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.

Information Management's DM RadioThe Internet of Things is upon us! While Skynet will hopefully remain a figment of movie-making imagination, the whole IoT concept does pose tremendous promise -- and challenge -- for the world of information managers. How can the IoT augment, or even supplant traditional business intelligence? How can it transform operations across industries? Register for this episode of DM Radio to find out!
ColumnCan big data really deliver what it promises – the insights businesses need to leave the competition trailing in their wake? The latest evidence is exciting: senior leaders in organizations using big data report satisfaction with the results.
BlogPentaho's CEO and Cloudera's Chief Strategy Officer share their vision for where Big Data, Hadoop and more are heading next.
NewsThe deployment of billions of advanced systems across key industries over the next five years will be critical to enabling “the vision around intelligent systems,” according to a new International Data Corp. (IDC) study, Worldwide Embedded and Intelligent Systems 2014-2019 Market Update. The market for intelligent systems—defined by microprocessors, connectivity and high-level operating systems/user interfaces in systems excluding PCs, phones, servers and tablets—will grow from 1.4 billion units and $755 billion in revenue this year to…
InterviewIn an interview with Information Management, data scientist Irmak Sirer discusses the realities and necessities of data science. Sirer is instructing a 12-week data science boot camp offered through a partnership between test preparation organization Kaplan and Chicago-based data science and design firm Datascope. Boot camps, he explains, are one of the three main routes people can choose to begin a data science career.
TrendsStartups and entrepreneurs, not technology providers, consumer goods companies or enterprises, will drive the use and growth in the Internet of Things through the creation of many niche applications, according to Gartner Inc.
Information Management NewsLess than one-third of companies have predictive analytics capabilities although big data analytics is a top priority for 88 percent of executives, according to a new study from GE and Accenture.
BlogEven if big data remained private, it could still expose our secrets to ourselves
Information Management NewsDoes Hadoop mean that data models are no longer required? The answer to this question lies in the purpose of a data model and the needs of this type of environment.
InterviewNarendra Mulani, head of the analytics business of Accenture Digital – an arm of the consulting firm that offers digital business and technology services – has a focus on data science and big data.
Information Management NewsABI Research explores the intersection of Internet of Things and robotic technologies for advanced functionality, new business opportunities
With so much hype about big data, it's difficult for data managers and IT leaders to understand how to exploit data’s potential. Gartner, Inc. dispels five myths to help IT leaders evolve their information infrastructure strategies.
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