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.

AnalysisIndustry buzz suggests that the only data worth having is the big kind, but that’s a fallacy. Sometimes, it’s the small, nuanced data that can save the day.
NewsDigital marketers and ad agencies continue to ride the chief data officer (CDO) wave. Two examples: Both Catalina and Wunderman named CDOs this week to help drive data-driven decisions.
NewsApple Inc. acquired database company FoundationDB LLC, according to a person familiar with the matter, a purchase that will help bolster its cloud-computing efforts.
NewsUtilities are among the industries best-positioned to reap the benefits of another type of perfect storm -- the rise of big data and streaming analytics.
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NewsWith one announcement, EMC Corp. hopes to solidify its big data strategy while also convincing data scientists and investors that three closely aligned companies (EMC, Pivotal and VMware) are better than a big corporate breakup.
NewsAvnet and IBM have unveiled a turn-key Hadoop solution -- hardware, software and support -- designed for on-premises big data deployments. It's the first of multiple Hadoop bundles that Avnet apparently intends to promote.
Information Management's DM RadioLong a staple of the information workflow, data modelers today face an exciting challenge: finding ways to incorporate Big Data into their organizations. Yes, some of the rules have changed, but the principles remain intact. And by acting as the conduits between current information architectures and the range of new possibilities, data modelers find themselves at the center of the action. Register for this episode of of DM Radio to hear Host Eric Kavanagh interview several data modeling experts. This event will coincide with the annual ERWorld Conference, so there will be plenty of high-powered action!
NewsSixty-one percent of IT leaders expect spending on big data initiatives to increase, but finding the right big data talent remains a big challenge, according to a recent survey.
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BlogBig data is about the profitable analysis of information sources that an organization wasn't previously tracking.
NewsThe University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is pairing with two local universities to expand research in health data analytics, and will pay for much of the work done. In turn, UPMC hopes to commercialize new medical innovations developed through the collaboration.
Lead GenerationDaaS is a revolutionary way of mining today’s massive data sets to find qualified prospects in the market now for what a company is selling.
NewsThe move to digital railway systems worldwide is fueling a need for big data and major IT platform investments, according to new research.
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