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.

NewsCisco Systems is partnering with Cloudera, Hortonworks and MapR to push Hadoop and big data applications into converged data centers.
NewsAs a big data expert, I've discovered that obese databases are an early obstacle to overcome. While tackling that common challenge, I started to think in terms of data health and I realized that something else was obese: me.
NewsCalifornia sometime this year could be the latest state to hire a chief data officer (CDO). The recommendation is part of pending legislation.
NewsTechnology startups -- cloud, big data, mobile, social -- are raising money as if there’s no tomorrow -- or as if it’s 2000. Amid sky high valuations, some venture capitalists say we've entered a modern day tech bubble.
Information Management NewsRichard Holada talks about his role at Truven, the challenges of dealing with big data and the benefits the technology may bring to healthcare.
Information Management NewsOne of the leading medical centers in the country, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is finding ways to gather, assimilate and analyze disparate data feeds that previously were difficult to access and aggregate.
NewsIBM's buyout of AlchemyAPI is all about analytics and big data -- and 40,000 developers moving even closer to the IBM Watson platform.
AdviceHere are five land mines of information management, and how to avoid each one of them.
BlogFrom DNA testing to real-time sports analysis, here's how information management will impact individuals.
BlogStrata + Hadoop World is in the books. Here's what I saw, heard and learned -- including a most compelling keynote from Microsoft.
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BlogIt’s easy to get caught up in the excitement, but then I remember to swallow a reality pill.
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NewsIBM’s Ginni Rometty on Thursday said she plans to spend $4 billion to boost sales from new businesses to $40 billion over four years, as she prepared to face investors eager to see signs of reinvention at the company.
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