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Tag: Big Data Analytics

When Big Data Becomes Too Much Data

Oct 27, 2014 |

About 2.5 exabytes of data will be generated today, or roughly the amount of data that was generated from the dawn of time until 2004. What’s in there, and will any of it be useful? Read more…

How To Not Get Overwhelmed by Big Data

Oct 13, 2014 |

Big data, by its very nature, is overwhelming. Like a tsunami, the deluge of data we’re all experiencing–a Datanami, if you will–is a massive force that cannot be controlled. Read more…

Top Five Big Data Analytics Use Case that Yield High Returns

Oct 6, 2014 |

You’ve been collecting data for years. Now you can use it to grow your business and gain a competitive edge.

Breakthrough Insights Create Competitive Advantage

Today’s data-driven companies have a serious competitive edge because they have breakthrough insights no one else has. Read more…

Five Steps to Demystify Big Data Analytics

Aug 25, 2014 |

Too many big data initiatives are science projects that take months of effort, risk failure and require highly trained data scientists with scarce skills. According to a CSC survey, 55 percent of big data projects aren’t completed and many others fall short of their objectives. Read more…

Report: Dropbox Acquires Stealthy Data Startup

Jun 19, 2014 |

Dropbox, the secure file-sharing specialist, has reportedly acquired a stealthy big data startup, TechCrunch reported earlier in the week.

According to the June 16 report, Dropbox has acquired Parastructure, which develops data analysis software based on open source infrastructure. Read more…

Big Data Assists Obama Win

Jan 14, 2013 |According to Obama campaign manager Jim Messina, they felt their data operation was one of their strongest advantages over the Romney campaign. As such they implemented drastic measures to ensure its secrecy, including placing it under media embargo until after election results were released and having the data team work in a windowless room separate from the rest of the campaign. Read more…

The Political Intrigue of Big Social Data

Feb 21, 2012 |The value of social media in politics has certainly not been questioned in recent years as governments and individual candidates attempt to turn the social swells in their favor. For startups like Silicon Valley-based SocialMatica, however.... Read more…

Making the Business Case for Big Data

Feb 21, 2012 |This week we hear from Bryan Clark, CEO of Sumerian, a big data analytics firm, asks "where's the beef" when it comes to all of the recent conversations about data and their value. Clary discusses where the business value in data lies and provides a set of questions that put the data deluge in perspective in addition to waxing philosophical about.... Read more…