clock – just a little bit, to see how we’ve reached this point. Here’s a look at the big data trends that drove business initiatives hardest in 2014. 1. The Cloud Becomes the → Read More


Meet the Top 5 Faces of Predictive Analytics

Meet the Top 5 Faces of Predictive Analytics

Big data is changing business strategies from one industry to the next. At the same time, big data itself is changing rapidly. The sole focus of analytics is no longer to figure out why a company’s website traffic has declined. It’s about stabilizing and increasing traffic before it even has a chance to drop off. → Read More


Looking Ahead: 5 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2015

Looking Ahead: 5 Big Data Trends to Watch in 2015

2014 has been an interesting year for big data to say the least. Several observers have gone from planning around it to actually putting those plans into effect. 2015 will be an even bigger year on this front as more companies look to optimize their data architectures and use analytical insights to drive key business → Read More


3 Big Benefits of Big Data in Gaming

3 Big Benefits of Big Data in Gaming

According to VentureBeat, sales for video games dipped by 2 percent in 2013. The decline is somewhat surprising considering that Microsoft and Sony respectively launched their X Box One and PlayStation 4 consoles to much fanfare last fall. While nothing can stop the video game machine at this point, it can be improved, and big → Read More



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