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.




Home healthcare is a growing field, and big data is helping it become more effective. By analyzing a patient's data, it's possible to avoid...


Recommendation systems can help people find what they're looking for - even if they didn't realize they were looking for it! By analyzing...


The Internet of Things is having a huge effect on business, but the specifics can differ depending on the industry. Here we take a look at...


Personal fitness devices are becoming a more common way for people to keep track of their health statistics, but the data has even more...


Just how difficult is it for a business to adopt Hadoop for big data analysis? Some businesses consider it too difficult and expensive, but...


The Internet of Things is taking the world by storm, but how do we handle all the data it generates? It needs a new, different approach...


The U.S. government is beginning to utilize cloud computing for its convenience and cost savings.


Big data is big business. Here are some of the ways it is changing our lives as well as the world around us.


Rapid application development is key to efficiency. Apache Spark is helping developers test their ideas even more quickly and easily than...


Analysis of big data can make or break a business. That used to mean hiring specialists, but now that analysis can be done by anyone with...


Apache Hadoop is the best-known and most widely used tool for big data analytics. How does its open-source status affect it?


Greater volumes of big data are being stored in the cloud every day, but how safe is that data? We examine threats and methods of...


The Internet of Things is generating data at an ever-increasing pace, but are there rules and guidelines as to how that data can be used?...


People are gravitating away from traditional television, and more toward alternative delivery methods for entertainment, leading to the...


Big data is a big deal - for both businesses and hackers. Even though big data can be a lucrative target for cybercriminals, there are...


While Hadoop has been invaluable for handling big data, its first implementation does have some limitations. However, YARN tackles these...


Organizations are trying to harness the benefits of IoT in different ways. Learn more here.


Big data can be an invaluable resource for businesses, but many don't consider the challenges that are involved in implementing and...


While businesses today are focused on data, many are neglecting research. Here we discuss five research tools that can help with research.