Big Data Index

AI Evolves into a Business Technology 'Megatrend'
By Pedro Hernandez | Big Data Article Published on August 17, 2017
Gartner names artificial intelligence one of the most disruptive technology trends to affect businesses over the next several years.
Structured vs. Unstructured Data
By Christine Taylor | Big Data Article Published on August 03, 2017
Structured data is far easier for Big Data programs to digest, while the myriad formats of unstructured data creates a greater challenge. Yet both types of data play a key role in effective data analysis. 
Big Data Technologies
By Cynthia Harvey | Big Data Article Published on August 02, 2017
Many enterprises are investing in these big data technologies in order to derive valuable business insights from their stores of structured and unstructured data.
How to Hire a Data Scientist
By Dan Muse | Big Data Article Published on August 01, 2017
Hiring data scientists is an urgent priority as Big Data plays a growing role. Here's guidance on identifying skill sets and deciding on salary offers.
Big Data in Finance
By Andy Patrizio | Big Data Article Published on July 28, 2017
Big Data and data analytics are enabling the financial services industry to monitor results – and possibly predict them. 
Big Data Analytics
By Cynthia Harvey | Big Data Article Published on July 27, 2017
Big data analytics enables companies to increase revenues, decrease costs and become more competitive within their industries. Many firms are investing heavily in Big Data analytics.
Big Data and Healthcare
By Andy Patrizio | Big Data Article Published on July 26, 2017
Big Data is impacting healthcare for both providers and patients by providing deep statistical insights. 
Big Data Analytics Startup Iguazio Raises $33 Million
By Pedro Hernandez | Big Data Article Published on July 25, 2017
Verizon and Dell back a company whose big data platform enables real-time business analytics at the edge.
Big Data Trends
By Cynthia Harvey | Big Data Article Published on July 05, 2017
Big Data trends shift rapidly, but experts expect machine learning, predictive analytics, IoT and edge computing to have a big impact on big data projects in the years ahead
Semi-Structured Data
By Drew Robb | Big Data Article Published on July 03, 2017
Semi-structured data  is a data type that contains semantic tags, but does not conform to the structure associated with typical relational databases.
Data Warehouse
By Drew Robb | Big Data Article Published on June 30, 2017
A data warehouse is a large multi-faceted repository for data of all types, and is a critical element in any Big Data strategy.
Big Data Startups
By Andy Patrizio | Big Data Article Published on June 29, 2017
The recent wave of Big Data startups focuses more on specialized, dedicated vertical solutions rather than general data analytics.
Big Data Security
By Christine Taylor | Big Data Article Published on June 27, 2017
Big Data security is the processing of guarding data and analytics processes, both in the cloud and on-premise, from any number of factors that could compromise their confidentiality. 
Where's the Big Money in Big Data?
By Guest Author | Big Data Article Published on June 26, 2017
Despite a crescendo of hype, profits in the real world of Big Data are far from guaranteed. Is the Big Data Gold Rush producing only paltry bronze?
Big Data Strategy
By Andy Patrizio | Big Data Article Published on June 26, 2017
A company’s Big Data strategy encompasses its approach to storage, analysis, data frameworks, decisions about data models, and lots – and lots – of careful planning.
Data Structure
By Christine Taylor | Big Data Article Published on June 23, 2017
Data structures enable optimization of the management of information in memory, and in many cases data structures build on themselves to create new structures.
Data Lake
By Andy Patrizio | Big Data Article Published on June 22, 2017
A data lake, a key term in Big Data, is a repository of data with multiple sources in and out.
Big Data Use Cases
By Cynthia Harvey | Big Data Article Published on June 21, 2017
Here are ten of the most common big data use cases, examples of how enterprises are leveraging big data technology today for competitive advantage. 
Structured Data
By Dan Muse | Big Data Article Published on June 20, 2017
Structured data may account for only about 20 percent of data, but its organization and efficiency make it the foundation of big data.
Big Data Management
By Cynthia Harvey | Big Data Article Published on June 20, 2017
Big Data management involves putting the right people, policies and technologies in place to ensure the accuracy, security and quality of large stores of data.