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.


OpinionThe Internet of People is relatively new, and as it grows we will need to continually debate and revise our shared agreements for how analytics about people work and can be used.
BlogData integration technologies have evolved over the past decade, but advances to support big data are more recent.
AnalysisUnlocking the power of real-time marketing analytics hinges on a business’s ability to bridge the divide between CIO and CMO. Here's why.
BlogPredictive analytics will power offers, decisions and connections. But that's not all.
NewsThe Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a two-year pilot to study innovative approaches to quickly search electronic health records and medical literature for relevant published studies to hasten evidence-based clinical decisions.
NewsIn what is being touted as the first real-world trial of the impact of patient-controlled access to electronic health records, almost half of the patients who participated in the study withheld clinically sensitive information in their EHR from some or all of their healthcare providers.
BlogDirty data is bad -- but is "good enough" data the new reality?
NewsFord Motor Co. has hired industry veteran Paul Ballew as its first Chief Data and Analytics Officer. The hire, effective Jan. 5, 2015, surfaces as automakers try to gather, manage and monetize mounds of data from cars, dealerships, service stations, mobile devices and the public Internet. Ballew previously ran Dun and Bradstreet's global data and analytics efforts, and earlier was a chief sales analyst at General Motors Co. He's also held key posts at JD Power…
BlogYes, the sport is similar to the way CXOs and managers use Big Data solutions to optimize business performance. Here's how.
NewsFive months after Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s partnership with International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) was announced, the companies are unveiling the initial fruits of the deal: 10 applications made for governments and businesses.
NewsCisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) introduced data-analytics software packages that are designed to help retailers and other large companies make better use of Web-connected devices, from smartphones to connected bathroom scales.
Information Management's DM RadioThe pervasive practice of Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) will almost assuredly never go away. However, a several corporate computing trends are challenging the predominance of this data management practice. At the top of the threat list is cloud computing, which deals with data in a fundamentally different way -- compared to traditional business intelligence and data warehousing. Increasingly, especially for cloud-based solutions, companies use Application Program Interfaces (APIs), which typically employ REST, the curiously named Representational State Transfer Protocol. Find out why this matters to your company by registering for this episode of DM Radio. Host Eric Kavanagh will interview Rick Sherman of Athena IT Solutions, plus Mike Olson of Cloudera, Peter Chase of Scribe and Stefan Groschupf of Datameer. Listen now.
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