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.




There's a new category of cloud vendors known as "born in the cloud." What sets this new generation of vendors apart from legacy cloud...


Big data is revolutionizing analytics, and can be of enormous value to businesses - but only if it's managed and analyzed successfully. We...


Breaking these bad habits in business intelligence is a smart idea! Make sure you're getting the most out of your data by avoiding these...


Big data is changing the way data is collected and analyzed. Here are some trends in big data to keep an eye on in coming years.


While some may think of "big data" as simply collecting lots of data, in reality it's much more complicated than that. There are many...


Hadoop is a great way to get the most out of big data, but there are numerous other tools that can work with Hadoop to provide even more...


With big data being generated at increasingly rapid rates, it can be more than some data centers can handle. There are several factors that...


Hadoop seems to be everywhere you look, but what exactly is it? What does it do, how does it work, and why is it so useful?


Mobile virtualization opens up a whole new world of options for mobile computing and communications. It can has the potential to help with...


Host Eric Kavanagh discusses big data analytics with industry experts Robin Bloor, Mike Ferguson, George Corugedo and Keith Renison.


Agriculture usually isn't considered a very high-tech industry, but farmers are now using big data and other technological innovations to...


It seems that personal information is anything but personal these days, with firms buying and selling data on people without their consent...


Big data is big business, but only if it's used properly. Here we examine some myths about big data that may be holding your company back.


Big data is a new and emerging domain for most companies. Here are some tips on what to do and what not to do when getting started with big...


You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, and by the same token, shouldn't judge technology by its name. Here are some technologies that...


Big data can be applied in nearly any field. Here we examine how big data can be used in social work - and what implications that has for...


There is absolutely no doubt that the right use of big data helps businesses become more profitable. But for this to happen, there are...


Big data analytics are helping businesses and schools become more efficient and improve retention rates by helping them target their focus...


Data is constantly being generated, especially from social media and the up-and-coming Internet of Things. But who owns that data? And what...