Tag: analytics

Big Data Doesn’t Always Mean Better Business

May 24, 2016 |

There is an unprecedented volume of data being created, with an unprecedented number of people around the world regularly producing and storing data. Research shows that 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the last two years alone. This may not be news to those of us who plan for, manage, or process this barrage of data, but questions still remain about best practices when taking on infrastructure changes to address big data in a big Read more…

DDN Flashes New All-flash Arrays for Enterprise Use Cases at Scale

May 17, 2016 |

DDN, a high-end storage standard bearer, this morning joined the ranks of storage vendors offering new all-flash technology with the launch of Flashscale, a family of all-flash, scale-out and scale-up products designed for read, write and mixed workloads for enterprise data analytics, web scale cloud and HPC environments. Available in August, the SFA14KXi (the first model number within the Flashscale family) is targeted at organizations demanding storage platforms that deliver high performance capacity and latency across massive stores of data Read more…

Why Winning Politics Is Now Tied to Big Data Analytics

May 10, 2016 |

One of the storylines in this year’s presidential election is how both major political parties are using big data analytics to inform their decisions and try to get ahead. But what you may not realize is how pervasive big data has become up and down the ticket. Here’s an inside look at how two of the leading analytic firms are helping their parties win with analytics. In the last two general elections, the capability of Barack Obama’s campaign team to Read more…

Inside the Analytic Transformation of Pitney Bowes

Apr 28, 2016 |

Who is Pitney Bowes? For some, the 96-year-old company is synonymous with 20th century technology, like mailing machines and postage meters. But after Tuesday’s launch of its new Commerce Cloud, it’s clear the company sees its future helping small and midsize businesses better navigate the global commerce, with data and analytics playing key roles. Tuesday’s launch of the Commerce Cloud is the culmination of several years of work to remake Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PTI) into a modern digital organization. Yes, the Read more…

10 Signs of a Bad Data Scientist

Apr 19, 2016 |

Data scientists are in hot demand and companies that previously didn’t even know what the job entailed are now scouring the world for the very best. The problem is, what is the best? As with anything, there are good and bad data scientists and they are a serious investment. Get a lemon and you could be counting the cost for a good long while. Facebook rely on the very best data scientists to come up with new and innovative features Read more…

GPU-Powered Deep Learning Emerges to Carry Big Data Torch Forward

Apr 13, 2016 |

The big data analytic ecosystem has matured over the last few years to the point where techniques such as machine learning don’t seem as exotic as they once were. In fact, consumers have even come to expect their products and services to be adaptive to their behavior, which is one of the hallmarks of machine learning. As we look to the future, the field of deep learning on GPUs is poised to carry the big data analytics torch forward into Read more…

Data Warehouse Market Ripe for Disruption, Gartner Says

Mar 14, 2016 |

While mega-vendors with names like IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) continue to lead the data warehousing space, shifts in the market are creating opportunities for smaller vendors to innovate in areas like cloud deployments and streaming data, Gartner says in its latest Magic Quadrant report. Disruption is accelerating in the market for data warehousing solutions, Gartner says in its February report. New requirements–such as the need to store and analyze an increasingly diverse array of data types–are leading Read more…

How Big Data Can Empower B2B Sales

Mar 4, 2016 |

As consumers, we’ve grown accustomed to having Big Data look over us. We’re no longer surprised when Amazon recommends a perfect of headphones for a 14 year-old girl, or when Target reminds us it’s time to buy laundry detergent. But big data is also impacting how businesses go about selling products and services to other businesses. Here are some examples. One company bringing analytics to B2B sales is Reltio. The Redwood City, California-based company develops a big data app that Read more…

Cisco Eyes Better Analytics Through ‘DNA’

Mar 2, 2016 |

As the 800-pound gorilla in networking, Cisco already plays a major role in moving data around the globe. But with today’s launch of its new Digital Network Architecture (DNA) strategy, the company has big plans to make data analytics more pervasive across the enterprise. The new DNA architecture marks a major change for Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), the 31-year-old company that makes the lion’s share of the world’s switches, routers, and other network gear. In addition to being a vehicle to Read more…

More Companies Walking the Big Data Walk

Mar 1, 2016 |

There’s a big difference between saying you’re going to do something, and actually doing it. That dynamic has been at play in the big data arena for some time now, as evidenced by a lot of talk, but a relatively low level of action. But now it appears that the number of companies embarking on big data and advanced analytics projects is nearing a critical mass. A recent survey by CompTIA indicates that the fraction of companies embarking upon big Read more…