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.

TrendsCEOs and other senior executives will prioritize business growth this year, and there is “strong interest” in basing business operations in the cloud and in using data-driven decision-making via business analytics, big data and data science
CommentaryA great example of a bad and shallow use of big data in health care
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TrendsIDC finds differences in perceived collaboration levels between lines of business, analytics groups and IT
CommentaryBig data means so many different things that it’s now just an over-hyped marketing term
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Event KeynoteHarleysville VP says the expanding scope and reach of data is changing the way insurers succeed or fail in the marketplace, yet many are not getting the message.
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TrendsIDC Energy Insights study finds utilities are still in the early stages of deploying big data and analytics
White PapersIn a world of big data and real-time information, organizations must deal with fast growing data volumes, demands for more sophisticated interpretations of data, and more rapid delivery of results. Check out the new ITG TCO comparison and see how IBM and Oracle stack up.
Information Management's DM RadioDubbed the sexiest job of the modern age (by folks who know nothing about it), the Data Scientist remains a white-hot topic. But how well are things going? Some companies talk of having 1,500 data scientists and others say there's a dearth. What's the deal? Register for this episode of DM Radio to hear Host Eric Kavanagh interview Dr. Geoffrey Malafsky of Phasic Systems, John Whittaker of Dell, Chandran Saravana of SAP and David Smith of Revolution Analytics.
InterviewAnalyst and researcher Aaron Zornes of The MDM Institute says that although master data management isn’t as thrilling as big data or cloud, it’s still a factor for industry disruption.
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ColumnOur systems need to make more decisions so that they can respond for us
NewsIIC is a not-for-profit group that aims to take the lead in establishing interoperability across various industrial environments
BlogA list of capabilities to consider when evaluating BI platforms for R integration

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