Tag: big data

3 Ways Big Data Is Being Used in IT

Aug 25, 2016 |

The big data revolution is transforming how business gets done across multi-trillion-dollar industries like financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Heck, even the Federal Government, with its nearly $4-trillion budget, is getting in on the act. Read more…

Don’t Be a Big Data Snooper

Aug 23, 2016 |

One of the biggest challenges that data scientists face is separating true predictors from false ones. When an airtight causal model can’t be created, data scientists often look to a secondary class of models based on correlations to accurately predict outcome. Read more…

‘Smart Machines’ Top the Hype Cycle, Gartner Says

Aug 22, 2016 |

Every summer, technologists turn to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, which has become a barometer of sorts for gauging the state of various hardware and software innovations that are expected to impact business and society over the next decade. Read more…

The Latest Trend in Product Line Extension: Become a Software Company

Aug 9, 2016 |

Every business must find ways to grow revenue. Usually, companies expand revenue by selling more or finding more to sell. Pretty simple, right?

Wrong.

Companies spend dearly to market products and create branding to differentiate their product benefits, increase market share, and command higher prices – in other words, to sell more. Read more…

Real Machine Intelligence Making its Way into the Enterprise

Aug 4, 2016 |

Hundreds of billions of dollars lies dormant in data. From retailers and healthcare providers to government agencies, untapped data has the ability to generate savings, drive efficiencies, and make entirely new paradigm-changing discoveries. Read more…

Apache Flink Gears Up for Emerging Stream Processing Paradigm

Aug 3, 2016 |

We’re close to the next release of Apache Flink, the stream processing engine developed by the Apache Software Foundation. Flink version 1.1.0 will bring new SQL interface for working with streaming data, while bigger changes, like dynamic scaling, are set for the subsequent release. Read more…

What Pokémon GO Means for Big Data

Aug 1, 2016 |

 

Pokémon GO has kids of all ages roaming the world in search of digital beasts to capture with their smartphones. While the pop-culture phenomenon provides a (mostly) innocent diversion for the summer, it also serves as a potent reminder about the power of big data and how we’ll interact with emerging technologies, like augmented reality, in the future. Read more…

Advance Your Data Analytics Performance in a ‘Flash’

Jul 28, 2016 |

According to Deep Thought, the supercomputer from the sci-fi classic Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer to the meaning of life is the number 42. This goes to show that simply having data doesn’t necessarily translate to valuable insights. Read more…

Talend Set for IPO This Week

Jul 27, 2016 |

There’s been chatter about which big data technology company will be the next to go public after Hortonworks‘ (NASDAQ: HDP) initial public offering of stock in December 2014. Read more…

New Flash from IBM Targets Unstructured Data Analytics

Jul 26, 2016 |

JBOF (“jay-boff”), or Just A Bunch of Flash, may sound like a pejorative acronym. But when industry analyst Randy Kerns, senior strategist at Evaluator Group, used it in reference to new flash storage technology announced today by IBM, he meant it in a favorable way. Read more…