7 More Big Data Companies to Watch

7 More Big Data Companies to Watch

Like any market in its infancy, the big data industry is bustling with companies jockeying for a comfortable position in a niche that is as surefire as any. Most of them are actually startups with the potential for two things: to be great, or out of business entirely within the next year. Coming up we → Read More


Big Data Integration: Five Biggest Pitfalls to Avoid

Big Data Integration: Five Biggest Pitfalls to Avoid

The big data revolution has captivated a global audience on the promise of better decision making capabilities, improved customer engagement, and higher profits. From the healthcare field to the retail sector, the success stories are mounting. What you rarely hear about, though, are the stories of companies that have jumped on the bandwagon, yet failed → Read More


A Comprehensive Introduction to Big Data-as-a-Service

A Comprehensive Introduction to Big Data-as-a-Service

From software to platforms, cloud computing has popularized the “as a service” concept. Now it’s time for advanced analytics to get in on the action. Big data as a service or BDaaS, delivers tools, storage, and other resources on as needed basis. Similiar to other cloud services, this one allows organizations to gain a competitive → Read More


Why Stream Processing Is Set to Be the Breakout Star of Big Data

Why Stream Processing Is Set to Be the Breakout Star of Big Data

The flow of information never stops. From the globally linked pages of the World Wide Web to the POS systems in brick and mortar storefronts, new data is constantly being created as pre-existing bits move across the digital universe. The volume is tremendous. The variety is impressive. And the velocity is downright staggering. Companies seeking → Read More


Top 5 Security Practices For Big Data

Top 5 Security Practices For Big Data

In our last post, we examined the security concerns that crop up when using big data for business. There are a lot of uniuqe challenges and failing to address them can result in dire consequences. What’s comforting about all this is the fact that big data environments can be locked down by applying many of → Read More


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



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