Tag: analytics

Survey Casts Doubt on Big Data, Hadoop Efforts

Jun 4, 2015 |

A rule of thumb in markets like consumer electronics is don’t be an early adopter; wait until the vendor works out the kinks in its product and go with a later, more mature version. The same could be said for the growing number of big data initiatives as well as Hadoop distributions used by a growing number of enterprises: A survey of more than 100 senior executives found that about three-quarters are dissatisfied with their big data and analytics deployments. Read more…

Forget Big Data–Small Data Is Where the Money Lies

May 20, 2015 |

Big Data continues to be a big topic. Experts promise a world where the Internet of Things (IoT) proliferates and tiny, inexpensive sensors collect massive amounts of data. New, powerful databases coupled with information storage technology and analytical tools offer the promise of gleaning amazing insights and finding patterns we never before imagined. However, for most businesses, it’s still too early to become actual practitioners of Big Data. Some may remember the 2013 findings from research organization SINTEF that 90% Read more…

Unlocking the Hidden Benefits of Industrial Data

May 11, 2015 |

We’ve heard extensively about how companies are analyzing data born on the consumer Web to improve customer service, boost probability, and otherwise remake the business-to-consumer relationship. But industrial data is also experiencing an analytic revolution, and it promises to remake how work gets done on factory floors, along railroads, and in mining operations around the world. The so-called industrial Internet journey is not nearly as well-documented as the big data revolution taking place on the public Web. But thanks to Read more…

HP Targets Big Data Workloads With New Servers

May 5, 2015 |

Hewlett-Packard said it is targeting “data-intensive workloads” with a series of Compute platform servers and an accompanying big data reference architecture aimed at leveraging the data torrent from connected “things.” HP said Tuesday (May 4) its new batch of ProLiant and Apollo servers were fine-tuned with a big data reference architecture to zero in on data-heavy workloads like Hadoop that increasingly dominate datacenters. The platforms also reflect the emergence of new server technologies and architectures that incorporate open source data Read more…

Five Answers for Finding Bigger Insight from Your [Big] Data

Apr 28, 2015 |

When General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt spoke at a GE users summit late last year on the topic of the Internet of Things, he had something interesting to say: “All companies need to become Internet and software companies.”  Huh? He quickly clarified. “The industrial world is changing dramatically, and those companies that make the best use of data will be the most successful.” GE has a goal of “no downtime” and it has invested heavily in technology to understand the data Read more…

Booming Big Data Market Headed for $60B

Apr 2, 2015 |

The exploding big data market is expected to top $60 billion by the end of the decade, growing at an annual rate of 26 percent, according to a survey by the IT market tracker Wikibon. Wikibon pegged the current big data market in a survey released this week at more than $27 billion, up from $19.6 billion in 2013. The estimates include big data-related hardware, software and professional services, it said. In a sign the big data market is coming Read more…

Building an IT Foundation for Big Data Success

Apr 1, 2015 |

We are in the midst of a major transformation in the business landscape, one that’s being driven by disruptive technologies such as cloud and mobile computing, social media, and big data analytics, says Jacqueline Woods, global vice president for Growth Solutions. There are tremendous opportunities to grow, but also increasing pressures to compete. Most companies are not prepared to face the challenges and meet today’s opportunities, Woods said during a keynote at Datanami‘s recent Leverage Big Data event. “If you Read more…

Wanted: Intelligent Middleware That Simplifies Big Data Analytics

Mar 23, 2015 |

We’ve seen tremendous technological innovation in the data analytics space over the past 10 years. Platforms like Hadoop have emerged and machine learning techniques are going mainstream. But according respected leaders in the big data community, there’s still a sizable gap in the marketplace when it comes to intelligent middleware that can orchestrate and organizes how data flows, not just in Hadoop but the enterprise. Lars George was one of the first technologists to begin working with Hadoop in Europe Read more…

Qumulo Comes Out of Stealth with ‘Data-Aware’ Storage

Mar 16, 2015 |

For the past three years, a Seattle company has been working to solve what its founders consider the biggest problem affecting large-scale storage: Actually knowing what data you have and how it’s being used. Today, that company, called Qumulu, emerged from stealth with a product ready to sell. In 2012, Qumulo set out on its mission to solve storage by conducting more than 600 interviews with large-scale storage users—outfits like Hollywood special effects studios, genomic sequencers, and oil and gas Read more…

Beyond the 3 Vs: Where Is Big Data Now?

Mar 12, 2015 |

Once defined by the “three Vs” of volume, velocity, and variety, the term “big data” has overflowed the small buckets we gave it and taken on a life of its own. Today, big data refers not only to the ongoing information explosion, but also an entire ecosystem of new technologies, as well as a unique way of thinking about data itself. Here’s a quick recap of the short history of big data. The World Wide Web was just starting to Read more…