Data Lakes Demystified
By Jaikumar Vijayan | Article Published January 28, 2015
Before diving into a Data Lake, first see if this Big Data concept makes sense for your company. Plus: the Hadoop connection.
Tags: data lakes, big data, Data Analytics
Big Data: Ready to Fill Your Data Lake?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 22, 2015
The latest concept in Big Data, a Data Lake stores vast amounts of unprocessed data for future processing.
Tags: data lakes, Data Analytics, big data
Big Data: 9 Steps to Extract Insight from Unstructured Data
By Guest Author | Article Published January 07, 2015
When Data scientists analyze unstructured data, they need to make sense of disparate data sources.
Tags: big data, Unstructured Data
Twenty Big Data Startups to Watch
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 17, 2014
Big Data is moving beyond mere Hadoop deployment, and these companies are showing some innovation.
Tags: Hadoop, big data, Data Analytics, startups
Business Intelligence Software: Where It's Headed
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 01, 2014
Business intelligence software may be overshadowed by Big Data, but BI remains as relevant as ever.
Tags: big data, BI applications, business intelligence software, big data tools
Top 20 Big Data Companies
By Drew Robb | Article Published November 20, 2014
These Big Data companies are the ones to watch as Big Data plays an ever expanding role in business.
Tags: big data companies, Data Analytics, big data
4 Big Data Strategies IT Should Steal from Marketers
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 23, 2014
The Big Data strategies employed by marketers may in fact lead the larger market toward Big Data adoption.
Tags: marketing, big data strategy, big data
The Truth About Big Data
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 26, 2014
Gartner dispels some myths about big data and its effect on an organization's IT operations.
Tags: big data, Data Analytics
50 Noteworthy New Open Source Projects
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 19, 2014
Open source projects for privacy, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things are key themes on this year's list.
Tags: Open Source App, mobility, open source project, big data
How IBM's Watson Could Do For Analytics What Search Did for Google
By Rob Enderle | Article Published September 18, 2014
IBM’s freemium move with Watson is an aggressive push to enlarge the Big Data analytics market.
Tags: Google, analytics, IBM, big data
Combining Big Data and Cloud: Transforming IT and Business
By Larry Marion | Article Published September 16, 2014
Despite challenges, combining Big Data and cloud computing delivers huge business value.
Tags: cloud computing, IT Best Practices, big data
Getting Started with Big Data
By James Maguire | Article Published September 09, 2014
A panel of Big Data experts talks about how businesses can select a Big Data solution that best suits their needs.
Tags: Data Analytics, big data
MapR Technologies Brings Enterprise-Class to Big Data and Operational Data Alike
By David Hill | Article Published September 05, 2014
MapR Technologies delivers an enterprise-class distribution for Apache Hadoop with an in-Hadoop NoSQL database.
Tags: Hadoop, big data
Is Big Data as a Service in Your Future?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 26, 2014
The latest trend in on-demand service is big data analytics – but what exactly is it?
Tags: on demand, big data, big data analysis, Data Analytics
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, cloud computing, big data
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 apps, big data applications, big data
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: big data, Xbox, predictive analytics, Bing, Microsoft, Azure Machine Learning, 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: Data Analytics, big data, Hadoop
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 analysis, big data
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: NAS, big data storage, enterprise storage, ROI Calculator, SONAS, big data
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: Data Analytics, survey results, survey, big data survey, big data
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: big data analytics, big data, 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: big data, Data Analytics, big data solution, 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: OpenStack, big data, PaaS, SaaS, AWS, cloud computing, IaaS
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: Data Analytics, big data, 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, big data, enterprise storage, 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: big data, Data Analytics, 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: IT management, Data Analytics, big data
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: Meg Whitman, PC, cloud computing, earnings, big data
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: CRM, big data, IT Best Practices, customer service software, ERP software, Data Analytics
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: mobile device management, cloud comouting, BYOD, big data
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: cloud computing, enterprise technology, big data, IT management
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: big data, mobility, Cloud, 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: cloud computing, offshoring IT, big data
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, SmartCloud, services, China, Smarter Cities, big data, Cloud, IBM, emerging markets, Big Blue, System x, smarter planet
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, big data, Hadoop, analytics
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: Hadoop, big data, data warehouse, data integration, analytics, business intelligence, cloud computing
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: big data, tech spending, Forrester, mobile apps, software, cloud computing, 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: CityNext, big data, Microsoft, cloud computing
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, applications, business intelligence, 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: IT, enterprises, BYOD, big data, Security spending, cyberattack
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: predictive analytics, Amazon, ecommerce, Walmart, merger and acquistion activity, big data
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, analytics, big data, IBM, PureSystems, servers
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, big data analytics
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: MapR, Hadoop, SQL, search, lucidworks, big data, Cloudera
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: Software-Defined Networking, hardware, appliance, big data, SDN, HP, 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, GE, Pivotal, big data
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, enterprise software, IBM, Infor, big data, applications, Amazon, cloud computing
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: NoSQL, Hadoop, big data, SQL, 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 Analytics, big data, data mining
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: Facebook, Google, big data analytics, google+, internet advertising, big data
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: open source, Linux, big data, servers, Enterprise, cloud computing
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: big data, Analysis, Google, BigQuery, Hadoop
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: PaaS, Cloud Foundry, big data, Pivotal Initiative, VMware, EMC, cloud computing
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, big data, Enterprise
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: Hadoop, open source, software, Intel, big data, analytics
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: Microsoft, big data, study, survey
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: cloud computing, SMB, emerging markets, Watson, big data, Power server, IBM
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: Linux, IT jobs, big data, IT pay, IT salaries
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: Twitter, tweet, big data, library, archive
IBM to Buy StoredIQ for Big Data Expertise
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 20, 2012
StoredIQ makes ediscovery software.
Tags: big data, IBM, merger and acquistion activity, eDiscovery
Oracle Unveils Big Data Appliance
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 18, 2012
The X3-2 includes Hadoop and Cloudera Manager software.
Tags: Hadoop, software, hardware, appliance, Cloudera, big data, Oracle
Oracle Buys Big Data Analytics Firm DataRaker
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published December 13, 2012
DataRaker primarily provides software to utilities.
Tags: analytics, utilities, internet of things, big data, merger and acquistion activity, Oracle
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: HP, hardware, Storage, 3PAR, big data, Enterprise
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: big data, business analytics
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: server, big data, ProLiant, HP