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.


NewsApple Inc.’s HealthKit health-tracking software is being connected to patient files at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, marking the largest integration yet for the tech company’s foray into the health industry.
NewsMapR, one of the best-known providers of Hadoop, has declined to participate in the Open Data Platform. Now, CEO CEO John Schroeder explains why.
InterviewProgressive Insurance CIO Ray Voelker says IT and business strategy are indistinguishable, discusses how the insurer’s big data strategy is different from others’, and the possibility of Google, Apple and Microsoft entering the auto insurance market.
NewsThe Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics software for the most part remain separate islands. But over time, more IoT systems will connect with analytics workloads that are distributed over networks, new research suggests.
NewsCenturyLink has acquired a Orchestrate, a cloud-based database for rapid application development. The move potentially empowers CenturyLink with deeper NoSQL, big data analytics, cloud and Database as a Service (DBaaS) capabilities.
NewsReal-time intelligence and big data analytics will create smart factories and revolutionize the HMI (human-machine interface) software market, new research suggests.
NewsSAP's revenue from software licenses and support rose 16 percent and sales from cloud subscriptions and support more than doubled during the company's most recent quarter.
NewsA new IBM business unit launched last week to help physicians, researchers, insurers and patients use big data, analytics and mobile technology to achieve better health outcomes is being described by the company’s chief executive officer as their “moonshot” in healthcare.
AnalysisWhen your Hadoop project moves into production mode, you need more powerful capabilities than the default analytic tools that come with Hadoop distributions.
NewsGoogle Cloud Platform -- like rival services at Amazon, Microsoft and IBM -- continues to gain more big data tools for public cloud customers. The latest surfaced at Hadoop Summit in Brussels.
NewsIBM, backed by new Watson Health Cloud, partners with Apple, Johnson & Johnson and Medtronic on healthcare patient data analysis.
AnalysisNeither algorithms nor more data will succeed in building better experiences if we do not anchor our actions in the effective use of experiments.
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