The Latest Trends On Emerging Technologies
As a recognized thought leader in Enterprise IT solutions, Lilien constantly monitors world-wide news sources for innovative ideas, articles and blog posts on trends and topics influencing our industry. Check back often for hand-picked articles that serve to announce, illustrate, and educate on the benefits of new trends, solutions and services.
Big Data & Advanced Analytics
Cloudian Seeks To Smarten Up Big Data
Application Development Trends ADT January 21, 2015
The solution turns Big Data into smart data by letting users run in-place Hadoop analytics jobs on the HyperStore software and appliances without having to offload data elsewhere.
Ford's big data experiments: Can it transform the company?
ZDNet January 7, 2015
Ford's big data and mobility experiments set the stage for positioning the automaker more as a software and systems outfit. Ford is a good example of how every company is now a technology company.
You and Your Intuition Should Make Friends With Big Data
Entrepreneur January 5, 2015
To lead your industry and not trail behind, leverage the valuable insights that big data has to offer. Here are four ways to capitalize on big data.
How Big Data Will Transform Our Economy And Our Lives In 2015
Tech Crunch January 2, 2015
Now that we’ve moved past mere adoption to implementation and utilization, 2015 will undoubtedly be big data’s break-out year.
5 big data trends to watch out for in 2015
Venture Beat December 30, 2014
In 2015, we’ll see the impact of big data across almost every industry sector, and there will be a multitude of proof points that go beyond vague claims often seen today. Here are five trends to watch for over the next 12 months:
IDC highlights top Big Data trends for 2015
Silicon Angle December 23, 2014
Fewer tech trends are likely to be hotter than Big Data analytics in 2015 as far as the enterprise is concerned.
5 ways Santa will use big data this holiday season
Venture Beat December 23, 2014
They will track delivery times, accurate deliveries, and other CPIs (Christmas Performance Indicators) deemed crucial for organizational efficiency. They will engage in data mining across the Internet and social media to find out who’s been badmouthing Santa and make sure he or she will come out with a better impression this time around.
Big Data Analytics: Time For New Tools
Information Week December 18, 2014
So you're considering Hadoop as a big data platform. You'll probably need some new analytics and business intelligence tools if you're going to wring fresh insights out of your data.
3 Ways Big Data Is Helping To Build Better Cars
Forbes December 18, 2014
Based on all the available sensor data in modern vehicles, our cars are turning into data factories. We see a fast-growing volume of available data, which, when combined with existing manufacturing and development data, can create tremendous value for all players in the automotive ecosystem.
Big-Data Analytics & Cloud: The Perfect Storm
Information Week December 16, 2014
Most signs are pointing to a big increase in investment in big-data analytics and cloud in the coming year.
6 Predictions For The $125 Billion Big Data Analytics Market in 2015
Forbes December 11, 2014
The big data and analytics market will reach $125 billion worldwide in 2015, according to IDC. Both IDC and The International Institute of Analytics (IIA) discussed their big data and analytics predictions for 2015 in separate webcasts yesterday. Here are the highlights:
The 6 Things Everyone Needs to Know About the Big Data Economy
SmartData Collective December 9, 2014
Here are 6 key facts about the big data economy you can’t afford not to know.
HP Adds On-Demand Big Data Analytics to Haven Cloud Service
eWeek December 3, 2014
Haven OnDemand will become a key component in HP's future because it is a catch-all package that provides cloud-based access to analytics options.
Colleges Accelerate Big Data, Analytics Education Efforts
Information Management December 1, 2014
Want to be a Big Data scientist or analytics professional? A growing list of universities and colleges is eager to lend a hand.
How enterprises see big data analytics changing the competitive landscape next year
Cloudtech December 1, 2014
87% of enterprises believe big data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years. 89% believe that companies that do not adopt a Big Data analytics strategy in the next year risk losing market share and momentum.
Ten Ways Big Data Is Revolutionizing Manufacturing
Forbes November 28, 2014
The article highlights how manufacturers in process-based industries are using advanced analytics to increase yields and reduce costs.
How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Design
Wired November 12, 2014
Today, the agenda of business is being defined by these two forces: massively available information and new models of individual engagement. In fact, experience design is rapidly becoming a de facto element in contemporary business strategy.
Harvest big data in two ways for different objectives
Yahoo News November 12, 2014
Enterprises should consider looking at their big data harvesting in more than one way. There is the "short way" that yields immediate results for purposes of day-to-day operations management and longer-term trends prediction, and the "long way" that holds no guarantee of success or results, but that has the ability to deliver an unexpected intelligence gem that could transform a company.
Big Data: Cyber Security's Silver Bullet? Intel Makes the Case
Forbes November 9, 2014
Building next generation security products on an extensible, connected platform that weaves distributed data collection, big data analysis and real time incident response and remediation not only greatly enhances security, but increases the rate of innovation since new technologies and modules can build upon the existing security backbone.
How four U.S. utilities are tackling big data
Energybiz November 4, 2014
Big data is taking on an increased role at utilities both large and small. Harvesting reams of data that was previously unavailable just 18-24 months ago opens up great opportunities for both utilities and ratepayers.
Expense Line for Big Data Grows
CFO November 3, 2014
Firms currently investing more than $10 million on big-data projects expect their spending to rise 35% to 75% by 2017, a survey finds.
Big Data Now Mainstream In Large Companies, Term Still Widely Disliked, A New Survey Finds
Forbes November 3, 2014
For the third year in a row, NewVantage Partners has conducted a survey of Fortune 1000 senior business and technology executives regarding their companies’ investments in big data. This annual survey (see my summary of the 2013 report here) provides a unique glimpse into the big data initiatives of large enterprises and how fast they have adopted the set of technologies, processes, and skills associated with it.
Five Ways to Move Your Big Data Projects Into the Cloud
Wired October 30, 2014
The cloud provides an agile, scalable foundation for managing and pulling more insights out of the tsunami of data crashing over companies. Its adaptability creates a flexible platform for deploying new sets of analytics tools. Its connectivity makes analytics accessible and easy to use for anyone and allows data and applications to be shared more widely.
A Call To Action On Big Data
Forbes October 28, 2014
Companies that adopt superior capabilities in data-driven decision making significantly outperform their competitors, and this advantage will only increase over time. Most organizations, even those that have made investments in big data infrastructure and tools, are still trying to formulate the high-value business questions that new sources of data and more powerful analytics can help them solve.
Big Data Taking Industries by Storm
Forbes October 28, 2014
The potential for eliminating waste, returns, and inefficiency in a number of industries – simply by getting insight into what’s happening and analyzing it more-granularly – makes the potential for big data really exciting.
84% Of Enterprises See Big Data Analytics Changing Their Industries' Competitive Landscapes In The Next Year
Forbes October 19, 2014
87% of enterprises believe Big Data analytics will redefine the competitive landscape of their industries within the next three years. 89% believe that companies that do not adopt a Big Data analytics strategy in the next year risk losing market share and momentum.
Companies Fuel Supply Chains with Big Data, Sensors for Competitive Advantage
The Wall Street Journal October 13, 2014
Big Data is set to revolutionize Integrated Business Planning, a core element in business operations that extends the process of balancing supply and demand to all aspects of the supply chain, financial processes and strategic planning. This holistic approach to planning is benefiting from technology such as sensors and new analytic frameworks that promise businesses better flexibility, more accurate forecasting and faster response times.
How Big Data - and Critical Thinking - Lead to Business Value
CMS Wire October 13, 2014
It’s a very good idea for organizations to pursue an understanding of big data and where it might produce value for current circumstances and for future direction.
Big Data & Analytics: Gartner calls analytics a top trend for 2015
RCR WirelessNews October 9, 2014
Gartner says that “advanced, pervasive and invisible analytics” will be one of the top 10 strategic technology trends in 2015, both in and of itself and as an underlying feature in several related trends. David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow, said that the list includes “trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes.”
Big data and cloud computing look for bigger foothold in enterprises
Tech Target October 4, 2014
Deploying big data systems in the cloud has become a popular path for Web-oriented companies. But many traditional enterprises aren't going there yet with their vaults of big data
Is your network ready for big data?
TechRadar.pro September 25, 2014
As enterprises move from experimentation to wide deployment of big data and other clustered applications, the network that underpins the entire thing becomes both more critical, and more loaded, than ever. IT leaders need to ask themselves one simple question: Is my network ready for big data?
How the big-data revolution can help design ideal cities
The Globe and Mail September 25, 2014
There are sensors everywhere collecting data, unnoticed. Data on how you move through space – on foot, on bike, in a car, in public transit. How much water and electricity you use, and when; how much garbage you produce and where it goes. Data on things we haven’t yet imagined. And these reams and reams of information will allow us to not only understand the city better but improve it. This is the future of the city.
Big Data: Media's Blockbuster Business Tool
Forbes September 18, 2014
To keep up with these new media leaders, the old guard must learn new skills and seize the opportunities presented by all this data.
New Surveys On Big Data, Big Decisions, Analysis, And Intuition
Forbes September 10, 2014
Two new reports on big data and big decisions were released today by Accenture and PwC. Both reports shed new light on the impact of big data on enterprises today, and how it is changing the process of decision making by senior executives.
Big Data Analytics: Meeting Business Needs and Raising IT's Profile in the Organization
InfoWorld September 9, 2014
CIOs have a choice to make. They can lead their IT organizations in a functional role, reacting to Big Data needs as they are presented. Or, CIOs can seize the opportunity Big Data analytics offers to raise IT's profile within the organization by serving a consultative role in implementing a strategic, business-enabling technology.
Why big data is attracting big attention
Toronto Star September 8, 2014
More and more students are cashing in on the benefits of a business analytics MBA
A Case for Big Data Analytics as a Service
SmartData Collective September 4, 2014
The number of companies that are delivering Analytics as a Service via cloud-based platforms is increasing day-by-day.
Big Data: Facts and Myths
Inside Bigdata August 27, 2014
In this special guest feature, Al Nugent, co-author of the guide “Big Data for Dummies,” looks back at some of the definitions and predictions from the book and see if they still have relevance in today’s technology landscape.
Advanced Analytics for Better Business Results
Data Center Knowledge August 25, 2014
The concepts behind Big Data have been around for a while, with many successful business analytic solutions having been adopted by businesses over the last few years. A challenge of Big Data is in determining how best to glean advantages that positively impact IT’s ability to efficiently ensure the balance of infrastructure cost, risks, and performance to support those lines of business.
How Companies Use Big Data Successfully
SmartData Collective August 22, 2014
Big Data provides businesses with a means of determining customer needs, preferences, wants and demands – and in turn, how to satisfy these various needs, traits, quirks and particularities. A company that is able to successfully parse through Big Data has an advantage over those competitors that don't.
How to develop big data consulting services
TechTarget August 21, 2014
Experts, including Lilien's Paul Cattrone, offer advice around developing big data consulting services, including building use cases, preparing staff, standing out among competitors and uncovering opportunities.
'Exponential ROI,' retail revenue expected from big data analytics
RCR Wireless August 18, 2014
Two new reports on the implementation of big data analytics pinpoint the potential that telecom operators — and many other verticals — are hoping to benefit from by relying more heavily on data to fuel decisions from marketing to business operations to network management.
Big Data Technologists Transition to Customer-Facing Roles
Database Journal August 18, 2014
Infrastructure support teams successfully survived the advent of big data, and were most likely responsible for the successful implementation of many of these applications. However, the outcome leads to an inevitable decrease in the need for IT support staff. IT specialists and generalists must expand their skill sets by learning internal lines of business and familiarize themselves with current business data needs.
Managing Risk With Big Data & Analytics
Bank Systems and Technology August 13, 2014
There is no question that the sheer volume of available information has made countless industries more efficient and more effective.
Shaking the buzz out of Big Data: Performance matters | #HPBigData2014
Silicon Angle August 13, 2014
Big Data has reached the point at which performance matters as much as the technology, according to Chris Selland, VP of Marketing and Business Development at Hewlett-Packard, Co.’s Vertica group.
If you think Big Data's big now, just wait
USA Today August 11, 2014
When everything from jet engines to soft drink vending machines to car seats have sensors in them, we will see an explosion of data the likes of which we've never seen before, and everything else that came before will seem, well, small.
To Achieve Big Data's Potential, Get it Into the Boardroom
Entrepreneur August 5, 2014
To get the full business value from big data, companies are focusing less on the three Vs of big data (volume, velocity, variety) and more on the four Ms of big data: Make me more money! New sources of data, coupled with advanced analytics, can improve customer engagement, optimize business processes and point to new monetization opportunities.
Ask the 'crunchy' big data questions that lead to breakthrough analytics
TechRepublic August 1, 2014
To get the most out of big data, IT leaders need to mentor analytics teams on how to formulate "crunchy" questions, which are key to obtaining strategically and operationally meaningful answers.
HP invests $50 million in Hortonworks, forges big data partnership
ZDNet July 24, 2014
The two companies will integrate engineering strategies, collaborate on sales and make it easier for HP customers to adopt Hortonworks.
Oracle Big Data SQL lines up Database with Hadoop, NoSQL frameworks
ZDNet July 15, 2014
Oracle's latest big idea for big data aims to eliminate data silos with new software connecting the dots between the Oracle Database, Hadoop and NoSQL.
How The Cloud And Big Data Are Changing Small Business
Forbes July 15, 2014
Big data and the cloud have a profound impact on business operations in almost any industry today, allowing companies of all sizes to more effectively serve customers, perform risk-analyses and create new revenue streams.
Culture, collaboration and confidence key to big data success
Fierce CIO July 14, 2014
There has been tremendous interest in data analytics among mid-size and large organizations this year, but the greatest success stories have been among organizations that focus on culture, collaboration and confidence, not the technology alone.
A roundup of analytics, big data and business intelligence forecasts and estimates 2014
Cloudtech July 10, 2014
From manufacturers looking to gain greater insights into streamlining production, reducing time-to-market and increasing product quality to financial services firms seeking to upsell clients, analytics is now essential for any business looking to stay competitive.
11 Market Trends in Advanced Analytics
CIO July 8, 2014
Offerings in the advanced analytics space are rapidly evolving to meet the changing needs of organizations that seek to infuse analytics into decision-making throughout the enterprise. Here are 11 market trends dominating the advanced analytics market today.
Big Data Chips Away at Costs
Wall Street Journal July 1, 2014
CFOs in companies large and small are marshaling the billions of bits of data available to them so they can better forecast sales, manage capital spending and increase cash flow.
Big Data ROI: Making Better Decisions That Drive Community, Retention And Revenue
Forbes July 1, 2014
The challenge to bring companies to build closer knit communities and to keep their employees and customers coming back have stood the test of time, but Big Data and its potential are proving to be a force to be reckoned with.
Google Just Made Big Data Expertise Much Tougher to Fake
Bloomberg Business Week June 27, 2014
During some talks at the company’s annual developer conference, Google executives declared that they’re over Hadoop. It’s yesterday’s buzzword. Anyone who wants to be a true Big Data jockey will now need to be conversant in Flume, MillWheel, Google Cloud Dataflow
The Internet Of Things Will Radically Change Your Big Data Strategy
Forbes June 26, 2014
Companies are jumping on the Internet of Things (IoT) bandwagon and for good reasons. McKinsey Global Institute reports that the IoT business will deliver $6.2 trillion of revenue by 2025.
How big data can create 'incredible possibilities' for cities
Blue Sky Innovation June 19, 2014
For cities of all sizes, big data presents an opportunity to optimize and improve daily life.
10 Powerful Facts About Big Data
Information Week June 10, 2014
Big data means many things to many people, but how broad is its impact? Consider these figures on big data and the gurus who splice it.
Military, intel turn to big data for better situational awareness
Federal Times June 2, 2014
Big data tools and analytics have become essential for sorting through the growing mountain of intelligence data being collected from a rapidly multiplying number of human and machine-based sources
Why Big Data Tools Are Here To Stay: InformationWeek Video
Information Week June 2, 2014
Nix the naysayers. Big data leaders say they need new tools, and they're not letting talent shortages get in the way.
Feds say it's time to regulate Big Data
CNN Money May 27, 2014
For years, data brokers have been collecting and selling billions of pieces of your personal information -- from your income to your shopping habits to your medical ailments. Now federal regulators say it's time you have more control over what's collected and whether it will be used at all.
Finding a needle in a big data haystack: Cloud based analytics to the rescue
TheServerSide.com May 19, 2014
~~Dealing with big data is a challenge, and performing meaningful analytics on that data can be impossible without a significant amount of hardware and iron to process it. But fortunately, the ability to cloud burst and use processing power elastically means smaller organizations can now do what was once only the realm of the big bay area behemoths. The cloud has made big data more manageable, and it has made analyzing that data much, much faster. As big data keeps getting bigger, bigger clouds will be there to handle it.
Big Data Fans: Don't Boil The Ocean
Information Week May 12, 2014
Planning a Big Data strategy?..., an effective big data solution often requires an in-house data science team or outside consultants to sharpen the focus.
5 technologies that will help big data cross the chasm
GigaOm May 6, 2014
We’re on the cusp of a real turning point for big data. Its applications are becoming clearer, its tools are getting easier and its architectures are maturing in a hurry. It’s no longer just about log files, clickstreams and tweets. It’s not just about Hadoop and what’s possible (or not) with MapReduce.
Big Data Can Solve Small Problems
eWeek May 4, 2014
In an era when buzzword answers to business problems ("just Hadoop it") have become all too common, the Summit was refreshing in explaining how the nebulous concept of big data is currently most effective in being applied to solve small, but nagging issues, and the future is in companies figuring out how to meld existing internal data structures with data pulled in from nontraditional outside sources.
The impact of big data on enterprise apps
ZDNet May 1, 2014
A major part of the value of enterprise apps is taking company data and visualizing it to enable better and faster decision-making. With big data, they have to take it to the next level.
Findings of the Big Data and Privacy Working Group Review
The White House Blog May 1, 2014
The big data revolution presents incredible opportunities in virtually every sector of the economy and every corner of society.
Tackling urban problems with Big Data
PHYS ORG April 24, 2014
Paul Waddell, a city planning professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a penchant for conducting research with what he calls his "big urban data," is putting his work to a real-world test in San Francisco.
5 ways companies are using big data to help their customers
Venture Beat April 21, 2014
Here are five ways companies are using big data to treat customers more like individuals — and build better long-term relationships so those customers happily buy more and more.
How Miami Is Solving Big Problems With Big Data
Forbes April 21, 2014
Using big data and analytics has helped Miami-Dade County crack cold cases, reduce water waste and design better public transportation systems. City residents can also see how their tax money is spent and participate more in their governance.
Big ROI From Big Data Analytics for DSL Service Providers
B/OSS April 18, 2014
By processing this data with complex algorithms designed specifically for big-data analytics, providers can more effectively identify and respond to performance issues that impact the customer experience. This historic DSL performance data holds intrinsic value that can transform contact-center operations, and providers are investing in new ways to mine this data. Research firm Ovum estimates that by 2018, telecommunications service providers will spend more than $7.7 billion annually on big-data analytics solutions.
Tapping Big Data Analytics to Acquire, Engage and Retain Customers
Bank Systems and Technology April 11, 2014
What it takes to fully leverage data for customer acquisition, engagement and retention.
Advanced Analytics Market on the Rise
Midsize Insider April 9, 2014
The advanced analytics market is set to rise a considerable amount, according to new findings featured on Virtual-Strategy Magazine. Businesses are taking a closer look at the technology since it has proved to help early adopters increase efficiency. Midsize firms in particular have much to gain, no matter what industry they are in.
Get Familiar With Big Data Now-or Face 'Permanent Pink Slip'
Wall Street Journal April 9, 2014
Sick of hearing about Big Data? Get used to it. Whether you believe analytics is a tired corporate buzzword or the key to future business growth, hundreds of companies are searching, and paying richly, for hires with quantitative skills.
Merck Optimizes Manufacturing With Big Data Analytics
Information Week April 3, 2014
Pharmaceutical firm uses Hadoop to crunch huge amounts of data so it can develop vaccines faster. One of eight profiles of InformationWeek Elite 100 Business Innovation Award winners.
Big Data is secretly scoring you
CNN Money April 2, 2014
You likely know about your credit score -- that key measure that influences everything from your monthly car payment to your ability to buy a home. But there are dozens of other consumer scores that are impacting your daily life that you have no idea about.
Answers To Three Big Data Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know
Forbes March 31, 2014
There is a good chance that in the near future, your boss is going to call on you during the next strategic planning meeting and inquire, “What are your plans for interpreting Big Data to provide a strong ROI for the company?” We want you to be prepared with something substantive and useful in your reply. Success is in the preparation.
Big Data Reaches Inflection Point
Information Week March 20, 2014
Enterprises see the light on big data opportunities. It's only a matter of time before mainstream data-management environments evolve.
Big Data and the Need for Content Intelligence
Midsize Insider - IBM March 11, 2014
Big data can be made more useful through content intelligence. A new study found that most businesses cannot adequately organize all their data. As a result, midsize firms are seeking more advanced tools and methodologies for data analytics and data mining in order to make better business decisions.
Big Data Analytics: Fighting Cyber Crime
Midsize Insider - IBM March 10, 2014
Big data analytics may be the key to fighting the growing threat of cyber crime, at least according to the 18 government IT leaders surveyed for MeriTalk's recent "Balancing the Big Data Cyber Equation" survey. A new look at how advanced analytics can help improve network security is important as midsize firms decide how they will protect their data going forward.
Big data analytics: the enterprise's next great security weapon?
ZDNet March 6, 2014
The number of companies using big data analytics for at least one security or fraud detection use case will triple in the next two years, bringing some much-needed context to all the monitoring clutter.
Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions
InformationWeek March 3, 2014
Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security.
Gartner BI Magic Quadrant: Winners & Losers
Information Week February 26, 2014
Tableau and QlikTech move up. See who moves down in Gartner's ranking of business intelligence vendors.
Report: Big data, cybersecurity intrinsically linked
FCW February 25, 2014
The report presents a snapshot of where most of the federal government is today in using big data to enhance cyber missions, how they balance access to the growing amount of information they create and store with the risk to that information, and what the future holds for these interwoven disciplines as technologies and policies evolve.
HP Rolls Out Vertica Marketplace for Big Data Analytics
Data Center Knowledge February 12, 2014
HP rolls out Vertica Marketplace as an online destination for big data analytics.
NoSQL and Big Data Analytics: 10 Things Every CIO Should Know
eWeek February 3, 2014
In this eWEEK slide show, with insight from former Oracle and IBM executive and technology visionary/executive consultant Jnan Dash, we offer 10 basic facts every CIO should know about big data and emerging database technologies.
16 Top Big Data Analytics Platforms
Information Week January 30, 2014
~~Data analysis is a do-or-die requirement for today's businesses. We analyze notable vendor choices, from Hadoop upstarts to traditional database players.
Big Data Analytics and Storage: Going Nowhere but Up in 2014
eWeek January 30, 2014
~~Mobility, the explosion of devices, the Internet of things and improved usability by enterprise line-of-business workers are driving big data analytics into a huge new market.
Big Data goes big in 2014: Analytics for everyone
HP Software January 22, 2014
Big Data analytics isn’t just greenfields and early adopters anymore. Vertica’s VP/GM says this year will mark the journey from ‘Big Data’ to no big deal.
NFL Examines Stadium WiFi Analytics
Information Week January 17, 2014
What could be better than watching the big game from your own couch on a high-definition TV with your choice of snacks and adult beverages? Would-be ticket buyers are asking this very question, so the National Football League and many of its 32 teams are pulling out all the stops to provide a better experience for fans who make it to the stadium.
2014: The Year Big Data Adoption Goes Mainstream In The Enterprise
Forbes January 12, 2014
Last week IDG published their latest big data enterprise survey and predictions for 2014 finding that on average, enterprises will spend $8M on big data –related initiatives in 2014.
Top Four Big Data Trends For Businesses In 2014
Forbes January 7, 2014
With 2014 right around the corner, which technologies should enterprises have on their radars? Think big data beyond the hype.
Big Data and analytics: The year ahead
ZDNet January 3, 2014
As a follow-up to our year-end Big Data predictions roundup, let's kick off 2014 with an additional, broader set of predictions from industry players.
Deloitte CPO Study: Technology and Analytics are High Priorities
Spend Matters January 2, 2014
Deloitte’s latest CPO study suggests a material interest in general technology learning and investment, as well as a focus on near-term objectives in regards to analytics and visibility.
Top 10 Big Data Stories Of 2013
Information Week January 1, 2014
Big data equals big opportunity -- and a surplus of hype. Catch up on the big data articles that interested readers most in 2013.
Big Data In 2014: 6 Bold Predictions
Information Week December 23, 2013
How will big data evolve in 2014? The future is anyone's guess, of course, but we thought we'd compile a tasty holiday assortment of prognostications from executives working in the big data trenches. So without further delay, here they are -- six big data predictions for next year:
Army, Navy using big data to increase energy savings
FCW December 16, 2013
The Army and Navy are using big data analytics to identify energy savings opportunities in more than 650 worldwide facilities, with a target of making half of all Navy buildings net-zero energy by 2020, producing as much energy as they consume.
$16.1 Billion Big Data Market: 2014 Predictions From IDC And IIA
Forbes December 13, 2013
Hadoop still too slow for real-time analysis applications?
Tech Target December 12, 2013
With all the buzz that Hadoop is generating in IT circles these days, it's easy to start thinking that the open source distributed processing framework can handle just about anything in big data environments. But real-time analysis involving ad hoc querying of Hadoop data has been a notable exception.
2014 Analytics, BI, and Information Management Survey
Information Week December 3, 2013
IT's tried for years to simplify data analytics and business intelligence efforts. Have visual analysis tools and Hadoop and NoSQL databases helped? Respondents to our 2014 InformationWeek Analytics, Business Intelligence, and Information Management Survey have a mixed outlook.
Want To Kill Your Career? Just Ignore The Big Data Boom
Forbes December 1, 2013
If your CEO asked you today to offer an evaluation on how well equipped your organization is to take full advantage of the Big Data opportunity, what would your answer be? If the CEO asked for a number from 1 to 10 where 1 represents “we’re hosed” and 10 represents “we’re fully optimized,” where would you stand? Let’s take a look at a few possible answers:
Big Data, Small Staff: Growing Your Own for a New Market
MSP Mentor November 21, 2013
A recent report from CompTIA revealed nearly eight in ten executives say they need better real-time analytics and improvement in converting data into actionable intelligence. But while the demand is certainly there, the skilled workers may not be.
Big Data News: HP Expands Vertica Analytics Platform
Data Center Knowledge November 21, 2013
HP expands its big data analytics platform with Hadoop integration, SGI partners with Extreme Networks for Hadoop solutions, Zettaset secures Hadoop, and Concurrent delivers an all-access pass to business intelligence tools on Hadoop.
White House Unveils Big Data Projects, Round Two
Information Week November 13, 2013
White House announces dozens of new government-business-nonprofit collaborations to use big data for medical research, economics and more.
Big Data Analytics Rollout: 10 Obstacles to Bridging the Skills Gap
eWeek November 11, 2013
On the bright side, of the 425-plus analytics professionals who were surveyed for the report, 83 percent claimed analytics is critical to their organization. Yet, there are a number of significant obstacles preventing organizations from realizing analytics' true potential. In this eWEEK slide show using Lavastorm's research, we examine these issues.
Big Data + Analytics : A $200 billion market | #IBMIoD
Silicon Angle November 4, 2013
Dave Laverty, Vice President, Big Data & Analytics at IBM, explored the company’s Big Data go to market strategy live at the IBM Information on Demand 2013 event in Las Vegas.
3 ways healthcare orgs use big data
FierceHealthIT November 1, 2013
Big data isn't all talk and buzzwords--CIO magazine recently highlighted several real-life cases of healthcare organizations that are using big data analytics to improve outcomes and reduce costs in a slideshow. The cases bridge traditional analytics and big data pushes with "rapid, agile insight delivery" to the point of decision.
The Big Data Boom: Is Your Company Ready?
Forbes October 30, 2013
Samsung uses it to power the content recommendation engine on its newest smart TVs. Progressive Insurance relies on it to capture driving behavior and determine customer risk profiles. LexisNexis Risk Solutions uses it to identify individuals and family relationships, thus helping financial institutions and other clients reduce fraud.
When Powering Big Data, Think Energy Efficiency
Forbes October 24, 2013
As IT sources contribute to rising carbon dioxide emissions, the environmental impact of storing and processing all this data becomes more important.
Big Data FAQ: Separating Signal From Noise
InformationWeek October 21, 2013
Author Phil Simon answers the most frequently asked questions on the impact of big data on small businesses and individuals, the role of data scientists and the continuing importance of human intuition.
Making Analytics Pay In The Enterprise
Forbes October 18, 2013
A recent study by The Economist, “Big Data and the Democratisation of Decisions,” shows the severity of the big data analytics problem and which departments need the most support: customer service, human resources, marketing, strategy and business development.
Big Data's Promise To Business: Three Steps To Success
Forbes October 8, 2013
As I talk to customers and industry leaders worldwide at various stages in their big data metamorphosis, I see three trends emerge that present the opportunity and challenge to extract actionable business value from big data.
Hadoop and Big Data: 101
IT News October 7, 2013
The technology that powers your social networks, your favourite search engines, your online gaming experience and your anti-spam services is provocatively accessible to every enterprise, thanks to an open source project named after a child's stuffed toy.
Analytics Tops Utility List of Future Needs
Greentech Media September 30, 2013
GTM Research has pegged the value of the global utility data analytics market at a cumulative $20 billion between 2013 and 2020, growing from an annual spend of $1.1 billion this year to nearly $4 billion by decade’s end.
HP Haven Big Data Platform Is Gaining Partner Momentum
CRN September 23, 2013
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)'s Haven big data platform is rapidly gaining partner momentum with more than 120 partners already signed up to sell at least one piece of the portfolio just three months after the formal launch.
Oracle's 'big data' push gets even bigger
ComputerWorld September 23, 2013
Family of Oracle products that analyze massive and varied data streams keeps growing
Do enterprises need a chief data scientist?
ZDNet September 4, 2013
Summary: Enterprises are increasingly focused on using big data and analytics to help them better understand both the requirements of their customers, trends and patterns of customer activity and this requires a different approach. Dell says that this trend means that enterprises need a new type of leader, a chief data scientist, to help ask the right questions, in the right way and drive the transition to the data-driven enterprise.
Exploring the Big Data Stack
Datamation September 3, 2013
the various elements that comprise a Big Data stack, including tools to capture, integrate and analyze.
Analytics for Smarter Communities
Government Technology August 28, 2013
For local governments drowning in data, analytics offers a way to make sense of it all.
Big Data: A Practical Definition
Information Week August 26, 2013
Today's hazy definitions don't clearly illustrate big data's benefits, says one Hortonworks exec. Here's a pragmatic alternative.
Big data systems shine light on neglected 'dark data'
Tech Target August 21, 2013
The notion of "dark data" lurking in the shadows of IT systems has been around for years. But with the increasing adoption of Hadoop and other highly scalable big data technologies, more of that data is poised to come out into the open.
Hadoop According To Hortonworks: An Insider's View
Information Week August 21, 2013
Shaun Connolly, Hortonworks VP of corporate strategy, dishes on Hadoop 2.0., competition with Cloudera and the threat of big data commoditization.
IBM Big Data Analytics Powers Renewable Energy Forecasting System
eWeek August 11, 2013
IBM announced a new system, known as Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting (HyRef), which uses big data analytics to predict the availability of renewable energy.
Big Data Debate: Will HBase Dominate NoSQL?
InformationWeek August 6, 2013
HBase offers both scalability and the economy of sharing the same infrastructure as Hadoop, but will its flaws hold it back? NoSQL experts square off.
Australia wants to be world leader in big data analytics
ZDNet August 5, 2013
The Australian Government's new Big Data Strategy seeks to position the country as a world leader in public sector big data analytics use and government services reform
Big Data Will Transform Biz Travel Management, Expert Says
Travel Market Report July 18, 2013
Are you paying attention to the buzz about big data? If you’re a TMC or a corporate travel agency you should be, because big data has the potential to drive big changes in travel management.
Big Data: Making Cities Smarter
Huffington Post July 17, 2013
Big Data is everywhere. Harnessing the power of Big Data will help design smarter cities in the future. The real opportunity for Big Data lies not only in the early adoption use cases, but in places we haven't thought of yet," says Gary Stiehr, Organizer of StampedeCon.
IBM And Big Data Disruption: Insider's View
Information Week July 9, 2013
Feisty is a fitting description for Bob Picciano, who in this in-depth interview with InformationWeek is at turns effusive and dismissive. He talks at length about IBM's vision for five big data use cases while ceding nothing to database competitors SAP, MongoDB and Cassandra. Read on for the big data perspective from inside IBM.
Agencies hope big data investments mean big payoffs
Federal Times July 9, 2013
Agencies are under increasing pressure to invest in technologies that can mine massive amounts of data for trends and drive better decision-making.
Big Data Is Good for Your Health
Forbes July 1, 2013
With access to more information than ever, consumers can take control of their healthcare in ways never before imagined.
What's the Scoop on Hadoop?
Forbes June 6, 2013
If you are an investor in the field of Big Data, you must have heard the terms “Big Data” and “Hadoop” a million times. Big Data pundits use the terms interchangeably and conversations might lead you to believe that the terms are synonymous. Beware. They aren’t. What is Big Data then and why does Hadoop matter?
Big Data Creating Big Opportunities for Entrepreneurs to Solve Big Problems
SiliconHills June 5, 2013
Useful data includes data that could tackle the world’s problems such as wasteful medical spending, congested urban roadways, and environmental concerns. For example, the Institute of Medicine estimates of that of the $2.7 trillion spent on U.S. healthcare in 2011, $750 billion was wasted because of unnecessary and inefficiently delivered services, excessive administration costs, missed prevention opportunities and fraud. Some of which could be addressed with better data.
In China, Big Data Is Becoming Big Business
Bloomberg Business News May 29, 2013
At a presentation last week at Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management, China’s premier business school, associate professor of marketing Meng Su predicted: “China will soon become world’s most important data market.” He advised job seekers in China and elsewhere to consider training for a new career path as “data scientists,” which he described as “one of the most valuable jobs in the next 10 years.” Interpreting big data seems poised to become big business.
How 'big data' can help get you pregnant
Venture Beat May 29, 2013
Awkward onstage discussions of cervical-mucus consistency aside, Max Levchin’s new pregnancy app is a promising application of “big data” to real-world problems.
The IPO market is back -- for enterprise tech
Fortune May 20, 2013
Tableau (DATA) has tapped into one of the hottest trends in enterprise technology -- the overused buzzword that is big data.
Business Intelligence, Analytics Top Areas of Investment in 2014: Gartner
eWeek May 20, 2013
Fifteen of the top 19 that chief financial officers (CFOs) have identified as requiring improved technology support are largely addressed by business intelligence (BI), analytics and performance management technologies.These factors make the a top investment priority in 2014, according to a joint study by IT research firm Gartner and the Financial Executives Research Foundation (FERF), the research affiliate of Financial Executives International (FEI).
How Financial Firms Can Turn The Tide On Big Data
Forbes May 10, 2013
Big data buzz has been steadily gaining steam for several years, and in response, financial firms have made strong investments in the speed, security and robustness of their data center infrastructure.
eBay employs big data platforms to drive competitive edge
PC Advisor May 9, 2013
Trying to make sense of the estimated 100 terabytes of new data received every day to meet changing customer expectations and keep a competitive edge has led eBay to start using big data platforms.
IBM Brings 'Big Data' to Business School
Business Week May 1, 2013
IBM is teaming up with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Lally School of Management & Technology to offer a masters degree in business analytics, which will kick off in September. The partnership is the latest one of about 300 that IBM (IBM) has with academic institutions, mostly business schools, all related to big data analytics.
MapR Brings Search To Hadoop
Information Week May 1, 2013
Last fall MapR set out to improve on HBase, Hadoop's built-in NoSQL database. On Wednesday it delivered on that promise and it announced a next move: integrating search capabilities with its M7 Hadoop distribution with partner LucidWorks.
Oracle cuts down Big Data Appliance to make pilots cheaper
The Register April 10, 2013
It is hard to imagine a rack of servers and switches being too much of a machine for a pilot Hadoop system, but that is exactly what prospective customers have been telling Oracle. And so it is offering a cut-down "starter" version of its Big Data Appliance with a much lower price point.
Selecting Big Data Sources for Predictive Analytics
Smart  April 8, 2013
Why is big data valuable? Because it’s big? Not really. In fact, very large datasets always come with a very large set of headaches. Storage, maintenance and management of very large datasets is not simple. And just having a lot of data doesn’t guarantee a lot of value.
The value of any dataset is determined by the quality of information you can extract from it. The key to value in big data is the detail. In other words, the value of big data is in the small stuff.
Pentaho and Think Big Analytics Partner on Machine-Generated Big Data
The Var Guy April 8, 2013
Pentaho and Think Big Analytics have entered into a partnership they say will help users measure and analyze machine-generated data, a subset of Big Data.
In the realm of big data
KM World Magazine April 5, 2013
HP Vertica is complementary to other big data technologies such as Hadoop and traditional BI tools. "Many legacy data warehouses are slowing down because they are stretched to capacity and their reporting is inflexible," says Chris Selland, VP of marketing at HP Vertica. "Now, organizations are moving into a ‘conversational relationship' with the data, in response to the need to sift through massive amounts of data."
Big Data In The Enterprise: 7 Shocking Truths
CRN April 5, 2013
Released in late March, the report reveals some pretty staggering statistics related to the proliferation of unstructured data and how it's shaking up today's IT landscape. The study compiles survey results from 1,800 IT professionals across 18 countries related to their big data strategies, budgets and challenges in 2013 and the years to come. Here's a look at the highlights.
Memo to recent college grads: Big data jobs are your future
The Boston Globe March 26, 2013
The trend is clear: Lots of companies want to hire big data analysts, but there aren't nearly enough to go around. This leaves companies in the zero-sum situation of poaching each other's talent, or hiring outside contractors, retraining their own staff, or waiting for universities to mint more big data analysts.
Pursuing big data utopia: What realtime interactive analytics could mean to you
GigaOm March 21, 2013
With Hadoop and HDFS and related big data technologies, we’ve pretty much licked the scale problem of handling petabyte upon petabyte of data. Next up: solving the speed problem.
Big Data Analytics in the Real World: Beyond the Hype
Business 2 Community March 19, 2013
How Big Data Is Changing the Whole Equation for Business
Wall Street Journal March 11, 2013
There's a ton of information out there. And businesses are figuring out how to put it to work.
What's to be Done about Big Data?
Forbes March 11, 2013
Big Data is an excellent introduction for general audiences to what has become a topic of conversation everywhere, faster than any other technology-driven buzzword in recent memory.
Latest IBM Watson competition works toward building 'big data' workforce
ZDNet March 11, 2013
Some of the big winners from IBM's latest competition to uncover potential use cases for Watson reflect the demand for a growing "big data workforce" nationwide.
Big Data, Plus Cloud: Call It 'Weird Data,' But in a Good Way
Forbes March 11, 2013
We have the cloud, we have big data, we have social networks and we have mobile computing. The sum total is more than the parts; it’s amounting to a big data cloud that is surrounding and defining businesses of all types and sizes, providing interesting opportunities for those who engage it.
6 Big Data Advances: Some Might Be Giants
Information Week March 1, 2013
It has been a big week for big data news, with O'Reilly's Strata Conference in Santa Clara, Calif., sparking a bevy of announcements. Three of these developments look like real milestones, solving problems that are truly vexing for the big data community.
Fast Data Gets A Jump On Big Data
Forbes March 1, 2013
Fast Data is a complimentary approach to Big Data for managing large quantities of “in-flight” data that helps organizations get a jump on those business-critical decisions. Fast Data is the continuous access and processing of events and data in real-time for the purposes of gaining instant awareness and instant action. Fast Data can leverage Big Data sources, but it also adds a real-time component of being able to take action on events and information before they even enter a Big Data system.
HP, Dell Announce New Big Data Analytics Solutions
Data Center Knowledge February 28, 2013
Preparing for Analytics 3.0
Wall Street Journal February 20, 2013
Big data, of course, is still a popular concept, and one might think that we’re still in the 2.0 period. However, there is considerable evidence that organizations are entering the Analytics 3.0 world. It’s an environment that combines the best of 1.0 and 2.0—a blend of big data and traditional analytics that yields insights and offerings with speed and impact. Although it’s early days for this new model, the traits of Analytics 3.0 are already apparent:
Using big data to cure cancer, Bina ushers in new era of medicine
Venture Beat February 19, 2013
Dr. Narges Bani Asadi says cancer is a genetic disease, and she is using technology to fight it. Asadi is the founder and CEO of Bina, a healthcare startup working to make ‘personalized medicine’ a reality. Bina applies big analytics to genomics, making it possible to sequence the human genome in a matter of hours rather than days or weeks.
Big Data in Human Resources: Talent Analytics Comes of Age
Forbes February 17, 2013
Gartner expects the market for BigData and analytics to generate $3.7 Trillion in products and services and generate 4.4 million new jobs by 2015. While most of the talk is about applying BigData to marketing and consumer businesses, there is an even bigger opportunity to apply BigData to Human Resources. (We call it Talent Analytics.)
Big data: Why most businesses just don't get it
ZDNet February 15, 2013
Big data could be the answer to all their problems but the trouble is most businesses may be failing to ask the right questions, according to analyst firm Gartner.
Actionable analytics top CIO priority
Public Technology.net February 11, 2013
Business Intelligence (BI) and analytics are top investment priorities for CIOs, but new research by Gartner shows that the trend towards actionable analytics is growing.
Big Data: Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst Looks 20 Years Into The Future
Readwrite Enterprise February 11, 2013
In 20 years, Whitehurst predicted, Big Data will have gone mainstream. We will be increasingly able to use analytics to better orchestrate how a business collects, analyzes and distributes information. Bascially, everything important about how it operates.
Banks Using Big Data to Discover 'New Silk Roads'
Wall Street Journal February 6, 2013
JPMorgan Chase Bank of America Corp. Citigroup Inc. and Wells Fargo & Co. — are beginning to make use of potentially powerful analytic technology known as Big Data, which describes a broad set of hardware and software and is designed to quickly process huge amounts of data, including information like social media posts and email, which don’t fit into conventional databases.
EMC announces enhanced Greenplum big data analytics appliance
Geekzone February 4, 2013
EMC Corporation has enhanced its appliance-based unified Big Data analytics offering, the EMC Greenplum Data Computing Appliance (DCA), with a redesign of its analytics-optimised, scalable systems that are used for statistical analysis, predictive modelling and machine learning.Lili
Oracle Snaps Up Acme Packet For $1.7B; IBM Gets Star Analytics
International Business Times February 4, 2013
Two of the biggest players in the market for emerging big data applications made major acquisitions as Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL), the No. 1 database company, said it will acquire Acme Packet (NASDAQ:APKT) for $1.98 billion, and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), the No. 2 computer company, bought private Star Analytics for an undisclosed price.
Touchdown: 7 NFL Teams Scoring with Analytics
Information Management January 29, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons are currently using some form of Advanced Analytics.
Ford scours for more big data to bolster quality, improve manufacturing, streamline processes
ZDNet January 29, 2013
Ford Motor Company has scoured the metrics from the company’s best processes across myriad manufacturing efforts and through detailed outputs from in-use automobiles--all to improve and help transform their business.
Vague Goals Seed Big Data Failures
InformationWeek January 28, 2013
IT staff survey finds big data projects are plagued by unclear business objectives and unrealistic expectations that Hadoop will solve all problems.
VoltDB: New Database Speeds Up Big Data Analysis
CRN January 22, 2013
In-memory database vendor VoltDB Tuesday launched the latest version of its flagship database designed to handle high-velocity big data applications. The Billerica, Mass.-based company also said it will be building out its channel play to drive adoption of the new offering.
The Soft Benefit of Big Data Analytics:Thinking Differently
Business 2 Community January 21, 2013
Big data market worth $48.3 billion in 2018
Digital Reasoning January 21, 2013
The big data phenomenon will continue to evolve in the near future, placing greater emphasis on effective big data analytics to manage and study large information sets. A recent report by Transparency Market Research found that the global big data market was worth $6.3 billion in 2012. This figure is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 41 percent, reaching $48.3 billion by 2018.
5 Recommendations for Developing a Big Data Analytics Strategy
CMS Wire January 16, 2013
The findings of this research entitled "Analytics: The real-world use of big data" were based on the IBM Big Data @ Work Survey that was carried out in the middle of last year in 95 countries across 26 industries and which surveyed 1144 professionals working around big data.
The first thing it found was for many, even the term big data was confusing largely because it is used in association with so many different IT disciplines. It was used by respondents in the survey to describe all kinds of different things including: large quantities of data, social media analytics, advanced data management capabilities and a lot more.
Big Data: Getting Ready For The 2013 Big Bang
Forbes January 15, 2013
Big Data is the business challenge of the 21st century, and 2012 was the year that the Big Data revolution rocked the C-suite. After Nate Silver’s massive coup predicting the outcome of every state in the November election, even laypeople no longer doubt that data-driven decisions and real-time information – implemented at lightning speed – can lead to huge wins.
Analytics Vendors Must Make Prediction Easier, Forrester Says
Information Week January 8, 2013
Forrester Wave report urges SAP, IBM and eight other vendors to come up with advanced analytics software that's less daunting to business users.
Note to self: Business intelligence, analytics trends to watch in 2013
Tech Target January 7, 2013
Increasingly, businesses are grasping onto analytics and data-driven decisions as a way to be more efficient and save money. Whether it's become a more accepted approach, or is simply a way to be budget conscious, businesses are asking better questions when it comes to business intelligence (BI) and analytics, according to Zeanah, and will continue to do so.
7 Big Data Solutions Try To Reshape Healthcare
Information Week January 3, 2013
Big data analytics is at that tipping point right now in the healthcare industry. Several vendors promise better quality of care and reduced expenditures, but evidence to support those claims is somewhat tentative. Similarly, some critics of the big data movement say healthcare providers need to squeeze all the intelligence they can from small data sets before moving on to larger projects.
How the Cloud and Big Data Are Changing Entertainment
Forbes January 2, 2013
It’s a classic case of the disruptive entrants and a strategic inflexion point: New technology threatens the status quo, as streaming video propelled through the cloud by big data takes on the DVD and Blu-ray. Discs are a venerable golden goose egg for studios, which last year generated some $18 billion in sales and rentals.
Big Data In the Enterprise: A Lesson Or Two From Big Brother
Forbes December 26, 2012
In the next five years, we will see businesses and industries transform just like they did when they stumbled into the digital era. Learning from the government, imagine the effects Big Data technologies will have on the health-care industry when it comes to re-admissions and survival rates; or the impact of instantaneous fraud detection on consumer sentiment in retail. Whether it’s the public or private sector, the possibilities are endless and only limited by our creativity.
Reaping Big Data Benefits
CRN December 19, 2012
Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ)'s big data strategy is still in its early stages, but HP channel partners are already finding what they describe as promising business opportunities within the portfolio.
Can Big Data Actually Be The Thing That Saves HP?
CRN December 19, 2012
The magnitude of the problems HP is facing is a powerful argument for why the company needs to focus on building out its big data portfolio. Research firm Gartner expects big data to drive $28 billion in IT spending this year and $34 billion in 2013.
Oracle Ends Year by Unveiling New Big Data Appliance
eWeek December 17, 2012
Oracle, not one to be left behind in any center trend, took a couple of steps forward Dec. 17 as a big data hardware and software supplier by unveiling a new Cloudera-powered big data appliance and some new data center connectors to go with it.
Big Data Blasts off in 2013
ITWire December 14, 2012
Big data is poised for a massive ramp up in 2013 as enterprises seek nuggets of value in ever expanding flows of information – but there will be hurdles, not least the access to specialist big data skills.
The 10 Coolest Big Data Products Of 2012
CRN December 14, 2012
Market researcher Gartner calculated that big data would drive $28 billion of IT spending in 2012. Not surprising, given that the exploding volume of information stored in the world's IT systems reached an estimated 2.7 zettabytes (that's 2.7 billion terabytes) in 2012 and the need for technology to collect, store, manage and analyze all that information is very real.Here's our list of what we think were the coolest big data products to hit the market in 2012.
Billions Of Reasons To Get Ready For Big Data
Forbes December 13, 2012
By the end of the decade we could see tens of billions of new Internet-connected devices. The majority of business data may end up being generated by these billions and billions of Internet-enabled devices of all types, sending back huge amounts of data to corporate servers or the cloud. The business opportunities opened up by this device-to-data center world, with billions of Internet-connected devices generating Big Data, are the next big thing.
For Riot Games, Big Data Is Serious Business
Slashdot December 7, 2012
Riot Games depends on data analysts and engineers to keep its millions of gamers engaged in battle.
HP announces new and enhanced Big Data offerings
EChannel Line December 4, 2012
The second day of the HP Discover event was all about Big Data, as HP announced both new and enhanced Information Optimization Solutions to help enterprises deal with this issue.
IBM Analytics Opens New Big Data Hub
The Var Guy December 4, 2012
When it comes to data, these days IBM (NYSE: IBM) is talking big, really big. The vendor, which claims some 27,000 of its channel partners (here’s a list of some impact players) are involved in data analytics in one capacity or another, has opened the doors on a new facility devoted to research, development, customer services and skills training associated with analytics technology and cognitive computing.
Big Data and Advanced Analytics: Success Stories From the Front Lines
Forbes December 3, 2012
$50 billion. That’s about how much marketers are spending on Big Data and advanced analytics (according to a BMO Capital Markets report) in the hopes of improving marketing’s impact on the business.
This commitment reflects a belief that big data and advanced analytics can transform business. While, at times, the promise has fallen short of the reality, some companies are already seeing significant value. Recent academic research found that companies that have incorporated data and analytics into their operations show productivity rates 5 to 6 percent higher than those of their peers. Now is the time to define a pragmatic approach to big data and advanced analytics that is rooted in performance and focused on impact (see “Making advanced analytics work for you.”)
Big Data Is on the Rise, Bringing Big Questions
Wall Street Journal November 29, 2012
The next Next Big Thing is Big Data. Evangelists claim it has the power to reveal hidden truths about our companies, about our lives, about society as a whole. So important is it that last week's Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford annual event was built around the topic. Inevitably the real world crashes into digital utopia. According to Peter Tufano, the dean of Oxford's Said Business School, which played host to the event, while awareness of the topic was high among enterprises, only about 6% of companies have got beyond a pilot stage, and 18% are still in one.
Big Data's dirty secret: Companies are storing data, but don't know what to do with it!
Venture Beat November 28, 2012
The key takeaway from the Big Data panel: the space is flooded with options, but we’re still in the nascent stages of understanding how companies can utilize their data to drive business and strategy.
Sex appeal in big data, predictive analytics
Calgary Herald November 20, 2012
HP forges hyperscale ProLiants aimed at big data
The Register November 15, 2012
Big data doesn't fit in normal servers, and so HP's engineers have gone back to the whiteboards and designed a new line of hyperscale machines called the ProLiant SL4500s.
Is Big Data Right For Your Business? President Obama Thinks So
Forbes November 15, 2012
The consulting firm Deloitte predicts that by the end of this year, over 90 percent of the Fortune 500 companies will have at least some Big Data initiative underway.
Global Initiative Turns Students into Data Detectives to Shine a Light on the Power of Big Data to Shape Our Lives and Change the World
Business Week November 14, 2012
Â Beginning November 14 through the end of the year, students ages 13-18 around the globe are invited to participate in "Data Detectives," an engaging web experience to learn about how Big Data will impact their lives and the world they will be inheriting. Data Detectives is the student component of the Human Face of Big Data, a global crowdsourced project conceived by "Day in Life" series creator Rick Smolan. It aims to help people better visualize the ways Big Data is shaping the future of the planet, and includes a smartphone app, worldwide events, a large format illustrated book with an interactive iPad app, and a documentary.
4 Tips for a Succesful Big Data Project
Business to Community November 14, 2012
Big Data: What is the question to the answer you already know?
BtoB November 5, 2012
The true challenge of Big Data is not that it's “big” per se, but that its scope encompasses so many possibilities that marketers can find themselves faced with a form of writer's block—staring into the endless depths of 0s and 1s, wondering where to start and what value lurks in the seemingly unfathomable depths of their data. All the answers held in one large, unwieldy collection of data present the marketer with myriad choices for value creation and insight. So where to start?
Facebook pushes the limits of Hadoop
InfoWorld November 1, 2012
You'd think that 100 petabytes would be big enough data for any business -- but not for Facebook
The Quest to 'Democratize' Big Data
IT Business Edge November 1, 2012
There’s no doubt big money will be made with Big Data — starting with the first vendor to truly “democratize” Big Data.
Big Data Steps Closer to Mainstream October 31, 2012
Big data projects haven't hit an inflection point yet, but the signs are beginning to add up. Here's what to look for to indicate big data has it business prime time.
Strata + Hadoop World opens, brings Big Data announcements
ZD Net October 24, 2012
At Strata + Hadoop World in New York, Big Data vendors announced products and partnerships that the push of Hadoop into the Enterprise.
Gartner: Big Data Will Generate 6 Million U.S. Jobs by 2015
IT Business Edge October 23, 2012
Gartner predicts that 4.4 million IT jobs will be created to support Big Data by 2015, with 1.9 million of them to be in the United States. In addition, every Big Data-related role in the United States will create employment for three people outside of IT, pushing the total to 6 million U.S. jobs
IBM Accelerates Big Data Analysis
Information Week October 23, 2012
IBM offers prebuilt sentiment analysis on Hadoop, stream processing for telcos, marketing analysis, and predictive analytics delivered via the cloud.
Using Search Analytics To See Into Gartner's $232B Big Data Forecast
Forbes October 15, 2012
By combining search analytics and the latest Gartner forecast on big data published last week, it’s possible to get a glimpse into this areas’ highest growth industry sectors
Big Data is Useless Unless It's Also Fast and Diverse
GigaOm October 14, 2012
The big data revolution is in its early innings, and it is about to get even more exciting. Ravi Mhatre, managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners, discusses the disruptive innovations that are helping make data fast, intuitive and easy to analyze.
IBM Launches New PureSystems for Transactions and Big Data Analytics
Forbes October 9, 2012
IBM is expanding its easy-to-implement high-performance PureSystems platform with the release today of platforms for transactions, big data analytics and operational analytics systems that can monitor more than 1,000 business operations for tasks such as fraud detection in credit card processing, support for CSRs in call centers and predicting demand for utilities.
Healthcare Execs Must Prepare For Big Data
Information Week October 8, 2012
Big data, including the advent of genomic medicine, is altering how providers manage information, according to the chief executive of a major West Coast academic healthcare organization.
'Big data' startup RainStor pulls in $12M
Venture Beat October 4, 2012
RainStor is the second startup today to announce a multimillion-dollar fundraise in the “big data” market (Trifacta, which just raised $4.3M, is the other). San Francisco-based RainStor pulled in $12 million today for relational database products that allow new ways to store large amounts of data.
A Big Data Road Map for Government
New York Times October 3, 2012
No entity produces, gathers and stores more data than the American government. So the challenges and opportunities of so-called Big Data loom large for the many agencies and departments of the United States government.
Nasa Tries to Free Creativity with Big Data Challenge
GigaOm October 3, 2012
NASA and a couple other government agencies have kicked off a series of TopCoder challenges designed to find innovative solutions to the government’s big data problems. The first contest is all about making disparate, incompatible data sets usable and actually valuable across agencies.
Tap big data to run biz at 'speed of thought'
ZDNet September 28, 2012
The systematic and automated use of unstructured data that fits neatly with existing relational database and data warehousing technologies is the key to unlocking the value of big data and allowing companies to run their businesses at the "speed of thought".
Is big data the "new oil"? Bloomberg Ventures MD on the three waves of big data opportunity
Venture Village September 27, 2012
In matter of a few months, “big data” seems to have gone from a technical topic of interest to internet geeks only to a global phenomenon with wide-reaching implications, not only to business but also society.
For the Future of Big Data Start-ups, look to Facebook
GigaOm September 27, 2012
Facebook knows something about big data — it collects more data and has built more tools than almost anybody else. Here, Facebook’s Jay Parikh and Accel Partners’ Ping Li talk about what lessons big data startups can take from Facebook to build businesses that can succeed.
OPINION: Predictive analytics helps companies master the Big Data challenge
Campaign Asia Pacific September 13, 2012
Organizations that apply advanced analytics successfully have 33 per cent higher revenue growth and 12 times more profit growth than those who don’t. If there were ever a time for being smart about analytics, it’s now.
IBM Brings Analytics to Social Business Processes
CRM September 12, 2012
IBM today unveiled new software and services that bring the power of big data analytics into the hands of today's social savvy workforce anytime, anywhere.
GoodData Hits a Gusher with Big Data
Forbes September 10, 2012
“Big Data is a $100 billion market opportunity as estimated by Merrill Lynch,” Stanek said. “We are nearing a perfect storm: a history of failed Business Intelligence implementations that never lived up to their promise, yet analytics are needed today more than ever.”
Changing the World: Big Data and the Cloud
The Atlantic September 10, 2012
Big Data is Creating A Digital Nervous System
Forbes - Originally published in O'Reilly Radar September 4, 2012
Data doesn’t just stay inside the exoskeleton any more, but is a key element in the operation. We’re in an era where business and society are acquiring a digital nervous system.
Technology Focus: Who Benefits From Big Data? Big Guns IBM, Oracle, HP, EMC
International Business Times September 2, 2012
You don't have to be a genius to determine that in a world of petabytes of data, projected 2012 sales of 367.2 million PCs, 107.4 million tablets and 650 million smartphones, a few smart companies are going to prosper.
Big Data Takes Center Stage In The 2012 Presidential Election
Forbes August 29, 2012
Big data and mobile campaigning tools are revolutionizing the way campaigns are being won
Experts Debate Strategy in Hadoop Turf Wars
Silicon Angle August 22, 2012
A Big Data Survey Smorgasbord
ZDNet August 22, 2012
Three surveys on Big Data -- and a CMO study that covered it -- tell us a lot about what people want to do with big data, and what they've implemented so far.
Big Data is Hot. Now What?
Forbes August 14, 2012
The Big Data world might be hot but it is still full of “mysteries”. Every investor wants to be part of this space but very few could explain what Data Scientists do and how they do “it”.
Hadoop and Data Warehousing
IBM Data Management August 6, 2012
How Hadoop complements data warehouses to create a powerful converged platform
Hadoop Market Will Hit $2.2 Billion by 2018: Report
Slashdot August 2, 2012
Suggesting “it would not be an exaggeration to say that today Hadoop-MapReduce is the only cost-sensible and scalable Big Data management alternative” to commercial platforms on the market, the market-research firm predicts that the market for the framework will expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58 percent over the next few years, becoming a $2.2 billion market by 2018.
How Hadoop Cuts Big Data Costs
Information Week July 30, 2012
Hadoop systems, including hardware and software, cost about $1,000 a terabyte, or as little as one-twentieth the cost of other data management technologies, says Cloudera exec.
This Week in Big Data: Cloudera, Google Steal the Show
SiliconAngles July 27, 2012
Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that it signed an OEM agreement with Cloudera that will enable it to reseller the Hadoop distributor’s Enterprise platform and bundle it with a big data appliance that is due to hit general availability sometime later this year. This should allow HP to do some much-needed catching up.
10 Big Predictions About Big Data
Information Week July 23, 2012
Will humanity find new and innovative ways to analyze, visualize, and extract value from massive and growing data sets, or will we become overwhelmed by information that's simply too abundant to manage effectively?
Dell Release Deepens Big Data Push
Channel Nomics July 23, 2012
As its name suggests, Dell’s Big Data Retention solution is a way for organizations to get some of their data under control and reduce the cost of data storage, while expediting management, retrieval and analysis.
Why Big Is Bad When It Comes To Data
Information Week July 20, 2012
Calling it "big data" doesn't do it justice. Gushing data would be far more accurate.
Oracle Big Data Study Shows Longtime Pain
Information Week July 18, 2012
C-level execs say they're collecting more data than ever, but 93% also say they can't take full advantage of that information.
Big Data Grew 14 Percent in 2011, Says IDC Report
DABCC July 16, 2012
Research firm IDC released a paper today entitled which concludes that The worldwide business analytics market rose by 14.1 percent last year, according to a new report from IDC. In the report, ‘Worldwide Business Analytics Software 2012-2016 Forecast and 2011 Vendor Shares,’ IDC says it expects a compound annual growth rate of 9.8 percent to persist through 2016, the year in which the industry will reach $50.7 billion.
Influencing Customer Behavior: The How and Why Behind Big Data Marketing
iMedia Connection July 13, 2012
In order to know how to influence desired behavior you have to know how customers actually behave. What big data marketing does is leverage continual behavioral patterns and multiple layers of context to determine – in an automated fashion – how and when it’s best to engage with a customer. So a customer visits your website using their mobile device during lunch. But you know that their preference is to make purchases from their PC while at home during the evening. Shouldn’t this latter piece of data influence how you engage them?
Heavy data and architectural convergence
O'Reilly Radar July 9, 2012
Data is getting heavier relative to the networks that carry it around the data center.
Data Storage: Big Data Analytics Is Just Starting to Reach Its Potential: 10 Reasons Why
eWeek.com July 9, 2012
Big data—and the demands that its collection, processing and security put on IT resources—is on about every IT decision maker's mind right about now.
How ComScore Is Using Hadoop to Tame Its Big Data Flow
CIO Magazine June 28, 2012
Market researcher ComScore tames a torrent of data with open-source analytics
Startup PoliticIt is using big data to level the political playing field
GigaOm June 26, 2012
A group of Utah State University graduates recently launched a company called PoliticIt that uses machine learning to gauge the popularity of political candidates by measuring their digital influence. Sure, PoliticIt’s system has proven remarkably accurate in predicting winners, but its real promise is in leveling the playing field between the haves and the have-nots in political campaigns — democratizing democracy, if you will.
A New Style of Analytics: Making Sense of Data Overload
Internet Evolution June 22, 2012
If you're in the business of making decisions...or if someone in your business supports you through decision making...then you'll probably want to take note of an announcement IBM just made to help bolster decision making capability using analytics technology.
21 Big Data Products To Check Out At Hadoop Summit
CRN June 13, 2012
Hadoop Summit Brings Wave of Product Enhancements
PC World June 13, 2012
With the Hadoop Summit taking place this week in San Jose, California, vendors supporting the open-source data-analysis platform are rushing new products to market.
HP Unleashes the Power of Big Data
Market Watch WSJ June 4, 2012
New HP Information Optimization Solutions Enable Clients to Manage, Understand and Act on 100 Percent of Data
Dell's ARM Servers Target Hadoop, Hyperscale Users
Slashdot May 30, 2012
ARM chip architecture powers mobile devices such as smartphones, e-book readers and tablets. If Dell and a handful of other hardware manufacturers get their way, however, ARM will also power an increasing percentage of data centers.
VC firms pour money into big-data vendors
Computer World May 21, 2012
Investors jump on the big-data bandwagon. Many see it as a good bet, but others warn about hype.
Big data in the cloud: It's time to experiment
Info World May 18, 2012
Big data is not data warehousing or BI, so there are no proven paths --which is why you need data scientists
The chicken and egg of big data solutions
O'Reilly Radar May 16, 2012
Are solution vendors waiting for broad Hadoop adoption before jumping in?
7 Key Drivers for the Big Data Market
Hortonworks May 14, 2012
Big Data for Retail is Flying Off the Shelves
Forbes May 11, 2012
IBM Acquires Tealeaf Technology, Big Blue Takes Customer Experience Big Data Plunge
Tech Zone 360 May 2, 2012
Estimated $400 Million Being Lost in US Annually Due to Poor Data Protection Practices
EVault April 25, 2012
EVault Survey Uncovers Preventable Data Losses, Some Costing Between 2-5 Percent of Total Revenue
Cloudera Partners With IBM to Bring Big Data Insights to Joint Customers
Market Watch April 25, 2012
Leading Hadoop-Based Software, Services and Training Company Continues to Expand Partner Ecosystem
Are Small Businesses Ready for Big Data?
IT Business Edge April 24, 2012
Yes, say vendors such as Actian, Birst and SAP that are targeting small companies with Big Data solutions.
IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas on the evolution of Big Data
CNET April 21, 2012
Recently named IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas is one of the most interesting big data thought-leaders. He spoke to CNET about the increasing value of data-driven decisions.
Soaring Splunk Shows Public Markets Intrigued By Big Data
The Wall Street Journal April 19, 2012
The Scoop On Hadoop: 11 Big Data Start-Ups You Need To Know
CRN April 13, 2012
Public sector needs to think big when it comes to data
The Guardian April 10, 2012
The private sector is already harnessing the power of ever growing banks of 'big data' will public services keep up