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.

AnalysisCompanies increasingly mine their own customer data for insights into the market. But what about data that tracks your competitors’ activities – in an ethical but profitable way?
NewsAt first glance, Hadoop and NoSQL adoption rates continue to surge for big data applications. But two separate customer surveys -- from Gartner and Unisphere Research, respectfully -- question just how fast those technologies are catching on.
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NewsDemand for Hadoop -- the big data software platform -- continues to accelerate more rapidly than some pundits expected, according to a range of anecdotal evidence. But where are the profits?
NewsInformatica has unveiled a range of big data, cloud and analytics tools to improve data integration and the security of Hadoop systems.
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NewsADP, the payroll specialist, is the latest company to launch a big data platform to help customers bolster workforce productivity, talent development and staff retention.
NewsIBM continues to bolster its business analytics and big data initiatives across Watson Analytics in the cloud; Bluemix developer tools; and Power Systems hardware.
NewsThe chief data officer (CDO) title and role continues to expand globally -- as data-driven companies seek insights across the U.S., Europe, Asia and more. The latest examples include OgilvyOne China and Time Inc.
BlogWhy big data is valueless without theories and the statistical models to test and interpret them.
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NewsMemo to President Obama and his successors: Big Data analysis suggests you should keep your State of the Union speeches positive -- regardless of the geopolitical climate during each speech.
BlogThree major trends reveal the future of customer insights -- and their potential business implications.
NewsSunGard Data Systems will use Google cloud services to provide deep analysis of financial-market data for traders, helping clients deal with new big data information generated every day.
Information Management NewsTo improve patient outcomes, the pre-eminent Long Island health system has entered a brave new world of hospital-centric analytics.
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