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.


NewsTo IBM's credit, the IT giant continues to promote more and more use cases for Watson -- the company's artificial intelligence technology. The latest moves involve a Twitter relationship plus a deeper push into the energy vertical. Still, Wall Street is wondering how soon Watson can generate enough revenue to lift IBM's fortunes -- which have sagged over the past 2.5 years or so. …
NewsAuction.com LLC, which got a $50 million investment from Google Inc. in March, said it will use the Internet-search company’s big-data capabilities to try to predict U.S. home sales and other trends ahead of competitors.
BlogMy thoughts of the day involve reactions to two blog entries. The first is titled, “Data Scientists Must Also Be Research Methodology Scientists." The second is "SAS vs. R (vs. Python) – which tool should I learn?" Here's my take on both.
NewsConsulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton recently launched an online training program aimed at supporting data science education and awareness.
NewsMicrosoft may release Windows Server for ARM processors -- a move that could optimize the operating system for more power efficient data centers and perhaps even Big Data applications. The twist: Microsoft has yet to confirm the report, and similar rumors have swirled around the IT industry since around 2011. …
NewsAmid the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa -- which has triggered Ebola fears in North America -- some pundits now position Big Data applications as a way to get ahead of the disease. If that's true, how come Big Data offerings didn't spot Ebola trends far earlier in the current outbreak cycle -- or did they?
ColumnHow the perfect intersection of technology and big data are fundamentally changing the way business gets done now and in the future.
ColumnBig Data and Analytics are all the rage. We’ve spent so much time trying to figure out who the data scientist is, that we haven’t yet asked the next logical question: Once we find him or her, how to we keep him or her?
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…
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