The lines between open source and commercial products are blurring rapidly as our options for building and executing analytics grow by the day. The range of options and price points available today enable anyone from a large enterprise to a single researcher to gain access to affordable, powerful analytic tools and infrastructure. As a result, analytics will continue to become … [Read more...] about Breaking Analytics Out Of The Box – Literally
Most businesses make it a priority to adopt the latest technologies and systems. With data becoming so important in recent years, many organizations have looked to big data solutions to help them utilize this flood of useful information. With data becoming a vital element of successful businesses, companies have needed to turn to data backup to ensure business continuity in the … [Read more...] about Why Data Backups Are Even More Important in the Big Data Era
The term Big Data is highly reminiscent of terms like Big Pharma, and it has a tendency to make consumers and professionals alike a bit nervous. However, whereas Big Pharma refers to large pharmaceuticals companies with market sway and seemingly countless political lobbyists, big data simply refers to the exponentially rapid growth of large data sets and the ability to analyse … [Read more...] about Understanding Big Data Are Big Data Analytics Your Friend or Enemy?
There isn't a company in existence that couldn't benefit from using the data it and its customers generate to inform business decisions. Big data analytics can positively impact agility, efficiency, productivity, and other top-line metrics. Companies are well-aware of the potential benefits and are actively collecting all the data they can, but there's evidence that many aren't … [Read more...] about Who Is Responsible For Your Company’s Big Data?
For many organisations, it is still difficult to understand what Big Data is and how it should be incorporated into their business. This is quite understandable, as Big Data offers such radical and disruptive new possibilities as well as requires a dramatic cultural change for many organisations. The past weeks I have been thinking a lot about this and how this process could be … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Steps to Embed Big Data in Your Business