Big Data

Unless you've been under a rock somewhere, you know that big data is, well, pretty darn big right now. In this section we attempt to cut through the marketing hype and get at some of the ways that big data is changing the tech landscape.




Although RDBMS has been around longer, NoSQL is gaining ground, and it has many advantages that make it an excellent solution for databases.


In order to really understand big data, you need to understand a bit about Hadoop. Here we'll take a look at the top terms you'll hear in...


Big data is streaming into businesses at unprecedented rates, and properly harnessing that data can lead businesses in exciting new...


Self-service and automation are making big data analytics available to all users, rather than only IT professionals, and empowering...


Technology is changing the way business is done, and in order to keep up, organizations must adapt. Digital transformation is a process...


Big data is being utilized in nearly every sector, but one in which it is particularly useful is the pharmaceutical industry. It is helping...


The 10x developer - a developer who's ten times as productive as average developers - is somewhat of a mythological figure in the world of...


For serving up large amounts of data in an instant, the various NoSQL databases are providing a serious challenge to the dominant...


Many next-generation Web apps are built on NoSQL databases. Learn the basics of NoSQL in this introductory article.


Predictive analytics guide business decisions, but without context, the data isn't nearly as informative as it could be. Adding context to...


Kafka will do for information systems what LinkedIn does for business people: keep them connected across wide ranges.


While data may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, it has actually been around for thousands of years. Here are some ways to make the...


How do companies and government agencies conquer the limitations of the traditional data handling pathway? Here we'll take a look at one...


Most people associate Hadoop with processing big data, but operational Hadoop opens up numerous other possibilities for enterprise use.


Genome sequencing promises almost limitless possibilities in the field of health research, but it's useless if you can't properly collect,...


You may be familiar with Software as a Service, but now another type of service, Insights as a Service, is helping businesses to plot their...


Big data has become essential in modern business, but most companies aren't using it to its full potential due to lack of proper analytics....


The amount of data needed and used by businesses is skyrocketing. Data virtualization may be the best way to handle all this data.


Host Rebecca Jozwiak discusses streaming analytics with top industry experts: Dez Blanchfield, Robin Bloor and Anand Venugopal.