Big Data

Big data refers to very large amounts of data being produced on the Web and by sensor, monitoring and machine systems along with the systems and technologies used to integrate and analytically explore it. Big data can be discussed from a technical view of frameworks and technologies, and from a business perspective of its uses and value to organizations. As it matures, big data is emerging into the context of information and data management already used in organizations.


Picking a service that manages your data isn’t something to be taken lightly. You’ll want to research a few different services before choosing what is right for your company. Here is advice on how to look at different services to make sure you really understand the value each brings to the table.
Self-service analytics are growing in popularity because the benefits are many and they can be easily deployed by non-technical users. Consider the following checklist for an effective and comprehensive self-service analytics strategy.
NewsCatholic Health Initiatives has 108 hospitals and Dignity Health has 40. They will start the program at major cancer centers within both systems, working with potentially dozens of community hospitals over time.
FeatureWhile the nationwide adoption of electronic health records is nearly universal, especially among hospitals, the industry still suffers from a lack of interoperability between these systems.
FeatureWhat’s needed is for organizations to be able to bring customer data from all internal and external sources together into a single source of truth.
NewsWhile most states now have established standards for data classification and security (cited by 71 percent), most states are still a long way from implementing a mature Enterprise Data Management function.
FeatureFHM was looking for an analytics model that provided a consistent measure of risk on new business, rather than relying on individual underwriters’ evaluations.
FeatureModern data collection needs to comprehensively collect data from every layer of the hardware and software ecosystem that supports an interaction or a transaction.
As the final group in our compensation reporting, we look at the demand and pay for Hadoop and related skills. According to the just-published “2016 Data Science Salary Survey” by O’Reilly Media, data pros with Hadoop and related skills can expect the following pay.
NewsAnil Arora will become head of the agency effective Sept. 19, replacing Wayne Smith, who resigned in protest over the government’s decision to consolidate its IT infrastructure with another department.
All organizations are trying to turn their corporate data into business intelligence, which makes business intelligence and reporting skills hot commodities in the job market. According to the just-published “2016 Data Science Salary Survey” by O’Reilly Media, data pros with business intelligence and reporting skills can expect the following pay.
FeatureThomas Foels, MD says that the not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Buffalo, N.Y., provides partner physicians and providers with data and insight on practice patterns and other metrics.
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