Leveraging Cloud-Based Analytics to Make IT Smarter
By Jeff Kaplan | Article Published August 19, 2014
There’s good news and bad news about cloud-based IT analytics platforms and tools.
Tags: big data analytics, big data, cloud computing
30 Big Data Companies Leading the Way
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published July 30, 2014
These big data companies are the leaders as firms of all sizes move into Big Data.
Tags: big data analytics, big data
5 Big Data Apps with Effective Use Cases
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 24, 2014
These Big Data applications are helping businesses leverage a data-driven approach.
Tags: big data, big data apps, big data applications
Big Data Best Practices
By James Maguire | Article Published June 17, 2014
Big Data experts talk about how businesses can get the most out of their Big Data applications.
Tags: big data applications, big data, Big Data, social media
Microsoft Preps for Azure Machine Learning Launch
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 16, 2014
The company prepares to unveil a new cloud-based offering to help businesses quickly set up predictive analytics services without gutting their IT budgets.
Tags: Xbox, predictive analytics, Bing, Microsoft, Azure Machine Learning, big data, Cloud
Hadoop Makes a Big Data Splash
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 03, 2014
The rapid growth of Big Data adoption is driving corresponding growth in Hadoop.
Tags: big data, Hadoop, Data Analytics
How Vertical Markets will Drive Big Data
By David Linthicum | Article Published June 02, 2014
Big Data grows at different rates in each vertical industry because Big Data delivers different values for each vertical.
Tags: vertical market, business intelligence, big data, big data analysis
Big Data Storage ROI Calculator
By Paul Shread | Article Published May 22, 2014
Though focused on Big Data, the Big Data Storage ROI Calculator assists in factoring costs in a variety of storage scenarios.
Tags: big data storage, SONAS, ROI Calculator, big data, NAS, enterprise storage
Big Data Survey: Big Data Growing Quickly
By James Maguire | Article Published May 22, 2014
A survey of Big Data professionals indicates that, while confusion remains, the market sector is growing quickly.
Tags: survey, survey results, big data survey, big data, Data Analytics
Big Data for the Midmarket: Value In Six Areas
By Larry Marion | Article Published May 06, 2014
Customer service, operations, finance and HR are enjoying the analytics benefits gained first by marketing. Don’t forget the 10 potholes on the road to Nirvana.
Tags: Data Analytics, big data, big data analytics, SMB
Choosing a Big Data Solution: Seven Steps
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 28, 2014
Before you choose a big data solution, first understand your business goals – and your business itself.
Tags: Data Analytics, big data solution, big data, business intelligence software
15 Experts Talk About Cloud Computing (Video)
By James Maguire | Article Published April 06, 2014
Interviews with cloud computing experts reveal a wide array of approaches and attitudes.
Tags: cloud computing, AWS, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, big data, OpenStack
Does Data Science Come With Ethical Responsibilities?
By Guest Author | Article Published April 03, 2014
Big Data and data analytics enables us to know a remarkable amount about people and groups. But what are corresponding responsibilities of this knowledge?
Tags: big data, Data Analytics, data science
Are We Ready to Connect Our Bodies to the Cloud?
By Guest Author | Article Published March 17, 2014
The upside to cloud-based data collection of personal health information is significant – but so are the potential risks.
Big Data Calls for Big Storage
By Jeff Vance | Article Published March 12, 2014
By its very definition, Big Data's vast trove of data requires a storage capacity that grows ever larger all the time.
Tags: business intelligence software, enterprise storage, big data, business analytics
How to Choose a Big Data Solution
By James Maguire | Article Published March 06, 2014
A group of industry leaders discusses the many variables involved with selecting a Big Data solution.
Tags: big data, big data analytics, business intelligence
Fear of Big Data
By Jeff Vance | Article Published February 28, 2014
No one likes being told they’re wrong, but in the Big Data age, we better start getting used to it.
Tags: Data Analytics, big data, business intelligence
Is There a Big Data Bubble?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published February 25, 2014
The hype and new investment dollars flowing toward Big Data are both vast. Will it live up to the anticipation?
Tags: Data Analytics, big data, IT management
HP: PC Market Contraction is Slowing
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 21, 2014
HP CEO Meg Whitman pledged to keep the 'pedal to the metal' and push HP forward, promising innovations in cloud, security, big data and converged infrastructure.
Tags: cloud computing, big data, PC, earnings, Meg Whitman
Big Data: Understanding Customer Centricity
By Larry Marion | Article Published January 14, 2014
Combining data from ERP, CRM and other systems in real time is the next challenge and opportunity for IT.
Tags: customer service software, ERP software, CRM, big data, Data Analytics, IT Best Practices
Cloud, Big Data to Push IT Market to $2.1 Trillion in 2014
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published December 06, 2013
IDC forecasts that IT spending will grow 5 percent next year on the strength of cloud computing, Big Data and mobile tech.
Tags: BYOD, mobile device management, big data, cloud comouting
Are Big Data Vendors Forgetting History?
By Jeff Vance | Article Published November 25, 2013
Companies adopting Big Data strategies would be well served by taking a look back at previous emerging technologies.
Tags: enterprise technology, cloud computing, IT management, big data
Big Data, Mobility, Cloud Technologies Put Pressure on Federal IT
By Nathan Eddy | Article Published September 16, 2013
To overcome these challenges, network managers expect to transform almost half of their agency’s infrastructure by 2015.
Tags: Cloud, mobility, big data, government IT
Exploring the Big Data Stack
By Guest Author | Article Published September 03, 2013
This free excerpt from Big Data for Dummies the various elements that comprise a Big Data stack, including tools to capture, integrate and analyze.
Tags: big data, business analytics
Big Data Shakes Up Security (Which Isn't Always Good)
By Jeff Vance | Article Published August 28, 2013
Security pros use big data to try to discover patterns that may indicate a crime is coming, even if it has not yet occurred.
Tags: cloud computing, big data, Security Analytics
Three Emerging Cloud Trends: Offshoring, Networking, Big Data
By Jeff Vance | Article Published August 13, 2013
Cloud computing is being dramatically reshaped by other fast-changing tech trends.
Tags: big data, cloud computing, offshoring IT
IBM Drives Cloud, Big Data, Services Into Emerging Markets
By Darryl K. Taft | Article Published August 11, 2013
IBM announced a series of wins that indicate wider adoption of Big Blue’s cloud, big data and services solutions in emerging markets.
Tags: outsource, China, IBM, emerging markets, smarter planet, System x, big data, Smarter Cities, services, Big Blue, SmartCloud, Cloud
Six Hadoop Myths Exposed
By Jeff Vance | Article Published July 30, 2013
Hadoop is a great Big Data tool, but it might not be what you expect.
Tags: open source, analytics, big data, Hadoop
9 Big Data Lessons Learned
By Larry Marion | Article Published July 30, 2013
Early adopters offer insight on data management, visualization, and colocating data and apps in the cloud.
Tags: big data, data warehouse, cloud computing, data integration, analytics, business intelligence, Hadoop
Forrester Reduces Forecast for Global Tech Spending
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
However, customers will continue to spend heavily on software and mobile apps.
Tags: Forrester, cloud computing, software, mobile apps, big data, tech spending, tablets
Microsoft Announces Global 'Smart Cities' Initiative
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 11, 2013
The company wants to help cities tap into the cloud and big data.
Tags: Microsoft, cloud computing, big data, CityNext
Big Data Analytics Overview
By Jeff Vance | Article Published June 25, 2013
These are the challenges, vendors and trends shaping the Big Data analytics market.
Tags: big data, business intelligence, applications, analytics
Finding the Small in Big Data
By James Maguire | Article Published June 20, 2013
Co-authors of Big Data for Dummies discuss issues like Big Data use cases, structured vs. unstructured data and Big Data analytics.
Tags: big data, big data analytics
IT Security Market to Grow 8.7% This Year, Says Gartner
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 12, 2013
The market could be worth $86 billion by 2016.
Tags: cyberattack, BYOD, enterprises, Security spending, IT, big data
Walmart Acquires Analytics Firm Inkiru
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 11, 2013
The purchase could help Walmart compete with Amazon for online sales.
Tags: big data, Walmart, ecommerce, merger and acquistion activity, Amazon, predictive analytics
IBM’s PureSystems—an Impressive First Year
By Rob Enderle | Article Published May 16, 2013
The one-year-old solution has already achieved quite a bit of success.
Tags: appliance, big data, analytics, servers, PureSystems, IBM
Big Data: Practical Solutions (Video)
By James Maguire | Article Published May 10, 2013
Leading experts on Big Data provide practical guidance to companies seeking to better leverage analytics for competitive advantage.
Tags: big data analytics, big data
MapR, Cloudera Release Hadoop Search Tools
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 02, 2013
This week, Cloudera launched its Impala SQL query engine, and MapR included LucidWorks Search software in its M7 release.
Tags: Hadoop, search, Cloudera, big data, SQL, MapR, lucidworks
HP Refreshes SDN Products, Creates Converged Systems Unit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 30, 2013
The company has launched a wide range of new hardware for data centers.
Tags: appliance, HP, Software-Defined Networking, SDN, hardware, big data, data center
Why is GE Investing in Pivotal?
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 25, 2013
Hint: It's all about the data.
Tags: cloud computing, big data, GE, Pivotal
Infor Refreshes its Enterprise Application Lineup
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 23, 2013
The company has also announced new cloud computing partnerships.
Tags: SmartCloud, Infor, Amazon, cloud computing, applications, enterprise software, IBM, big data
Seven Hot Hadoop Startups that Will Tame Big Data
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 22, 2013
These businesses have big plans for helping companies extract valuable insights from their Big Data.
Tags: big data, SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop, startup
The Human Face of Big Data [Video]
By James Maguire | Article Published April 19, 2013
The co-author of a book about how Big Data is affecting our lives talks about trends in this emerging technology.
Tags: data mining, Data Analytics, big data
Why is Big Brother Such a Moron?
By Mike Elgan | Article Published April 16, 2013
Despite the massive data collected about us online, the Web giants appear to know quite little about us. Is Big Data a myth?
Tags: google+, internet advertising, Google, big data, Facebook, big data analytics
Enterprise Linux Adoption Continues to Increase
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 28, 2013
Cloud computing and big data projects are spurring more organizations to use the open source operating system.
Tags: big data, servers, cloud computing, open source, Linux, Enterprise
Using Big Data to Win Your March Madness Pool
By Jeff Vance | Article Published March 19, 2013
Big data is used to forecast and interpret situations of many types. Could it even help you win your March Madness pool?
Tags: big data
Google Beefs Up BigQuery Big Data Tool
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 15, 2013
The changes to the Hadoop competitor will make it easier for developers and data scientists to use.
Tags: Analysis, Google, big data, Hadoop, BigQuery
EMC, VMware Launch Pivotal Spinoff
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 14, 2013
The new company, called Pivotal Initiative, will focus on cloud computing and big data.
Tags: Cloud Foundry, VMware, cloud computing, EMC, PaaS, big data, Pivotal Initiative
Gartner Says 2013 Will Be the Year of Big Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published March 12, 2013
Approximately 42 percent of enterprises have either already implemented big data analytics or plan to do so this year.
Tags: Gartner, Enterprise, big data
Intel Launches Its Own Hadoop Distribution
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 26, 2013
The chip maker wants to get into the big data game.
Tags: analytics, open source, Hadoop, big data, Intel, software
Microsoft: 75% of Enterprises Plan to Launch Big Data Projects
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 12, 2013
Customer service and sales and marketing are driving the big data push.
Tags: big data, Microsoft, survey, study
IBM Debuts Cheaper Power Servers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published February 05, 2013
The new hardware will make big data analytics and cloud computing affordable for smaller organizations.
Tags: Watson, big data, Power server, cloud computing, IBM, SMB, emerging markets
Report: Tech Salaries Climbed 5% in 2012
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 24, 2013
It was the largest increase in more than 10 years.
Tags: big data, IT salaries, Linux, IT jobs, IT pay
Library of Congress Has Archived 170 Billion Tweets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published January 08, 2013
The ever-growing dataset isn't yet available to outside researchers.
Tags: big data, tweet, Twitter, library, archive
IBM to Buy StoredIQ for Big Data Expertise
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 20, 2012
StoredIQ makes ediscovery software.
Tags: IBM, eDiscovery, big data, merger and acquistion activity
Oracle Unveils Big Data Appliance
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 18, 2012
The X3-2 includes Hadoop and Cloudera Manager software.
Tags: Cloudera, Hadoop, hardware, Oracle, big data, appliance, software
Oracle Buys Big Data Analytics Firm DataRaker
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
DataRaker primarily provides software to utilities.
Tags: merger and acquistion activity, internet of things, analytics, utilities, Oracle, big data
HP Launches New Enterprise Storage Products
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 05, 2012
The company claims the launch is its most important storage announcement ever.
Tags: Storage, big data, Enterprise, HP, hardware, 3PAR
Big Data Challenges: Business Analytics Pain Points Persist
By Larry Marion | Article Published November 26, 2012
Despite a decade of expensive deployments and a parade of innovative products, user complaints remain substantial and all too familiar.
Tags: business analytics, big data
HP Unveils Server Designed for Big Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 16, 2012
The HP ProLiant SL4500 offers multi-core processors and massive amounts of storage.
Tags: big data, server, HP, ProLiant
Multiple Vendors Roll Out New Hadoop Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 24, 2012
Microsoft, IBM and Cloudera are all beefing up their big data services.
Tags: cloud computing, open source, Hadoop, virtualization, IBM, Cloudera, VMware, big data, Microsoft, Serengeti
Gartner Predicts Tech Spending Will Hit $3.7 Trillion Next Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 23, 2012
The company said "Every budget is becoming an IT budget."
Tags: Cloud, big data, tech spending, Gartner, Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, mobile, social networking, budget
Gartner: Big Data Spending to Reach $28 Billion This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 18, 2012
In 2013, Big Data could be a $34 billion industry.
Tags: spending, Gartner, software, big data, Enterprise
Social Media vs. Big Data Analytics in US Presidential Election
By Rob Enderle | Article Published October 15, 2012
Neither side has mastered the full potential of combining these two emerging technologies.
Tags: social media, big data analytics, big data
IBM Expands PureSystems Line, Announces Cloud Partnership
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
The company will challenge Oracle's Exadata with its new PureData products.
Tags: AT&T, PureSystems, big data, Exadata, cloud computing, Oracle, private cloud, analytics, IBM
Most Firms Have No Big Data Plans, Survey Finds
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 31, 2012
Enterprises do have plans to purchase SSDs.
Tags: survey, SSD, Hadoop, big data
EMC, Cisco, and SAP HANA -- And Oracle Collateral Damage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published July 30, 2012
Recent moves in the big data sector, and a potentially tough climate for Oracle.
Tags: EMC, Cisco, SAP, Oracle, big data, HANA
Hortonworks Releases Its Hadoop Version
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 12, 2012
The company also announced a partnership with VMware.
Tags: Hortonworks, big data, Hadoop, Yahoo, VMware
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: Gartner, trends, mobility, virtualization, data center, Enterprise IT, cloud computing, Consumerization, big data, Storage, tablets
50 Top Open Source Tools for Big Data
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 04, 2012
Hadoop, NoSQL databases, development tools and many more open source big data projects.
Tags: big data, open source, Hadoop
Compuware Launches New Platform for Cloud, Big Data Applications
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 15, 2012
The software vendor says the APM Spring 2012 Platform Release is the first ever "deep transactional management system" for dynamic clouds and big data platforms.
Tags: big data, cloud computing, Compuware
Hadoop Software Market to Hit $812.8 Million in 2016, Says IDC
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published May 07, 2012
Software related to Hadoop and MapReduce topped $77 million in revenue last year.
Tags: mapreduce, big data, software, Hadoop, open source, analytics
Big Data Solutions: An Overview
By Kavitha Nair | Article Published April 25, 2012
Big Data technology enables enterprises to mine vast stores of data, even as this evolving technology faces various challenges.
Tags: big data, data storage management, data storage, Hadoop, Enterprise IT
Splunk IPO Doubles on Day One
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published April 20, 2012
The big data software vendor has the best stock debut of the year so far.
Tags: big data, IPO, Splunk
Supersize Me: Hadoop Upgrade Will Handle Even Bigger Data
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 02, 2012
Apache is planning a version of Hadoop that will support 6,000-node clusters.
Tags: big data, Hadoop, open source