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.




Big data has the potential to play a huge role in solving the issues our healthcare system faces today. Find out what it has to offer.


Sentiment analysis has come a long way, but companies still need to follow a few guidelines to really benefit. Learn more about it here.


Can legends like Bigfoot survive in a world with so much data? This author doesn't think so.


With big data, backup has become big business. This infographic claims that the problem is how much companies are paying to recover it.


Seventy-one percent of marketers plan to implement a big data analytics solution within the next three years. What that means is that we...


Before the extent of mass surveillance in the U.S. was revealed, we could all claim we didn't know any better. Now the problem - and our...


Big data is being sought as a solution to all kinds of problems that extend well beyond the tech realm - even over the business realm. Here...


Entertainment Arts Chief Technology Officer Rajat Taneja offered detailed insights into what’s going on now in the video gaming industry,...


This video from the London 2012 Strata Conference provides a rich history of data storage and data handling and a look at the challenges...


This talk from the 2011 Strata Conference in New York looks at how big data can be used to solve big problems.


Principal researcher at Microsoft Research Kate Crawford makes the case that while big data is essential to many business applications,...


The Hadoop analytics platform has some significant limitations involving speed and complexity, but industry leaders are working to change...


Unlike traditional relational database management systems (RDBMS), which persist data that can later be queried, SQLStream runs continuous...


Where does big data fit within the context of analytics? Find out in a recent episode of "The Briefing Room", featuring Analyst John Myers...


How to collect and analyze big data is only one side of the equation; the other is how to understand it. Here are some ingenious ways that...


By compiling current medical data with data that will increasingly be able to be acquired from smart mobile devices, big data could hold...


A full definition of big data may still be up for debate, but what no one’s arguing about is that big data is getting bigger by the day.


Can a data model predict election results? Drew Linzer thinks so. In fact, his algorithm makes a convincing argument.


Is the analytic platform the next phase of BI? Find out in this webinar summary.