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.


NewsThere’s an apparent disconnect between how CEOs see the current status and benefits of data initiatives and how lower-level managers see them, according to a new study by Economist Intelligence Unit that was sponsored by Teradata.
OpinionInstead of predicting what will happen in the technology industry for the rest of this year, I'm taking a different approach -- pointing out what won't happen. As I look into my crystal ball, here are my UNpredictions for the rest of 2015 as well as some tips for success.
NewsRoper Industries continues to expand its healthcare information technology holdings—this time buying analytics vendor Strata Decision Technology.
NewsMicrosoft has acquired Revolution Analytics, which develops R-based predictive analytics solutions in the big data market.
BlogUsing big data, can a new breed of high-tech economist really emerge?
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NewsHR and benefits professionals need to start using big data to move their own departments and their companies’ end goals forward.
NewsBig data and cloud computing salaries in the U.S. are rising fast, and retaining technology professionals could be a growing challenge for employers in 2015, according to the latest Dice.com Salary Survey results.
AnalyisWhich NoSQL database, if any, is best for your big data projects? Magnitude Software's Thomas Casselberry offers a how-to selection guide.
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BlogIBM hopes to shift mobile processing's center of gravity toward the mainframe and away from distributed x86 Linux servers.
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NewsThe global mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) module market will accelerate more noticeably in 2015, and ultimately to nearly triple to $4.5 billion by 2018, according to a new report from technology research firm Infonetics Research.
NewsIBM now generates more than $25 billion in combined annual analytics, cloud, mobile and security revenues. But the company's latest 2015 profit guidance, announced today, has some Wall Street pundits concerned.
NewsSAP SE, which supplies the software that powers tens of thousands of companies’ operations, cut its 2017 profit target as a shift to software delivered over the Web hurts margins. The stock fell as much as 4.9 percent.
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